Play Squash

Play Squash

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 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, the club runs the following competitions: Team and Individual handicaps, squash blitzes, summer team competition and racketball.


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 2018-19 we have 4 mens teams, and a ladies team successfully competing within these leagues.


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.


Sedgefield boasts one of the strongest junior sections in the region. Whilst we have developed County & Regional champions and seen juniors go on to represent the club teams, we have also introduced many youngsters to the sport and shown them that they can enjoy the game at whatever level they choose.

The junior section of the club has its own committee who organise coaching and competitions, and link into the County junior set up.

Our racket and ball introductory sessions are aimed at youngsters from the ages of 3 to 7 and help develop hand-eye coordination. From the ages of 7 onwards we run a number of Saturday morning coaching groups, and organise leagues and competitions as well as offering opportunities to access the courts to play friendly games, and holiday “bootcamps”.

We run teams who play against other clubs in the Durham & Cleveland region, and encourage juniors to participate in County competitions.

Coaching sessions

Group coaching is undertaken on a Saturday morning by England Squash qualified coaches. Coaching groups are organised as follows:

  • 9.00 – 10.00am: Advanced
  • 10.00 – 11.00am: Intermediate 2
  • 11.00 – 12.00pm: Intermediate 1
  • 12.00 - 1.00pm: Beginner
  • Autumn Term: £35
  • Spring Term: £30
  • Summer Term: £25 (27 Apr to 13 Jul, excluding 18 & 25 May, 1 Jun)
  • Whole year: £75
Court Bookings
Durham and Cleveland County Leagues

Website link

Key Dates
  • Coming soon
Junior Diary Dates
  • To be confirmed


Sept 21 to Aug 22

2021 Squash Blitz

The winners of this year's Squash Blitz were Lee Jones, Jess Weatherspoon, Harry Bainbridge and Michael Snowball.

The competition was held to mark World Squash Day on the 9th October.

Commiserations to the challengers Craig Weatherspoon, Marie Priest, Karen Naunton and Richard Flanagan who were a very close second.

The Winners


Closed/Club Champion
Rob Pearce
Leagues Champion
Stephen Rowsby
Junior Squash Champion
James Knowlson
Junior Racketball Champion
Giacomo Rutherford
Junior U11 Champion
Jake Bunting
Junior U13 Champion
Joseph Billany
Junior U15 Champion
Joseph Billany
Over 60's Champion
Colin Pearce
Over 50's Champion
Ian Williams
Over 40's Champion
Nick Hill
Ladies Champion
Jess Weatherspoon
Racketball Champion
Peter Redshaw