Racquet Sports

We're so happy to be able to start to reopen our courts again for badminton, tennis and squash. Find out what to expect when you next visit here, or visit our Reopening Plans page for further updates. 


The first courts to reopen are:


Craiglockhart Leisure & Tennis Centre

Gracemount Leisure Centre

Drumbrae Leisure Centre


You have to have an account with us to be able to book and pay for your booking. If you have an Edinburgh Leisure card/are a member, an online account will already have been automatically set up for you. Simply go to our booking portal and click 'Forgotten password' if you do not know your password or haven't set one up yet. From there, follow the on-page instructions and you will be able to finish setting up your account with us. 

If you don't have an Edinburgh Leisure card or are not a member, you can easily set up a Pay-as-You-Go account with us. 

Once you are set up on our booking system, you can book either online or using our app.

To become a member of Edinburgh Leisure, simply choose a venue below and follow the on-screen instructions.

Please note that due to COVID-19, some of our venues have yet to open. You can see the most up-to-date reopening information here



We have introduced rules and measures to ensure that we can welcome you back into an environment that is safe for you and our staff. We all have a responsibility as a community to keep each other safe, and by following our guidelines we can do this whilst enjoying being back in our courts. We hope you enjoy your session.

1. Important things to know before you book

2. How you can book – we can only let customers who have pre-booked into our courts

3. What's different when you get to the venue




We’ve adapted our courts to make sure they remain safe places which you can enjoy. To help do this, we’ve introduced rules, signs and procedures, along with training our staff so they can help you get the most out of your time on our courts. Take a look at the video below to get an idea of what you can expect when you visit.


Please note, since filming this video:

1) Our booking system has changed to allow bookings from 12:00am rather than 9pm. 

2) Scottish Badminton have released guidelines restricting doubles games to one household per team.




Activities are pre-book only, so why not download our FREE mobile app? Booking fitness classes, courts and golf tee times has never been faster! Available now for Apple and Android devices.  

App Store    Google Play



Courts Bookings

The cardholder must be present at the booking and present their membership card.

Court Bookings can be made up to 8 days in advance. Bookings must be paid for at the time of booking. 

Edinburgh Leisure Discount Card holders and members can book online and via the app, 8 days in advance. Online and App bookings open at 1 second after midnight, so you can book just after midnight on a Monday morning for a Tuesday booking.

Customers who do not have an Edinburgh Leisure card and customers who have a 10 for 8 card can book 7 days in advance online and via the App. You can only book online or via the App if you have a member record on our system.

No one can be in two places at once, so customers can't book two courts that run at the same time.

You can check your bookings by clicking ‘My bookings’ on the app and by checking ‘upcoming bookings’ in the online booking page. Click here to access your online bookings. If you make a booking on the app you can add it to your calendar and set up a calendar reminder.


Arriving in time for your booking

When you arrive, please swipe your attendance 5 minutes prior to the time for your booking.


Changing or cancelling your bookings and no shows

Isn’t it frustrating when you can’t get a court? Even more so when you find out that a time was available because someone booked and didn’t turn up.

You can move your booking online (but not on our app) up to 24 hours prior to your booking time if you are unable to make it. You can't cancel your booking over the phone or in person in the venue. If you are unable to make your booking or change your mind, there are no refunds. Bookings cannot be moved online with less than 24 hrs notice. 


What happens if Edinburgh Leisure cancels your booking?

If we cancel your booking, we will contact you by text or by phone. We will credit your account with the relevant number of Loyalty Points. 

If you have any queries about bookings, waiting lists or cancellations, please contact askus@edinburghleisure.co.uk.



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