Squash & Racketball


We enjoy three squash courts all of which are in excellent condition, (one of them is glass backed with a viewing area) Squash provides the indoor alternative to tennis. The club enters mens, ladies, junior and veterans teams in the Hampshire leagues. Internal club leagues provide friendly but competitive play and various tournaments are held including the Annual Closed Championships with handicap and doubles competitions.Squash courtGlass back squash court

PLAYER AVAILABILITY LIST (PAL) 

There is a list of players who are available to play Squash at different times of the day on the Squash Noticeboard. Please edit your entry when necessary, e.g. if you need to change your days or delete your name. This can be done on the list or by e-mailing the changes to the office. If have any ideas on how it can be improved, please contact the office.

Thinking of joining?

Contact the Squash Club Captain Paul Cornborough on 02392 691461 or 07895 070327 for a friendly knock. He can show you around the club and if you wish put you in touch with opponents of a similar playing ability.

All Squash Club players are automatically provided membership to England Squash and Racketball.

Hampshire Squash Leagues:

Hampshire SRA League - click here for match schedule please note this is subject to change

The Avenue Club Leagues:

An internal league system runs all year round. Each league lasts for 6 weeks, at the end of which players' scores are tallied and movement within leagues occurs. See the squash noticeboard inside the club for more details.

Squash Coaching

The Club professional offers a wide choice of group and individual coaching sessions for all age groups and standards, from the very youngest to squad training for the advanced. Special programmes are available. Contact Richard Hopp on 07904 069457 or click here for more information ==> Squash coaching

 

Racketball (Squash 57) at The Avenue

You want a great workout, but you still want to be able to put your socks on in the morning. You want longer rallies to enjoy more action. You want a game that’s easy to pick up, that’s as much fun for children as the adults – no matter what standard you are. You want to meet interesting people and want a sport that’s right for you.
Sound like you? Well it sounds like you need to give squash 57 a try. Squash 57 (formerly known as racketball) is a growing game, with players using a bigger racket and a bigger, bouncier ball. The bounce means there’s time to get to the ball, so expect a lot of fun as you get engrossed in a long rally.


Getting kitted out
Squash 57 is played on a squash court, you just need to have a squash 57 racket and ball which you can buy from most sports retailers. There are two types of squash 57 balls – blue and black. Blue balls are slightly bouncier, so ideal for recreational play or beginners. Black balls are less bouncy and are used mainly in events such as the National Squash 57 Championships. If, after a few games, you find the blue ball too easy, you can then progress to using a black ball.

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Eye protection 

England squash recommends the use of protective eyewear. 

Details can be found at the England Squash site or by clicking on this link ===> http://www.sportfocus.com/reguser/dynabizinfo/download.cfm?number=13283

 CHRISTMAS SQUASH DOUBLES COMPETITION 2018

 Tournament report

There were a record number of entrants (24) for this years' competition which allowed for the creation of two leagues of 6 teams - all teams in each division to play, over the course of 2-3 hours, all the other 5 teams in their leagues. The top team from each league to play in the final. A close run competition led to the final game at around 12:30

Congratulations to Nick Tunnicliffe and Dom Carson who overcame Binky and Michael Hallett in a very close fought final to become this years' Christmas doubles champions. All final participants received a bottle of wine for their endeavours !

Pictured are Nick and Dom with the winning trophy - which has now gone off for engraving

Thanks to all participants in this years competition - it was a very friendly mornings' worth of squash, competitive but played in the rights spirit …..thanks

Regards Dave Wigley

 

Winners Nick Tunnicliffe & Dominc Carson

 Nick Dom 2018