Well, what a what a challenging six months it has been for the world in general, with everyone being affected by the epidemic in one way or another.
Sport has suffered greatly, squash in particular. We have been passing on the guidelines from England Squash via the website and Facebook. They in turn are taking their guidance from Sport England and the Government.
Over August we have seen most clubs in Hertfordshire opening back up in various degrees, interpreting the guidelines as appropriate for their own clubs. The clubs that have seemed to struggle with these guidelines are the leisure centres and multi-purpose sports centres.
We are happy to report that most of the larger clubs like Berkhamsted, Radlett, Harpenden, Tring, Stevenage, Broxbourne, Nuffield, Hatfield University, Bishops Stortford are all open, using court rotation or staggering and providing players with anti-bac wipes and sanitiser to use before, during and after playing. We hope that players will gradually filter back to the clubs and slowly get back into the sport and support their clubs.
We can confirm that no competitive matches will be happening before Christmas and we will take stock in January as to whether some sort of short league could be organised. This means that there will be no leagues games before Christmas and also the Herts Closed has been postponed/cancelled. However, with the new regulations being announced this week and new restrictions being implemented we will just have to wait and see what happens.
We will keep you updated accordingly, and we wish you a safe return to playing squash.
The Herts Committee