Brief Description of Club:
The squash club runs a competitive and social program offering something for all types of students with different levels of experience and time commitments. The club has teams in the BUCS and local leagues and also offers competitive opportunities in Newcastle’s PSL team (National League). A club night on a Friday is on offer for players who are just looking for a friendly hit and various social activities across the year bring everyone together.
The squash club has a full-time level 3 squash coach in Liam Gutcher; a former professional player and senior county champion. Along with support staff from strength and conditioning bespoke training plans are delivered to performance teams and scholars so players can maximise their potential.
Opportunities to get into coaching are available for qualified students in the inter-mural program ran by the Athletic Union and in the junior academy ran at the Northumberland Club in Jesmond.
For more information please visit the squash page on the NU racket sport website:
Training, Matches and Venues:
All on court training and supplementary conditioning takes place at the new sport centre. It features four brand new glass back squash courts and a large strength and conditioning suite. Team training is ran by head coach Liam Gutcher on Monday evenings from 7:00pm. Individual coaching and strength and conditioning takes place throughout the week based around each player’s academic schedule.
Local league matches take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and all BUCS fixtures are played on a Wednesday afternoon apart from Premiership league fixtures which are on set weekends. All fixtures are a mix of home and away games with local league matches taking place around Newcastle and BUCS fixtures generally taking place across the north of England.
Club night takes place on Friday night for social players at the sport centre, usually followed by a meal/drinks at the local pub North Terrace.
Sport scholarships are available for talented squash players at a junior county level or above who could make a significant impact on the current BUCS teams. Applications can be made through the sport centre website:
President: Julia Crowther
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or at the club email: email@example.com
This year due to having our own brand new courts at the Newcastle University sports centre, we are able to bring back social squash! The sessions will be on Fridays, weekly following the 4th of October- all our welcome.
Please register your interest below: