Sometimes we have visitors to our two shops in Leicester (Main shop in Carts Lane and club shop at Leicestershire Lawn Tennis Club) who are looking for something we don’t have in stock. While we are happy to raise an order to meet such needs, and you might be surprised how quickly we can get it, we are always happy to recommend other stores if they are not satisfied we our time-scale or if we cannot supply their request.

You might also be surprised to hear that we are happy to give a brief run-down of the other sports retailers we know in Leicester(shire). Satisfying our customers is always our number one priority!

So, for those who are looking for the same sort of information online please see our summary of the Leicester sports shops / retailers. We apologise to any we have missed or for whom we have been a little simplistic in our summary…

Sports Shops in Leicester

JC Sports

  • Football specialist – boots, kits & equipment
  • Leicester City kit etc

DW Sports

  • General sports
  • Big in football & fitness equipment

Sports Direct

  • Multipurpose sports warehouse
  • Clothing specialists

Leicester Running Shop

  • Running specialists – shoes, clothing & accessories

Hockey Warehouse

  • Big hockey specialist warehouse

Running Fox (Loughborough)

  • Running specialists – shoes, clothing & accessories

Talent Cricket

  • Cricket specialists – Boots, Clothing, Equipment

Withers Sports

  • Specialists in racket sports – Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Racketball
  • Specialist Racket Restringing Service
  • Experts in Rugby, Running, Bowls, Hockey and Netball
  • Other sports
      • swimming
      • darts
      • table tennis
      • snooker
New Withers Intersport Website

Withers Intersport have been trading from 2 sports shops in Leicester for many years. And for the last 5 years we have also had an online shop at

We are pleased to announce that we have just launched our new website using the market leading Magento ecommerce engine.

We hope that you like the new site and that you find it easy to use. We look forward to helping you buy the sports equipment, footwear and clothing you want/ need online and instore.


If you are looking to buy sports equipment, footwear, clothing etc for Christmas presents this year please be aware that last shipping dates for online orders are:

  • 19th Dec for standard delivery (1PM) to guarantee before xmas
  • 21st Dec for next day delivery (1PM) guarantee before xmas
Have a good one from all at Withers Intersport, Leicester

Our new shop is OPEN!

Come along and see us – 6 Carts Lane, Leicester (just around the corner from Dominoes Toys).

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Our “Hitting Wall” will be one of only a few in the UK . It will give Racket Players the opportunity to try out their Racket in store . It is 6m by 3m in size and has been supported by Wilson Tennis.

This “Hitting Wall” , along with our NEW Racket Diagnostic Centre will give us a unique and real Specialist feel. There is no other racket shop (or general sports shop) in the Midlands that offers this combination.

The Racket Diagnostic Machine offers the Player the chance to customise their Racket(s), we can match rackets’ weight and balance, we can make your “Favourite Racket” a thing of the past as we can make your spare identical”.


Racket-Tuning-CentreWe have recently invested in a new Prince Racket Diagnostic Centre (Prince Precision Tuning Centre). This will enable us to measure the 3 most critical characteristics of a racquet:

  • weight
  • balance
  • swing weight

With this equipment we can ensure that your rackets are identical. No more ‘favourite’ racket. Each one can now feel and play exactly the same – unless of course you, like the pros, have different stringing tension or types to suit different conditions.

So, now there is no excuse tennis, squash and rackets players across the Midlands will see their consistency rocket!

The work to fit out the new Withers Intersport shop (6 Carts Lane, Leicester) is proceeding to plan. We look forward to seeing you in our new, larger shop from 6th June 2012.

Sports Shop Leicester - Withers

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We announced recently that we are moving in early summer to new & better premises. More products, more variety, better choice, more news to follow!

For those who really can’t wait to find out where we are moving to


No longer do we just sell bowls equipment (shoes, clothing, bags and accessories) but now we are selling Bowls too. We currently have three different bowls on the website

  • Henselite Tiger

  • Thomas Taylor Ace

  • Thomas Taylor Legacy Slimline

As time goes on we hope our successful re-entry to the sale of Bowls equipment through our Leicester shop will extend to success on line.

Just in case you are thinking of giving Sport Equipment as a Christmas present we have two initiatives you might like.

In-Store – Sunday Opening

Firstly, for those of you who visit us in-store (35 Market Street, Leicester – in case you had forgotten), we are opening on every Sunday leading up to Christmas – our opening times are 09.30 to 17.00 each Sunday until the 18th December.

Online – Free Shipping (to Mainland UK)

Secondly, for those who buy their sports equipment online, we have extended our free postage offer until 31st December for all UK shipments. This does exclude the Highlands and Islands as, unfortunately (and those of you who are fortunate enough to live in such wonderful places will be well aware), costs to deliver to these places vary significantly and are considerably higher than for mainland UK addresses.