Entries by Jane Wood

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 […]

Juniors rule in squash Club Closed

For the first time ever, junior players won both the men’s and ladies’ titles at the squash closed championships last month.  Finn Withington (17) scored a comprehensive victory over 2019 winner Josh Taylor to take the Ian Stewart Memorial Trophy, named in honour of  the Northern’s much missed past President Ian Stewart and presented (above) […]

Club Reception is a Glass Act

Looking for somewhere to hold a mini-conference – talk pre-match tactics – or just a space to work away from the bustle of the bar?? The new glass walling in the Club entrance area has created exactly that. The main alcove, which previously provided a home for the Trophy Cabinet but not much else, is […]

Squash is up and running – are you??

  The great squash comeback has started – and our coaches are on the ball with expert advice to help players keep up the pace … The internal team league is halfway through, NWCSL Summer League started on Thursday (great win for Northern 3 btw, well played Sam, Richard and Emily!)  and the Box Leagues relaunch […]

Meet Laura Massaro at The Northern

Former Squash Women’s World No 1 Laura Massaro will be signing copies of her new autobiography at The Northern on June 8th.  All In:Becoming World Champion charts Laura’s journey from being a shy young athlete often crippled by self-doubt, to World No 1 and World Champion in an intense, gruelling sport. Laura – seen above […]

New Head of Squash for The Northern

The Northern is delighted to announce the appointment of Jules Silvera as our new Head of Squash.  Many members will already know Jules, who has been around The Northern almost since he could walk – he played here as a junior for many years before going off to University to study Psychology, followed by a […]