COVID-19

Boston Squash and Racketball Club is committed to keeping its staff, coaches, volunteers, members and visitors safe.

On this page, we hope you will find everything you need to feel comfortable at the club.

Firstly, you can subscribe to our newsletter to make sure you are kept updated with any changes.

Before returning for the first time since the lockdown, members must read the 'welcome back' guide.

 

The above guide should contain everything you need to know, but for further reassurance you can also view the club's risk assessment and COVID-19 secure plan.

Below you can view a checklist to help you prepare for visiting the club, an FAQs section, and guidance on how you can play squash and racketball safely. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us!

PLAYERS' CHECKLIST
Before arriving:

  • Arrive promptly before your match and use hand sanitiser on arrival and departure.

  • Arrive at the club in kit, ready to play/exercise. Shower at home.

  • Bring your own balls and racket.

  • Bring your own water bottle and arrive at the club with it full.

  • Bring your own towel to wipe away sweat.

  • Bring a change of shirt if you are prone to sweat a lot.

  • Bring essential supplies to treat minor injuries and take a phone in case of emergency.  

Once you've arrived:

  • Stick to two players per court.

  • Avoid handshaking and physical contact and always maintain social distancing.

  • Take your kit bag and water bottle on court.

  • Only one player should open/close the court door.

  • Only one player should touch the ball throughout the duration of play.

  • Please do not leave the court during rest periods. This will help with social distancing.

  • Do not wipe hands on court walls.

  • If you accidentally wipe your hand on a court wall or floor, stop and immediately sanitize your hand.

  • Use the cleaning materials provided to clean the court door handles, membership card slots and token machines before and after your session.

  • Allow five minutes for the above cleaning routine, and 15-20 minutes for court ventilation between sessions.

PLAYING SAFELY

With social distancing in force, England Squash has put together some guidance on how squash can be played safely.

You'll find posters about this at the club too.

Here's a video demonstrating the game of 'Sides' , and another demonstrating socially distanced practice drills.

(You may have to scroll down a little to see these on mobile devices.)

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