Squash and Racketball
Within the squash and racketball section players are able to enjoy a wide range of activities. We welcome new members and their guests. Book coaching sessions, enjoy friendly games – for fun, or as part of your fitness programme – or play more competitively in the monthly leagues & annual club tournaments.
Both of our courts have tiered spectator galleries to view the action. There is on-going investment in the club to continually improve amenities and services for our members and guests to make each visit as enjoyable as possible.
Club nights are great fun – they provide opportunities for getting to know other members and play different people. All abilities are welcome.
Squash Club Night takes place every Friday from 1745 onwards. Cost: £3 (pay at the bar).
Racketball Club Night takes place on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 1745. Cost: £3.
Ladies’ Night. We are pleased to see an upsurge in the number of ladies taking up squash and racketball in recent months. Weekly club nights are now taking place on a Tuesday or Wednesday (depending on court availability), generally starting at 2000. Cost £3. Beginners welcome.
The annual squash and racketball tournaments take place during April and June respectively. They involve the following events:
- Men’s Open
- Ladies’ Open
- Minor Leagues
- Veterens’ Handicap (Over 45)
- Superveterens’ Handicap (Over 55)
- Junior Open
- Ladies’ Handicap
The finals are played in front of a gallery of spectators.
During the 2021-22 winter season the club ran 2 teams in South East Kent competing in divisions 2 and 3. Both teams won their respective divisions and hope for further success in the next winter season.
The club teams are also competing in the 2022 summer leagues.
SQUASH TOURNAMENT 2022
It was finals night at Hythe Cricket and Squash Club on Saturday 14th May – the climax to the club’s annual squash tournament. Covid restrictions meant that the event could not take place in 2020 or 2021 and the participants revelled in the opportunity to play competitively again.
There were some exciting matches for members and guests to enjoy. With the viewing balcony packed throughout the afternoon and evening, there was a real buzz in the air and all of the matches were played in great spirit. The tournament winners were:
U13’s – Jude F U13’s Plate – Elliot W
U18’s – Grace N U18’s Plate – Ollie O
O45’s – Bill Lightfoot O55’s – Cliff Walton
Ladies – Sue Giles Handicap – Neil Fagg
Men’s – James Voyle Men’s Plate – Ryan Valentine
Doubles – Dan Trenowden & James Voyle
RACKETBALL TOURNAMENT 2022
The climax to the club’s annual racketball tournament took place on the evening of Friday 10th June. Spectators were treated to some exciting rallies and close-fought matches as four out of the five events were decided in the final game.
In the men’s plate competition, Steve Davies, having been 2-0 down, beat Gary Hollamby 3-2. Sue Giles won the ladies’ title beating Mel Booth 3-2. John Good and Dave Brewer battled hard in the handicap competition, with Good emerging victorious, 3-2. The doubles – always popular with spectators – was fast and furious with Mel Booth and John MacIntyre beating Lee Divers and Emma Walton 3-2. Finally, the Open was won by Sean O’Donovan who beat John Good 3-0.
A great evening.