Welcome to Thistle Sports

Thistle Sports is a long established local company, originally founded as 'Racquets' in 1983 purely as a racquet specialist, one name change and two locations later, in 1993 Thistle Sports arrived at Rose Street. Customer demand led us to add Cricket, Hockey, Swimwear and Rugby to compliment our Squash, Tennis and Badminton ranges.



Racquets of Rosemount - 1980s (Left), Richard Booth at the stringing machine (Right)


Thistle Sports, Rose Street store - 2015 (left), Thistle Sports racquet room (right)

We are a genuine equipment based sports shop not just tracksuits and trainers. Our customers regularly tell us how much they enjoy coming into a "Real sports shop". Their words not ours. Our staff are all involved on the playing side of one or more of the sportswear we cater for. Their expertise is your guarantee of a high level of advice and service.

We are here to help you make the right choice of sports equipment. It is our aim that our customers leave with the correct equipment suited to their level of ability. We would rather our customers did not buy than buy the wrong item.