Coolhurst has seven international standard squash courts, five of which are glass-backed, making it the most expansive squash facility in Central London. Our Show Court No 1. has a viewing capacity of 100, and all courts have an adjustable tin for PSA play (19″ – 17″). The Club is one of only a handful of clubs in the UK to possess international doubles courts.
Courts are bookable for social and league play in 40 minute periods from 8.10am until 10.50pm on weekdays, 9.30pm Saturdays, and 10.10 p.m. on Sundays and Bank Holidays. There are four booking bands, depending on the day and time:
- Off-peak: £3.50 per session
- Weekend: £4.50 per session
- Peak: £5.00 per session
- Doubles: £5.50 per session
Courts can be booked online or by using a touch screen in the Clubhouse. Smartphone app coming soon! Members may book courts to play guests, but they must be signed in and a guest fee of £10 is payable at the bar. Guests may play a maximum of three times in any calendar year.
Open to both Members and Visitors, Club Night is by far the best way of meeting other players in a friendly, social environment and getting in a few great games of squash:
- Wednesdays: 7.50pm – 10.30pm
- Sundays: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Arrive ten minutes before the start and check in with the Club Night Organiser to play. You will be put in a round robin series of games – you are guaranteed a minimum of two but on average should play 3 to 4 or more. No dark or dirty soled shoes to be worn – you will not be allowed to play!
With 150 members playing across 30+ divisions, the Club Leagues are a great way to improve your game through competitive play whilst making new friends at the same time. Leagues run on a monthly cycle, with players making their own arrangements to book games with opponents. Promotion and relegation are based on points gained over the best of five games.
The club offers extensive opportunities for those wishing to play competitive team squash. Coolhurst currently fields more than ten teams in the Middlesex League including Men’s, Ladies, Vets and Juniors. Our top men’s team regularly features top World Ranked players. As one of only two clubs in London with doubles courts, we also compete in the Alma Doubles League.
Coaching is available to players of all standards, both members and non-members and is delivered by a team of England Squash accredited coaches.
Currently featuring the current World No 1 and three-time World Champion Nick Matthew, alongside other players ranked in the World Top 50, the PSL is the most prestigious squash league in the World. Coolhurst is the only club in Central London to field a team in the PSL, thus offering members the unrivaled opportunity to witness truly world-class sport in Crouch End on a regular basis.
Whatever your standard, the Club organises an extensive program of internal and external Tournaments which always attract large entries – including the Club Championships held in the Spring, the Gareth Pugh Memorial Handicap in November, Valentines Doubles, Wooden Rackets and the bi-annual Famous Fives competitions. These are open to all members of Coolhurst.
Regular winners of the Junior County Championships, Coolhurst has some of the most successful squash juniors in Middlesex, several of whom are nationally ranked. Junior sessions are led by Jago Nardelli and his team of England Squash accredited coaches. The Coolhurst Junior Academy is currently undergoing rapid expansion through partnerships with local schools.
Doubles and Racketball
Doubles Squash is a fast-paced and highly strategic variant of the International Singles game, which is undergoing a surge of popularity in the run up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Coolhurst is proud to be one of only two clubs in London with Doubles Facilities, with two convertible International Doubles courts built in 2012. These are available to be booked by members. In addition to our 30+ squash leagues, we also run a popular Racketball league.