Wilsden Squash Club

Club Status

WE ARE OPEN!

Additional Covid-19 Restrictions

All visitors to the Club must sign in and out (this can be done by signing the book, texting or by scanning QR - please see signing in book in club for options). Please also see notices in the Club for additional Covid-19 information & requirements.

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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.

MEMBERSHIP 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.

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 Olympic Racketball Team the guys have been really helpful at coaching and giving me 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 in.

Charl

, joined 2019

Wilsden Squash Club has been a completely welcoming and enjoyable experience. The regulars are (in a short period) like long standing friends who create opportunities for players at all levels, including mine. As a single 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. membership renews in October each year and fees are paid upfront. Fees are pro-rated if joining mid-term.

Adult

£75 / year
  • 24/7 Court Access
  • Online Booking
  • Licensed Bar with TV
  • Shower & Changing Facilities

Junior/Students

£25 / year
  • 24/7 Court Access
  • Online Booking
  • Licensed Bar with TV
  • Shower & Changing Facilities

Metro

£25 / year
  • Court Access to Play Metro
  • Online Booking
  • Licensed Bar with TV
  • Shower & Changing Facilities

Social

£25 / year
  • Access to Club for Social Events/Bar etc
  • Online Booking
  • Licensed Bar with TV
  • Shower & Changing Facilities

We may also be able to offer you other membership packages depending upon your circumstances (e.g. family membership). Please ask for further details.

MEMBERSHIP 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.

Our
sports

Apart from Squash & Racketball we are also trialing some other sports (inc. Soccer Squash). Click below to find out more about all the sports we currently offer.

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.

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!

Soccer
squash

Soccer Squash is a new game to the UK, although it has been around for a while in a other European countries. It has the potential to be the fastest growing sport in the UK. With courts freely available and the minimum of equipment requirements (a regulation ball and suitable footwear), the game is both accessible and affordable. Why not give it a try and improve your soccer skills?

Badminton

Are you unhappy with your length or prefer a more relaxed badminton game? Well why not try short court badminton on one of our courts. We supply a pop up badminton net which can be assembled in 30 secs. Why not give it try?

Table
tennis

Prefer smaller balls? Why not try a bit of ping pong. We have a full size table tennis table that can be easily and quickly assembled in one of our courts.

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's

Here’s some answers to some common questions. If you still have a question after reading all the information on this site please use the General Enquiry Form at the bottom of this page.

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.

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.

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 maneuverable. We can provide advice on racket choice and sell rackets at the bar.

In addition to the annual membership fee there is also a small fee for the lights. The lights are operated by tokens which cost £3.50 for 20 mins play and can be purchased from the bar. A standard squash/racketball match lasts 40 mins so that's only £3.50 per person per match!

Our
facilities

Our facilities include two hard back squash courts with 24/7 access and viewing gallery, an online booking system, changing/shower facilities and a licensed bar with TV. Click below for more information.

Our
Courts

We have two hard back courts which were fully refurbished in the summer of 2020 and as a result are in excellent condition. The courts were fully cleaned and re-plastered and Court 2 received a new floor. Both courts now feature Ambirad heaters and LED lighting to ensure the best possible playing conditions. As part of the refurbishment the old solid walls of the viewing galleries were removed and replaced with glass panels with chrome ballastrades which has greatly improved the spectator experience.

The 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. We encourage members to relax in the bar area and re-hydrate after a match! 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 accepts cash, cheques and contact-less card payments.

Online
booking

Members get free access to our online booking system called eBooking. This allows members to quickly check court availability, make bookings and amend bookings from any device. 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.

Our
services

We can provide adult and junior coaching on an individual or group basis. We also offer a racket re-stringing service. Click below for more information.

Improve your
skills with
coaching

As with any sport it is always useful to have coaching either to introduce you to the sport and teach you the basics or to improve your technique which can increase your overall enjoyment of the game. We offer a number of options when it comes to coaching for squash and racketball including introductory lessons, group coaching (junior/adult) or individual coaching (junior/adult).   

COACHING ENQUIRY FORM

Yes! I'm interested in improving my skills with coaching...

Please complete the form with your coaching requirements (it helps to include as much information as possible) and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Our stringing
service

We offer a quality racket stringing service here at the Club. This service is provided by club member Harjinder Gata-Aura who is a keen squash and racketball player himself. Harj strings squash rackets for his son Taminder (who turned professional in 2013) and his fellow professional squash players. Harj can string other racket types including racketball and badminton. There are different stringing options available and Harj is always happy to offer advice should you require it. You can even supply your own string if desired. Harj can also fit new grips, grommet sets and bumper strips. Harj uses a quality electronic stringing machine.

Restringing Enquiry

For all your stringing needs...

Please complete the form with your stringing requirements (it helps to include as much information as possible) and Harj will get back to you as soon as he can.

Example
of strings

This is just a sample of strings that we can supply and fit. If you want something more exotic just ask and we’ll see what we can do (or you can supply your own string of course).

Ashaway Power Kill Pro

Ashaway Power Kill Pro has been introduced for the professional level player. It is a tough string which uses Power Filament Technology and Zyex fibres to offer ultimate durability, power and string tension maintenance.

Ashaway Super Kill XL

Ashaway Super Kill XL offers a combination of a multifilament core and double braided nylon polymers. Super Kill XL string provides tension stability, ball control and durability.

Ashaway Super Nick XL

Ashaway Super Nick XL offers soft playability with a textured surface, delivering optimum ball control and excellent resilience in all rackets. Super Nick XL has a multifiliment construction for gut-like performance.

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Technifibre 305 Plus

Tecnifibre 305+ provides maximum comfort with 400% elasticity and better feel, as well as anti-abrasion coating for increased durability. In addition, 400% elasticity provides the dynamic performance needed.

Technifibre 305

Tecnifibre 305 provides more comfort and a better feel, as well as anti abrasion coating for increased durability. 305 has a thin gauge for higher ball speed and maximum shock absorption, with the highest content of polyurethane.

R-A-B Sensor Fibre

RAB Sensor Fibre HD offers sensational power and feel. Small fibres are formed together by a unique chemical and heat process. The material is saturated with polyurethane, twisted and time cured to create exact string memory.

Harj's
quick guide
to stringing

There is a common misconception that a higher string tension gives greater power, however the reverse is true because the string works like a trampoline – the lower the tension the greater the rebound effect. A racket strung at a lower tension will provide more power than one at a higher tension and is generally better for players still developing their game whilst a higher tension provides greater control and is more applicable for advanced players who are aiming for precise length and width. Every racket comes with a recommended string tension which is sometimes listed on the racket throat or frame. The recommended tension for squash rackets is usually between 20lbs-35lbs. In general larger racket heads will require higher tension than smaller ones in order to achieve comparable playability levels. Racket strings lose tension over time, even if they are not in use.

Thin strings are more powerful but do tend to be less durable so can work out more costly to use over time as more frequent restrings may be required. Thicker strings are more resistant but as they are generally less powerful so there is a trade off. Squash strings range from 1.06mm – 1.30mm thickness. Thicker strings are available but these are really designed for tennis or racketball rackets with larger heads.

Natural gut strings have great resilience and offer good control and touch but can be very costly. Most squash and racketball rackets come pre-strung by the manufacturers with synthetic strings and there are several types available i.e. monofilament (one solid piece), multifilament (many pieces intertwined) or nylon.

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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