Squash section improvements

The improvement to squash section are underway.  The plans include boiler replacement with ambi-rads, glass back court 1, LED lighting and completely transforming the balcony area. There will be some court closures that will be kept to a minimum, with members updated via email and the whiteboard at the club.

Further details
The works will take place 21st February – 6th April  and will cover the following:

  • Removal of court 1&2 and court 5 boilers, to be replaced with ambi-rads on the courts which are more efficient and reliable. The current boilers are already very problematic and at the end of their lifetime.
  • Finish the lighting programme where courts 2, 4 and 5 will be replaced with LEDs
  • Court 1 will become a glass backed court
  • Glass doors will be put on courts 2 and 3 (replacing the broken court 3 door!)
  • Moving the stairs from behind courts 1/2 to behind courts 4/5

Entire balcony area to be transformed. Removal of wooden “bleachers”/stands on the balcony behind courts 3-5. Removal of wall on balcony between courts 4 and 5. All walls to be plaster-boarded and painted. Suspended ceiling with LED lighting, electrical work (ever noticed an excess of wires?). New carpeting throughout

As you can see this is a significant amount of work and will really transform the section. As you can guess this might result in some court closures. Due to the majority of work being completed during the day, we currently expect the following court closures in the evenings

  • Court 1: 22nd February, 1st-12th March
  • Court 2: 22nd-26th February (court will be without heating)
  • Court 5: 28th February, 1st March

This means that some group sessions might be affected which will be communicated by email – it is only fair to split any reduced availability between group sessions and the courts that will have been left for member use.

The balcony area will be severely affected for viewing from 1st March – 7th April and will update you as we progress. This will of course affect accessing the on-site computers for booking courts (you’re logged in when you walk in the door). These will likely be moved and let you know the plan when we have one.

When (if) the works start, we will send a weekly email of the court/balcony closures for the next two weeks. Further a white A-board will be outside the squash section to ensure up to date is communicated to members

That’s an empty balcony…

A big open space is intended to be more inviting to members which will no longer be dark and dingy! But we don’t want this to be dead space. We can put a variety of items there – vending/coffee machines, tables and chairs, limited gym equipment are just a few things we could do. I definitely want some input here so if you see me about, let me know what you would like to see!

200 CLUB – sign up now!

Go to the page on the website or pick up a form from behind the bar.

For just £3 per month you could be in with a chance of winning a monthly prize of over £10 or the quarterly prize of c£50.

Remember – the more people who participate the more the prize money becomes. This is helping to raise funds for the Club too!



Next home PSL match – 13 March

The University of Warwick and KTSCC have pulled together a Premier Squash League team comprising world class players including, of course, our very own Sarah-Jane Perry.

Our home matches have proved to be very popular with tickets selling out almost as soon as they go on sale.  The streaming of the match in the bar also created a great atmosphere.

Our next home match is 13 March and tickets should go on sale soon. You can buy tickets at the Warwick University Sports Centre reception or over the phone 024 7652 3011.

Check out further details on the PSL page


Setting up a direct debit

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Go to the portal and click on “Member balance top-ups”

You set two values: ‘top up amount’, and ‘top up when credit at’

  • Top up amount is the amount your account will be credited through the direct debit each time. You want to ensure this is enough for at least 5 days as it can take time to clear (banks will vary, mine is instant), but depends on how regular you want to top up. A second top up cannot be called until the first one has cleared.
  • Top up when credit is at is the balance of your account which triggers a direct debit. You want to set this high enough that you still have enough in your account for 5 days as it can take time to clear (vary depending on bank). A second top up cannot be called until the first one has cleared.

As a suggestion we have done the maths for direct debits depending on the number of squash courts and number of drinks per week as a guide. But ultimately you must work out what you think is appropriate.

Click “Register” and then fill in the mandate details and click confirm.

After that you are done! You will get an email confirmation from gocardless to say it has been setup, and an email each time a DD is called.

Account top-ups

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With credit in your account you will be able to:

  • Make purchases as the bar using your member card
  • Pay for squash courts online
  • Sign up to squash courses online

There are two ways to credit your member account:

  • Top up with cash at the bar using your member card
  • Online payments – click on the link for a how to, with the setup site here

You will be asked to set up a direct debit mandate.  You can then either chose to:

  • top-up you account manually on the top-up member balance page or in the bookings page by going to “my menu” then “my account”; or
  • set the direct debit to top up for an amount your you set when your balance falls below a specified amount.
  • Check your balance – to check your balance you can either
  • Present your member card at the bar and they will be able to tell you your balance
  • In the online bookings page; shown in the blue bar above the calendar
  • On the top-up member balance page; accessible by clicking the link in the top yellow bar

See previous transactions

To see your previous transactions, go to the bookings page, click “my menu” in the blue bar, then “my account”.