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 2022-2023 we have 4 mens teams, and a ladies team successfully competing within these leagues.

League Fixtures


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 Committee was disbanded at the end of 2022, and this has presented opportunities to review our coaching and membership offerings. We have an objective in our Business Plan to be a Centre for Excellence for squash in County Durham. With that in mind we are offering our Junior members greater opportunities to play squash on days other than a Saturday, to be able to come into the club whenever they are able, to book court time with their friends, and improve their game and match play with a view to them playing as adults in the various leagues and competitions for our club.

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

Junior Strategy Document Membership Fees

Junior Coaching

2023 sees the introduction of coaching and membership packages. Under 19's can participate in the following throughout the Winter and Spring terms, supervised by our England Squash qualified coaches:
1. Saturday morning Game Play for 2 hours from 10 until 12, starting 9th September. This will consist of matches and conditioned games set by the coach in a round robin format.
2. Tuesday after school (from October), intermediate Juniors
3. Thursday after school (from October), advanced Juniors

The Junior Leagues can be run and managed around these sessions, but Juniors will also be able to book courts on an ad hoc basis to play any matches.

Junior Leagues

Junior leagues will start again in the new season. Watch this space for more details.