Squash & Racketball
The Centre has four squash courts including two with glass backs, all with excellent state of the art lighting. We have a flourishing in-house squash league, annual knockout competitions and a weekly club night. Our Squash programme includes drop-in sessions as well as individual lessons and regular courses to cater for all abilities.
Adult Squash Club Night
Our Monday Squash Club Night is run by our resident Squash Coach, Tom, as social occasions. These provide players with the opportunity to play against people of different abilities and Tom will also be available to give advice on how to improve your game. This session is open to both male and female players. Juniors are welcome at the coach’s discretion.
Monday | 18:00-21:00
Squash Improvers Club Night
The Improver Club Night includes 45 minutes of coaching and 45 minutes of game play. These sessions are designed for beginners/improvers or for those coming back to the game. The aim is to help bridge the gap between a less experienced player and our existing Club Night participants on a Monday. Males and females are welcome, juniors at the coach’s discretion. There’s no need to book, just turn up.
Friday | 18:00-19:30
Junior Squash Coaching Courses
Our Beginners courses offer an ideal introduction to the sport and are also suitable for those that can maintain a rally. The Intermediate sessions are for those that have a wider range of shots and a better understanding of tactics and game play. The Advanced sessions will look further at the development of technique, moving correctly, fitness and tactics.
Tuesday | 16:30-18:00 | Intermediate (improvers: 9+ years)
Thursday | 18:00-19:30 | Advanced (competent players: 9+ years)
Saturday | 09:00-10:30 | Beginners & Improvers (7+ years)
Our Junior courses run for 10-13 weeks at a time.
* Ages are for a guideline only as some players will progress with ability rather than age, our coach is more than happy to give further advice on this.
Junior Squash Leagues
We have two Junior Squash Teams playing in the Kent Junior Leagues and invite anyone wanting to play in the Junior Teams to come along to our coaching sessions and talk to our coach Tom. New players are welcome.
Racket-Fit is a fun activity class for everyone based on squash and racketball fitness, movements and skills. It’s a dynamic way to get fit and improve muscle tone. Both males and females, aged 16 and over are welcome. No squash playing experience is necessary. A typical class involves a warm up, fun drills and activities to develop squash and racketball skills and movements. Followed by a circuit, game based practices, a cool down and stretching to maintain and improve flexibility. Everybody is encouraged to work at their own level.
Monday | 10:00-11:00
Ladies Squash Evening
These squash sessions are for ladies only. Our resident coach, Tom, will be organising each session to include coaching and matches and will help to improve your game. You will have the opportunity to play against people of different abilities and all standards of player are welcome.
Wednesday | 18:00-19:30
For more infomation, please contact Tom email@example.com
Adult Beginner & Intermediate Squash Courses
Our beginner courses are designed for adults who are new to the game of squash and the intermediate courses are designed for adults who are competent players, looking to improve. These courses will provide the opportunity for individuals to learn and improve skills, keep fit and have fun. Courses are open to anyone aged 16 and over. If you would like to join a course please complete our activity waiting list form. You will shortly receive a confirmation email from the Squash Team with further details.
In-House Squash Leagues
If you would like matches against different players or if you want to find a partner of the same ability, why not join our squash leagues? Simply join at the bottom and work your way up or enter a league of your choice. Each league consists of four players and you have a calendar month in which to play your games. Players will move up or down depending on the points they gain that month.
The King’s School Recreation Centre Men’s Teams are currently playing in the Kent South East Leagues. Any player who wishes to play in any of our teams are welcome to do so. Teams will be selected from where players stand within the squash ladder/leagues. The top players will be given the opportunity to play in the teams. Come down to Club Night and talk to Tom and the team captains if you are interested in playing for a team. We aim to run Team Training sessions for team members as well as those at a prospective team standard. The sessions include coaching and routines to help improve technique, tactics, plus conditioned games and fitness training. They will help players become more competent and consistent match players. These sessions run on demand and are arranged by Tom.
Annual Squash Competitions
The successful King’s Squash Open Graded Tournament, sponsored in 2019 by Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd., CA Drillers, JCA Architecture, Coombs, South Coast, BTL Fire, Handelsbanken, Finn’s, Farrer Barnes Ltd, DIVA Metalworks, Autoworld, Creative Clicks, Furley Page, CM Stringers and Tecnifibre has run for the last sixteen years, with this year’s event attracting 82 players from around the country.
The standard of player ranges from recreational to world ranked and everyone gets to play at least twice over the weekend, as a Plate competition runs alongside the main draw of each grade (A, B, C & D).
This years A Grade final, saw last years Winner & World No 52, Nathan Lake come up against World No 19 Tom Richards. Evenly split over the first 2 games, Tom pulled away in the 3rd & 4th to take the title for the second time in 5 years.
Cash prizes are there to be won! The tournament runs annually in March/April, so watch out for details of the King’s Squash Open 2020.
We have the annual King’s Closed Knockout tournaments to look forward to. The next Junior and Senior (Mens & Ladies) squash and racketball tournaments will take place in late 2019.
The game of Racketball is an ideal sport for all ages and is played on a standard squash court. Rules are similar to those of squash with slight variations; the rackets are slightly larger and the ball is bigger and bouncier, making it easier to get a rally going.
Adult Racketball Evening
These drop-in sessions are open to both male and female players, aged 16 and over. Our resident coach, Tom, organises each session to include coaching and matches and will help to improve your game. You will have the opportunity to play against people of different abilities. All standards of player are welcome. Why not give it a go?
Wednesday | 19:30-20:30
Adult Beginner Racketball Courses
Racketball is a perfect introduction for people looking to play a fun and competitive racket sport, as well as being a great game for experienced squash players. These two hour courses are an excellent introduction to the sport. Our qualified instructor, Tom will run the courses for anyone aged 16 and over. If you are interested in attending please complete an activity waiting list form to receive details of future courses.