The Wanderers Squash Club, Johannesburg
For details of current activities, tournaments, events, Court Manager’s office opening times, Squash Club & visitors’ fees go to the Wanderers Squash page.
Squash Club members have FREE, unlimited use of the courts and may introduce one visitor per month at no charge.
Social and competitive squash tournaments
Social and competitive squash tournaments are run throughout the year, usually before the start of the league season and then again after the league has been completed. Doubles games have become very popular over the past few years and there are regular matches played each week.
The club boasts seven conventional plaster-walled courts with viewing balcony plus an international standard all‑glass match court, seating up to 200 spectators. This is complemented by the adjacent “Spinners” sports bar with braai area, dining facilities plus a viewing window adjacent to the glass court.
Gary Plumstead is the resident coach and Court Manager ([email protected]). He can tailor a suitable coaching programme to suit novices, intermediate, advanced, young and old.
The Club hosts the Thusong Squash Development weekly coaching session for youngsters. This is primarily focused on developing youngsters from underprivileged backgrounds but is open to all age groups from 11 to 18 years of age.
An independently run rackets shop is located near the entrance to the squash courts. The shop offers a selection of rackets and sporting gear for your convenience and can arrange for re‑stringing and repairs of both squash and tennis rackets.
Gauteng League and Tournaments
The Club is active in the Gauteng League and Gauteng Masters League. Gauteng League is open to all players, male and female. All players are encouraged to become proficient in marking and refereeing and M&R courses are regularly run at the start of the season. The Masters League is open to players over the age of 35. Wanderers entered seven teams into the 2019 Gauteng League WN01 (Reserve League), WN02 (4th League), WN03 (5th League), WN04 & WN05 (8th League) and WN06 &WN07 (9th League). Five teams were entered into the Masters League – Wanderers A (Masters 2nd), Wanderers B & C (Masters 3rd), Wanderers D & E (Masters 6th).
Other tournaments and national events that take place throughout the year can be found at Central Gauteng Squash or from the yearly calendar at Squash South Africa. Gauteng League and tournaments on the Squash SA calendar are accredited by Squash South Africa and, as such, all players are required to be registered via SportyHQ. The following is an illustration of the annual fees for a Gauteng Squash League player:
Wanderers Club Membership: As per the class of membership. (Invoiced annually by The Wanderers Club)
Wanderers Squash Club fees: R450 p.a. (Adult, 2019) (Invoiced annually by The Wanderers Club)
Squash SA registration: R120 p.a. (2019) (Register directly via SportyHQ)
Gauteng League: R692 p.a. (2019) (Invoiced in March by The Wanderers Club at the commencement of League)
Gauteng Masters League: R375 p.a. + R40 /match (2019) (Paid directly to Gauteng Masters Squash – contact [email protected]
Support for the Thusong Squash Development Programme
Squash Contacts and Committee Members for 2019
Chairman: Chris Hughes.
Treasurer: Gavin Duffy.
League Reps: Phil Louw (Central Gauteng League) and Keith Willows (Masters League).
Court Manager and Coach: Gary Plumstead.
Ordinary members: Bruce Macmillan and Martin Cowper.
For coaching and enquiries about courts & activities, contact the Court Manager at
[email protected] or 073 791 2851.
For general enquiries contact the Chairman at [email protected]
SportyHQ (For updates on tournaments accredited by SquashSA and SquashSA registration information)
World Squash Federation (For info. on international rules and registration for a Squash Personal Identification Number (SPIN) for international events).
Squash Court Bookings
Squash court bookings may be made by members up to two weeks in advance. Members pay NO FEE for booking or playing on the courts. However, there is a playing fee for visitors, whether playing with or without a member. (Members are allowed to play with a visitor once per month at no cost).
Members must have credit in their Lights Account in order to activate the court lights for playing with a visitor. Payment can be made in cash to the Court Manager when he is on duty or online using the GoBook/PayFast payment system.
Visitors playing without a member must pay cash to the Court Manager at the courts.
Courts may be booked in three ways.
1. Over the phone with the Court Manager (refer to Contact List on Squash Club page)
2. At the computer at the squash courts using your Wanderers membership card (see instructions at the courts)
3. Online using GoBook (see instructions below for booking and topping up the Lights Account for visitors)
Online court bookings using GoBook
Go to GoBook for online bookings. A mobile app is also available.
The FAQ page will assist with setting up a new GoBook account and making online payments into the Lights Account using PayFast.
The web pages used for booking and making online payments are illustrated below.
Illustration 1. GoBook login page with links to mobile apps.
Minutes and financial report from the 2018 Annual General Meeting held on 2 November 2019.