Wilsden Squash Club

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WILSDEN SQUASH CLUB

About us

We are a small but friendly squash club serving Wilsden and the surrounding area. We welcome members of all abilities, ages and social backgrounds. The Club has over 100 members and is active in both squash and racketball (squash ’57) at social and competitive league levels. We believe that with our very competitive membership fees we offer exceptional value for money compared to similar clubs in neighbouring areas.

Joining Enquiry

Hello, let's meet up!

Thanks for your interest in joining us. We would love the opportunity to show you around the Club. To help us arrange this please complete your contact details below and we'll get in touch to arrange a convenient time.

Thanks for your interest in joining us. We would love the opportunity to show you around the Club. To help us arrange this please complete your contact details opposite and we'll get in touch to arrange a convenient time.

Testimonials

Here’s what some recent joiners had to say about Wilsden Squash Club…

Emma (joined 2020)

In short Wilsden Squash Club is the best thing to come out of 2020! Everyone is really welcoming and although I don’t think I’ll make the racketball Olympic team the guys have been really helpful at coaching and giving advice. It’s all about enjoying yourself and keeping fit, although the 2 or 3 glasses of Prosecco from the bar cancels that out slightly!
5/5

Tom H (joined 2020)

Without question Wilsden Squash Club is a great place to get involved with. The facilities are top notch, the regulars welcoming and the beer is cheap. I joined as a novice and was invited to play some established members who offered advice and guidance. The people at the Club have become friends who are up for drinks, social events and tournaments. I really enjoy my time at the Club and would definitely encourage anyone interested to join.

5/5

Charl (joined 2019)

Wilsden Squash Club has been a compleletly welcoming and enjoyable experience. The regulars are (in a short period of time) like long standing friends who create opportunities for players at all levels, including mine. As a simple person it’s been such a pleasure to join a club that links people together who would otherwise struggle to find a willing and able participant.

5/5

Our
membership rates

Our membership rates are extremely competitive. Memberships renew in October each year and fees are paid upfront. Light fees are charged at £3.75 for 20 mins play.

STANDARD ADULT

£75

Annual (pro rata)

24/7 Club/Court Access

Online Booking System

Bar + TV + WiFi

Shower & Changing Facilities

STUDENT/JUNIOR

£5

Annual (fixed)

24/7 Club/Court Access

Online Booking System

Bar + TV + WiFi

Shower & Changing Facilities

METRO TEAM

£25

Annual (fixed)

Access to Play Metro

X

Bar + TV + WiFi

Shower & Changing Facilities

FAMILY/GROUP

£150

Conditions Apply

24/7 Club/Court Access

Online Booking System

Bar + TV + WiFi

Shower & Changing Facilities

SOCIAL

£10

Annual (fixed)

24/7 Club Access

X

Bar + TV + WiFi

X

*** SPECIAL OFFER ***

Juniors and students can now play for FREE before 5pm. This means you could play squash for only £5 a year! Please ask for further details.

Joining Enquiry

Hello, let's meet up!

Thanks for your interest in joining us. We would love the opportunity to show you around the Club. To help us arrange this please complete your contact details below and we'll get in touch to arrange a convenient time.

Thanks for your interest in joining us. We would love the opportunity to show you around the Club. To help us arrange this please complete your contact details opposite and we'll get in touch to arrange a convenient time.

Our
sports

Our primary sports are squash and racketball, however we have recently started to offer other sports such as soccersquash, short court badminton and table tennis on a trial basis. More information on these other sports can be found under the main menu. Read on to learn more about squash and racketball…

ABOUT

SQUASH

“You’re on fire. You’re chasing every ball, thriving on adrenaline as the rally goes on, enjoying banter with your mate and getting fit without thinking about it. This is sport as you’ve never experienced before. Whether you want to get your squash thrill back or pick up a racket for the first time, you’ll find squash an exciting, indoor court-based game for all ages and abilities. All you need is a ball, a racket, a friend and a wall. Squash is a great upper and lower body workout, strengthening muscles and burning up to 800 calories per hour and if you’re seeking a slightly slower version of the game, there’s a growing racketball (squash ’57) community…” – England Squash

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ABOUT

RACKETBALL

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Racketball (squash ’57) is the UK’s fastest growing sport. It is played on a regular squash court and is very similar to squash. The main differences to squash are the size of the ball (a racketball is a similar size to a tennis ball) and the length of the racket (racketball rackets are shorter). The fact that the ball is bigger, more bouncy and does not need warming up means that the rallies last longer as the ball moves slower giving the opponent more time to react and get to the ball. The shorter racket also helps with hand eye co-ordination making the ball easier to strike. Overall this makes the game much easier to pick up than many other sports like squash or tennis, however racketball may be easy to learn but is very difficult to master!

Our
facilities

The Club was refurbished in 2020/21 to give it a contemporary feel. Our facilities include two hard back courts with viewing galleries, an online booking system, changing/shower facilities and licensed bar/lounge area with TV, WiFi and phone charging.

Courts

As part of the Club’s refurbishment both courts were cleaned, re-painted and new tins installed where necessary. Court 2 also received a new floor. Both courts received new LED lighting and Ambirad heating systems ensuring our courts play exceptionally well. The viewing galleries were upgraded by removing the solid walls and replacing these with glass panels to greatly improve the viewing experience.

Bar & lounge area

We have a licensed bar which offers a wide range of bottled alcoholic/non alcoholic drinks and bar snacks at very reasonable prices. The bar is usually open Monday-Thursday from 7pm and remains open whilst there is demand. You can also purchase light tokens and equipment such as rackets, grips, balls, goggles and shoes from the bar. If you need some equipment we probably have it or can get it for you. Please note the bar now accepts cash, cheques and contact-less payments.

Online booking system

Members get free access to our online booking system. This allows members to quickly check court availability, make bookings and amend bookings from any device with a browser. We also manage our internal leagues, special events and make general email communications using this system. There is also a terminal located in the Club if members do not have access to a suitable device.

Get
involved!

Get
fit and healthy!

Here’s some key health benefits from playing squash and racketball on a regular basis… 

Frequently
asked questions

Here’s answers to some common questions. If you still have any queries after reading everything on this site please use the General Enquiry button at the bottom of this page to send us a message. 

What equipment do I need

All you need is a pair of non-marking court shoes (very important!), a racket, a ball and sports wear that you will be comfortable running around in. We sell suitable court shoes at the bar.

What racket should I buy

The cost of a racket varies tremendously and can range anywhere from £15 to in excess of £150. A racket is a very personal choice as there are different head sizes, stringing patterns, weights and balance points. For example a ‘head heavy’ racket may produce more power but may feel less manoeuvrable. We can provide advice on racket choice and sell rackets at the bar.

What ball should I use

We recommend Dunlop balls for squash and Price balls for racketball. New squash players are encouraged to initially use either a ‘max’ or ‘progress’ ball whilst they get used to the game. Price racketballs are coloured blue for general play and black (single yellow dot) for competition play. We can provide advice on which ball to use and sell balls at the bar.

How much does it cost to play

In addition to the annual membership fee there is also a small fee for the lights. The lights are operated by contactless payment (use your phone/card/watch in the usual way). The cost is £3.75 for 20 mins play. A standard squash/racketball match lasts 40 mins. Students and juniors can now play for FREE before 5pm!

Our
services

We can provide adult and junior coaching on an individual or group basis. We also offer a racket re-stringing service. Please see the main menu for further details.

Our
sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors for their continued support. If you think you can help us with sponsorship please get in touch.

About us

We are a small but friendly squash club serving Wilsden and surrounding area. We welcome members of all abilities, ages and social backgrounds. The Club has over 100 members and is active in both squash and UK racketball (squash’57) at social and competitive league levels. We believe that with our very competitive membership rates we offer great value for money.

Joining Enquiry

Hello, let's meet up!

Thanks for your interest in joining us. We would love the opportunity to show you around the Club. To help us arrange this please complete your contact details below and we'll get in touch to arrange a convenient time.

Thanks for your interest in joining us. We would love the opportunity to show you around the Club. To help us arrange this please complete your contact details opposite and we'll get in touch to arrange a convenient time.

Testimonials

Here’s what some recent joiners had to say about Wilsden Squash Club…

Emma (joined 2020)

In short Wilsden Squash Club is the best thing to come out of 2020! Everyone is really welcoming and although I don't think I'll make the racketball Olympic team the guys have been really helpful at coaching and giving advice. It's all about enjoying yourself and keeping fit, although the 2 or 3 glasses of Prosecco from the bar cancels that out slightly!

Tom H (joined 2019)

Without question Wilsden Squash Club is a great place to get involved with. The facilities are top notch, the regulars welcoming and the beer is cheap. I joined as a novice and was invited to play some established members who offered advice and guidance. The people at the Club have become friends who are up for drinks, social events and tournaments. I really enjoy my time at the Club and would definitely encourage anyone interested to join.

Charl (joined 2019)

Wilsden Squash Club has been a completely welcoming and enjoyable experience. The regulars are (in a short period of time) like long standing friends who create opportunities for players at all levels, including mine. As a simple person it's been such a pleasure to join a club that links people together who would otherwise struggle to find a willing and able participant.

Our
membership
rates

Our membership rates are extremely competitive. Memberships renew in October each year and fees are paid upfront. Light fees are charged at £3.75 for 20 mins play.

STANDARD ADULT

£75

Annual (pro rata)

24/7 Court Access

Online Booking

Bar + TV + WiFi

Shower/Changing

STUDENT/JUNIOR

£5

Annual (fixed)

24/7 Court Access

Online Booking

Bar + TV + WiFi

Shower/Changing

METRO PLAY

£25

Annual (fixed)

Access for Team Play

X

Bar + TV + WiFi

Shower/Changing

SOCIAL

£10

Annual (fixed)

24/7 Club Access

X

Bar + TV + WiFi

X

FAMILY

£150

Conditions Apply

24/7 Court Access

Online Booking

Bar + TV + WiFi

Shower/Changing

GROUP

£150

Conditions Apply

24/7 Court Access

Online Booking

Bar + TV + WiFi

Shower/Changing

*** SPECIAL OFFER ***

Students and juniors can now play for FREE before 5pm! Conditions apply – please ask for further details.

Joining Enquiry

Hello, let's meet up!

Thanks for your interest in joining us. We would love the opportunity to show you around the Club. To help us arrange this please complete your contact details below and we'll get in touch to arrange a convenient time.

Thanks for your interest in joining us. We would love the opportunity to show you around the Club. To help us arrange this please complete your contact details opposite and we'll get in touch to arrange a convenient time.

Our
sports

Our primary sports are squash and racketball, however we have started to offer other sports such as soccer squash, short court badminton and table tennis on a trial basis. More information on these other sports can be found under the main menu. Read on to learn all about squash and racketball…

ABOUT

SQUASH

“You’re on fire. You’re chasing every ball, thriving on adrenaline as the rally goes on, enjoying banter with your mate and getting fit without thinking about it. This is sport as you’ve never experienced before. Whether you want to get your squash thrill back or pick up a racket for the first time, you’ll find squash an exciting, indoor court-based game for all ages and abilities. All you need is a ball, a racket, a friend and a wall. Squash is a great upper and lower body workout, strengthening muscles and burning up to 800 calories per hour and if you’re seeking a slightly slower version of the game, there’s a growing Racketball community.” – England Squash

Watch Me!

ABOUT

RACKETBALL

Racketball is the UK’s fastest growing sport. It is played on a regular squash court and is very similar to squash. The main differences to squash are the size of the ball (a racketball is a similar size to a tennis ball) and the length of the racket (racketball rackets are shorter). The fact that the ball is bigger, more bouncy and does not need warming up means that the rallies last longer as the ball moves slower giving the opponent more time to react and get to the ball. The shorter racket also helps with hand eye co-ordination making the ball easier to strike. Overall this makes the game much easier to pick up than many other sports like squash or tennis, however racketball may be easy to learn but is very difficult to master!

Watch Me!

Our
facilities

The Club was refurbished in 2020/21 to give it a contemporary feel. Our facilities include two hard back courts with viewing gallery, an online booking system, changing/shower facilities and a licensed bar/lounge area with TV, WiFi and phone charging.

Courts

As part of the Club's refurbishment both courts were cleaned, re-painted and new tins installed where necessary. Court 2 received a new floor. Both courts received new LED lighting and Ambirad heating systems ensuring our courts play exceptionally well. The viewing galleries were upgraded by removing the solid walls and replacing these with glass panels to increase viewing angles.

Bar

We have a licensed bar which offers a wide range of bottled alcoholic/non alcoholic drinks and bar snacks at very reasonable prices. The bar is usually open Monday-Thursday from 7pm and remains open whilst there is demand. You can also purchase equipment such as rackets, grips, balls, goggles and shoes from the bar. If you need some equipment we probably have it or can get it for you. Please note the bar now accepts cash, cheques and contactless payments.

Online booking system

Members get free access to our online booking system. This allows members to quickly check court availability, make bookings and amend bookings from any device with a browser. We also manage our internal leagues, special events and make general email communications using this system. There is also a terminal located in the Club if members do not have access to a suitable device.

Get
involved!

Get fit
and healthy

Here are some key health benefits from playing squash and racketball on a regular basis.

Improves cardiovascular health

Increases agility & Strength

helps achieve weight loss

promotes mental wellbeing

FAQ

Here are answers to some common questions. If you still have any queries after reading everything on this page please use the General Enquiry button at the bottom of the page to send us a message.

What equipment do I need

All you need is a pair of non-marking court shoes (very important!), a racket, a ball and sports wear that you will be comfortable running around in. We sell suitable court shoes at the bar.

What racket should I buy

The cost of a racket varies tremendously and can range anywhere from £15 to in excess of £150. A racket is a very personal choice as there are different head sizes, stringing patterns, weights and balance points. For example a 'head heavy' racket may produce more power but may feel less manoeuvrable. We can provide advice on racket choice and sell rackets at the bar.

What ball should I use

We recommend Dunlop balls for squash and Price balls for racketball. New squash players are encouraged to initially use either a Max or Progress ball whilst they get used to the game. Price racketballs are coloured blue for general play and black (single yellow dot) for competition play. We can provide advice on which ball to use and sell balls at the bar.

How much does it cost to play

In addition to the annual membership fee there is also a small fee for the lights. The lights are operated by contactless payment (use your phone/card/watch in the usual way). The cost is £3.75 for 20 mins. A standard squash/racketball match lasts 40 mins. Juniors and students can now play for FREE before 5pm!

Our
services

We can provide adult and junior coaching on an individual or group basis. We also offer a racket re-stringing service. See the main menu for further details.

Our
sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors for their continued support. If you think you can help us with sponsorship please get in touch.

Contact DETAILS

Address

Wilsden Squash Club
Townfield
Wilsden
Bradford
BD15 0HT
Tel: 01535 275708

General Enquiry

Hi, how can we help?

If your enquiry is regarding joining the Club, restringing a racket or coaching there are specific forms for this in the relevant sections above. For all other enquiries please complete this form with as much information as possible and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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