Welcome to the biggest sports coaching club in town

Edinburgh Leisure is the biggest provider of sports coaching services in the city! We’ve 14 sports programmes taking place every week at our venues and pride ourselves on welcoming everyone, regardless of age or stage to join us.

So, whether you’re interested in learning to swim, climbing, or something in between, we think we’ve got it covered. Our quality sports programmes are led by dedicated sports coaches and teachers, where we pride ourselves on delivering an excellent progressive learning experience in a fun environment.

We look forward to welcoming you to the biggest coaching club in town. 

We are running coaching classes during the following periods:

  • Monday 22nd April 2019 to Sunday 30th June 2019
  • Monday 12th August 2019 to Sunday 22nd December 2019
  • Monday 6th January 2020 to Sunday 28th June 2020

Click on the coaching button below to see what is available. When you find something you like,contact the centre to book. There are also sports coaching camps during the school holidays. For more information click here. 

Saturday 3rd August, 09.00 - 12.00 at The Royal Commonwealth Pool.

Join us on Saturday 3rd August for a flavour of what's on offer with Edinburgh Leisure and try out for free. You can try one or a variety - the choice is yours.

Choose from swimming, dance, football or rugby.

As well as our taster sessions, there will be other fun activities and special offers for adults too!

Click here to secure your space today!

Our Gymnastics classes here at Tumbles at Portobello are a fantastic way for your children to develop physically and socially whist having fun.

  • Gymnippers - Our Gym Nippers classes help to develop motor skills, balance and agility. We have classes available for children as young as 18 months up to 5 with classes where parents can join in too.
  • Entry Stage - Children don't need any experience to join our entry stage. Here they learn fundamental skills and gain exposure to what gymnastics has on offer.

Contact Tumbles to book a place: Telephone 0131 669 0878 or email info.tumbles@edinburghleisure.co.uk

For more information Click Here or ask in venue.

We are hiring qualified coaches!

Whether you are looking to turn your passion into a full time career or looking to make a difference alongside your studies coaching with Edinburgh Leisure opens up a world of opportunity.

Get in touch today and find out what the future holds for you - Click Here

For customers in our coaching programme, you can access your online coaching home portal anytime anywhere for;

  • updates on your child's progress
  • online booking for the next class

Follow this link for more information on how to set up your Coaching Home Portal account.


Athletics can develop balance, coordination and confidence as well as fitness. Our classes teach different running, throwing and jumping activities and start at Mini-Athletics for pre-schoolers to courses for teens.

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Develop your technique and improve through experience by joining one of the badminton clubs that play regularly at our venues, giving players of all ages and abilities the chance to learn or compete.

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Boccia is a target ball sport similar to bowls. Our boccia session is open to both adults and young people with sensory, physical and learning disabilities

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We have indoor climbing courses for all levels of experience, from taster courses to dry tooling and lead climbing. We can take you outside to some of the best mountains in Scotland. We can even help you make a career out of climbing.

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Dance classes can help sustain a young child's enthusiasm for movement and music. From ballet, highland dance to hip-hop and cheerleading, we have coaching to fit P1 to P7s.

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Practice twists and turns with trampolines and harnesses in the Dry Dive area before taking to the big boards. We follow the National Diving Award Scheme with classes for all levels.

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Starting from the age of 3 to P7 children in our classes will develop confidence, spatial awareness and teamwork. As they progress they'll put their skills, tactics and knowledge into practice playing the game they enjoy. 

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Gym Nippers

Gymnastics can start when babies begin crawling. Pre-school gymnastics classes help develop a child’s motor skills, balance and agility. A great way to play with your baby or toddler and to meet other parents. 

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Developing skills for life in strength, coordination, self confidence and body awareness. Gymnastics General teaches the basics of floor and vaulting skills from 5 years upwards before progressing to a higher class. 

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Our full contact judo courses progress through a grading system and involve throwing and holding movements promoting coordination, flexibility, balance, strength and endurance, teaching children self-discipline.

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From toddlers to older adults, we aim to improve confidence in and out of the water, with an emphasis on fun and progression. Our swim teachers are fully accredited and follow Scottish Swimming Learn to Swim Programme. 

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We can get you or your kids on the way to serving up aces through our extensive junior and adult coaching programme, running according to age and ability.

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For children who like to be airborne. Trampolining delivers balance, coordination, cardio fitness and self-confidence. Toddlers and bouncing are a natural combination so courses start at pre-school age.

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We aim to make our coaching programme inclusive for all children and young people across the city. We have a range of classes available with different coach to participant ratios as well as opportunities to attend ASN specific classes.

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Holiday Activities

Whether you're looking for full day camps, top class sports coaching, or just some fun stuff to do in the holidays - we've got it all! So get the kids active and get some peace of mind.

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Is it time for a career change or a new challenge? Have you considered a career in sports coaching? We run a wide range of professional coaching, lifesaving, climbing and First Aid courses.

Swim & Dive

All of our swim and dive education courses are accredited by UKCC (United Kingdom Coaching Certificate) / SQA (Scottish Qualification Authority) and presented in association with Scottish Swimming.

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Lifesaving Qualifications

We hold regular Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) courses around Edinburgh. Courses include RLSS UK NPLQ 8th Edition, which are recruitment requirements for many jobs at leisure and sports centres in the UK.

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First Aid Training

Our First Aid courses are accredited by Ofqual and presented in association with the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), which ensures your qualification is recognised nationwide.

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Industrial rope access is used in a wide range of industries and jobs, including offshore oil and gas, construction and civil engineering. EICA: Ratho is a trainer member of IRATA International, the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association