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Squash Courts

From Wednesday 12 August, the Council will open the squash courts for public use at Cookstown Leisure Centre, Dungannon Leisure Centre and Greenvale Lesiure Centre.


Opening Times

Location Opening Times To book Fees

Cookstown Leisure Centre
 
Dungannon Leisure Centre
 
Greenvale Leisure Centre

Monday to Friday 
06.30-07.30
08.00-09.00
09.30-10.30
11.00-12.00
12.30-13.30
14.00-15.00
15.30-16.30
17.00-18.00
18.30-19.30
20.00-21.00
 
Saturday
08.00-09.00
09.30-10.30
11.00-12.00
12.30-13.30
14.00-15.00
15.30-16.30
 
Sunday
09.00-10.00
10.30-11.30
12.00-13.00
13.30-14.30
15.00-16.00

Pre-book and pay on the Leisure Hub website.

£5.70 per hour per court (Cookstown and Dungannon)
 
£5 per hour per court (Greenvale)

Return to Restricted Play Guidelines

Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our customers and staff. We have developed the following guidelines for the squash courts, to ensure everyone can feel comfortable when they visit.


Prior to arriving:

You must stay home if you:

  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

  • Have been overseas or exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

  • Have flu-like symptoms or are feeling unwell.
     
  • ​Frontline workers can play but should personally assess the risk of passing on infection and follow recommended NHS Guidelines

  • Only people core to playing should attend such as players, participants, coaches and operational personnel. Juniors should have a parent or guardian present outside of the court area.


When using our courts: 

  • Equipment will not be available for hire initially to reduce forms of contact. You must bring your own racquets and squash balls. 

  • Arrive and leave as close as possible to when you are due on court

  • Two players can practice/train on court at this stage or you may practice solo. Consider limiting training to same playing partner only. Two members of same household do not need to observe social distancing on court

  • Clean court door handle with disinfectant wipe before entry onto court (unless you have witnessed this task done by another person just before you play)

  • Only use your own racket and ball. Try to avoid touching the ball with your hands in between rallies

  • Coaching sessions permitted (observing social distancing rules) – maximum 2 players per court

  • No match play or competitions permitted

  • Players should arrive ready to play as their will be no access to changing rooms during this phase

  • Players should, ideally, bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer with them and keep it in their pocket of bag for use

  • To protect against infection, players must refrain from handshakes and high fives and keep 2 metres away from other people at all times

  • Do not share food, towels and drinks

  • Use two sets of clearly marked balls. These should be alternated for serving with each player only touching their individual balls

  • Use your racquet / foot to pick up balls and hit them to your opponent. Avoid using your hands to pick up the balls

  • Remain apart from other players when taking a break.


Squash Ball Use:

  • Practice caution with the Squash Balls

  • Although there is no specific evidence that squash balls can spread COVID-19, we know that contamination from respiratory droplets from an infected person can potentially survive on hard surfaces for up to three days.

  • Replace balls if someone suspected of having COVID 19 comes in contact with them

  • Consider spraying balls with a disinfectant spray at the conclusion of play

  • Using new balls on a very regular basis is highly encouraged.

Leaving the courts:

Once play has finished players should leave the premises promptly and:

  • Hands should be washed and sanitised as soon as possible

  • Ensure equipment is cleaned thoroughly after use

  • Squash balls can be sprayed with a disinfectant

  • If a player becomes unwell after playing, they should first contact their GP/NHS and then inform the Council

  • Players should be encouraged to remind other members of the guidelines, in a gentle way, when they witness poor practices. Repeated poor practice should be reported to the Council as soon as possible.

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