Squash

Dumfries SRC logo - squareDumfries Squash & Racketball Club was formed with the creation of Dumfries Sports Club in 1976 and is the biggest club in Dumfries.

The club is affiliated with Scottish Squash and Racketball, West of Scotland Squash and is a member of Nithsdale Sports Council.

The club was recently awarded Sports Club Accreditation through Dumfries & Galloway Council.

There are four courts, all with viewing facilities.

Dumfries Squash Club Accredited Sports Club

The club has an on-going commitment to court maintenance in order to continue to provide excellent facilities for our members.

During the past 3 years, three of the four courts have been extensively refurbished. We are one of a few squash clubs in Scotland with a comprehensive on-site and on-line court booking system.

There are in-house monthly squash and racketball leagues which run throughout the year.

We also hold Club Championships (Open, Ladies and Junior), the Club Handicap Trophy, the Doubles tournament and Dumfries and Galloway Under-30 Championships. The club is the venue for the Dumfries and Galloway Closed Competition.

South of Scotland Masters

In November 2009 the club hosted the first South of Scotland Masters Open Squash Championships (a Scottish Squash Masters Circuit ranking tournament) and will continue to do so, and in 2007 was the venue for the Scottish Police Championships.

Several teams from the club participate in the Dumfries and Galloway Leagues.

We have strong representation in the Masters Tournaments throughout Scotland and several individuals represent Scotland in the Masters Home Internationals each year.

South of Scotland Masters 2009 Champions

Club Nights

We have one Club Nights each week; (this can be changed at short notice)

Mondays from 6-15pm to 9pm – all welcome.

Squash on court two

Squash on court two

Juniors

Juniors are welcomed. They are the future of the club and the sport.

Juniors also get the advantage of reduced court fees at off-peak times.

Schools: the courts are used by the local secondary schools for squash and racketball as a P.E. subject at off-peak times on specified weekday mornings and afternoons.

Squash Coaching

Under review.

Squash for all

Squash doubles at Nunholm

Squash doubles at Nunholm

In Dumfries, squash is a game played by all ages from 8-80 years. You can play at any level from complete beginners to national standard. All it takes is a racquet and a ball and a worthy opponent!

If you start slowly you can work your way up in standard or just play for fun and the exercise. There is nothing like 45 minutes of squash to get some good hard exercise in a short time. It fits easily into a busy life.

After your game have a shower and come up to the bar for a drink. You can watch others play from the balconies or take in a cricket match whilst you relax and are welcomed to the premier squash club in the South of Scotland.

Racketball

The courts at the club are also used for racketball. This is the UK version of the American game played with a shorter racket and a bouncier ball.

This is a fast growing sport in the UK and provides an alternative way of keeping fit and is particularly suitable for beginners and juniors starting out on a squash court.

Monthly in-house racketball leagues were recently initiated and several of our members are qualified Racketball Leaders.

History

The squash club was initially formed as Nunholm Squash Club in 1976 commencing with 2 squash courts.

In 1987 two further courts were added.

In 2009 the club made the decision to change its name to Dumfries Squash Club.

In 2014 the club made the decision to change its name again to Dumfries Squash and Racketball Club, to acknowledge the growing interest in the sport of racketball.

Squash Club Committee

Chairman – TBC
Treasurer – TBC
Secretary  – TBC

 

Contact

We would be delighted to welcome new members of any age and ability to the Club.

For more information contact the club on 01387 252527.

You can also contact the squash club via dumfriessrc@gmail.com

Club Fundraising

EasyFundraising Online ShoppingFundraising Website – the squash club has signed up to the Easyfundraising website.

There are over 2,000 retailers available, no additional costs involved and also discounts available. This approach has successfully raised hundreds of pounds for other clubs.

The funds raised will contribute towards the maintenance of the squash courts.

Just register at the following web address www.easyfundraising.org.uk/dsc and then carry out your online shopping as normal. Support the club and look out for special offers and increased contributions! Further details are available here.


 

Squash Sponsors

Dumfries Squash and Racketball Club appreciates the long-standing and continued support from its court tin sponsors:

Anderson Kilts
5 Church Crescent
01387 250250

Gambit
Gaming & Leisure Equipment
01387 721850

Your Move
2 Queensberry St
01387 257666

Backswing
Racket Restringing and Sales
Karakal rackets and accessories
07590 639185 or 01387 268810

The Club is also grateful to the following sponsors for their support of the club and local squash.

  • John Henderson and Sons (Solicitors and Estate Agents)
  • So Below, Dumfries
  • Finite Engineering
  • Bard Vet Group
  • Anderson Engineering
  • Noblehill Garage
  • Cisco Systems

Dumfries Squash & Racketball Club has numerous other sponsorship sites available on its four courts and for its annual South of Scotland Masters Open Squash Championships. Companies wishing to discuss/consider such sponsorship opportunities should email the club at Dumfriessrc@gmail.com


 

Squash Roll of Honour

Squash Roll of Honour 2010