Poult Wood Junior Open Squash Tournament 24-25 March 2018

Hi All

The Poult Wood junior open squash tournament takes place over the weekend 24-25 March 2018. Entry fee is only £15 and includes a tournament T shirt. There are still plenty of places in all the categories which are u11, u13, u15, and u17 both boys and girls. Entry is via the England Squash website.

Hope to see you there!

Queries to Mike Tonge
Tournament Director
07925 829778 or

Squash Girls Can subsidised coaching courses – apply now!

This spring, England Squash are offering the chance to become a qualified England Squash Level 1 coach by attending a subsidised course in return for the delivery of female-only squash or Squash 57 sessions.

The course costs £50 and in return England Squash would like coaches to deliver at least 10 female-only squash sessions. Coaches will be provided with resources to promote and deliver the sessions including: a free Dunlop kit bag, access to the Squash Girls Can Toolkit and support to help them develop. This is a great opportunity for clubs who are keen to increase female participation, or players who are keen to become coaches.

In two years, England Squash have upskilled more than 70 female coaches and leaders to deliver Squash Girls Can sessions. This year, our ambition is to double that amount.

Find out more.

How can you help
Share the information with your local contacts, clubs, players, leisure centres, universities and colleges.

Share the England Squash news story on your social media pages, website and in your newsletter.

Encourage potential candidates to fill in the application form here and we’ll be in touch to let them know if they’ve been successful. Places are limited. You must be aged 16 or over to apply.

Dates and locations
Bristol – Workout Bristol (formerly Bristol Vivo Centre), Saturday 3rd March, 9am – 5pm
London – Beaconsfield Squash Club, 25th March, 9am – 5pm
Leeds – Leeds Beckett University, Sunday 22nd April, 9am – 5pm
Manchester – National Squash Centre, Manchester 8th April, 9am – 5pm
Nottingham – University of Nottingham, 25th March, 9am-5pm

Any queries? Please email Jo: mailto:squashgirlscan@englandsquash.com.

Privacy Notice

This privacy notice
This privacy notice sets out how Poult Wood Squash & Racketball Club (“PWSRC”) collects, uses, holds and discloses personal information collected from you, whether you are a user of our website www.poultwood.com or a member of PWSRC. It applies to all personal information however provided to us including by post, email or telephone.

About us
We are an unincorporated association of club members based at Poult Wood Golf Centre, Higham Lane, Tonbridge TN11 9QR.

Your personal information
You will provide us with personal information when you send us your membership application form and when joining club run events and activities such as competitions, tournaments and coaching.

The information we request from members are names and contact email addresses and telephone numbers. We may additionally ask for postal addresses when appropriate and date of birth in respect of a Junior membership.

You can always decline to supply any personal information but this may make it difficult or impossible for you to fully benefit from aspects of your membership of PWSRC.

We do not ask you to provide us with any personal information to our website. Visits to the website are anonymous. There are links to the external websites of Squash Levels, Racketball Levels and PayPal. Any personal information you provide to those websites, or any other website that may be linked to our website, is subject to their respective privacy notices and terms and conditions of use.

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We will not keep your personal information longer than required or allowed by law or is relevant for the purposes for which it was collected.

Sensitive personal information
Juniors will only be able to take part in club activities after completion of a parental consent form.  This form may include details of your child’s health provided to us ensure the well-being of your child when at the club.  Any such sensitive personal information will only be processed as agreed in the parental consent form.

How we use personal information
We will restrict the use of the personal information you provide to the minimum necessary for you to enjoy the benefits of membership of the club (unless you consent otherwise), namely:

  1. providing your name, email address and telephone number to other players who are in any club box league or club competition you join and where you need to contact other members to arrange matches;
  2. entering your name and email address into Squash Levels or Racketball Levels on your behalf and for any competition you have entered as may be necessary;
  3. including your name, only, on a list of club members provided to TMActive so they can confirm your membership of PWSRC should you apply for the club reduction in the court booking fee
  4. sending you emails relating to your club membership including membership renewal, club AGMs and news on club activities and events;
  5. reproducing your box league and club competitions results on a club notice board; and
  6. sending you information about changes in Poult Wood facilities which may affect your use of them.

We will ask for your written consent for any other uses of your personal information, including:

  1. including your email and telephone number on a list of members on a club notice board; and
  2. sending you occasional emails relating to and squash and racketball including, activities organised by others, in which you may be interested.

You can change your consents and ask for deletion of any of  your personal information at any time.

We may use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our emails. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our communication with you. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.

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PWSRC does not share members’ personal information with any other third party. In particular, we will not sell, trade or rent any member’s personal information to others.

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The club will only take photographs or video recordings of a junior at a club activity, and they will only be for publication on the club’s website, social media platforms, newsletter or on a club notice board, with the consent of the junior’s legal guardian and/or of the junior (as may be required according to the age of the junior) given by way of a completed parental consent form.

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Contacting us
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If you have any questions about this privacy notice please email Andrew at andrew@amagencies.com.

This document was last updated November 2018

Courts are available up until 11am Sunday 1 October 2017

Our numbers for coaching are lower this Sunday, just the 35 kids instead of the usual 60+ because of a fixture clash between Surrey and Kent events.

As a result we will not need the courts until 11am, so if members of the public turn up early on Sunday, they can play.

This Club Night will be Thursday, 28 September 2017

Apologies there has been a mix up with communications with Azra and therefore this month’s club night will switch to Thursday.

Courts will be 3 and 4, as the leak has been temporarily fixed.

Sorry for anyone planning to come and now can’t, next month will be on the last Wednesday, which is the 25th.



Court availability on 1 October 2017

The West Kent Juniors League will be playing their matches at Poult Wood on the 1 October 2017. Consequently, courts will not be available to the public or club members until 6pm.

Introduction to Squash Evening, 24 June 2017

Introductory Squash for junior beginners and improvers

Aimed at younger players, 7 to 16, who have not played before and would like to try the sport for the first time or who have played a little and want to have another go.

At Poult Wood Squash Club, from 2pm until 3.30pm on Saturday 24 June. Information on the club and the address is available at www.poultwood.com. All equipment provided.

Run by coaches and with our female juniors attending.

Contact Tony Hooper via hooper@dircon.co.uk or 07748 623129 to book, or turn up on the day.

Introduction to Squash, 22 June 2017

Introductory Squash Evening for beginners and improvers

Aimed at adults and young women (15 years plus) who have not played before or who would like to try the sport again.

Time 7.30pm until 9pm on 22 June, Poult Wood Squash Club. Information on the club and the address is available at www.poultwood.com

Run by qualified and licensed coaches with other club ladies attending.

Mix of drills and games including Squash and Racketball. All equipment provided.

Contact Tony Hooper via hooper@dircon.co.uk or 07748 623129 to book, or turn up on the day.

Junior Coaching resumes for the Summer term on Saturday 22nd April

Our junior coaching resumes for the Summer term on Saturday 22nd April.

We will have 10 sessions, starting on 22nd, missing the weekends at the beginning and end of half term (27th May and 3rd June) and concluding on 8th July.

It is usual at this time of year to have quite a few players leaving and joining. Exams and summer sports mean a few players take a break from squash and the end of the rugby and football season means a few join. Therefore please would everyone reply to me and Chris to indicate if you will be rejoining. Priority will be given to players who sign up for the full 10 sessions but if space permits, players who are in years 11, 12 and 13 may opt to pay for 5 sessions to give some flexibility around exam commitments. This will be at the discretion of the club on a first come first served basis if space is available.

The club makes the flexibity available but experience suggests it is good to keep up exercise during exams and studying. With the sessions being an hour, so perhaps around 2 hours away from books, students may wish to think about this before opting for 5 sessions or taking a complete break.

Please respond by next weekend (15th April) in order that Chris will know the position when he returns from holiday and can advise everyone.

The cost of the 10 sessions is £60 and payment can be made using the Paypal button on poultwood.com or by bank transfer to 309253 and 01336613 quoting the players name.
Thanks, Tony

Poult Wood Sumner Malik event – report

What a fun day! Thanks to everyone who took part and to others who could not play but supported with contributions, messages and by coming along to spectate. Joining the Poult Wood players we had visitors from Limpsfield, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Leinster, making it our first international tournament!

You can see the make up of the teams and the format on the attachment and the overall results were:

1st Dessouky’s Dodgy Drops – 31 points -Crichton, Hicks, Terrell (T), Ansari and Skopets (Y)
2nd Serme’s Serve Outs – 30 points – Flanagan, Hooper, Joskas and Skopets (T)
3rd Massaro’s Miss Hits – 29 points – Kehoe, Worrall, Terrell (S) and Moss

We had some very good contributions to the event’s smooth running with Andrew Moss helping coordinate the matches, Mark Crichton, Sam Cleaver and James Flanagan keeping a good eye on their teams and all the games in general. Sophie Terrell for playing when under the weather, Martin for standing in as a reserve and Timmy for keeping the courts and balls warm during gaps in play! It was good to get some non-squash players out with Toby and Yuriy starring in a dad’s match (certainly beats the usual sports day parents event) and to have Oscar Kehoe showing James how squash is played in Ireland! Finally, thanks to everyone taking their turn marking and updating the score board plus TM Active and Azra Catering for their support.

The joint aims of the day were to enjoy a good club based event and to support Sumner Malik through contributing to his treatment and good time fund. Both objectives were achieved with some close and entertaining matches at all standards and very generous contributions from members. Overall after payment of modest expenses to run the day, we raised a magnificent £638. This will go to Sumner’s fund in the name of Poult Wood Squash Club.

Thanks to everyone who took part. I hope you enjoyed it and look forward to a similar event in next year’s calendar.