Squash is nearly here: List of squash clubs that will be open on or around the 25th July
By Joseph Reeds
Squash is nearly here! As you will have seen in our previous message squash is allowed to return from the 25th July with appropriate mitigations. Unfortunately the University Sports Centre will not be opening its courts at this time and we will continue to offer our full support to them to do so as soon as possible. However as promised we have been collecting the details of all the courts that will be opening locally.
The below have indicated to us that they will be opening on the 25th or very shortly afterwards. We have indicated where there is pay-to-play available, if not you will have to join as a member. Remember to always ring ahead and make a booking for any courts and get information on their covid secure policies.
You must check each clubs policies but as a general rule the policies are:
Come changed on time with water bottle filled up
Sterilise your hands on entry to the club
Avoid using the changing rooms or toilets if possible
Don't touch the walls, minimal contact with all surfaces and stay on court for the whole booking period
Leave promptly and shower at home - do not socialise at the club
Only play full games with those in your family/bubble
You can play a modified game called 'sides' with people outside of your family/bubble or do socially distanced coaching - see the video here: https://www.englandsquash.com/backtosquash. Also see attached some ideas put together by cambs squash on routines and drills you can do.
Provide contact details to the club when you play, for track and trace
Be careful - remember you're probably really unfit!
List of local Squash Clubs opening on/or around the 25th July
We have spoken to Kelsy Kerridge and they will let us know soon and we are unsure about The Leys. There are also the little known new courts at Granta Park as part of Nuffield Health Apiary. Melbourne are not quite there yet but we will update you when they are.
Thanks to Richard Loke for helping me compile the list and all of these clubs for working hard to get their clubs ready to open and to England squash for providing clear guidance.
Please don't hesitate to get back to me with any questions.
Cambridge Squash Club Secretary
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