Hampshire and Isle of Wight (including Guernsey) Squash and Racketball Association is affiliated to the national governing body, England Squash, and is responsible for the development and organisation of squash and racketball within the county.
Coronavirus has meant a pause for Squash around the world. In the run up to the pandemic, Hampshire Squash was building real momentum - the leagues are growing, the county squads performed better in the intercounties than ever before, Hampshire Squash Stars was generating new players and we were winding up for the annual junior county closed.... The pandemic has meant that this has all been put on hold. The good news is that we can look to pick up on all this progress as soon as the guidelines allow. We may have to adapt and change how we do things but squash will prevail!
The HSRA AGM was held on Thursday 30th July 2020. For the first time ever, due to the coronavirus, the AGM was held as a online, virtual meeting. The AGM was well attended and included a very informative discussion in which all the clubs who attended contributed with their current situation regarding their "Return to Squash".
The committee member's reports and the minutes can be found on the link.
As the restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic begin to ease, we can finally begin to start to think about playing squash again. Fair Oak Squash and Racketball Club have produced a short demonstration video of the games of "Sides", as recommended by England Squash.
By now all of us have felt the effects that the spread of the coronavirus is having on everyday life, including sporting events, squash being no exception. To this end, England Squash have contributed with their advice to help reduce risks to the squash playing community whilst we continue to enjoy our sport. Please take a moment to follow the link and read the advice from England Squash.
Hampshire Squash fully support the England Squash position and will remain completely flexible with respect to any team's ability to fulfill Hampshire League fixtures in the event of team members needing withdraw due to self isolation or becoming ill.
Sadly HSRA have had to take the decision this evening to suspend all Hampshire squash and racketball fixtures with immediate effect. This is in line with government advice to limit all non-essential social contact to help prevent the rapid spread of coronavirus. Please can you pass this news on to our fellow squash and racketball players. Any further updates will be posted on the HSRA website and on the HSRA Facebook page.