Fitness and Leisure

In the Hale and Altrincham area there is a large choice of fitness and sports facilities ranging from gyms to tennis and bowling to a croquet club. They're all listed here.

The Grammar
In Bowdon there is The Grammar fitness centre - which has a gym, sports hall for badminton table tennis and football, also there are regular fitness classes for example yoga, zumba and much more. The Grammar is situated on Marlborough Road next to Altrincham Boys Grammar School. The opening hours are early mornings and evenings during school term time. During school holidays the fitness centre is open all day. The Grammar doesn't have it's own pool, but as a member you can use the pool at Altrincham Leisure Centre. To find out more visit The Grammar.

Hale Country Club
Hale Country Club is an upmarket fitness, sports and leisure centre situated on Clay Lane which is on the border between Hale and Timperley. It has everything someone looking to get fit could want - gym, pool, classes. It also has a restaurant and lounge areas. To find out more visit

Britannia Airport Inn
The Britannia Airport Inn is a hotel situated on Altrincham Road which is the main road between Hale Barns and Wilmslow. The Hotel has it's own well equipped gym called Spindles Leisure Centre with sauna, steam room, swimming pool and jacuzzi. To find out more visit

Total Fitness
Total Fitness is a gym in Altrincham Centre which is popular with locals. It has a gym, pool, and lots of exercises classes. Visit

Altrincham Leisure Centre
Just outside Altrincham town centre near the railway station in Altrincham Leisure Centre. It has a swimming pool, gym, squash courts and indoor sports halls used for badminton and indoor football. There is also a range of classes. Visit

Mariott Hotel
The Marriott Hotel situated in Hale barns has a pool, gym, and lots of exercise classes.

Bowdon Cricket, Hockey and Squash Club
Not far from The Grammar fitness centre, situated on South Downs Road in Bowdon, is Bowdon Cricket, Hockey and Squash Club. There is a Cricket pitch where they have games in summer where everyone is welcome to come and watch. There is a successful hockey programme for different ages. There are 4 indoor squash courts available to use for members. The club has a social scene making it good for meeting new people. To use the facilities membership is required which is applied for by contacting the club. To find out more visit Bowdon Cricket, Hockey and Squash Club

Hale Barns Cricket Club
Hale Barns Cricket club is situated on Brooks Drive in Hale Barns.

There are 5 tennis clubs in the Hale and Bowdon area.
Hale Lawn Tennis Club.
Hale Village Lawn Tennis Club.
Hale Barns Tennis Club on Chapel Lane in Hale Barns.
Bowdon Lawn Tennis Club.
Bowdon Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club

There are 3 bowling clubs in the Hale and Bowdon area.
There is Ashley Road - a bowling green situated in the centre of Hale Village. Also - Hermitage Bowling Club on Hale Road - halfway between Hale Village and Hale Barns. There is also bowling in Stamford Park.

There is Bowdon Croquet Club. It has regular competitions and a social scene.
Bowdon Croquet Club