Squash at St Annes Tennis and Squash Club
Squash by Tim Davies. Squash Chair @ SALTSC | 15th September 2019
Squash is an exciting indoor racket sport for all ages offering outstanding, aerobic exercise over (typically) a 40 minute session. The squash season runs from September through to April, but its a game that can be, and is, played all year round.
The Club has three well-maintained, heated squash courts. Courts 1 and 2 have viewing galleries whilst Court 3 is a glass-backed court with tiered seating.
The best way to get to know other squash players in the Club is to come along to the club night on Monday evenings from 6.30pm. Club night is usually hosted by Steve Carter who is always happy to have a knock with anyone new to the game and to offer advice on technique to those whose skills are still developing.
The Club currently enters three teams in the North West Counties Squash League each season. The 1st Team plays in division 2, the 2nd Team in division 3 and the 3rd Team in division 5, so if you're interested in playing competitive squash, a wide range of abilities are catered for.
An annual knock-out tournament (organised by Keith Murray, 1st Team captain) is held towards the end of the squash season and, this year, an inaugural 'High Game tournament was held concurrently. A game closely related to squash is racket ball (aka Squash 57 on account of the diameter of the ball which is used being 57mm). The ball in racket ball is bigger and more bouncy than a squash ball (and doesn't need to be warmed up at the start of the game) and the game is played with rackets that are a cross between a squash racket and a short-handled tennis racket. Its a particularly good game for children as its more easily picked up than squash (and for older squash players who may not be quite as flexible as they once were). It is hoped to start an internal league during the 2019-2020 season.