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Other sports

Here you will find out about the other sports our leisure centres provide including; badminton, squash, table tennis and netball.


Badminton is the most popular indoor sport in Britain; it is an aerobic sport, which builds up stamina, agility, speed and precision. It is all about fun, friends and fitness!

Badminton - Smash Up!

Our badminton activators remove the traditional barriers that typically come with inspiring non sporty and semi-sporty children and young people to get more active.  With a modern "mashed up" mix of big hitting badminton challenges, mates, music playlists and bold court branding, no coaching, no dress code, no team selection to suite all abilities in a safe and secure environment.  Smash Up! Sessions empower 13 - 16 year olds to choose how, when and with whom they build their own badminton experience with.

Smash Up! helps:

  • Support the achievements of Ofsted.
  • Brings more students, including more girls, into OSHL.
  • Develops self confidence and sense of achievement.
  • Provides an outlet for excess energy, improving behaviour and concentration.
  • Improves social skills by mixing different year groups.
  • Promotes all benefits of health, active lifestyles to branded session kit and equipment.

Badminton - No Strings

This is a simple, easy and low cost way of playing badminton for relaxed, social game-play for young people (16+) and adult players of all abilities.  Grab the opportunity to enjoy weekly court time that gets you swinging a racket for fun and fitness with like minded people.

Simply come along to the session and kick-start an active, healthy lifestyle, whatever your motivation and goals.  Sessions a lead by a friendly Salford Community Leisure Co-ordinator ready to welcome you onto the court.

No Strings helps:

  • Promotes an active healthy lifestyle.
  • Meet new like minded friends
  • Develops self confidence and sense of achievement.

Both Smash Up and No Strings are currently only available at Irlam & Cadishead Leisure Centre

You can also play badminton at:

Why not brush up on your racquet skills and book a game!


If you are looking for a way to get fit, meet new people and have fun, then squash is the sport for you! It is an exhilarating, fast-paced game that never seems to stop. When playing, it is an intense cardiovascular and muscular workout that burns calories!

You can play squash at:

All you need is your trainers; we provide the racquet, the ball and even the walls!

Find out about prices for squash.

Table tennis

Looking for ways to improve your hand eye coordination and technique? Table tennis has it all with clubs, competitions or just turn up for a knock about!

You can play table tennis at:

You are never too old for gold!

Find out about prices for table tennis.

Back To Netball

Back to Netball is a current England Netball initiative that is happening up and down the country providing a gentle reintroduction into the sport and is proving to be a great success.

Sessions provide a gentle reintroduction to the game for women over sixteen and are led by qualified coaches. You can just turn up and play, sessions cost £3.50. You can expect to cover basic skills like passing and footwork and play in a fun and friendly match. It doesn’t matter if you don’t feel that fit, you can take the session at your own pace and there is a position on the netball court for everyone. Back to Netball caters for all ages and abilities.

Why Back To Netball? If you adored playing netball at school, college or university and thought you never would again due to work commitments, children or age, then these sessions are for you. It might be one of the best decisions you have made for a long while.

Further information about Back to Netball can be found here.

The leisure centre is a great facility right in the heart of my community, an easy solution to keeping fit!

Derek Jones, gym member at Eccles Leisure Centre