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Club Squash Section

The Leagues

Due to an increase in the membership we now run up to twelve leagues, each containing six players, operating on a two-up/two-down promotion and relegation system. This ensures that you do not continually play the same people in the leagues. Run over a five to six week period, playing all your league games shouldn't be a problem. It also provides our more enthusiastic and energetic members ample time to play friendly games.


We run annual knock-out competitions during May/June and October/November. These are also eagerly competed for and entry is free of charge. We present trophies to the winners and runners-up in each of these competitions: the Open; the Handicap; the Veterans; the Doubles and the Plate (for first round losers of Open & Handicap).


Sparks has two teams entered in the Priory Leagues which are played on Tuesday evenings, so please come along and support as many matches as possible... either Home or Away - your support is always welcome. Afterwards read the inimitable match reports published on Wednesday/Thursday.

Club Night

We run a monthly squash club night. Every first Friday of the month all squash members can come along and play. This is a good way of challenging players you wouldn't normally come across in the leagues. Food from our kitchen or barbeque is often available. And, of course, it's all rounded off with a few drinks!


Many of our current members enjoy playing doubles squash on a friendly basis and would appreciate new opponents/partners. Though you may, obviously, play doubles whenever you wish, doubles enthusiasts enjoy a Sunday evening 'knock' followed by a social drink with snacks.
We have recently re-introduced a doubles league.


Some members play friendly matches to the exclusion of all others, and nearly all members play some each month. But beware, the friendly competition on court soon turns to friendly "banter" afterwards over a pint (or several!) in the bar!


All squash members are entitled to play several games of tennis per year. You just pay the guest fee. We have a choice of grass, clay and tarmac courts.