Monday night is club night
All members are welcome to come down for a sociable knock around on Monday evenings. We play round robin format, typically 20 minutes per game or best of 3. Lights are on from 7.00 every Monday – the cost is £2 per person for members and £4 for non members to cover lighting.
Thursday is the new ladies club night. Typically from 6.30-8.00
Joy, the membership secretary, organises 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 address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The club is currently running internal leagues consisting of four divisions. All members of each division play each other over a 1 month period and add the end of the period there will be promotion and relegation between divisions. Members wishing to join the next league period can sign up in the club house or e-mail us.
Annual scratch club championship
This competition is open to all members and is typically played in autumn. Recent winners were Ian Lee (2012), John Sharratt (2013), Andy Gill (2014, 2015, 2016) and Tony Elliot (2017). We will be running this tournament again in the spring of 2018 – watch the website for details. Concurrent with the annual scratch championship (which is open to all players) we also run a ladies competition. Recent winners are Sandra McCutcheon (2014) and Rachel MacAleese (2015 and 2016). We will also run this event in autumn 2017 so keep watching…
Spring Handicapped Knockout Competition
Spring 2018 will see the next playing of our annual handicap tournament. Details of recent events are under the “latest news” section… Check your e-mails or the notice boards in the club house for information on how to enter the next event.
East of Scotland Squash League
Gala currently compete in East League 5 and play weekly fixtures from Sept-April against other teams in Edinburgh and the East of Scotland. Home ties are a TUESDAY NIGHT and this takes up both courts and the viewing area. Look at the Notice Board for the Team schedule or goto SportyHQ.com
East of Scotland Conference
Along with a variety of teams in Edinburgh, Gala take part in friendly inter-club matches during the winter squash season. These matches typically take place on a weekend day and are great fun to play in – we usually have food and chat (and the occasional beer) afterwards. Reports from some of the matches can be viewed here. For more information on how to take part get in touch with us.
Squash courts can also be used for racketball. This is a very similar game but is played with different rackets and a more bouncy ball that is roughly the size of a tennis ball. The game can be rather fast, when played by fit agile players. However, because the ball bounces very readily, it is also perfect for a more sedate game. The club aims to supply rackball rackets and balls for use by members. We currently run a racketball ladder and, should this prove popular, we will aim to run regular racketball tournaments in 2014.
The club is currently exploring the possibility of junior coaching in squash and/or racketball. Interested parties should contact the club for an update on progress. In any case, juniors are very welcome to attend club nights, along with their parent/guardian. ___________________ Last update: Dec 14th 2015