We hope you will have an enjoyable and happy time as a member and that you make many new friends and enjoy training (and competing) with us.
This guide will help new members when joining the club.
Before you can play squash you will need credit on your lights account, which can be purchased online via the gobook.co.za website (more information can be found here). Note that you will have to register on gobook first (with a separate username) and then link your FHSC credentials so that you view, book and load lights transactions.
Members pay R13.00 per person sharing/45 min session. Visitors pay R26-00 for a session. Court light bookings not cancelled within 1 hour of start time, will incur a penalty of 100% of court lights.
Members have 24 hour access to the club, with our biometric (fingerprint) access system.
Bookings and Court Activations
Steps to book/activate a session when you are at the clubhouse:
- Log onto the kiosk using your FHSC member code and pin (provided to you when you join).
- Use arrow keys (8,4, 6, 2) to navigate up, down , left and right. Use hash key (#) to enter/confirm or asterisk (*) to escape/cancel
One can now either switch on lights immediately or make booking for a future day and time.
- Select start time and duration of game.
- Enter opponents pin or swipe his card. Select to either share costs or not 😉
- This will switch on the lights for a chosen court. Else you may make a booking for a future time.
- Display will show “Court lights – Court1 through 6
- Or scroll to Make or Cancel a court booking, select day, then court and time slot, press enter on open time slot.
- When done, press the escape (* key) to log out of booking screen.
When a session is active you may extend the session, swap it to another court or even cancel it.
Go to the current court and press # key to see the options.
You can also select view future bookings to see your currently booked courts, or view your light account balance.
A detailed instruction manual can be viewed here.
*You may also open the gate from inside by pressing “A” on the keypad at booking terminal.
Club professional and coaching
Our club is home to former S.A. no. 1 and world no. 23 Rodney Durbach.
Rodney also runs the local pro shop at the club, Shoe String, and is available for coaching. You may purchase all your squash equipment here. The shop operates Monday – Friday 17:30 – 19:30
Other coaches at the club include Terry Cooper and Martin Cayzer. The coaches are here to help you reach your full potential.
A little serious & a lot of social
New members are encouraged to play in our summer and winter social leagues to meet and get to know the other members (we don’t bite!)
Summer league runs from November to mid-February. Winter league runs from late May to mid-June.
For the more serious competitors there is WP league, from early mid-March through to about the first week in September. Speak to your club captain for more information regarding WP league.
Nice to know
Need some directions? We’ll help you find your way.
Entertainment area & bar:
Situated as you enter the club house, the first door to your right.
Ladies – walk towards court 2. Take the staircase to your left and proceed downstairs.
At the bottom walk straight and take the first door to your left.
Gents – walk past the ladies’ door and turn right. Take the first door to your right.
Walk towards court 5. See the microwave? Viola! You found it:)
Walk past kitchen towards court 6. Take the first door to your right, yes you have arrived 😉
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact any committee member.