Squash

The Squash Section has a long history at the RHKYC and has participated in the annual leagues run by Hong Kong Squash since the beginning.  With most of us having ‘webbed feet’ it has been difficult to get into the top divisions of one of the most thriving squash fraternities in the world of more than 3,000 registered and competing players.
 

Nevertheless, successive generations of the Club’s players have brought some success and we are amongst the most active of Hong Kong ’s sporting clubs. 

Mission

To promote squash amongst RHKYC members, their families and friends, as an outstanding way of keeping fit and having fun! All are welcome to play, either in the Club’s representative teams or just for enjoyment.

Competition

The following annual schedule is a measure of both the Club’s competitive and social spirit at all levels:

- RHKYC Internal League (Monthly ‘box’ and challenge). Follow this ongoing, challenging competition for monthly bragging rights within the Club. Enter your scores here.


 

- HK Squash Winter League, Sep – Apr. We enter 3 teams in 3 separate divisions out of 24 in total. Five players are selected each week to form each team  and compete for the Club.  At least one of those teams plays in the Masters Division – 40 yrs and over.  Each team is drawn from 12 to 15  listed players.

- HK Squash Summer League, Jun – Sep.  We enter 3 teams in separate divisions, 12 divisions in all.  Three players out of 6 listed players compete each week for their team. 

Appearing on Court  

You can book a court at the Club’s Reception when open, or the Main Bar (tel 2832 2817).  Sessions are 45 mins and cost HK$40 (HK$50 if one of the players is a non-RHKYC member).  If you are new to the game, or need to get back into it, call one of the Committee / Convenors (details listed above) and come along!  There is also a ‘free session’ on Saturday from 1015hrs to 1230hrs, when you can play with anyone else who turns up – a good way to meet people and to widen your experience. 

The Rules

Note that, following a decision made by the WSF in 2008, the English scoring system has given way to (PAR = Point a Rally scoring);  in Hong Kong (Winter League), we play to 15 – except at the highest level, which is played to 11, as is the Summer League.  Safety is key, so wear safety goggles/glasses and know the local interpretation of the ‘Turning Rule’.

Click here for the current rules for usage of the Club's squash courts.

Most of all, ladies, gentlemen and your kids – ENJOY YOUR SQUASH!   

Photos

The photos on this page are refreshed every month or two, so if you have a dynamic shot of our teams or individual players (high resolution), send it in for consideration.

 

Committee

The present Squash Committee comprises:

Club Convenor
Francis Longuepee

Main Division Convenor and Scribe
Paul Denham

Masters Convenor
Adrian Peirse

Internal League Convenor
Francis Longuepee

Annual Tournament Convenor
Elliot Froidevaux

 

Some Useful Links

HK Squash

PSA

World Squash Federation  

SquashClub.org

www.squashsite.co.uk


(There are many other websites also promoting/teaching Squash)