Aerial view of Nunholm and Dumfries Sports Club

21 09 2014

An aerial tour of Dumfries Sports Club, Dumfries Cricket Club, Dumfries Tennis Club and Dumfries Squash and Racketball Club.

New members can join the Sports Club at any time. See HERE.

Thanks to Tony Graham for the piloting and the footage.


Squash: General Meeting Wed 18 June

29 05 2014

Dumfries Squash ClubYou may have heard that our present Squash Section Chairman and Junior Convener have demitted office recently rather suddenly.

We would like to thank Keith and Jimmy for all the work they have done for the section over the past few years.

Our priority now is to sustain the success of the club and move forward.

In order to do that the committee feel that we should hold a meeting immediately and we would be keen for as many to attend as possible to give us feedback about the club and ideas for us going forwards. Some of the present committee members will be continuing and we require to appoint others to continue the work until the time of the next AGM.

We hope there will be a good attendance at the meeting on Wednesday 18th June (19:00). Please see the downloadable document below for details.

Sue Strachan
On behalf of the Squash Committee

The meeting is open to all members of Dumfries Sports Club, including those who do not list squash as their first sport.

Download here – Dumfries Squash Club Meeting on 18 June 2014.

Social: Xmas Dance – Sat 14 Dec

18 11 2013

The 2013 Squash Club Xmas Dance is being held on Saturday 14th December in the Clubhouse commencing at 7.30pm featuring The Lift Shaft Incident, a Glasgow-based band, who cover everything from the 70s to the 10s.

The dance is open to all members and non-members of the Sports Club and tickets are £10 each including your first drink and are on sale now behind the Bar.


Scottish Open Racketball this weekend

9 04 2013

SORC_2013_posterThe 2nd Scottish Open Racketball Championships in partnership with main sponsor Anderson File & Rescue are being held at Dumfries Squash Club this Saturday and Sunday, 13-14th April.

The inaugural championships in 2012 attracted a 45-strong line-up of local, Scottish and English players and an increased participation is expected this year.

Come along and watch!

Squash: February Newsletter

23 02 2013

The latest squash newsletter is available below. Of note inside:

  • Membership Week
  • Club Competitions SF’s and Finals
  • End-of-Season Dance featuring The Yahs
  • Scottish Open Racketball Championships return to Dumfries

The squash club hopes to see a lot of you at Finals Day and afterwards at the Dance.

Squash Newsletter Feb 2013 (PDF/Adobe format)

Membership Week: Sat 23 Feb-Fri 1 Mar

22 02 2013


Membership week for the coming year for the Sports Club takes place from Saturday 23 February to Friday 1 March at the following times.

Sat 23 February – 2 pm to 5 pm
Sun 24 February – 2 pm to 5 pm
Mon 25 February – 7 pm to 9 pm
Tue 26 February – 7 pm to 9 pm
Wed 27 February – 7 pm to 9 pm
Thu 28 February – 7 pm to 9 pm
Fri 1 March -7 pm to 9 pm

The Membership Secretary, or a member of the Management Committee, will be available in the lounge area to collect your membership form and payment, or arrange a direct debit.

If you cannot make any of these times, please either leave your membership form and payment for the Membership Secretary or the bar staff will assist you.

Tote memberships also available from the bar.

Memberships rates have been kept unchanged from last year. Further details of the Sports Club Memberships for 2013 can be found here along with a membership form which can be downloaded.

Squash: Club Newsletter – December 2012

26 12 2012

The Squash Club e-newsletter for December can be downloaded below.

  • Club Competitions Entry Forms
  • Jim Thorburn Handicap Trophy draws
  • End-of-Season Dance – March 23rd

The newsletter can be downloaded here

Squash: South Masters 2012 – Dumfries 17-18th Nov

7 11 2012

For those of you lucky enough to have reached your 35th birthday, you now have the opportunity to enter the South of Scotland Masters tournament being held at the Club next weekend.

Our Masters tournament is one of 8 which comprise Scottish Squash’s Masters Circuit with participants gaining ranking points towards National team selection for the end-of-season Home Internationals.

The tournament is age-group oriented and includes:

Ladies – Over 45, O55
Men – Over 35, O40, O45, O50, O55, O60, O65, O70, O75

Entry fee is £18 and you’ll be guaranteed 2 matches (best-of-5 to 9) and all participants will be given a limited edition South Masters 2012 Dri-Fit T-shirt.

There is also a dinner on the Saturday night at the Doonhamer Bistro (limited to 45 people) and a live band “The Zeebos” playing at The Venue later on Saturday night – tickets for the band are £5 each and available from Keith, Barnstorm Records or The Venue.

The closing date is this Friday 9th November, so if you wish to participate please e-mail Dumfries Squash Club via or contact Keith.

Squash: Club Newsletter – October 2012

13 10 2012

The Squash Club e-newsletter for October is out with the news listed below.

Support the cause – World Squash Day on 20th October and help local children through Aberlour Futures Dumfries. The Squash Club’s AGM is on Thursday 18th October at 7pm. We hope to see as many of you as possible at this meeting.

  • World Squash Day
  • Squash Club AGM
  • Coaching Sessions
  • Club Nights
  • Scottish Squash & Racketball update
  • Sports Club Tote

The newsletter can be downloaded here

Squash: Club Newsletter – September 2012

16 09 2012

The Squash Club e-newsletter for the start of the new season is out with the news listed below.

  • D&G Squash Leagues
  • Winter Leagues
  • LED Lighting
  • World Squash Day
  • Squash Club AGM
  • Coaching Sessions
  • Club Nights
  • Scottish Squash & Racketball update
  • Sports Club Tote
  • Online Booking

The newsletter can be downloaded here

Squash: Club Newsletter – August 2012

8 08 2012

The Summer edition of the Squash Club e-newsletter is out with the news listed below.

  • World Masters Squash Championships
  • D&G Squash Leagues
  • LED Lighting
  • Racketball Around Scotland
  • Consett Squash Club Tour
  • Awards
  • Court Utilisation
  • Club Nights
  • Scottish Squash & Racketball update
  • Sports Club Tote
  • Online Booking

The newsletter can be downloaded here

Nunholm ‘Big Match’ Challenge

19 06 2012

The Tennis XI

The big cricket match of the weekend took place on Sunday afternoon, after the cricket section played some Twenty20 Cup fixture.

It was then that the might of Dumfries Tennis Club took to the field to see if Dumfries Squash Club could cope with playing outside.

Unfortunately for them they emerged blinking from the clubhouse in the dazzling sunlight and could still see the ball.

Hope of the side

After the hope of the side, Creedon, even after all his decades of experience, and kitted out in his ‘blues’, contrived to hit his own wicket the squash players then got the ball warmed up.

Fourteen year-old Dean Brotherston (the ringer) scored 46 retired and Jim Scriven was punishing on anything on the leg side hitting 30. Michael Goldie opened the bowling attack to good effect taking two wickets in his two overs.

A challenging total of 142 for 8 in 20 overs required a tennis player to play the equivalent of a five set big innings. However top scorer was D Strachan with 17 who then lost the bragging right at home, by being bowled off stump by F Strachan.

It was the Squash XI that nicked a victory, winning by 28 runs after the Tennis XI fell short ending up on 114 for 6.

Thanks to Bevo for organising the game and the post match barbecue. It was good to see the Sports Club so busy on the Sunday afternoon. Revenge for the Tennis in a possible re-match later in the summer was being plotted in the bar afterwards.

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