The Veterans Squash Rackets Club of Great Britain

Welcome to the web site of The Veterans Squash Rackets Club of Great Britain which celebrated it's 50th Golden Anniversary in 2013. Our aim is to encourage all veteran players, male and female, to continue playing the game, and to this end we hold a range of events, tournaments and tours throughout the year.

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The club is actively seeking to broaden the membership throughout the United Kingdom. 

Please download a Membership Form, sign up your friend and send in to the Hon. Secretary, remembering to fill in all Bank details!

Nigel Belle, The Red House, Church Road, Sundridge, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6EA. Tel: 019595 65444.

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The Championships are being planned for September and October this year with the finals weekend at Colets on 27/28 November 2021.

Entries close on 21st August 2021.

Upcoming Matches 2020


All matches have been postponed or cancelled until further notice.

* tbc

Latest Match Reports
Purley: 10 Sep 2021
Oxford University: 1 Feb 2020
GB Vets Tour to York
Bromley CC: 1 Nov 2019

Latest pages:
Newsletter August 2021
Newsletter May 2021
Newsletter December 2020
Minutes of 57th AGM
Newsletter November 2020
50th Anniversary Book

Having celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2013, please remember that the Anniversary Book is still available.

Click here for details.
New Kit Available

New kit is available - go online. Go to, click on 'Club Zone', scroll down and click on the GB Vets logo and then follow on-screen instructions.





Due to the current situation the 2020/2021 Club Championships are being planned for September/October with the finals weekend at Colets on 27/28 November 2021.

The 58th AGM is likely to be a virtual Zoom meeting, as last year. Details will be circulated later via this website and the Newsletter.

‘Friendly’ matches are being planned to start again from this August 2021.

We hope you are keeping fit and well and we wish you all a safe emergence from these difficult times.



Greetings to everybody as we gear up to play squash again, although some of us may remain in a lower gear for a while yet. Many of you will have already tried out some solo court time to refresh your memories and muscles. We can now look forward to May 17th when, if vaccines roll out remains high and infections continue to fall, we may enter the next phase allowing indoor sport in groups, bubbles and/or sides.

The GB Vets are already going through the gears with our fixture secretary Nick Sheppard arranging matches and thinking about tours. Geoff Howes has the tournament in hand with emails being sent out shortly. I said in my first Newsletter that broadening the scope and reach of GB Vets is a priority and to this end offers of Golf Days in the Midlands and North West have been accepted as have Doubles events at Nottingham SC and a North West venue (tbc). Scotland, Ireland and Wales are on my ‘to do’ list!

We would like all members to play in GB Vets kit and the committee have decided to offer a 50% reduction on tops and shorts/skirts. This is great quality merchandise from Andy Murray at IPro Sports. To order on line see page 3 below. There are many good reasons to be optimistic on the squash front and I hope you enjoy reading the rest of this Newsletter.

Ian Graham Chairman




The seventh annual Festival of Squash organised by the GB Vets was held at the RAC, Woodcote Park, Epsom on Sunday 3rd November.

By 9.30 a.m. groups of keen players, with ages spanning from 25 to 85, representing the GB Vets, the Army and the Escorts, began arriving to join the players from the host RAC team.

The Army team was somewhat down on numbers given the absence of Phil and Yvette Ashman. The former has left the Army but has taken on the job of running the Army’s overall sports- so squash is now only one of his sports… However, in the spirit of the Festival of Squash, the GB Vets loaned Nick Sheppard for the Singles, and (Lt. Col) John Woodliffe and Lance Kinder for the Doubles! John and Lance won one of their two matches with a large gallery impressed by the amazing staying power of a pair now aggregating over 168 years!!

Richard Green and Len Westover (The Army) were the overall stars in the Singles, winning all three of their matches. In the Doubles, Mandy Akin and Karen Hume (GB Vets) won all three of their matches, whilst Alan Thomson and Dave Clarke played four matches and won them all! Mike Stewart and Karl Newland (RAC) won two of their Doubles matches whilst James Dubois (RAC) won three of his Singles matches… although he essentially played Nick Sheppard twice- with Nick representing both GB Vets and the Army in the same match! That really is the spirit of the event! Shayne Baillie (RAC) had a fine day, narrowly losing to Richard Green whilst winning her other two matches. Dean Newberry (GB Vets) and John Goodrich (GB Vets) again performed strongly with both winning two of their Singles matches, whilst Jeremy Wilcox (Escorts) did likewise.




Now you can view and purchase Club Merchandise on line! We've also added some new items - not only do we sell the regular polo and tee shirts for both men and women but now also shorts and warm-up jackets. The order process is very simple:

- Go to and click on the 'Club Zone' link at the top of the Home Page.

- Scroll down to the Vets Club logo and click on it. All garments are then displayed, click on product(s) required, select size, colour, personalisation (if required), click on 'add to cart'.

- When finished go to checkout, place order, pay, that's it!

Exceptions: Lamb's wool v neck pullovers are bought from another source and can't (yet) be obtained on line. For information on these and to order contact the Hon.Sec.

Old stock at low, low prices: There are a few men's tee shirts (large and XL) and a number of ladies shirts (all sizes) available from the Hon.Sec. All at £10, buy now, first come first served!




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