About

Crewe Vagrants Squash and Racketball (now called Squash 57), provides a sociable and friendly atmosphere where players of all abilities and all ages can enjoy playing one of the best sports in the world for health and fitness.

With a current membership of around 150 representing a range of ages from 5 to 85, we can confidently say that there are people to play whatever your age or standard.

There are 3 courts available, two glass back courts and one standard court, all of which can be booked via our online system. There are also pre-booked sessions for specific reasons, details of which you can find on the home page of this site.


Membership

A range of membership options are available to suit age groups and the time of day members want to play. Membership is paid annually in advance starting on 1st September each year. Court booking and light fees are included in the annual cost but match levies for team players are not.

To qualify for a student membership you must be under 21 years of age and in full time education, to qualify for a junior membership you must be under 18 years of age. For these membership types and for adult membership there is a choice to be made between Peak or Off Peak.

Peak periods are from the 17.00/17.20 courts up to and including the 21.00/21.20 courts, Monday to Friday inclusive. Only full/peak members may use courts during these times. Members must have Peak membership to enter the club leagues or play for teams.

To download an application form please click here

Completed application forms should be returned to Crewe Vagrants Squash Section, address below or via the email link below.

 

Fees

Type Time Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
Full Peak £315 £289 £263 £237 £210 £184 £158 £132 £105 £79 £53
Offpeak £220 £202 £184 £165 £147 £129 £110 £92 £74 £55 £37
Student Peak £220 £202 £184 £165 £147 £129 £110 £92 £74 £55 £37
Offpeak £158 £145 £132 £119 £106 £93 £79 £66 £53 £40 £27
Junior Peak £158 £145 £132 £119 £106 £93 £79 £66 £53 £40 £27
Offpeak £90 £83 £75 £68 £60 £53 £45 £38 £30 £23 £15

Ladies

The club has a growing ladies section with 2 sessions each week dedicated to women's squash and squash 57.

On Monday evenings between 6:00pm and 7:20pm coaching is available for members and non-members. This session is free for paid up members with a charge of £2 for non-members.

On Wednesday mornings between 10:00am and 12 noon, an friendly open playing session is available for members and non-members. This session is free for paid up members with a charge of £2 for non-members.


Juniors

Junior squash sessions are held on Sunday mornings. The first session runs from 10am – 11am and is aimed at mini-squash players (Aged from 5 – 11) and the second session runs from 11am-12pm and is aimed at more advanced players (Aged 11 upwards).

These sessions are open to both club members and non-club members with a cost of £2.00 per child per session for non-members with their first taster session being provided for free.

The content of the sessions varies, and are designed to be fun, with games and competitions, which together with progressive coaching, will develop young players from beginners to adults.


FAQ

We frequently receive questions from both members and people from outside the club who are interested in playing one of the varieties of squash.

In this section we have tried to answer as many of these as we can but if your question is not here, please use the Contact Us form to get in touch.

Click here for Frequently asked questions


Coaching

Coaching is available through a range of organised activities and through group or individual sessions with our professional, Barry Watkins.

If you want some tips on how to improve your game, we will regularly post videos and tips which will help, especially in solo and pairs routines that are safe during our early return from COVID-19..

The grip
Drop shot
Movement
Solo practice 1
6 shot ghosting
side to side
5 solo routines
forehand technique
Backhand technique
The boast
drills for beginners
Coaching a beginner
Advanced back court drills
Pairs 1
Pairs 2

Club Coaches


Barry Watkins

Barry Watkins is a former professional player who reached the top 50 in the world before injuries ended his career in 1986. Barry is now an England Squash qualified coach and is delighted to be coaching at Crewe Vagrants. David Pearson, England's most successful national coach said of Barry "His coaching skills and knowledge are second to none and he has the ability to pass these on to juniors and seniors alike."

Contact on: 07818 027001 or barry_watkins@hotmail.co.uk

Dave Easton

Ex Cheshire County and Division 1 player for Sale Rugby Club, Level 2 coach and England Squash Referee. With over 20 years experience of coaching Dave specialises in group coaching for the club's juniors.