Moving to Swavesey

Firstly many thanks for everyone’s replies and in a lot of cases detailed comments and messages, this was all very helpful and allows us to shape the next chapter of Cambridge Squash Club.

One of the key messages we got through was a disappointment in the Universities approach towards the club and that members feel that it is important for us to maintain the integrity of the club at a venue that will work with us to continue the great atmosphere and events the club provides. It is worth noting we asked the University Sports Centre management 3 times for a constructive meeting to discuss the results of the survey and they have declined to respond.

Based on the results of the survey (in full at the end of the email) the overwhelming majority of people voted to move the base of the club to Swavesey. We are very happy to say we have finalised our agreement with Swavesey that allows us to integrate with them and continue all the great things we do, this includes:

  • Leagues
  • Club nights and superclub nights
  • Learn to play sessions
  • Junior coaching – mini, improver and development squads
  • Tournaments
  • Social events
  • Ladies events and sessions
  • Individual and group coaching and restringing is also available at the club with Ali Loke
  • Team squash (we will likely play our teams from a range of courts to free up court time for members)
  • Swavesey squash club are adopting the same court booking and league management system used by CSC, we are currently finishing the adaption of this for them to use.

Membership at Swavesey Squash Club starts at £17 a month which includes unlimited access and no court light fees, access to club nights and much much more.

 

Great, what do I need to do?

  • Please see the attached membership form and contact the membership secretary at: [email protected] / 07776176866 – to discuss the best membership option for you
  • Cancel your university sports centre membership – if you had an annual membership they will refund the remaining months if you insist
  • Before you know it you will be back playing and loving the game!

 

About Swavesey Squash Club

 

Swavesey Squash Club is a three-court club which has been fully refurbished in the last 6 months, with every court redone, a brand-new heating system installed, new showers and plumbing installed, and a fantastic social area, made possible by the dedication and hard work of the committee there. If you visited when the club was called Fenland Squash Club, you will be shocked by the complete transformation, with the club now an attractive and modern venue. The club is a members’ club, run entirely for the benefit of the members on a not-for-profit basis by its volunteer committee. In many ways, it feels similar to how Cambridge Squash Club felt when it was at Histon Rd. It also has a huge amount of free parking. At Swavesey, you will find an active and welcoming club, with over 130 members, many of whom will be familiar faces, including many Cambridge Squash Club members who moved during the pandemic.

 

The address is: Swavesey Squash Club, Swavesey Village College, Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey, CB24 4RS.