News & Events


The Club is Open Again (2/12/2020)

As I’m sure you are all aware now, Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire have been designated Tier 3 in relation to Covid-19. The club will reopen tomorrow Thursday 3rd December for those members who meet the criteria in the  table for Tier 3.

The following rules remain:

During the present and emerging situation with Covid 19 we ask that the following is adhered to before entering the squash club for everyone’s safety .

Do not enter if you have any of the following symptoms:-
1. A high temperature (37.8 or over)
2. A Dry Cough
3. Shortness of breath
4. Loss of sense or smell

- Only enter the building a maximum of 5 minutes before your court is booked
- Please ensure you follow the guidelines and wash your hands and use the sanitiser stations regularly during your visit.
- The showers are now available and can be used by a maximum of two people at a time.

If in the days following a game you have any of the above symptoms please book a covid 19 test and follow the track and trace procedures. The committee will have all the information of players who have followed you into the building or on court.

• The club has installed a thermal thermometer next to the entry door as you enter please ensure you face the thermometer and get a reading. ( you do not have to touch the thermometer)
• If your temperature is less than 37.8 degrees then please continue into the club, if its higher then please seek medical advice by ringing 111.
• There will be no doubles.
• If you intend to play alone as a practice please tag the Solo account.
• The water dispenser is offline so please bring your own drink.
• Please ensure you use the hand sanitiser available and also wipe down all the surfaces you may have touched with the spray and blue roll provided.
• Refrain from wiping your hands on the walls of the squash courts.
• There is a new exit door which is on the ground floor at the end of the building, just press the green button and push the door open. (Do not leave via the entry door)
• A new wash basin with infrared taps has been installed on the ground floor, as the showers and changing rooms are not to be used. (the showers have been capped off)
• The balcony is currently closed.


Lockdown Announcement (1/11/2020)

Unfortunately, in light of the announcement by the Prime Minister (31/11/2020) we are going to have to close Ferriby Hall Squash Club for the duration of this second lockdown, starting from Wednesday night. We hope that this will be for the minimum duration of 4 weeks suggested, however, we are in the hands of the government on this one but we’ll aim to reopen as soon as we’re allowed.

Access to the club will be restricted so please make sure you take everything home with you when you’ve finished.
Any questions please direct them to the Chairman Steve Birss. 

Stay safe and hope to see you at the club soon.
Cheers, Nigel Downes
(Club Secretary)

Covid-19 Announcement (29/10/2020)

As I’m sure you are all aware now, Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire have been designated Tier 2 from midnight 31/10/2020 in relation to Covid-19.

What this essentially means is that all adult squash will stop from midnight 31/10/2020 except for those that live in the same household or those that are being coached.

The committee have discussed membership renewals and would like to inform you that we will offer a 50% discount on adult membership (2020/2021) for those people that were members in the year 2019 / 2020. That said we are not a sports centre with council backing and rely solely on your membership and light fee’s to survive. If you still wish to pay the full amount and I believe all committee members have, then please feel free to contribute in this way. The club has, since April 2020 incurred normal running cost’s along with those attributed to Covid-19 of approximately £18 - £19k, whilst also seeing income cut to about a third of previous years.

As a club we had taken the decision to install shower cubicles to the men’s changing room and this work will go ahead as they have been ordered and are bespoke to the club, so hopefully when we return both male and female showers will be in use.

If you wish to discuss this further then please email me on sbirss@sbirss.karoo.co.uk

Stay safe and kind regards.

Steve Birss
Club chairman

FOB ONLY Entry Now in Operation (29/9/2020)

The fob entry system is now in operation. Your fob will only let you enter the club 5 minutes before your court booking time (to minimise corridor congestion) and only if you have a court booked, or have been invited to play by another member. (N.B. The keypad code has been changed). These new measures are inline with Covid-19 guidance.

The Club is Now Open (25/9/2020)

The new kiosk and door entry system have been installed and are now live.

You will access the club using your fob which will now only allow you to enter the club 5 minutes before your court booking. (if you haven’t got a booking the new system will not allow you in the club) Please do not try and force the door as it will not open if you are too early.

The new kiosk has no facility to pay by cash so PayPal is now the only way to load money onto your account.

The opening hours for the club remain as 1000 to 2200 hrs Mon – Sun. This is to allow for cleaning and sanitising.

Courts 1 and 3 now have new timings.
Court 1 starts at 1020 and continues 20 past the hour throughout the day.
Court 3 starts at 1000 and continues on the hour throughout the day.

The bookings are now an hour long and the lights will be on for 45 mins and then the remaining 15 mins of your booking the lights will turn off, which will give you 10 mins to leave the club before the next set of players are able to gain access.

https://youtu.be/7KS9HS65oU4 This link provides you with a brief overview of the new booking system on YouTube.

Please note the 12 hours no show facility will not be implemented by the club. However if the booking member does not turn up then they will be charged for the full court therefore please ensure you cancel your court if you cannot make it.

I have set up a SOLO account should you wish to practice and you should tag this account if you are to be the only person on court.

Please note that due to restrictions there will no AGM this year. However if you have any concerns that you would have normally raised at the AGM then please text / WhatsApp me on 07718 540959 or email me on sbirss@sbirss.karoo.co.uk and I will reply to you as soon as I can. I will however circulate the clubs accounts to you all once they are ratified.

The committee have all agreed to continue for the coming year. As you will know I should have stepped down at this AGM but I am happy to continue and try and steer the club through these unprecedented difficult times, once again any issues with this then please feel free to contact any committee member with your concerns.

The committee propose no increase to the membership fee for the coming year but reserve the right to increase the light fees if necessary.

Club membership renewal will take place from 1st November. This may surprise some members, but I can assure you that club has seen its income drastically reduced and every penny is used to create a safe and pleasurable environment for you to play squash. (Details of the clubs current membership fees can be found on www.ferribysquash.com/membership.html)

The following rules remain

During the present and emerging situation with Covid 19 we ask that the following is adhered to before entering the squash club for everyone’s safety

Do not enter if you have any of the following symptoms:-
1. A high temperature (37.8 or over)
2. A Dry Cough
3. Shortness of breath
4. Loss of sense or smell

- Only enter the building a maximum of 5 minutes before your court is booked
- Please ensure you follow the guidelines and wash your hands and use the sanitiser stations regularly during your visit.
- No use of changing facilities, showers or toilets

If in the days following a game you have any of the above symptoms please book a covid 19 test and follow the track and trace procedures. The committee will have all the information of players who have followed you into the building or on court.

• The club has installed a thermal thermometer next to the entry door as you enter please ensure you face the thermometer and get a reading. ( you do not have to touch the thermometer)
• If your temperature is less than 37.8 degrees then please continue into the club, if its higher then please seek medical advice by ringing 111. · There will be no doubles.
• If you intend to play alone as a practice please tag the Solo account.
• The water dispenser is offline so please bring your own drink.
• Please ensure you use the hand sanitiser available and also wipe down all the surfaces you may have touched with the spray and blue roll provided.
• Refrain from wiping your hands on the walls of the squash courts.
• There is a new exit door which is on the ground floor at the end of the building, just press the green button and push the door open. (Do not leave via the entry door)
• A new wash basin with infrared taps has been installed on the ground floor, as the showers and changing rooms are not to be used. (the showers have been capped off)
• The balcony should only be accessed by Club Coaches and Primary School Children’s parents, who must wear as face mask.

Thanks. Steve Birss

Club Closure

Please note that the club will be closed from Sunday 20th September for approximately 4 days to enable a software and hardware upgrade to the booking system and door entry system. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Ferriby Squash is ready to open again!

The planned date for opening is Monday 27th July, with as you would expect a few changes.

The new initial opening hours for the club will be 1000 to 2200 hrs Mon – Sun. This is to allow for our new cleaning regime.

One court will be available from 1000 hrs and on the hour thereafter alternating between courts 1 and 3.

Please see the following:

During the present situation with the Covid 19 pandemic we ask that the following is adhered to before entering the squash club for everyone’s safety.

Do not enter if you have any of the following symptoms:-

1. A high temperature (38 or over)
2. A Dry Cough
3. Shortness of breath
4. Loss of sense or smell

- Only members who have booked courts online may enter the building, no visitors or spectators (This includes parents)
- Only enter the building a maximum of 5 minutes before your court is booked
- Please ensure you follow the guidelines and wash your hands and use the sanitiser stations regularly during your visit.
- No use of changing facilities, showers or toilets
- Arrive ready to go on court
- Please bring your own drinks
- All personal belonging to be kept on court with you

If in the days following a game you have any of the above symptoms please get a covid 19 test and follow the track and trace procedures. The committee will have all the information of players who have followed you into the building or on court.

• The club has installed a thermal thermometer next to the entry door as you enter please ensure you face the thermometer and get a reading. ( you do not have to touch the thermometer)
• If your temperature is less than 38 degrees then please continue into the club, if its higher then please seek medical advice by ringing 101.
• Only two members are allowed into the club at any one time (parents will have to wait outside if their children are playing)
•  There will be no doubles. · Also no double fobbing as we need to keep a record of who has played. All courts must be pre-booked online (the booking machine at the club is not to be used) Please use PayPal to top up your account. · The water dispenser is offline so please bring your own drink.
• Please ensure you use the hand sanitiser available and also wipe down all the surfaces you may have touched with the spray and blue roll provided.
• Refrain from wiping your hands on the walls of the squash courts.
• There is a new exit door which is on the ground floor at the end of the building, just press the green button and push the door open. (Do not leave via the entry door)
• A new wash basin with infrared taps has been installed on the ground floor, as the showers and changing rooms are not to be used. (the showers have been capped off)
• The balcony is not to be accessed at this time.

If phase 1 goes well then we will review these procedures in two weeks to potentially include coaching and increase court availability.

Regards, The Committee.

Covid-19 Update Plan

An update with what’s been happening since the club closed due to the Covid -19 virus. Everyone’s safety is of paramount importance to the committee, therefore a number of things have been going on behind the scenes to enable us to look forward to a return to playing. Whilst we look towards the day we can re-open, we will look at different phases and this email seeks to inform you of phase 1.

Phase One (Limited Opening)

• Limited time at the club – the Club will operate on a single court basis which will only be bookable in advance using the Payne System and on the hour. i.e. 7am, 8am 9am etc.
• The new booking system will provide 20 minutes between the conclusion of a game and the start of the next game.
• Members not to enter the club until 5 minutes prior to their court time – to allow members who have played to leave the premises.
• A separate exit to be provided through the fire exit on the ground floor (same floor as the courts) using a green button to allow the door to open.
• No competitions and no spectators.
• No one to enter the balcony area. (Except Club Coaches)
• All showers and changing areas to remain closed.
• New handwashing stations are to be provided at the entrance, outside of each court and at the exit, with alcohol/hand sanitizer.
• Members only – No guests – No double fobbing as we need to keep a record of all members who have attended at the club. Members to bring their own water with them.
• A more robust cleaning regime and more often.
• Only two people in the club at any one time – therefore no doubles. (Apart from a Club coach)
• A specific time to be given over to those members who fall into the higher risk category to Covid 19 (details to follow)
• Anyone ignoring the above rules will receive a month’s suspension.

All members now have the ability to pay for lights using PayPal which can be accessed via the normal Payne booking portal. (PayPal take a small portion for providing this facility) The club has also applied for funding and has been successful which will assist in the Club surviving these difficult times. (Thank you to David Morris)

As you would expect we hope that members will comply with the above and also exercise common sense and not attend at the club if they are suffering / displaying symptoms of Covid -19.

Kind Regards Ferriby Squash and Racketball Committee.

The Club is closed until further notice

Despite the committee’s best endeavours, it is with a heavy heart that we must announce that following the Prime Minister’s advice tonight Ferriby Hall Squash and Racketball club will be closed until further notice.

Please do not try and enter the club as the passcode has been changed and you won’t be able to get in. We intend that the club will be closed for the minimum amount of time possible and as soon as the government advice allows, we will reopen.

If you have any questions please contact Steve Birss, the Chairman, who will do his best to answer them. In the meantime, the committee wish you and yours all the best in these trying times and we hope to see you all again soon.

Regards, The Committee

Coronavirus

Please be advised that the club will not be closing but is taking precautions during these difficult times. All surfaces, door handles etc. are cleaned daily with anti-bacterial spray.

The below is from the NHS website:

Do
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don't
- do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

There are soap dispensers in the male and female changing areas for you to use.

If you feel unwell or think you may have had recent contact with someone who may be exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms then please do not attend the club.

The Dunlop England Junior Championships

Run by England Squash, the Dunlop English Junior Championships will also be held at Ferriby Hall Squash Club this year. The competition runs from 6-8 March 2020 and is also held at Riding, Haltemprice and the University. https://www.englandsquash.com/ejc

National Schools Championship - Stage 1

Congratulations to South Hunsley who won the stage 1 tounament held at Ferriby Hall Squash Club on Wednesday 13th Novemeber, beating Hymers College, Ackworth School and Lincoln Minster School.

Parking - Important Notice!

Could all club members please park in our car park behind the barrier. The other parking areas do not belong to us. There is a risk you could be clamped or towed away for parking in a private car park. Thank you.

Court Shoes

Sorry if we sound like a stuck record but there have been more incidents, recently, of marking shoes being worn on court (particularly court 3), this is unacceptable!  Please ensure that all people going on court have the correct footwear, this means outdoor shoes should be changed for court shoes before going on court.

Front Door

This Tuesday night the club security alarm was triggered and a Security Patrol Officer sent out to investigate the club (for which we are billed) after the front door had been left propped open with the mat.  Please be reminded that under no circumstances should the front door be propped open and when you are leaving the club please ensure that the mat is not impeding the door closing.  If you see the front door propped open, please close it.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Mike Clemson British Over 75 champion May 2019

Club Lights

Reminder to all members, when leaving the club empty please switch off all lights. Save money and the environment!

Court Sponsorship

There are a few court advertising slots avaialbale if you are interested in becoming a court sponsor please contact any of the committe members for more information.

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