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Luton is lucky to have some of the finest grassroots sports facilities to enjoy a game of badminton. The sport is always played indoors which means it’s possible to book and get involved in a game all through the year. British success at recent Olympics in London and then Rio has put the sport in the spotlight and highlighted the benefits of playing. Badminton can be played in various formats and the main ones are singles, doubles and mixed matches. Most games are either an hour or 40 minutes to give players a real workout as an alternative to visiting the gym. Many of the grassroots badminton venues will run ladders or tournaments for those players wishing to test themselves in a competitive environment.
Badminton provides an excellent social scene whether through the club nights or just getting together with a few friends for a hit. Equipment is relatively inexpensive and you only need a pair of trainers, a racket and shuttlecocks to get started. It’s worth checking with Luton’s badminton facilities whether equipment can be hired and the costs involved. Showers and changing rooms make it possible to head out following a match or into work afterwards. For a social badminton player you can expect to burn approximately 272 calories during an hour. In comparison, players’ can burn 500 calories an hour if playing in a competitive match.
Luton’s badminton players should be sure to check out Hightown Community Sports and Arts Centre for a game. There is a fantastic indoor sports hall available for booking online which means games can continue throughout the year. The hall is excellently lit to ensure games face no troubles during the darker, winter months. Courts and markings are kept in ship shape by the helpful onsite staff. Make sure you wear non-marking trainers to keep the surface in pristine condition. If you need to hire either rackets or shuttle-cocks, then get in touch with the reception desk to check if they offer that service.
Inspire Luton Sports Village is one of the very best grassroots venues in the area to enjoy grassroots badminton. A spacious sports hall has capacity for multiple matches of badminton and games can easily be booked online. Courts are available for singles and doubles and the centre runs a number of leagues and tournaments for those players wanting a competitive challenge. Nets and markings are all taken care of for badminton players and if you need to hire any equipment, then get in touch with the facility to enquire about hiring options. There are dividing panels to make sure no games are interrupted by simultaneous matches.
Looking to play badminton in Luton? Look no further than the incredible grassroots facility Lea Manor Recreation Centre. Here there are some of the very best badminton courts in the local area. There are multiple courts all housed in a state-of-the-art sports halls, perfect for singles and doubles matches. The onsite staff keep the nets and court markings in perfect condition, so it’s ideal for any players wanting some competitive action as part of leagues and tournaments. Missing a racket of shuttlecock? Get in touch with Lea Manor to find out whether you can hire equipment for a grassroots game.
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