Common Time 2019


Boys playing squash

Squash is an exhilarating racket sport requiring speed, coordination and fitness. It is a very popular sport around the world and it is no different at Winchester.

The boys have the use of four superb courts, built thanks to the generosity of honorary Wykehamist, Al Gordon. They also have access to excellent coaching from our squash professional Richard Atkinson, a level two coach, with over 30 years' experience of the game.

For the sociable player there are plenty of opportunities to play and enjoy this wonderful sport with ladders for all and the inter-house squash competitions, otherwise known as Peach Pot and Peach Plate. For the more competitive there are three school teams, one senior and two junior, and those selected will play against the likes of Wellington, Eton and Marlborough. The top team also play in the Guildford and Roehampton Invitation Tournaments, where in 2015 we were runners-up in both. Players that excel similarly have the opportunity to compete in the England Squash Schools' Competition.