Ex World No1 Nick Matthew visits the Club on October 2nd with Daryl Selby, his Commonwealth Games team mate for an exhibition and clinics with Club members.
The Club welcomed professional squash back on court last weekend with 16 top men and women players courtesy of Off The Wall Squash and Arion Homes.
Georgina Kennedy lived up to her billing as the new hot prospect in England, defeating Scot Georgia Adderley in Saturday’s final. Having recently returned to the UK after completing her studies at Harvard, Kennedy is on a roll with a national final appearance and several tour wins on her way to a certain spot in the world top 30 players.
There was a full house for all the matches from Thursday’s first round to Saturday’s final and all the top matches were streamed live and are still available through the links on the ISCSquash facebook page.
Ipswich Sports Club hosts the prestigious PSA Challenge Tour 5 from 22nd-24th July.
Tickets are selling fast so click HERE or the flyer below to book your tickets to this incredible event.
Some dates for your diary!
I hope you have just about recovered from what was a spectacular weekend of sport, my heart rate has only just returned to normal!
Following the Governments’ announcement on Monday 12th July I thought it best to update you on the changes Ipswich Sports Club will make from Monday 19th July. Whilst the easing of restrictions sounds a welcome relief we feel that a cautious approach at this time is sensible and as such some of the control measures will remain in place as we continue to navigate our way through this pandemic. We’ll be continuing to promote good hygiene and ask that all members continue to use the sanitising stations across the site.
The following changes will be implemented from Monday 19th July:
- Face masks will no longer be compulsory for members or staff and will be discretionary to the individual. We ask that you kindly respect the individuals choice on this measure.
- The heat rooms (steam & sauna) within each changing rooms will reopen from Monday 19th July via an ‘On Demand’ service. If you wish to use either heat room please request this at reception with 30 minutes warm up time.
- Gym booking slots will remain in place until further notice.
- Screens between machines will be removed.
- Sweat Towels will be permitted in the gym & studio.
- The studio capacity for classes will increase from 10 to 12 people per class.
- Sharing of equipment will be permitted within classes.
- The existing timetable including class duration will remain the same until September.
- Please continue to sanitise all your equipment before and after use.
- 2 screens will be removed from bar, 2 will remain in place at the tills.
- The screen at reception will remain in place until further notice.
- Members will no longer be required to sign in at reception however the Test & Trace QR code will remain in place until further notice.
- Doors will remain open through the summer months to promote fresh air flow.
We are currently working on plans for September to further lift capacity in certain areas of the club such a studio. Until then we hope you feel our approach is appropriate to the current situation of the pandemic and as always we welcome your feedback and comments with how you feel these measures affect you personally.
Dear Club Members
Following the government announcement this afternoon which places Suffolk in Tier 4, the Club will be closed with effect from 7.00pm tomorrow evening, Christmas Eve (the Club is already closed on Christmas Day).
This means that all Clubhouse and indoor facilities, including the Tennis Air Dome, will be closed – however the outdoor Tennis courts will remain open for play, for members only, in line with the LTA government guidelines for outdoor play and free of charge until the end of December 2020.
Should the Club remain closed in January 2021, members on Monthly memberships will not be charged; members on Annual memberships will be compensated for the period of closure on their next membership renewal date. We will take care of this administration our end so you do not need to cancel your direct debits or do anything more at this stage. If you have paid for an activity (eg. Tennis course) in full or part and we have been unable to run the activity, we will carry these payments over to future activities so please do keep your receipt.
Tennis Outdoor play in January 2021 – if we remain closed but outdoor play continues to be permitted, we will operate a PAYG system, for members only, as before and members are asked to pay £5.00 per booking slot (maxium charge £40.00 per month per member) using the Club’s Bank details below. All courts must be booked via the Online Booking System as normal in advance of play – if you have any issues with bookings, please email email@example.com.
With the Club closed, there will be no staff on duty to answer member enquiries, however we envisage a skeleton team will be returning to their duties shortly before we re-open. Please visit our website for new updates https://ipswichsportsclub.co.uk/news.
As before, should members wish to consider making a donation to the Club – they can do so by setting up a payment via standing order or one-off payment using the following Club Bank details, with DONATION, your surname and/or membership number as shown as the reference:
Account Name: Ipswich Sports Club 2020 Ltd
Bank Name: LLOYDS BANK PLC
Sort Code: 30-94-55
Account No: 24053363
Reference No: DONATION SURNAME 1234
We will update members further as to the plan for the Club from January 2021 as soon as we know more.
Finally on behalf of the Board, Council and staff we would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members the very best for what is a very different Christmas holiday – stay safe.
To All Our Members
Please click below for details of the Club Christmas & New Year Opening Hours 2020:
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all…