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Posts that are aimed at members of the club

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Border Reivers 15-4 NHS Select
Tony Elliot 3-0 Dave Shields (15-6, 15-0, 15-1)
Pat Spence 3-0 Sandy Morris (15-11, 15-13, 15-13)
Del Sharratt 3-1 Paul Neary (15-13, 15-10, 12-15, 15-10)
Iain Gorman 3-0 Brian Magowan (15-11, 16-14, 15-11)
Darren Quinn 0-3 Sir Andrew (13-15, 10-15, 13-15)
As the East of Scotland squash league season fast approaching, the Border Reivers got some much needed game time with a pre-season friendly against NHS Borders Select.  What is turning out to be an annual event the doctors and staff from NHS proved tricky customers.
In the first rubber, the NHS Dr Jon McLaron pulled out last minute with injury so Sir Andrew was drafted in at last minute, the late call up didn’t phase the veteran as he conquered the youthful Quinn 3-0 but the games were close at 15-13, 15-10, 15-13.  the next game was an evenly matched tie Gorman v Magowan, The NHS team were glad Magowan chose them as he was also a member of the squash Club and a squad player for the Reivers, but he just had no luck as another 3-0 defeat came down to the wire 15-11, 15-10, 12-165, 15-10.  The third seeds next and in this rube last year Neary triumphed 3-1 over Sharratt so the Reivers Captain had a point to prove this time.
Neary couldn’t fid his usual game though and this time Sharratt repaid last years defeat with a 3-1 victory.  Sandy Morris made Pat Spence work for his victory, both had very contrasting styles but with 15-11, 15-13, 15-13 it was only one mistake that separated the players.  Tony Elliot found the going a bit easier and Dave Shiels is usually reliable but all of his shots found the tin and Dave just couldn’t find any rhythym.
Reivers Captain Sharratt said “The result flatters us slightly, the NHS team just had no luck and on another night the score could be different.  These pre-season games are vital for my team so we can get our eye in again before the leagues start.

Club T-shirts On Sale Now

Gala Squash Club has now got our own T-Shirts!!!!
Bof the Gala Squaelow are pictures of Gala Squash Club Tops. These are available to buy
RIGHT NOW – just let us know your size, how many you want and get the payment to
us. A Small profit is made on each sale but this will go back into the Club -
So get buying and Supporting the Club folks :)
T-shirts = £10 each
Polo Neck Tops = £12 each

34/36 XS
36/38 S
38/40 M
40/42 L
42/44 XL
44/46 2XL
46/48 3XL

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New Ladies Night

Thursday is the new ladies club night. Typically from 6.30-9.00.

Sandra, the membership secretary, is organising a ladies club night. The ladies meet at the club around 6.30pm and play “round robin” format so that everyone gets lots of court time. Everyone is welcome whether they are club members or not: costs are £2 for members and £4 for non-members. If you want to find out more, express an interest or just have a chat about the standard, get in touch by e-mail in the first instance at the following addresses: or


Affiliation to Scottish Squash

Gala Squash and Racketball Club are pleased to announce we are once again affiliated to Scottish Squash and racketball and look forward to working with SSRL and indeed BSLT in restoring the club to it’s former glory. Scottish Squash are apparently happy as well, since they made us the focus of a recent press release and gave us a prominent position on their website:

Scottish Squash and Racketball Limited (SSRL) is the national governing body for the sports of squash and racketball in Scotland. SSRL was originally established in 1936 and is a member of both the European Squash Federation (ESF) and the World Squash Federation (WSF).

Contributions welcome

Any club members out there who fancy themselves as journalists? We are always looking for people to contribute to the “latest news” section of our website. Most posts are about club business, but anything from the world of squash and/or racketball is of interest. Speak to any committee member to find out how you can send in your contributions.

2014 is a new year

Hi all, and welcome to the all new GSRC website. This page will contain regular updates of what is happening in the club, including competition results, details of friendly matches with other clubs and internal leagues. More will appear later…. for now, use the menu items above to find out more about the club, where we are and how to join us.