Racquet Sports Badminton, Squash and Table Tennis at the Brentwood Centre We have 12 badminton courts, 2 squash courts and 2 table tennis tables available to hire. To book a court please call our reception team on 01277 215151 and ask about availability. Equipment hire is also available. Badminton Badminton is officially the world’s fastest racquet sport, which requires quick reflexes and superb conditioning. The shuttle when smashed around the court travels at speed in excess of 300 km/hour. It has been claimed that badminton is the second most-popular participation sport in the world, only behind football. So grab your trainers and hire our equipment to give it a try and see if you become a badminton fanatic. We have 12 badminton courts available for you to hire 7 days a week. Squash Did you know that squash has actually been dubbed the ‘world's healthiest sport’. As a high intensity workout targeting all your major muscles and burning lots of calories, it’s also good for your heart as well as improving your balance, agility, coordination and a great stress reliever. What’s more it can be played all year round - on your own or as part of a team; and you don’t need a lot to get started - just some trainers, a racquet and a ball. All racquet equipment can be hired from the main reception. We have two recently refurbished squash courts available to book 7 days a week. Table Tennis Table Tennis originated in Victorian England, where it was played among the upper-class as an after-dinner parlour game. However, in 1988 it became an Olympic sport and grew and grew in popularity. Table tennis can be played with 2 or 4 players and all you need is some bats and a ball; all of which you can hire at the centre. We have two table tennis tables available to hire 7 days a week. Opening Times Monday to Friday = 08:00 - 22:00 Saturdays = 08:00 - 17:00 Sundays = 08:00 - 20:00 Peak and off peak times Peak: Monday to Friday 17:00 - 22:00 and Saturday and Sunday all day Off Peak: Monday to Friday 08:00 - 17:00 Peak Non-Members Off-Peak Non-Members Monthly and Annual Members BADMINTON 1 HOUR Booking: £10.00 Guest: £1.50 Booking: £6.00 Guest: £1.50 Booking: Free Guest £1.50 TABLE TENNIS 1 HOUR Booking: £10.00 Guest: £1.50 Booking: £6.00 Guest: £1.50 Booking: Free Guest: £1.50 SQUASH 40 MINUTES Booking: £8.00 Guest: £1.50 Booking: £5.00 Guest: £1.50 Booking: Free Guest: £1.50 Hire of equipment Customers are able to hire racquets to use while they are at the centre. It is the user’s responsibility to check the racquet is in perfect condition before leaving and upon returning it to main reception. As a deposit for equipment hire, BLT Extra Card holders need only submit their card. Non Members are required to leave a refundable deposit. The deposit will be retained if the racquet is damaged in any way. Court guidelines Always wear the correct indoor footwear. Black-soled shoes and bare feet are not permitted. For safety reasons, please knock on the court door and wait for players to exit before entering.