About the Club

Harrogate Racquets Club

Start Times - Friday 19.30 hrs. Sundays 10.00 hrs

Harrogate Racquets is a family-friendly club where you can enjoy playing tennis, badminton and table tennis. Our membership ranges from occasional players through to national standards.

We offer premium facilities:

4x outdoor tennis courts (3 floodlit)
3x wooden sprung floor badminton courts
5x match grade table tennis tables, in a dedicated arena
Access to first class coaching and league play at all levels
Online booking system
Changing/shower facilities
Disabled access to the table tennis and badminton halls

We are a club operated by and for its members, with all profits reinvested back into the club. We actively promote sports within the Harrogate Area, including the hosting of the Annual Harrogate & District Tournament and one of the leading badminton tournaments in the UK.

Our fantastic clubhouse has a licenced bar and full kitchen facilities, where we host many family fun events.

Contact Details

Club Secretary

Jenny Adrian

Match Secretary

David Mercer

Match Venues

York Railway Institute

Queen St
YO24 1AD

See directions for venue access


The approach road into York RI is off Queen Street in York, not far from York Railway Station. Approaching from the station end of Queen Street, you will need to make a sharp right turn into the approach road - it's almost a hairpin. From the other direction the road is at a shallow angle to Queen Street, like a slip road. This approach road runs lower than Queen Street, has cobbles and passes in front of a row of older terraced houses. The entrance to it is around 60 metres from the junction with the traffic lights by Micklegate Bar.

Drive down the approach road for about 50 metres until you pass under a footbridge, then take the left turn. This takes you under a second footbridge and past York RI, which is the large brick-built building to your right. Continue past some outbuildings to find either the limited amount of free parking behind the hall or the pay-on-exit car park beyond.

Alternatively, the RI is within easy walking distance of York Railway Station and close to a number of frequent bus services.

On-site Access

Find the entrance to the hall at the corner of the building that is closest to Queen Street and the city walls.


Harrogate Racquets Club

Firs Road


Approach Harrogate on the Leeds road (A61) and turn left into Firs Road, opposite M&S food store, approximately 70 yards before a set of traffic lights.

On-site Access

The courts are accessed via the door marked 'Badminton'.


Team Captains

A team

Laura Mercer

B team

Caroline Heyworth

C team

Lance Gilroy

Internet Links



club website