Celebrating the continued rise of Women’s Squash This Women’s Squash Week 2022

23 September 2022

Women’s Squash Week (17-24th September) is an international campaign that aims to celebrate and raise the profile of female squash. This year’s campaign is all about Rallying Together to create a fun, safe, and welcoming environment where women and girls can thrive. As many of you know, we love Squash here at Club Towers and are really passionate about getting as many people playing this brilliant sport as we can.  We wanted to celebrate our female squash players and also highlight all the playing opportunities we offer. We will start with….

Why we love Squash!

Squash is a fantastic, fun sport to play and, just as importantly, it provides a real workout. It’s a great way to get fit, improve your hand-eye coordination and agility, alleviate stress and, as your game progresses, it gives a real mental workout too. When playing competitively you can burn more calories playing squash than with most other sports. It’s playable all year round and, as we head into Autumn and Winter, coming inside to play may be an extra attraction! Squash is also very social and can be a great way to meet new people. We already have a number of girls and women who play squash at the Club but we are always very keen to encourage more. 

Ladies Squash and Prosecco

Coaches Jen and Juliet have been running our popular Ladies Squash and Prosecco evenings for four years now (with Covid breaks) and our next one is on 17th November 2022.  These are fun, sociable evenings, suitable for all playing abilities and a really good way to add some activity and exercise to your week. After an hour or so on court with coaches Jen and Juliet we head over to the Club Lounge for a well-earned glass of Prosecco.

All evenings are 7.15-8.45pm. These sessions are free for racquets members and non-racquets members and £6 for member guests, all bookable at Reception. Please make sure you book a space in advance so we can plan numbers.

Beginners Courses and Squash Leagues

After enjoying the Ladies Squash and Prosecco night the next step is to enrol for one our periodic 4-week Beginner/Improvers courses. This is for a smaller group of players gaining a more intensive coaching experience. The next course begins on 5th November and you can book your place at Reception now.   By the end of the course you will likely be ready to enter our all year round box leagues. You can opt for a ladies only division, or just enter the mixed gender box league …. a great way to improve and for meeting other players.  Whether you are a complete beginner or play regularly we would love to get more ladies playing.  The focus is on keeping fit and having fun on court, whilst introducing some competitive play.

If you are interested in the leagues, then please do put your name down on the sign-up sheet on the noticeboard in the squash corridor, or email [email protected] for more information.

Squash Welcome

For all racquets members we also offer a free squash welcome. Whether you’ve recently become a racquets member, or have been a racquets member for a while, if you would like to give squash a try but are not sure where to start, the best thing to do is book a free squash welcome with Ed. He will take you through some shots, give you some basic starter coaching and advise you on the next steps available to you at the Club. He will also introduce you to Racketball. Your welcome session can be arranged at a time convenient for you, so please contact Ed directly through [email protected]

Social – Ladies Morning – Every Sunday Morning at 10.15am

Ed also manages a WhatsApp group which will connect you to other new players and arrange games. We also have a Ladies Squash Morning every Sunday at 10.15 to 11.45am. If you would like to be a part of this group. For more information please do get in touch with Ed Norris or Steve Adams.

Junior Squash

We run our junior coaching on Saturday’s and Wednesday’s and always welcome new players. The sessions run as follows:

Wednesday:        5.00 – 6.30 pm for those aged 8 and over at Beginner and Intermediate standard

Saturday:             9.00 – 10.15am for the 4–7-year-olds (Minis group)

Saturday:             10.15 – 11.00 am for those aged 8 and over at Beginner standard

If you have a child who is keen to try, please do encourage them to come along to the sessions.  These can be booked at Reception for the whole term, or we offer a pay and play option of £7.00 per week.

Moving Forward…. More Players!

We are immensely proud of how many ladies we have playing at the Club, but we won’t rest on our laurels – we want more!  Do keep an eye on our Facebook page and our newsletter for more events and opportunities to play in the future.