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Court improvements - August 2018

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The committee are pleased to announce further improvements to the squash courts.

Over a number of years, the club has spent a significant amount of money to ensure that the courts are in excellent playing condition and that they remain among the best in the York area. In recent years this has included floors, new walls and general maintenance. To put this into perspective over the last 5 years the club has spent over £50,000 on improvements and maintenance.

Following over a year of debate and evaluation the committee voted unanimously to proceed with the works needed to install two new class backs to courts 2 and 3. The project will also include re-flooring the areas behind all courts. The building work is due to start on Monday 6th August with completion on Friday 24th August. As with any such programme of work there will be down-time for courts and to minimise the impact on members we have scheduled this during the quieter summer period. As from the 6th August courts 2 and 3 will be unavailable so please make bookings on court 1 as early as possible.

The main objective of these improvements is to advance the general standard of the club, both for existing members but also for new members and generations to come. The club is investing £25,000 in the works and this will certainly assist us in maintaining our position as one of the best squash clubs in the York area, if not the best. This is part of an ongoing programme of improvements which over time is likely to include new heaters, further court maintenance and the eventual upgrade of the changing facilities. As you may be aware, other local clubs are also improving their facilities; those of you who visited Stillington last season will have seen the excellent modernisation which has taken place. Here in York the dated courts at the University are due to get a significant revamp including 2 new glass backs, new floors etc.

So what will be done? – courts 2 and 3 will be upgraded to glass backs and while this may appear to be straight forward there is a significant amount of structural work needed to accommodate the new glass and supporting steelwork. The areas behind the courts will be tidied up and new flooring installed to link all three courts. The result will be a totally updated look for the club with better viewing and a consistent experience across all three courts.

As mentioned above, we will do what we can to minimise disruption, however there will be some and we ask members to work with us over this period of improvement.

If you have any questions, please get in contact with the committee by responding to this email.

With regards

Squash Committee

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