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).

Ladies’ Night. We are pleased to see an upsurge in the number of ladies taking up squash. Weekly club nights take place on a Wednesday at 1915. 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
  • Handicap
  • Doubles
  • Veterens’ Handicap (Over 45)
  • Superveterens’ Handicap (Over 55)
  • Junior Open


  • Open
  • Ladies’ Handicap
  • Handicap
  • Doubles

The finals are played in front of a gallery of spectators.


During the 2023-24 winter season the club ran 2 teams in South East Kent Squash League and 2 teams in the racketball league involving Hythe, Dover, Folkestone and Canterbury.

This year the squash section has also taken part in some MATS matches (Mixed Ability Team Squash) against other Kent clubs providing opportunities for our junior and senior players to participate alongside one another.



The finals of the club’s annual squash tournament took place on Saturday 11th May and the day was a great success. There was a packed balcony and spectators were treated to some great matches.

Well done to all of the finalists and congratulations to the winners.

The results:

Men’s Open – James Voyle 
Ladies’ Open – Mel Booth 
O55’s – Ray Semadeni 
O45’s – Antonio Petronzio 
Handicap – Gary Hollamby 
Men’s Plate – Ray Semadeni  
Doubles – Ray Semadini and Lee Divers
Junior Plate – Fletcher Hollamby
Junior Final – Not yet played                                                                                                                          





The finals of the club’s annual racketball tournament took place on Saturday 8th June.

Spectators were treated to some exciting matches, including a 5 game epic between James Pope and Sam Conebar in the plate competition. Congratulations to James who came back from 2-0 down to win the match.

The ladies’ handicap was contested by Mel Booth and Alison Patridge with Mel taking a 3-0 victory.

The handicap involved a fierce battle between Martin Peart and Bad Hodson with both players pushing each other to the limit. Congratulations to Martin who was victorious.

As always, the doubles was very entertaining. Following on from a win with partner Ray Semadini in the squash doubles final, Lee Divers added another trophy to his cabinet along with partner, Dan Helstrip, beating John Good and Ed Barnes.

And finally the Men’s Open… Another fantastic match with Nic Barnes taking a well-deserved first game. However, Sean O’Donovan proved too strong in the end and won the match 3-1.

A great afternoon. Thanks to all those involved in making it happen.