Weekly Update

SSRC May Update 2020

Firstly the committee and I send our best wishes to all members and trust you are bearing up under these exceptional circumstances.

While we are all missing the club, the social scene and most importantly the fitness and competition of our squash and racketball we thought we would put out a short update to let everyone know what is going on.

The Ground and the Club

The Trust and the club desperately want to get the ground and club open again.
The advice from England Squash is that all clubs must remain closed.

Once we get the go-ahead to open we will advise: Germany, Switzerland and New Zealand have all now reopened squash clubs for: solo training, 1v1 and single coaching sessions.

When we return, we have received funds from England Squash to support a friendly tournament and get together which we look forward to.

The SSRC Weekly Quiz – Tuesdays at 2000

The Weekly Quiz continues via facebook and many teams gang together via Zoom and WhatsApp. See the link to the group below, please feel free to join in or even just watch. To join in send a message on the group:

SSRC Mark Cowley

We are sending our best wishes to one of our most successful members, Mark Cowley, who has been fighting this terrible illness for several weeks and is currently still in intensive care at UCLH in central London. 
With the family’s support, Rob Draper has set up a just giving page to raise funds for the hospital.

The family have also set up a facebook page where you can leave messages of support for Mark.  Some of the messages from celebs are fitting for the former World No.1.

The Walker Cricket Ground Trust

Many people do not realise how hard it is to fund the Walker ground and the Trust needs the ground open and the generating income to survive. 
Please help support The Walker Ground during the Coronavirus closure. Every donation however big or small is appreciated and will help ensure the ground can continue to be enjoyed by the community for years to come.

Thank you

An update on the 2019 tournament fundraising under the banner of the Lorna Empson Racketball Doubles. The tournament raised £410 and this was paid over to Alzheimer’s Research. Thank you all again for playing and contributing.


The trust have kindly put memberships on hold until we can return to play, your annual membership will resume from the day we can play again. The annual cycle will then commence as normal.

Stay safe and if you know any members who need help please share this with us and we will see what can be done.

David Wilkinson
Chairman of the SSRC committee.