The Black Lion Squash Club was formed in 1978 by the then management of the Black Lion Leisure Centre which is today the newly extended and prestigious Medway Park in Gillingham, Kent. In 1979 the management was given over to the Membership and it became a private Club.
If you want to learn or already play and would like to join our Club then we run Club nights at Brompton Barracks on a Tuesday (6pm - 9pm) Wednesday (6pm - 9pm) & Thursday (6.30pm - 9pm) and at the Medway Park Sports Centre on Saturday's from 3.30pm.
All levels of players from juniors to advanced are welcome. We have coaches from Level 1 to Level 3 to train juniors and give lessons to those that would like to improve their game. We run training evenings for juniors each Friday from 5.40 until 7.00pm at the Centre. Please see the contact details under the Coaching tab.
For more information please use the email link below or contact either Paul Wilson on 07795 516456 or Dinesh Bansal on 07767 251142
Just a quick heads up that last months final scores have been archived and are now available to view on the website, this months league is now also on the website and the notice board at Medway Park. The league finishes on the 16th June.
Please note that the scoring system for the league is now PAR 15 unless the 2 players agree to play english scoring prior to the match, if no agreement is made then par 15 is to be used.
Posted by Wilson Paul, Wednesday, 1st May 2019 @ 8:13pm
It is with great sadness that we say farewell to a family that have been fantatstic additions to the club for many years as Julia & Graeme Taylor-French complete their relocation to live in Italy next week. Many of us have seen both Julia and Graeme's girls Lily and Lotti grow from small squash phenoms into two beautiful and extremely talented young ladies and all four will be a real loss to the club. We wish them all well in ther contiued adventures and Julia and Graeme would like to invite anyone wishing to have a drink and say goodbye's at the Star Pub, Gillingham on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May from 6pm onwards. It would be really good to have a good turnout.
Thursday 4th April saw the mouth watering final between Barry Watson and Sam Millett. The match got off to a very even start. Sam finally winning the first game 9-4, despite Barry being 3-0 up. We knew then that this match would be very close.
Sure enough the second game started with Sam 4-0 up but Barry won it 9-6.
The third game was no less competitive but Sam just couldn`t win the points when it mattered and Barry won it convincingly 9-1 much to Sam`s frustration.
The fourth game was almost a mirror image of the third with Sam finally winning it 9-3.
Up to this point both players had made few errors and both players had been stretching to get to shots which looked impossible to get to. At 2 games all, it was all down to the fifth game and they kept up the incredibly high standard with Sam eventually winning it 9-5.
There was no doubt these were the 2 best players in the club playing out a fantastic final.