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Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft, Hook RG27 9NN

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A guide to using the courts

Club Guidelines & Etiquette

We are a Community members’ club and so we want to operate with a minimum of formality, whilst ensuring everyone’s safety and enjoyment of the game. To do so, we rely on everyone acting responsibly, having respect for each other, and treating the premises in a responsible way.

Please note: Whilst at the club all children under the age of 18 must be supervised by a parent/ guardian or adult member. This includes use of changing room, showers and toilets.

 

Financials

We want everyone to be treated fairly and equably, so for instance we do not “do deals” on membership fees.

We expect that regular users will be open about their use of the courts. For example, if guests are playing on a regular basis, they should apply for their own membership. If day members are playing often after 5 p.m. with other members, they should apply for full membership.

On Court

Squash can be dangerous - be aware of your opponent at all times, and your own balance and safety.

Everyone has a duty of care not to behave in such a way that others may be injured by any deliberate action.

Always stop and request a let if in any danger of hitting or colliding with your opponent.

For further guidance about your personal safety see the Safety Code for Players, which is an extract from the England Squash and Racketball safety code.

Everyone has a duty of care not to behave in such a way that others may be injured by any deliberate action.

Always stop and request a let if in any danger of hitting or colliding with your opponent.

The Chairman of the Club has responsibility for safety matters.

For further guidance about your personal safety see the Safety Code for Players, which is an extract from the England Squash and Racketball safety code.

Footwear

It is very important that all squash players wear suitable, clean, non-marking footwear on court.

Do not wear footwear that has been used outside! We have very good quality floors, and want to keep them that way without expensive maintenance. Please follow footwear policies which can be seen at the courts.

There is a broom and dustpan/brush if you need to give the court you’re playing on a quick sweep.

Security

We rely on everyone to leave the club in a secure state — do check that all windows (including the one in the male changing room) and the fire doors are securely closed before you leave. Also check that the inner and outer doors have closed securely behind you, with the maglocks engaged.

It is recommended that you take any valuables on court with you, rather than leaving them in the changing rooms or in the corridor.

Do not allow entry to the Club to anyone who is not a member (that is, who can show a tag and card). If you see anything suspicious or untoward, in the first instance report it to a member of the halls management if there is someone on duty in the Community Centre. Failing that, please contact a member of the Squash Committee.

The Club has an anti-child-abuse policy which is available on request.

Changing Rooms

Please leave the changing rooms as you would want to find them.

Please remove any rubbish with you or place in the bin. The folding door between the ladies and men’s changing rooms should remain closed at all times.

We have the use of two community centre showers. When showering, try to minimise water on the changing room floor. Please leave in the best clean condition for the next person to use.

Please empty all water from cups either in the bathroom or outside. Place all cups used in the bins and not left in the corridor or on top of water dispenser

Social Activities

From time to time Club members may organise social gatherings at a local venue. These are informal gatherings, and do not constitute formal activities of the Club. But of course we would expect responsible behaviour at any such gathering so as not to bring the name of the Club into disrepute.

Emergencies

In case of fire, exit by the nearest fire exit. Then contact a member of the halls management if there is someone on duty in the Community Centre, and/or immediately call the Fire Brigade on 999.

In case of injury or other medical emergency, contact a member of the halls management if there is someone on duty in the Community Centre, or if appropriate immediately call for assistance on 999.

All emergencies should
subsequently be reported to the Chairman, or to another member of the Committee.

The community centre management staff can be contacted on 01256 760442 (this is via the Elizabeth Hall office).