15/06/12.......Club of the Year award for Thame fitness centre -
RACQUETS Fitness Centre in Thame, has beaten off some fierce competition and has today been named the South Regional Runner Up for the England Squash & Racketball ‘Club of the Year’ competition.
In a statement, the Association said: "This award recognises the fantastic achievements of Racquets Fitness Centre; they have really excelled in maintaining a steady growth in membership (now at 856 squash members, including adults and juniors) and look after all standards of players with coaching provided by eight fully qualified coaches."
Following a four year absence, the England Squash & Racketball Club of the Year competition has returned to showcase and reward the most innovative, hardworking and proactive squash and racketball clubs in England.
There were over 70 strong applications received from clubs all around the country, and the panel of judges had a tough job to select the 8 Regional Winners and Runners Up.
This award recognises the fantastic achievements of Racquets Fitness Centre; they have really excelled in maintaining a steady growth in membership (now at 856 squash members, including adults and juniors) and look after all standards of players with coaching provided by 8 fully qualified coaches.
The club provides a range of squash and racketball activities for all ages and abilities, including junior squash, squash coaching for schools, squash improvers’ sessions, fitness for squash sessions and elite adult coaching. The club also offer club nights for squash and racketball, over 50’s racketball sessions and have teams in the men’s and ladies county squash leagues.
Racquets Fitness Centre are a community based club, with well-motivated staff and a great social atmosphere. The club supports local schools, community causes and national charities.
Racquets Fitness Centre have recently smashed a Guinness World Record attempt for the ‘longest game of squash played’.
England Squash & Racketball devised the Club of the Year competition to link the Allam British Open to some of the excellent work done at grassroots level to grow the sport. Without clubs working so hard to introduce the sport to more young people and then providing them with an environment in which they can develop, England would not be able to produce champions like Nick Matthew, James Willstrop and Jenny Duncalf and it is important to draw attention to the role clubs have in producing future stars.