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.
We are affiliated to Scottish Squash and can offer fortnightly coaching from a fully qualified coach. Our Coach is Currently Scotland International Rory Stewart, the rates are competitive. This is for adults and juniors alike.
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 John Sharratt (2013), Andy Gill (2014, 2015, 2016) and Tony Elliot (2017, 2018). We will be running this tournament again in the spring of 2019 – 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 Rachel MacAleese (2015 and 2016), Kerri Andrews (2017) and Sarah Chrystie (2018). We will also run this event in spring 2019 so keep watching…
Autumn Handicapped Knockout Competition
Autumn 2019 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 THURSDAY 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.
The club has recently restarted the Juniors Club Championship, our current champion is Dima Graham. there are ad-hoc junior sessions run from week to week and all standards are catered for.
___________________ Last update: Aug 15th 2018