James Willstrop leads an array of highly qualified coaches that are available to provide group or indiviual coaching to every level of squash player. Details of availabilty can be obtained by contacting our reception.


Suitable for players of all abilities. 19 divisions each comprising of 5 players per division play each other over a period of one month to determine who moves up and who moves down a division. Whatever level you play at there will be a division to suit you.


This is an open invitation to all members, particularly new members, to get to know each other with games arranged on the night and a drink and chat afterwards – contact the club for details.


Evening and daytime organised sessions for ladies of any ability are provided with the emphasis on enjoyment and improvement. Social events are also arranged on a regular basis.


Pontefract Squash Club welcomes those passionate about the sport to be part of our legacy, whether as players, supporters, or enthusiasts.


With pride, we field an impressive line up of six dedicated teams, each making their mark across three fiercely contested divisions.


The Lesley Willstrop Doubles

This is a fun themed competition for all sizes, shapes and ages played in memory of James’ mother. Although it does retain a competitive element the emphasis is on fun and raising money for charity.

The Club Championships

These are always well attended with many categories open to enter. The ultimate accolade is being crowned Club Champion and having your name included on the role of honour alongside many notorious former Champions.

The Tom Abbott Handicap

This is a competition instigated in memory of one of the clubs former characters. It is designed to ensure every participant, regardless of ability, has an equal chance of winning due to the handicap system that is used. So if you fancy playing James Willstrop with 10 start (and the serve) make sure you don’t miss this event.

Summer Leagues

As the title suggests is a squash competition held during the summer months in a League format. Teams comprise of 5 players of varying standards who play on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays of each week culminating in the finals night where the champions are determined. This competition usually starts in May and concludes in July and again is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Doubles Nights

These are held throughout the year as appropriate. This is a fun night whereby each person has a ‘lucky (or not so lucky) dip’ to decide their playing partner. Matches are then played for a specific period of time and the points scored during that time are recorded and added together at the end of the evening to produce semi finals and then a final. A buffet and a few drinks follow to round off the night.