Squash & Racketball
All you need to know about the Club
There are two squash courts situated beyond the tennis courts. They have been fully refurbished in June 2020 (during the enforced Covid closure) as you can see from the photo above . The courts are open to members seven days per week between 8:00 and 22:00 throughout the year, except when required for team matches, club nights, tournaments and coaching. The courts have the latest LED lighting which provide excellent illumination quality and are also highly energy efficient.
Squash and racketball balls and grips are available to purchase at the bar. Ex-match balls may sometimes be available at the courts.
What to Wear
All members wear appropriate kit (which may be coloured) for the games of Squash and Racketball. Non-marking squash shoes must be worn.
You must change into squash shoes inside the court building. Please walk down in outdoor shoes as otherwise sand from the Tennis courts will badly damage the flooring.
You can log in to the “Bookit” court booking system from the menu button.
You should have received a user ID , PIN and door entry fob when you joined. If not please contact our administrator.
The system can be used from a PC or mobile device and instructional videos are available below.
- Logging on
- Booking a squash court
- Adding funds to your account (for visitor fees)
- Other menu functions
If you want to play in any of the leagues or competitions please make sure your share your contact details in Bookit so that other members can contact you. You do this using the “My Account” function from the Bookit main menu and checking the boxes next to the contact details you want to share,
Both players must be on the booking at least 12 hours ahead of court time.
If this is not done, the court booking will be automatically cancelled. If you wish to bring a visitor you will have to select “Guest, Squash (£6.00)” as the second player and pay the visitors’ fee when booking the court. See “Adding funds to your account” above. If you wish to practice on your own you must add “Player, Solo” as the second player.
Both players must also accept the terms and conditions of use on each court booking.
This is essential during these Covid-19 times and without which we cannot return to the courts. The player creating the court booking will confirm at the time of booking and their opponent will receive an email where they must click on the “accept” link. You will receive 3 e-mails as part of the booking process: when you book, when you add an opponent and when the opponent accepts.
Can be booked as from midnight for the whole of the day 2 weeks ahead, and for any day sooner i.e. on a Wednesday at midnight all slots 2 weeks on Wednesday become available for booking. This rolls forward on a daily basis.
Can be booked as from midnight for the whole of the day 2 days ahead, and for any day sooner i.e. on a Wednesday at midnight all slots on that Friday become available for booking. This rolls forward on a daily basis.
Peak time rules apply on Monday to Thursday in the period 18.00 – 21.20 i.e. 5 periods per night for 4 days per week. A member will only be able to book 1 peak time court in a 7 day period on Court 1 until a court has been available for 7 days. Members should not arrange to play on 2 consecutive court sessions during peak periods on either court.
Both players must fob in at the reader outside the squash court building door.
You must fob-in no more than 10 minutes earlier than the booking time. Any player who does not fob in will be marked as a no show. Fobbing in will then activate the court lights at the exact start of the booking time. The lights will remain on for 45 minutes to give time for cleaning, removal of equipment from courts and exiting. The facility to add extra time has been disabled. The readers outside the individual squash courts will be used post Covid-19.
If you book a court and no longer need it, please cancel it as soon as possible to give other members the best chance to use it. The committee may review cancellations with less than 48 hours notice.
Social sessions are held on Friday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Separate sessions are held for squash and racketball. Check the booking system for upcoming dates and join your fellow members for a drink in the bar afterwards.
There are monthly internal leagues for both squash and racketball which are very well supported. League winners who play all their games qualify for a free drink. Usually the top two are promoted and the bottom two relegated which means you get to play with new players each session. Leagues are open to all ladies, men and juniors. To join the leagues you can either add your name on the noticeboard in the clubhouse or contact the squash league organiser or racketball league organiser, see the Who’s Who page.
There are four tournaments each year: Open Squash, Open Racketball, Handicap Squash and Handicap Racketball. Dates for these can be found on the News and Events
The club currently has two men’s squash teams and one ladies team playing in the winter leagues and one racketball team. League squash is also played throughout the summer. We are always looking for new members who would like to join a small friendly club and play in the teams where the general standard of squash and racketball is good.
For further information on what’s on nationally, regionally and locally with squash have a look at EnglandSquash.Com.
Squash and Racketball Coaching
Note the club is currently looking for a new coach. The programme below is currently suspended and may be different when the new coach is appointed.
- 1:1 individual coaching
- 18:45-19:45 – Team squash training for current and aspiring team players.
- Squashfit 19:45-20:30 – open to all
Saturdays in term time: junior squash
- 10:00-10:40 Beginner
- 10:40-11:20 Intermediate
- 12:00- 14:00 elite junior coaching (invitation only)
See the Who’s Who page for contact details.