Academy Of Sport

What is Academy of Sport?

RSL Academy of Sports is a new half term holiday camp from Redbridge Sports and Leisure. Focusing on specific sports coaching and competition Academy of Sport could be the start of a child’s pathway to sporting success. Academy of Sport will be focused on providing children with structured coaching throughout the week incorporating warm up drills, main themes, and competitions. All sessions will be led by specialised sports coaches in each individual sport, the coaching team will provide a wealth of experience and knowledge to children helping them learn new skills and add to their skill set.

What Sports are Included?

  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Netball
  • Pickleball
  • Basketball
  • Table Tennis

TennisTennis is a fun, competitive game to be enjoyed. Our team of passionate coaches structure sessions to develop juniors abilities around the court. At Redbridge all children, regardless of their ability or age, are invited to take part in a sport they can enjoy throughout their lives. We provide all children with a great way to exercise, socialise and enjoy being active. Junior tennis course run 7 days a week at RSL with a clear pathway from beginner to performance within the centre structure.



It's officially the fastest racket sport in the world, with the shuttle reaching speeds of up to 180 mph (the same speed as the Eurostar!). We offer the chance for juniors to come and join the most played racket sport in the U.K, with almost 1 million regular players. At academy of Sport we offer Junior Badminton sessions to players of all standards. Our aim is to deliver quality coaching sessions to every player we see and make them the best player they can be.



Combining tennis, badminton and table tennis pickleball is the newest sport to come to Redbridge Sports and Leisure. Hitting a perforated hollow plastic ball over a 36-inch-high net using solid-faced paddles, pickleball combines hand skills and fast feet. Adult sessions at RSL have become increasingly popular and now Academy of Sport will be the home of our first ever junior pickleball sessions. Academy of Sport is the only place to try this growing sport with our resident pickleball coach and will be available weekly on the over 8's timetable.


Table Tennis

Table tennis, also known as ping-pong is a fast, requiring quick reaction sport. An Olympic sport that is becoming more and more popular takes its rightful place in the Academy of Sport. Sessions will be structured to teach the basic grips and shot techniques then allowing juniors to play a full competitive game.



The most played sport on the planet football comes to academy of sport as one of our core team sports. Using skill, communication and team skills football is a great sport to get involved in. Our talented football coaches will cover all areas of the game from skilled defending to first class goal scoring. RSL also offers weekly football coaching for juniors who want to take their game to the next level.



Netball has quickly become one of the most popular sports to play at RSL and the extremely popular school holiday netball classes will be part of the Academy of Sport programme. Combining catching, throwing and movement skills with tactics and teamwork netball is a good to be enjoyed by all. RSL runs weekly netball classes that provides links to clubs involved in regular matches and competitions.



One of the worlds most popular recreational sports basketball brings together a combination of speed, skill, agility, balance, and tactics.  Interested in becoming a basketball superstar or maybe you simply want to know the rules so you can follow the game? In either case, you’re in the right place. Our coaching team will break down all the rules of the game and help you learn the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting, and playing defence. Basketball will be available for both age groups with indoor and outdoor sessions.


Individual Sport Bookings

Academy of Sports also gives the option of individual sport bookings. This means you can book just to attend one particular sport for that 90 minute session rather than a whole day or week. So for keen footballers or tennis players that just want to focus on improving in that one sport they can attend just all the football or tennis sessions through the summer. Individual sport bookings are available for netball, football, tennis and badminton. Dates for these sessions are:



Under 8’s- 9:45am to 11:15am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 6 weeks from 24th July onwards

Over 8’s- 11:30am to 1:00pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 6 weeks from 24th July onwards

Members - £10.95

Non Member - £11.40



Under 8’s- 11:30am to 1pm every Wednesday and Thursday for 6 weeks from 26th July onwards

Over 8’s- 1:45pm to 3:15pm every Wednesday and Thursday for 6 weeks from 26th July onwards

Members - £9.20

Non Members - £10.30



Under 8’s- 1:45pm to 3:15pm every Monday and Tuesday for 6 weeks from 24th July and also 11:30am to 1pm every Friday for 6 weeks from 28th July

Over 8’s- 1:45pm to 3:15pm every Monday 11:30am to 1pm every Thursday and 9:45am to 11:15am every Friday all for 6 weeks.

Members - £6.60 

Non Members - £7.20



Under 8’s- 9:45am to 11:15am on Thursday 3rd, 11th and 17th August

Over 8’s- 9:45am to 11:15am on Tuesday 1st, 8th and 15th August

Members - £6.00

Non Members - £6.75


How to book

Bookings will be available for the whole week which would include 15 sporting sessions. This is the best option for children to experience and test their skills at all that Academy of Sport has to offer. Single day bookings are also available for those wanting to do particular days and sports. Finally, we offer individual sport bookings for anyone wanting to attend one specific sport.

Bookings are available by visiting our reception team or calling 0208 498 1000. You can also email to book or if you have any questions. All bookings must have a completed booking form.



Weeklong (5 days) 9:30am to 3:30pm
Members- £102
Non Members- £110.20

Extended Week 8am to 6pm
Members- £134.95
Non-Members- £143

Day Bookings 9:30am to 3:30pm
Members- £28.85
Non Members- £30.90

Extended Days 8am to 6pm
Members- £38.65
Non Members- £40.60