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  • Squash & Racketball

    Available at The Heights and Westridge
    Squash & Racketball


    Squash and racketball are played by over half a million people in England every day and are great for  people of all ages and fitness levels. Shots have great names like The Ramy, The Trickle Boast and a Rolling Nick....why not master them all?

    • Excellent workout for heart and lungs
    • Improve co-ordination and increase stamina
    • Great social game with access to both casual and league squash with our Gold and Silver One Card memberships

    How fit do I need to be?

    Squash and racket ball are great sports for all levels of fitness. Beginners can have a knock around but elite athletes can also get an incredible workout.These sessions do not rely on a person’s fitness.

    What to bring?

    • Bring a towel and a water bottle
    • Wear comfortable sportswear and trainers
    • Please wear non-marking trainers
    • Sports goggles must be worn by any junior (under 19) in league and competition plus by everyone when there are four players on the court


    Squash and racketball provide an excellent and intense cardiovascular and muscular workout which is perfect for burning calories.


    • Gold One Card
    • Silver One Card
    • Adult Per Court
    • Junior Per Court

    All bookings last 40 minutes

Badminton is a recreational sport played using rackets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are “singles” (with one player per side) and “doubles” (with two players per side).

Badminton is often played as a casual outdoor activity in a yard or on a beach; formal games are played on a rectangular indoor court. Points are scored by striking the shuttlecock with the racket and landing it within the opposing side’s half of the court. Each side may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net.

The game  originally developed in British India from the earlier game of battledore and shuttlecock.

At high levels of play, the sport demands excellent fitness: players require aerobic stamina, agility, strength, speed, and precision. It is also a technical sport, requiring good motor coordination and the development of sophisticated racquet movements.

We have seven indoor badminton courts at 1Leisure Medina. Six are in the main Sports Hall and one is in Studio 1. Badminton is included on the Gold and Silver One Cards.

To check availability please call 01983 823880. Bookings can be made up to seven days in advance.

For more information about badminton visit Badminton England

For more information about badminton on the Isle of Wight visit Wight Badminton

Table tennis, also known as ping pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using a small, round bat. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net.

Except for the initial serve, the rules are generally as follows: Players must allow a ball played toward them to one time on their side of the table, and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side at least once. Points are scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules. Play is fast and demands quick reactions.

The sport originated in Victorian England, where it was played among the upper-class as an after-dinner parlour game. It had several different names, including ‘whiff-whaff’, and it has been suggested that makeshift versions of the game were developed by British military officers in India or South Africa, who brought it back with them. A row of books was stood up along the centre of the table as a net, two more books served as rackets and were used to continuously hit a golf ball.

Table Tennis is only available at Medina Leisure Centre and is included on the Gold and Silver One Cards.

To check availability please call 01983 823880. Bookings can be made up to seven days in advance.

For more information about table tennis visit Table Tennis England.