About Forthill Squash Club

Forthill Squash Club opened in the mid-70s on our present site in Fintry Place, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, and later became part of Forthill Community Sports Hub. The club continued to grow through-out the 80s and mid 90s when our membership peaked at around 270 members!

Lots of different factors caused our numbers to fall and in 2017 our membership was as low as 22. We recognised that something needed to be done to save the club! Things needed to change and a huge amount of time and effort was needed to secure the club’s future.

The remaining members of the club put their heads together and worked hard to turn things around. With considerable fundraising and volunteering from members, the whole club was modernised. Forthill Club now benefits from new court lighting, a new floor on court 1, re-decoration throughout, fresh carpeting and upgraded changing and toilet facilities.

Our efforts to revive our club and squash in the area caught the attention of our governing body Scottish Squash and in 2019 we were awarded “Club of The Year” for the first time in our history – a very proud moment for us! You can read the full renovation story on the Scottish Squash website.

We are now a club with a future and we have grown the number of memberships significantly since 2016. We’re always on the look out for new members, so if you’re interested, please get in touch or fill out a membership enquiry form.

I was looking for a sport that could improve my fitness and I would enjoy playing as a hobby. Since joining it has been a pleasure to be part of such a welcoming and supportive club.

From my very first contact with the club I was made to feel incredibly welcome – my lack of knowledge about the sport and level of ability never being seen as anything other than a positive starting point on which to build.

Mark
Club President Forthill Squash

Receiving the Scottish Squash Club of the Year Award was pretty overwhelming when we consider where the club was only a few years ago. It would be fair to say our future did not look very bright.

To achieve this gives us all a tremendous amount of pride and satisfaction and having this hard work recognised by Scottish Squash is very satisfying indeed.

Willie Irvine, Club President