Indoor sports facilities
From basketball to badminton, we have activity areas for a variety of individual and team sports.
- Video: Indoor Sports at the Pleasance
- View the indoor sports facilities available to our members and the University community. Choose from Squash, badminton, basketball, netball, volleyball, football or futsal
All Pleasance Sports Hall bookings will be hosted at St Leonard’s Land from Tuesday 18 July until Tuesday 5 September. During this time it will be a venue (Pleasance Grand) for the Edinburgh Festival.
Sport & Exercise member bookings
- All bookings must be made and pre-paid via our online booking system.
- Bookings must be made by a Sport & Exercise Gym member.
- At least one member must be present during the booked activity.
- Please note all non-members will need to pay an access charge of £6 per person and must sign in via a visitor QR code at the Pleasance reception.
We have four glass-backed squash courts located in the main concourse with each featuring built-in audio feedback to support scoring during competitive fixtures and excellent lighting/ventilation.
Please note: Only clean, indoor shoes with light-coloured soles should be used on squash courts.
Prices from 1 August 2023
£5 per court for a 40-minute session
Sports Hall Bookings
Our Sports Hall can be used for a variety of sports and is 38 metres long by 27 metres wide. It features a premium wood floor and bleacher seating.
The Pleasance Sports Hall is ideal for basketball, netball or volleyball allowing for either two side-by-side courts or one show court. Bleacher seating (500 seats) and show court hoops/nets are available upon request.
Prices from 1 August 2023
£23 per court (half hall) for a 60-minute session
Show court pricing is available on request.
Our facilities and spaces are also available to book for events and regular block bookings. Please email email@example.com.
|Facility||Members rate*||University of Edinburgh Staff and Students||Community Users|
|Full Sports Hall (60 minutes)||£35.50||£42.60||£71.00|
|Half Sports Hall (60 minutes)||£23.00||£27.60||£46.00|
|Squash Court (40 minutes)||£5.00||£5.00||£5.00|
*Please note all non-members will need to pay an access charge of £6 per person and must sign in via a visitor QR code at the Pleasance reception.
The Sports Hall is accessible via a lift from the main level and from the south side entrance.
The squash courts are on the main level, with a small step.
The studio is accessible via a lift from the main level.
The Salle can only be accessed via a set of stairs.
- Equipment hire (Squash/badminton rackets and some balls) will be available from reception.
- Squash balls and Shuttlecocks will be available to purchase.
- Your membership/student card will be retained as a deposit for any hire items.
- All hire items must be cleaned by the user after use before returning them.