The Tennis & Squash club is very much a community club run by a volunteer committee and with an objective to grow its membership and increase the use of the Towns Leisure Recreational facilities. Efforts are now strengthened with the merging of the tennis and squash clubs last year into one organisation.
The last six months has growth in its members playing at the club including juniors’ use of the facilities thanks to the continued effort of the coaching team.
Three Junior Harleston squash players have represented Norfolk in county tournaments and invited continue to attend country training programs in the last 3 months.
Head coach, Oliver Bickley, has estimated that the club junior participation in coaching now places Harleston the 3rd largest club in Norfolk which is fantastic progress. Demand for junior coaching sessions has expanded into weekdays and weekends and continues to grow. A New Ladies leagues and monthly training / club nights are now booked into the diary (Nov 2016) with more to follow. Please look out for posters and events on the Facebook pages for the squash club. All ladies are welcome along and don’t have to be members to get a taste of what squash/racket ball offers.
Junior squash leagues have also been planned based on the growth of junior participation and the club successfully hosted the Norfolk Junior Squash Grand Prix on 13th November. This is a county wide tournament which takes place throughout the year. Head Coach, Oliver Bickley is now managing the U17 boy’s county squad on behalf of Norfolk Squash.
The club has recently secured sponsorship for club tops from local firm ‘Lings’. Our thanks go to Mark Powell for working with the club and making it happen. Shirts can be bought online at: http://stripteesuk.com/club-shops/harleston-tennis-and-squash-club.html
Tennis tops and other apparel are planned.
As always if you are interested in playing any tennis, squash or racketball feel free to visit the leisure centre or contact the club at:
Leisure Centre court bookings: 01379 852088