General sports shops usually stock a good selection of equipment and clothing for most of the popular sports. These would generally include the racket sports of tennis, badminton and squash, as well as cricket, football, rugby, athletics and even swimming. Although keen participants in most sports will always purchase their sport specific items, the general sports shops cater well for all budgets.
The same shoes and clothing can sometimes be used across several similar sports, but with a trend towards big named brands the general sports shops are well placed to offer great selections at many different prices. Many online sellers as well as traditional general sports shops are situated all over the UK, and with Government initiatives to promote more sport in schools, these shops are busier than ever.
With the Olympic Games being held in London in 2012, general sports shops can expect a big boost in business as the big global event approaches. The playing of sports of all types is on the increase, as more and more people recognise the benefits of regular exercise. General sports shops may well be the first place that people visit, looking for inspiration for a sport that may interest them.
Intersport Lewes is an independent sports shop established in 1973 specialising in the supply of sports equipment, footwear and clothing for the expert and beginner alike.