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.
4th Dec 2014 : Friendly match at Sheen
Our last friendly match of 2014 saw Barnes take on arch rivals Sheen on their turf. Usually these are close contests but not this time. Euan, Paul, Gerry and Eamon all flirted with the idea of winning a game but declined to actually do so. Stuart, playing at 2, showed the way but still went down 3-1, thus enabling Sheen to achieve a clear 5-0 trouncing of Barnes.
But there was no chance for this to lead to introspection and gloom in the clubhouse amid Sheen's excellent bonhomie, beer, wine and fine food (rolled beef and olives - yum).
We play the return match in March and need to take revenge. Extra training all round.
13th Nov 2014 : Friendly match at Wimbledon lost 1-3
Barnes was beaten 3-1 at Wimbledon in a very enjoyable fixture. The team was much changed from that originally planned but put up a good fight. Euan at 1 was imperious in recording our win. Charlotte and Eamon were well beaten, whereas Gerry led 2-0 before succumbing, and Alistair's game was tied at 2-2 when the opponent had to retire hurt, presumably as a result of damage to his squash ego.
We were treated to excellent hospitality by generous hosts and the sour taste of defeat was soon swept away by beer.
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.