House rules and regulations




  • The Durbanville Squash Club is a private, members-only club and is not open to the public.
  • Members have the privilege of inviting guests to play or attend events and tournaments.
  • Access to the club is granted through a biometric fingerprint system, which is activated at various entry points. The system also allows members to manage their bookings through the club’s computer.
  • In the event that a member is the last to leave the club, they are responsible for ensuring all lights are switched off and that the front door is securely closed.



In terms of our Liquor Licence:
    • No persons under the age of 18 years may purchase liquor at the bar. (Only cold drinks or other refreshments.)
    • No liquor may be brought onto or taken from the premises.
    • We will only operate within approved hours.
    • We will only serve guests in the presence of a member.

    Club Bar Rules:

    • No I.O.U. is accepted at the bar.
    • Bar bills must be settled before leaving the bar.
    • No member or guest is allowed behind the bar.
    • By Law, a bar person has the authority to refuse service and/or expel a person who is disorderly or drunk, according to the description of the law.
    • The Club’s bar staff strictly adheres to a dress code policy that requires all patrons to be appropriately attired, specifically requiring shirts, in order to be served.
    • Members not complying with the Rules of the Bar will face disciplinary action according to the Constitution of the club.
    • All members and their guests are required to behave in a sportsmanlike manner, both on and off the court.
    • Instances of misconduct will be addressed in accordance with the disciplinary guidelines outlined by WP Squash and Squash SA, as well as our club’s Constitution.



  • Court bookings can be made online through GoBook or at the Club’s Court Manager console computer.
  • Adult Members paying full membership may book 10 days in advance.
  • All other membership categories are eligible to book courts up to 7 days in advance.
  • League players, regardless of membership category, can book courts up to 10 days in advance.
  • Members are not permitted to book more than one court during peak times.
  • Families are limited to booking one court during peak times.
  • During the season, league matches take priority over social games.
  • A maximum of two courts per day can be booked.



  • Members are required to wear appropriate sport attire and refrain from wearing casual wear.
  • Playing without a shirt is strictly prohibited.
  • During a league match, all players must adhere to the WPS league rules and wear a proper shirt with sleeves, preferably a DBV Club shirt.



  • The purpose of the ladder is to determine the relative playing strength or standard of members. League teams are selected according to the ladder, and it encourages a spirit of competition among members.Challenges may be performed according to the following rules:
    • A member on the ladder may challenge a person who is one or two positions ahead.
    • A member not on the ladder may challenge at random. If the challenger loses, he/she may only challenge below that position until a victory is recorded.
    • To determine a member’s playing strength, a challenge may be arranged at the discretion of the Club Captain.
    • If a challenger wins the match, which is decided by the best of five games, his/her name shall be placed in the defender’s position, and the names below shall be moved down accordingly.
    • Should a member fails to honor a challenge within 7 days, the challenger shall be deemed to have won by default.
    • Only the Club Captain may alter the ladder.



  • Our Club is affiliated with the Provincial body, WP Squash, as well as the National body, Squash SA. Therefore, we are required to adhere to their rules and regulations.
  • As stated in our Constitution, members may only participate in league matches (and any other tournaments) if they are fully paid up in terms of their annual subscriptions and any other fees required by the Club or Provincial body.
  • It is expected that all our members play their league games in the Club’s colors whenever possible.
  • Any misconduct on the court during a league match may result in disciplinary action, as outlined in our Constitution.



  • Peak times: Monday to Thursday, from 16:15 to 20:00.
  • Membership categories not allowed to play during peak times:
    • Juniors, unless they are league players.
    • Seniors, unless they are league players (excluding current Seniors aged 70 years or above).



  • A court must be cancelled at least 2 hours in advance, either via Go Book or the Court Manager console computer at the club. If the Club Manager is available, they may assist in cancelling your court via email, phone, or Whatsapp, but this is not guaranteed.
  • Failure to cancel a court will result in a penalty of R50. This penalty will be automatically deducted from your existing lights credit by the Court Manager.



  • Non-marking shoes must be used at all times. If a player is caught wearing shoes that leave marks, a fine of R1000 will be imposed.
  • Players are responsible for the condition of their grips. Perished grips can occasionally leave fragments that mark the court.
  • No chewing gum, bottles, or any other items may be left on the court.
  • Only children wearing the correct attire for squash are allowed to use the courts.



  • According to the notice boards displayed in the area, any person or vehicle entering this property does so solely at their own risk. The Durbanville Squash Club accepts no liability for any loss, injury, or damage of any kind that may occur while on the property, whether it be to a person or their belongings.
  • The parking bays are specifically marked for vehicles, and there is provision made (with clear markings) for motorcycles.



  • Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the club, with the exception of the designated legal smoking room.



  • Members must remain vigilant and aware at all times, keeping an eye out for any suspicious individuals entering the Club or loitering in the parking area.
  • Any member has the right to inquire about the purpose of access from a suspicious person and may request proof of membership.
  • If the Club manager is still on duty, please bring any concerns to their attention.
  • Avoid leaving valuables unguarded and ensure the zips of your squash bag are securely closed, especially when in the changing rooms.
  • If you are the last member to leave the Club, please make sure to turn off all the lights and securely lock the front door.
  • The Club is subscribed to a security service. The details are posted on the noticeboard and available from the bar staff.


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