Active Durham Sports Club of the Year 2017 (East Durham and Sedgefield)


Welcome to Sedgefield Squash & Racketball Club.

We are a friendly and welcoming squash and racketball club based within the grounds of Ceddesfeld Hall in Sedgefield, easily accessible to other local villages and towns in South East Durham area. This long established club has 2 well maintained courts, and is currently planning a 3rd court.

We have successful and active mens, ladies and junior sections and have a range of competitive leagues both internally and playing against other local clubs in the Durham & Cleveland Squash Rackets Association. The club is a section of the Sedgefield Community Association and members have access to the bar and facilities at Ceddesfeld Hall Whether you are looking to play competitive squash or just want a friendly game we have something for you.

Why not come and join us?

2018 Squash Blitz players and winning Team members. The competition involved Juniors in the morning and seniors in the afternoon. Team D were the winners (Stephen Rowsby, Neil Bunney, Katy Hodgson, Stephen Larke, Chris Stephenson with Juniors, Michael Peacock and Joseph Morrison.)

Diary Dates 2018 - 19

  • Team Blitz: 1st September 2018
  • Team Handicap Comp: 5th-20th September 2018
  • Women’s Squash Week: 23rd to 28th September. Free introductory/coaching sessions for non-members 18:40–19:20 Monday to Friday – Ladies and girl members welcome to come along too.
  • World Squash Day: 13th October. Fun Fundraising Club day for Juniors and Seniors hopefully with a quiz to finish the day (if we can get a venue). Squash Court fancy dress theme on the day “headbands and wristbands
  • Individual Racketball Comp: 4th November 2018
  • Individual Handicap Comp: 26th November 2018-11th January 2019
  • Junior Plates/Club Closed/Ladies Plate Finals: 25th April 2019
  • Junior/Closed/Ladies/Over 40, Over 50, Over 60 Finals: 26th April 2019
  • Presentation Night: 3rd May 2019 (7.30pm)
  • Summer Ladder Comp: Starts 6th May 2019

Annual Racquetball competition

The Annual Racquetball competition was held on the 5th November. There were 12 entrants, many more than in the last few years. There were two highlights in that some of our talented juniors beat the old and creaky seniors, and we have a new champion in Simon Hill who succeeded in defeating the four times champion Peter Redshaw. Congratulations to Simon.

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Sedgefield Squash Club provides the opportunity for members of all abilities to play, enjoy and improve their squash.

Leagues and Competitions

The main focal point of the club is the internal leagues, which run throughout the season from September to April. The leagues are well supported from beginner through to 1st team standard and provide the incentive to play people of a similar standard and try to improve upon league position. At the end of the season, the John Rowntree Trophy is presented to the person who has scored the most league points over the season. The club also runs a number of internal competitions.

The season traditionally ends with:

  • Club closed and plate competitions
  • Ladies closed and plate competitions
  • Junior competitions at Under 19, 15, 13 and 11 age groups
  • Seniors competitions at Over 40, 50 and 60 age groups

In addition, a club handicap competition is held annually over the New Year period and various other competitions may be held throughout the season such as team handicaps, squash blitzes and racketball competitions.


The club is a member of the Durham and Cleveland Squash Rackets Association (D&CSRA) and enters teams into the Durham and Cleveland leagues. In 2017-18 we had 4 mens teams, and a ladies team successfully competing within these leagues.

Play Racketball

Racketball provides an alternative to squash. With a bouncier ball, and shorter rackets it is ideal as an enjoyable and competitive way to improve fitness whilst being a lower impact sport than squash. A number of members play racketball on a regular basis and the club is always keen to support any initiatives for more or new members to take up the option of playing regular racketball.

Club Afternoon

Saturday afternoons between 3pm and 5.30pm are reserved for Club Afternoon, where any members are welcome to come along and play each other in a round-robin format.


One-on-one coaching sessions are available from our level 2 qualified coaches upon request. Additionally, over the course of the year a number of group coaching sessions, aimed at different standards, are held to help beginners and advanced players alike brush up on their techniques.


Sedgefield Squash Club is a small friendly club, and various social events are held throughout the year. The annual presentation evening, held after finals night always has a great family atmosphere, where trophies are awarded along with the now traditional "DATFAs", which recognise members achievements or mishaps away from the squash court! The club is affiliated to Sedgefield Community Association, and members can enjoy a post-game drink at the Ceddesfeld Hall bar - next door to the squash club.

Membership Costs-September 2018 to August 2019

  • Ordinary: £93
  • Couples: £158
  • Restricted access: £67
  • Junior:  £32
  • Social: £15

In addition to Annual Fees a charge of £10 per person is made if joining the Club.

How to join Sedgefield Squash Club

Contact Sue Smith, Membership Secretary, via text 07834 977590 or email

Junior Coaching

The Junior Squash Club runs regular Saturday morning coaching sessions during term time between 9am and 1pm for children between the ages of 7 and 18 years old. These sessions are open to members and non-members alike and caters for those of all abilities, from beginner to County standard. Equipment is provided, and we only request that a clean pair of trainers are brought along!

The junior section runs competitions and mini-leagues throughout the year, with occasional school holiday "bootcamps". We also enter junior teams into the Durham and Cleveland County leagues, and talented or older juniors are seamlessly integrated into the senior clubs leagues, competitions, and even teams when they are ready. The club also engages with local schools, sending in coaches to provide taster sessions and hosting inter-schools competitions and extra-curricular sessions.


We offer coaching opportunities to both adults and juniors.

Junior Coaching

Further information on junior coaching is provided within the Junior Squash section of the website

Adult Coaching

Individual adult coaching sessions are available from our own England Squash level 2 qualified and insured coaches:

  • Peter Redshaw
  • Chris Rowsby
  • Stephen Rowsby
  • Simon Hill
  • Craig Weatherspoon
  • James Knowlson

Please contact them via the club noticeboard if you are interested in finding out more


England Squash and Racketball -

Durham and Cleveland Squash Rackets Association -

Sedgefield Community Association -

Rowsby's Restrings:

Ashaway (from £19), Technifibre (from £20), Dunlop mid-range (from £15) and basic strings (from £12). Replacement grommets supplied.
Contact Stephen Rowsby on 07815 929423, or at the club.

Mike Gandy:

For a local service contact Mike Gandy on 01740 621098. Various strings and grips, bumper guards and grommets, all supplied and fitted to suit individual preferences.

Rules Of The Game

World Squash Singles Rules (2014): click here

Racketball Singles Rules: click here

Sedgefield Squash Club is committed to providing a safe environment for players and visitors to the club. The Club Committee is responsible for providing this safe environment and for complying with relevant legislation.


  • 1. Health & Safety Policy
  • 2. Equity Policy
  • 3. Child & Vulnerable Persons Protection Policy
  • 4. Child Protection Good Practice Guidelines
  • 5. Photograph and Video Policy
  • 6. Social Media Policy
  • 7. Coaches Code of Conduct
  • 8. Referees Code of Conduct
  • 9. Volunteers Code of Conduct
  • 10. Parents Code of Conduct
  • 11. Juniors Code of Conduct
  • 12. Incident &Accident Procedure

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Tue 25th: Sedgefield 1 v Banatynes HC 1
Wed 26th: Sedgefield 2 v Norton 3
Wed 26th: Norton 7 v Sedgefield 4
Thu 27th: Norton 5 v Sedgefield 3

Tue 2nd: Guisborough 1 Sedgefield 1
Wed 3rd: Aycliffe 1 Sedgefield 2
Wed 3rd: Sedgefield 4 Redcar 5
Thu 4th: Sedgefield 3 Redcar 3
Wed 10th: Sedgefield 2 Banatynes HC 2
Wed 10th: Norton 8 Sedgefield 4
Thu 11th: Yarm 4 Sedgefield 3
Tue 16th: Darlington 1 Sedgefield 1
Wed 17th: Nunthorpe 2 Sedgefield 2
Wed 17th: Sedgefield 4 GlaxoSmithKline 1
Thu 18th: Sedgefield 3 Guisborough 3
Tue 23rd: Sedgefield 1 Norton 1
Wed 24th: Sedgefield 2 Norton 2
Wed 24th: Nunthorpe 4 Sedgefield 4
Thu 25th: Nunthorpe 3 Sedgefield 3

Chris says..."thanks to all members who came along to help out".