Entries by Jane Wood

Would Jubilieve it? Platinum Party swings in the rain

Long to reign over us took on a whole new meaning on Jubilee Day … but it takes more than a bit of drizzle to dampen the Northern’s party spirit.  Every ticket was sold for the Jubilee Party and every ticket-holder turned up, ready to celebrate. There was lots of cake, lots of fizz (many […]

Ready to get down to business?

Then check out our meeting rates … With the Trophy Room upgraded to include a screen and USB points, the Club is now capable of accommodating a range of conference needs from small study groups to meetings of up to 50 people – plus another 60 on the deck in fine weather! And of course […]

Winter winners

It’s been a win-win-win and win again winter! * In tennis The Northern 1st team (above top left) won a closely fought Division 1 to be crowned overall champions of the East Cheshire Winter Tennis League. AND The  Northern 2nd team (above top right, celebrating with the 3rds) won ALL 11 of their fixtures to […]

Harder – Faster – Stronger

The new Strength + Conditioning facility has proved a major draw for members seeking both coached sessions and individual workouts. And anyone who has ever tried to paint a neat number on the side of their wheelie bin with a spray can really ought to take a moment to admire the artwork on the end […]

Squash Adds up for Schools

You’ve heard of number crunching – now try number squashing! The Northern has partnered with Rackets Cubed and Cavendish School to deliver a programme of weekly after-school sessions of sport and learning. Rackets Cubed works with inner-city schools nationwide to support the health, well-being and aspirations of income-deprived youngsters. The children are introduced to an […]

Racketball league recruiting now

League racketball is back! The North West Counties Squash League is launching a Squash 57/ Racketball League 21/22 – so the hunt is on for Northern players.  There will be two divisions – East and West – with The Northern up against Bowdon, Brooklands, Tame Valley, Cheetham Hill, City of Manchester, Fairways and Marple. “We’d […]

£1m-plus proposal to boost Club facilities

A detailed plan to increase the number of tennis courts at The Northern, introduce padel tennis and bring more courts under cover, has been prepared by the Executive Committee and will be submitted for planning approval over the next few weeks.  The full proposal includes the demolition of the old Indoor Court 3 (the grey […]

Gym’s new S+C facility

A new dedicated Strength & Conditioning facility is being built in the former tennis Half Court, to support the racquet programmes and individual members. Equipment will include 4 squat racks which double up as deadlift platforms and a track for a sled – great for building leg and core strength – plus a large collection […]

Little Belters and big hitters …

… the new squash season starts here. It’s hard to believe that a lot of people predicted COVID would be the death of squash! The Northern is fielding more senior county league teams than any other Club in the region as nine men’s and four ladies’ squads start their league campaigns this week Junior coaching […]

Come to the tennis finals party

The Closed Tennis Championship is reaching a peak of excitement with some tense matches and top quality tennis expected on Finals Day, September 18th.  Play starts at 11.30am, through to 6.30pm, with the grand presentation planned for 7pm. There will be a BBQ from 4 until late and special offers on drinks all night. All […]