Welcome to the Lansdown Club - we have wonderful facilities providing the opportunity to play Tennis, Squash, Racketball and Croquet in lovely surroundings
With four well-maintained courts, the Lansdown Club has the best facilities for squash in the area. The courts are used primarily for Squash and Racketball, but additionally for fitness classes and Table Tennis and are bookable from 9am-10pm on weekdays and 8.30am-8pm on weekends, with members able to book one 45 minute slot per day. No additional court booking fees are payable and all lighting and heating is included, however any guests must be signed in and paid for.
PLEASE NOTE: you must wear CLEAN, NON-MARKING shoes when using any of our squash courts
Racketball is also known as Squash 57 – one of the fastest growing sports in the UK and not the same as the Racquetball game played in the United States. Racketball is particularly popular among tennis members seeking an indoor, aerobic sport, who can find it easier to adapt to than regular Squash. But both Squash and Racketball are fully inclusive sports – if you are new to the sport and fear you are “not good enough” then be reassured that they are both games where two players of differing ability can play and both get something out of it.
The Lansdown Club offers excellent on-site coaching and playing opportunities for all levels, with clubplay and Team Squash throughout the year as well as club tournaments including an annual Club Championship, a Handicap Tournament and Box Leagues (for Squash and also Racketball where sufficient demand). We hold exhibition matches and in recent years we have had matches featuring Top 10 players in the world including Marwan El Shorbagy. Not only does this give the opportunity to see Squash and Racketball played at the highest level but also the chance to play these players as well! We are also proud to count among our members several players who compete at the World Masters championships.
The club has a shop for equipment and advice, and on-site restringing services. Members can also borrow a racket free-of-charge (ask at the office or the bar outside office hours) – ideal if you play a different racquet sport and want to give squash or racketball a try! 2 squash & 2 racketball rackets are available (as long as they have been brought back! Please sign for any rackets you borrow and return promptly). A ball can be purchased from the bar.
“Puts such a smile on your face just from the pleasure of playing the game”
Club Play is a social mixed session which aims to cater for all members ranging from improver to team standardFind out more
We have squash teams to suit anyone from Club players to County performance players, why not give it a go?Find out more
An easy way to play competitive mixed-sex singles squash/racketball on a regular basisFind out more
A number of fitness classes run in the Squash courtsFind out more