Barnes Squash club is a friendly and affordable club with 2 well maintained squash courts that can be booked online by members up to 7 days in advance, for use 7 days a week from 8am - 9:30pm. Each booking is for 40 minutes. The courts lights are operated by a token that can be purchased by members at the club house for £4.
Barnes Squash Club is the Squash Section of Barnes Sports Club which is located at 251-261 Lonsdale Rd, Barnes in South West London. Barnes Sports Club covers a host of activity with differing sections for Hockey, Cricket, Tennis, as well as Squash and has a busy social club and bar open most nights of the week with Sky TV.
The majority of club members live in Barnes and the nearby localities of Putney, Hammersmith, Mortlake, East Sheen, Roehampton, Fulham, Kew, Action, Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Richmond, Ham, Ealing and Chiswick. New members are very welcome with joining and price details to be found on the Membership page.
There is a league system, more sociable than serious, operating on a calendar month basis. The winner of each league gets promoted and the unfortunate loser demoted!
Every Wednesday evening at 7:00pm - 9:30pm there is a club night where anyone can turn up and pay to play. Members : £3, Non-members, who are very welcome : £5. This is a great way to try before you join and to play against a others of various abilities. Additionally there is a second members only club session on Saturday mornings.
Social inter-club matches are arranged throughout the year. The News page provides information on upcoming events.
10th Sept 2016 : Friendly at Wimbledon
The mighty warriors of Barnes received a 0-5 drubbing at the hands of Wimbledon on 10 November. First up at 5 was John R who never quite got to grips with a slippery opponent. Ian was at 4 and fighting not only his adversary but also a cold which left him, he claimed, with reduced lung capacity. In other words, he was knackered and thus slipped to a 1-3 defeat. This unwellness had the unwise impact of promoting Gerry to 3, the highest he has been since the incident with the hallucinogenic mushrooms. He was duly whipped by a merciless opponent who barely deigned to break sweat. The games at 1 and 2 were much closer and good to watch. John A was all sleek efficiency until his dead leg started to restrict movement (this had been delivered by a fellow tube traveller heading down the stairs at full pelt; unintentionally it is claimed). A tight affair resulted in a 2-3 loss which could and have been different. It was left to skipper David to restore honour but against a tough and wily opponent he had his work cut out. Initial signs were good but the guy would not be subdued and punished every looseness, resulting in a 1-3 defeat. Still, the bar was good and the team wolfed down an extra helping of spaghetti, showing that in the things that really matter, Barnes always comes out on top.
Every Wednesday 7pm : Barnes Squash Clubnight
Members and visitors are always welcome at clubnight. This is a good opportunity to test your skills against a variety of opponents and also a great way to meet other squash players.