Club Night’s

Dear Members,

Playing in the confined space of a squash court is not easy under the rules issued by the sports governing body and the government. That said we have to move ahead and we are now allowed to play albeit with restrictions.

The club has started tennis, padel, squash and racketball club nights and we are doing our utmost to comply with all the necessary requirements.

Squash club night is from 6 – 8pm on Sunday’s and Racketball 5.30 – 7.00pm Fridays.

If you are able to come along then you will see that an enjoyable game can be had despite the need undertake all of the necessary hygiene rules.

We do take the view that we ALL have a personal responsibility to act in accordance with the requirements and we are not acting as strict disciplinarians as the overriding aim is to be safe yet have an enjoyable experience.

Please come along and support these clubnights as we need to build up once again over the coming weeks and months. The weather is now turning autumnal and playing inside is becoming more attractive so lets start getting used to the ‘new’ situation and back to enjoying this energetic and fun game.

Regards

Squash Committee

Re-opening of club changing room and showers

Dear Members,

Re-opening of club changing rooms and showers

Bearing in mind that all sporting facilities have now re-started in some form or another, we feel it is now necessary to re-open the changing facilities and showers, under a strict set of rules.

It certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed that many of our members who play in the evening like to remain for a drink after playing. The way things are, they are doing so while heavily sweating, despite having fresh cloths.

Government, LTA and England Squash guidelines allow for showers to be open , provided that congestion is appropriately managed and social distancing is in place.

We will do this with effect from SUNDAY 23rd AUGUST.

The rules are as follows:

  • Changing facilities are only available AFTER playing or usage of the gym. Players must still arrive ready changed and keep all belongings with them.
  • To be clear, nothing is to be left in the changing rooms.
  • Social distancing is to be maintained: no more than 5 people are allowed to use the men’s changing room at a time, and no more than 2 people in the ladies’ changing rooms.
  • In order to meet social distancing guidelines, benches have been marked to indicate appropriate spaces to get changed in, keeping to the 2 meter rules so far as is reasonably practicable.
  • The men’s showers are limited to 2 persons at a time. Please be patient and considerate when using or waiting for use of the showers.
  • The ladies’ showers remain unchanged.

The executive committee asks that you respect these rules, for the safety of all of us. The decision to open the changing facilities, as with all club operations, will remain under review and any updates or reminders with be issued as necessary.

Kind regards,

Hazelwood Exec Committee