Welcome to the York & District Squash League...

We exist to encourage the game of squash at all levels in the York area, and to organise local leagues and tournaments. Our sister organisation runs the women's leagues, with most of the same clubs entering both men's and women's teams.

We also support junior squash, which is actively developed by several of our affiliated clubs.

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31 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Shannon retains York Open title

Congratulations to Ed Shannon, who beat Mathhew Stephenson in an all-Dunnington 2016 York Open final at Clifton Park. Shannon had beaten Jonny Duffield in a hard fought semi, before overcoming Stephenson 3-1 in the final.

In the plate, Joe Twigge beat Gus Clapham 3-2.

In the new ‘B’ competition, York’s Tom Sewell beat Stillington’s Martin Pepper 3-0 in the final.

The full results are here.











08 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

York Open 2016 at Clifton 22-26 Feb

The 2016 Men’s York Open Squash Championship will be held at York Squash Club, Clifton Park from Monday 22nd February – Friday 26th February (no games on Wednesday 24th).

There is both a Men’s A (open to all) and Men’s B (open to those ranked in Div 3 Y&D or below).

The entry fee is £6 and the losing date is Tuesday 16th February.

Enter only online at www.sportyhq.com/tournament/view/York-Open

06 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Middleton wins Vets, Chambers wins Vintage

The York & District Men’s Veterans & Vintage Championships were played at Wigginton Squash Rackets Club last week. There was a week of well contested matches played in an excellent spirit, which had entrants from most Y & D club’s. A special point of note & thanks should go to Thornton Le Dale who had 3 entrants in the Vintage, two of whom came from Whitby & Scarborough. Well done lads!

Bearing that in mind , rather disappointingly only 6 players entered the Veterans O40 competition but a healthy 12 the Vintage O50, which was run for the first time in a number of years. Let’s hope we get a better supported Veterans next year!

But to more positive notes… The Men’s Veteran final was between two Wigginton players and a re-run of Wiggintons last Club Championships. The result was the same with Simon Middleton beating Ian Tooms 3-0 to win the Veterans Championship.

The standard of squash on the finals night was excellent and in the Vintage final Neil Chambers of York Squash Club beat Steve Toas of Dunnington 3-0. The Vintage plate was won bt Jon Wright of Stillington beating Rob Cooper of Wigginton.

O40 2015_16 Middleon

O40 winner Simon Middleton

O40 2015_16 Tooms

O40 runner up Ian Tooms

O50 2015_16 Chambers

O50 winner Neil Chambers

O50 2015_16 Toas

O50 runner up Steve Toas

31 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

York Vets and Vintage at Wigginton

Hi all

The York Vets (O40) and Vintage (O50) champs are to be held at Wigginton from Mon 23 Nov and Fri 27 November this year.

Please see the poster.

Entries direct to Nick Clifford please.

04 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Summer league results

Thank you all for playing this summer, I do hope you’ve all enjoyed keeping those muscles moving in preparation for the new season. Its been a challenging season, some fixtures not been fulfilled and there have been some injuries along the way. In the whole I know I’ve enjoyed it and I hope you have too. I do find this a lot harder than the winter leagues, matching players generally works, then again sometime no matter how hard you try it fails! Thank you all for your efforts.

With all that said its great we keep the the game so alive and active in the closed season. The Final was held on the 12th September at York Sports Club aka Clifton Park. A good spirited game between Dunnington (Matt) and RI-Rookies in the absence of Captain Rod (I hope you got a trophy Rod?).

The game ended 4-2 to Dunnington, and congratulation to Matt and team as winners this year. A sterling effort from RI Rookies and great accolade to both teams in winning their respective leagues. I did have the match scores somewhere, but lost them with all the excitement.

That’s all for this year, see you all over the winter season at some point.

Best regards

Andy Sewell


2015 Summer League Winners: Dunnington


20 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

AGM 2015 minutes


AGM 2015

The minutes from the York & District Squash League AGM 2015 held May 20th are now available.

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27 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Pocklington are Riley Cup winners

Pocklington 1 beat RI 2 to win the Riley Cup at York Squash Club last Friday. The individual results were as below:

No 5 – Saw a strong start from RI’s Paul Benson who was a 3rd team reserve against Pock’s Mark Smales going into an 11-3 lead, only to be beaten 15-14. 2The nd game saw a reversal of this with Mark going into a 8-1 lead, finally winning 15-10. Everything was going quite evenly up to 6-6 in game 3, until Mark closed it out 15-9.
No 4 – This was probably the most evenly matched game with RI’s Luke Madge up against Pock’s Adam Hemmingway. Both players had similar styles, retrieving and moving well, and thee was little to split the pair.  

No 3 – RI’s reserve Brian McRobbie played his experienced tactical game against Pock’s Darren Eccles limiting him to 5, 6 and 11 points in the 3rd game as Darren tired.

No.2 – Saw RI’s Adam Benson up against Jerome Remblance. Adam played a very canny game knowing consolidation was required limiting the frustrated Jerome to 2, 6 and 8 points.

No.1 – Pock’s experienced Alastair Dick also knew what was required here against Dan Adams at 1 in the absence of John Henderson. Dan clawed back from 11-14 down to win the 1st 15-14. With Alastair not making the same mistake twice closing the 2nd out 15-10. Dan rallied in the 3rd as he knew he needed to winning 15-5 against a tiring Alastair. 

Handicapping this game was difficult with Pocklington at full strength and RI missing 3 team regulars, but Pocklington did win 5 games out of the 15. In the end the handicap was set at 65 giving Pocklington a winning margin of 15 points i.e. 1 point a game.

Thanks to the players, York for hosting and Brian Godson for ably handicapping the tournament throughout.  


26 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

AGM on 20th May



The York and District Squash AGM will be held on Wednesday 20th May at 8:00pm at York Railway Institute.

It’s important that a representative from each club attend. In addition to presenting the trophies, we will discuss the organisation of the divisions for next year and propose rule changes (both to be shared in advance).


17 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Riley Cup draw: semi-finals

We are into the semi finals of the Riley Cup draw.

Please contact Brian Godson (brigodson@gmail.com or 07979 877194) if any queries.

18 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

York Open draw

The draw for the Open and Vets is now available. The competition runs from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th Feb at York Squash Club.