Entries by Jane Wood

Lockdown Fitness Links

… if for no other reason that it’s November now and you need to keep moving to keep warm! The Club is closed until December 2nd in line with the current lockdown requirements but we can still help you to stay fit: We have been able to move most of our studio classes online – […]

Food Bank Thanks

Our Half Term Food Bank Appeal brought a terrific response from members so many, many thanks to everyone who donated so generously. We are supporting the Bideford Community Centre in Wythenshawe – part of the Wythenshawe Foodbank organisation – which operates a food bank, clothing bank, charity shop, community cafe, free computer access and much, […]

Perk up a Pumpkin!

Tier 3 doesn’t have to be dreary – pumpkins are still permitted so it’s time to get creative and help us put on a spooktacular display around the Club for Hallowe’en! Carve it spooky – sweet – or just silly – but bring it into the Club by Thursday 29th and you could win a […]

Celebrating World Squash Day

10th October is World Squash Day and with restrictions eased on the squash courts, the coaching team are back in action with the Junior Squads restarting that day. Only two players at a time are permitted on court so squads are restricted to just six players across three courts but a fourth squad has been […]

AGM Zooms smoothly

“Welcome to another first for The Northern – it’s just taken us 138 years to get here!”  With those words Chairman Neville Hewer welcomed members to the Club’s first ever video conference AGM, held by Zoom on 30th September. “Covid has brought us many new experiences,” he said later. “And this one is truly historic!” […]

Pickleball launches at The Northern

Considering it’s nearly four times the size of a squash ball and it’s bright orange, you’d think a pickleball ball would be easier to hit wouldn’t you? But there you go … fun, infuriating (for a squash player), occasionally chaotic and fequently hilarious, pickleball made its debut at the Club on Saturday, with a social […]

Squash is back – inside and out!

The Northern’s squash players are finally able to play ‘proper’ squash with members of other households.  Manchester has announced an exemption to local lockdown rules to allow organised indoor sport and players are now allowed to: * Form registered bubbles of up to six players from different households, playing full squash with some restrictions on timing/ […]

Players in a pickle!

It’s played on a badminton court … with oversized table tennis bats … using (more or less) tennis rules. Welcome to Pickleball!  Said to be the fastest-growing sport in the US, pickleball is rapidly taking hold in the UK too. Suitable for all ages and all skill levels, playable inside or outside, the game is […]

Watch this space – Studio Classes return

Studio classes are back from Tuesday and bookable NOW online or via Reception. Current outdoor sessions are moving back inside, with extra classes added. And with the studio floor marked out to give everyone a 3-metre square space, class sizes can be boosted to 8 people (7 for spin). “Some classes can move back outside […]

Local Lockdown Update

The bunting has actually been taken down to be washed but don’t worry, despite the local lockdown we are still open!  A spike in COVID-19 infections in the region has led to tighter restrictions,                                       including a ban on meeting and socialising in homes, in bars and restaurants and in other public venues. People may still […]