Brighton Squash Club
Withdean is proud to host Brighton Squash Club and their fantastic coaching team, led by head coach Noah Meredith. The club caters for all levels and abilities and will match you with opponents of a similar ability if you don’t have a partner. Why not pop along to an open session every Wednesday and Sunday and find out if Squash and Racketball are for you? No need to book - just turn up and play!
What equipment do you need to play squash?
You don’t need a lot of equipment to play squash - just a racquet and a squash ball! If you are a beginner, you should use black squash balls with blue dot marking - these balls are bouncier than other types of squash ball, making them perfect for people who are new to the game. You can purchase these on site!
Squash and racketball membership
Our new Squash and Racketball membership includes the ability to book two courts per day (80 minutes of total game time). As part of the membership you can also book courts at our sister venues Portslade Sports Centre and the Stanley Deason Leisure Centre, meaning that wherever you are, you'll always have a squash court to play on.
Frequently Asked Questions
A 40 minute court booking costs £8.45 for non members with discounted rates available to members. If you are new to Brighton Squash Club, your first open session will cost just £5.
Squash and racketball (not to be confused with racquetball) are very similar and both sports can be played on a regular squash court. The main difference is racketball is played with shorter racquets and a larger, bouncier ball. Rallies tend to last longer in racketball as the ball moves more slowly, allowing more time to react and return.
It isn’t possible to play squash alone but it is a great way to practise and develop technical skills. Don’t worry if you can’t find a squash partner. If you attend one of our open sessions we’ll match you up with someone of a similar ability.
We have some fantastic membership packages available at Withdean. Alongside our Squash and Racquetball membership, we also offer Unlimited membership which will give you access to all seven Freedom Leisure sites across Brighton and Hove. We also offer Student membership featuring discounted rates on a range of services.
Are you a Key Worker? Drop us a line to find out about our exclusive membership options available just for you.
Squash is a simple sport to learn but requires a good level of fitness and lots of practice to play at a competitive level. At Withdean we are always happy to welcome beginners and help build skills and confidence on the court.
Withdean Sports Complex is Freedom Leisure’s largest site in Brighton and Hove. Find us at Tongdean Lane, Brighton BN1 5JD.
Yes, we have a free car park and EV charging on site at Withdean.