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Ickleford Squash Club

Welcome to the web site for Ickleford Squash Club. If you are already a member I hope you find these pages useful. If you are a potential new member then have a look around and I hope you like what you see, find out more and join.

Ickleford is a village just outside of Hitchin on the border of North Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, UK. The club is a non-profit making organisation, established to provide sports facilities for the local area. We attract members from Hitchin, Letchworth, Stevenage, Luton and the surrounding areas. The club has two well-maintained squash courts, a bar, sauna and a very friendly atmosphere.

The squash club currently has 80 - 100 players of varying standards and ages, so new members are almost certain to find other players around their own ability.

We have 2 well-maintained squash courts and have recently installed gas-radiant heaters on both courts in order to provide a comfortable temperature throughout the year.

There is an active league structure and competition schedule, as well as various social events throughout the year. The leagues are open to both men and women, with normally 5 players per league which start/finish on the last Sunday of every month.  Most of our squash tournaments are handicapped and use American scoring so that players of different abilities can compete together on an equal basis.

The Squash Club has developed an on-line booking system for court reservations, which has proved to be very popular amongst members. This system enables members to view and book squash courts up to 3 weeks in advance from home, the office, at the Club or anywhere they have Internet access. ISRC was one of the first squash club's in England to offer such a facility.

The club runs an open night every Sunday evening between 6.30pm and 9pm. These sessions are free of charge and are open to both existing members and anyone interested in joining the club. They offer an ideal chance to meet other players, see what facilities the club has to offer and provide opportunities for informal training and friendly games to help improve your play. Just turn up on the night or get in touch to find out further details.

Ladies squash and racketball training sessions run every Sunday morning from 11am to 12:30pm. These sessions are free of change and are open to both existing lady members and anyone interested in joining the club. All playing standards, including beginners, are welcome.

We also run junior squash training sessions every Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm. These are free of charge and open to children aged between 12 and 16 years

The Squash Club constitution is here.

As well as squash, there are girls football, cricket and petanque teams.

Club Address

Ickleford Sports & Recreation Club
Chambers Lane
Ickleford
Hitchin
Herts
SG5 3YA
Tel : 01462 420624

For further information, contact Keith Hooton.

Please see our separate page for prices and an application form.

Club Rules

Booking Courts

Courts may only be booked by Ickleford squash members.

All courts are booked via the on-line booking system and require a token to operate the lights.

There is a booking charge for peak time and you must have sufficient funds available in your on-line account to be able to book one. However, any peak time court that has not been booked within 60 minutes of the start time may be booked free of charge.

Off peak courts may be booked free of charge. Courts should only be booked if you definitely intend to play.

Any court which is not being used within 5 minutes after the scheduled start time may be claimed by another player even if it has been previously booked.

Guests

You are welcome to invite guests to use the Club's squash facilities subject to the following rules:-

  1. Each guest is limited to approximately 6 visits per year. Players who wish to use the Club more frequently should be encouraged to join as a member.
  2. Guests are limited to one per playing member.
  3. Guests are not allowed to book courts.
  4. Guests are the responsibility of the accompanying member at all times.

Light tokens

Light tokens may be purchased from the following locations:-

  1. Clubroom bar during open hours
  2. Ickleford Stores
  3. Plume of Feathers pub
  4. Elite Sports, Hermitage Road, Hitchin

How to find us

Detailed Map of Club location

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