Boston Squash and Racketball Club

About

Boston Squash and Racketball Club is a thriving club on Rosebery Avenue in Boston. Members have access to squash, racketball and gym facilities, as well as a bar which overlooks two of the courts.

The club holds internal monthly leagues for both squash and racketball. Boston also fields various teams in county leagues. Club tournaments are regularly arranged for members, as well as social events such as parties and quiz nights.

The club hosts the professional Boston Open every December, as well as various county and inter county matches.

Group and individual squash coaching sessions are also available for adults and juniors.


Getting started

See our 'Joining' page for information on how to join the club as a member.

Visitors (that's anyone!) can play at the club for an unlimited number of times without joining as a member themselves. The fee for guests is £5-a-time. This is a great option for infrequent players, but for regular players it is of course cheaper to join and not pay the £5 fee each time.


Facility Hire

Boston Squash and Racketball Club has a bar and function room available for hire. The facilities include a kitchen, bar and function room equipped with seating, tables, and a disco. The club will hire out the facilties at little cost. If you need a venue for any event, from formal meetings to personal parties, please contact Mark Hildred using the details on the 'Contact' page. Maximum capacity: 150 persons.


A Brief History, by Peter Tait

Although Boston Squash and Racketball Club was founded in 1957, play did not start until the first court was finished in February 1961. The second court was built in 1971 and the third added in 1976.  In 1978 two glass-backed courts were built, along with the club bar at first floor level overlooking the new courts.  This arrangement allows the club to fit in dozens of people to watch a match by putting the two seating blocks together at ground level.  Finally the changing rooms on the ground floor were added in 1982.

In 1997 the club was successful in applying for National Lottery funding to build three rainbow courts. This made the club the first one ever in England to receive national lottery funding for rainbow courts. With the rainbow courts came the first ever Boston Open, which is now the longest running event on the BSPA Tour. Boston is now only second to Grantham (six courts) as the largest club in the county, with good facilities, and the club is often asked to host county events.

The club is run by its members (currently around 270), with a committee to represent the members elected every year at the AGM.  Although squash participation is not what is was in the 1980s, the club is still in a very healthy position and should be for the forseeable future.