Up and Coming!
Cardiff Squash Rackets Club is proud to be a development and proving ground for many of the best players in Welsh Squash!
Current Cardiff Squash Club Touring Pros include:
- Current world No. 38 (June 2018)
- Welsh No.1
- Commonwealth Games 2018 Semi-Finalist
- Current world No. 435 (June 2018)
- Welsh No.4
- Former U19 Jnr No.2
Younger Juniors that are definitely ones to watch:
- Welsh U11 No.1
- 5 Nations bronze medal 2018 – Wales U13 Team
- Welsh U15 No.1
- 5 Nations Bronze medal 2018 – Wales U15 Team
All currently overseen by our resident Cardiff Squash club Professional:
- Squash Wales National Coach
- Former PSA player
- Represented Wales at Junior and senior level at European and World Championships.
- Current Wales O’35 No.1
Cardiff Squash Rackets Club was established in 1937 as a proprietary club by Maurice Turnbull and other like minded individuals and is one of the oldest clubs in the UK. Maurice was arguably the most gifted sportsman that Wales has ever produced. He played rugby union for Wales, cricket for Glamorgan and England and played hockey for Wales. In addition he was also the first Wales Open squash champion. A truly remarkable achievement.
Unfortunately Major Turnbull [as he was to become] was killed in action in Normandy in 1944 and is buried at Bayeaux in northern France.
In 1955 the then owners of the Club offered it for sale to the membership at a cost of £4550 and it has been a private members club ever since.
Originally there were 2 courts followed by a third immediately prior to the Second World War. A 4th court with a glass back and a substantial viewing gallery was added in 1978.
The Club has had a long standing reputation for its historical influence on the game within Wales and was the home of the Welsh Open for many years. The Club Honours Boards show testament to this history.
The Club continues to thrive across all levels of the game and now has 7 teams as well as a strong junior section and a very buoyant doubles fraternity. Its close proximity to the City Centre and facilities like the Millenium Stadium and the Cardiff City Football Ground provides an added attraction for its membership.
In recent times the Club has entered into partnership with Pontcanna Lifestlye who provide a fully equipped gymnasium which offers members a range of membership options.
Members of the Turnbull family are still members to this day.