Cardiff Squash & Racketball Club (Cardiff Squash Rackets Club) was established in 1937 as a proprietary club by Maurice Turnbull and other like mindedindividuals 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.
Members of the Turnbull family are still playing at the club today.