Finsbury Leisure Centre


I regularly coach at Finsbury Leisure Centre, Norman Street, London, GB EC1V 3PU

Club Night every Friday

Friday nights are Club Nights at Finsbury Leisure Centre, registration is via the Better app (see below).

Martin Shippey 
Level 3 Squash Coach

Coached sessions by ES Level 3 Coach Martin Shippey

Fridays from 6-8.00pm.
Mixed adults – All levels welcome.
No beginners, players need to have a basic ability level and awareness of rules and safety in group playing situations – please contact for initial sessions before joining.

Club night social evening 9th December 2022

Book on the Better App: £6.70 for two hours of squash.

Book Other Activities – Adult Group Sessions – select the Friday tab – and BOOK!

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Finsbury Leisure Centre Mixed Squash group, every Friday 6-7.20pm

Saturdays 10:40am – 12:00pm, Ladies only. All levels of player with some experience welcome, absolute beginners please contact me for a couple of private sessions before starting.
These can be single or in groups of up to four.

Finsbury Leisure Centre Ladies’ sessions every Saturday 10:40-12:00.

Coaching drills:

  • Playing the ball off the back wall
  • Boasts, attacking and defensive
  • Effective, reliable drops
  • Volleys
  • Lobs
  • Drives
  • Game play and tactics

Round robin games

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Ladies Squash – Saturdays 10:40 – 12:00

Club Night – Ladies and Men’s Fridays 6pm – 8.00pm

32 thoughts on “Finsbury Leisure Centre”

  1. Hello.
    Are the Friday night sessions still running? And if so, can I pay you on the day, or is there any other way of paying? I have an old smartphone, so downloading apps is a problem.
    Also, although I am not technically a beginner, I can’t say that I was ever very good and I haven’t played for a while, so would I still be able to come along?

  2. Hi Martin.

    I’ve played squash for about a year at a beginner level for my university team and have just started working in the area. Are you still running club sessions on fridays? would be very keen to join


  3. Hey, just moved into the area and looking to start playing squash. I played briefly with my uni club a while ago but mostly just for fun and exercise but I want to improve and play more frequently.

    Can I join you this Friday to see what it’s like? I don’t have a racquet yet so wondering if there are any spares I can use for the first session before I commit and purchase my own kit.


    1. Hi Sean,
      Yes, as an experienced player you’re very welcome to join us on Friday – visit the Coaching tab page to register and pay.

  4. Hi Martin, how do I book a court for me and my brother in law to come and play on a Saturday evening?

    I’m sure I will come and join one of your classes at some point, but have a family Memeber in hospital atm so I can’t commit just yet.

  5. Hey Martin,

    I’m an absolute beginner looking to get into squash. I was wondering if you’re available for a beginner session any approaching weekend. Either group or individual – prefer group if possible.

    If it’s possible are bookings for beginners also made through the booking form here?


  6. Hi Martin,
    I would love to join the Saturday ladies session this coming week. How do I sign up? Am I ok to turn up on the day and bring money? I have my own racquet and shoes.
    Many thanks,

    1. Hi Ottilie,
      Yes, if you already have playing experience you’re very welcome – just go to reception and ask for a Ladies’ Squash ticket.

  7. Hi Martin, I would love to join the Saturday ladies session. I’ve been playing squash for over a year and had a coach before so not a beginner. May I know when the next session would be? Thank you! 🙂

    1. Hi Alice,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      You’re very welcome to join the next ladies session at Finsbury Leisure Centre – the first of 2023 – on Saturday 7th January 2023

  8. Hi Martin,
    I’d love to start the Friday sessions, and have played a few times but would like some private sessions as I haven’t played in a whole. How do I go about arranging these?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi, recently moved to Islington area and looking for a squash club with coaching. Is that something you can help with?

  9. Hi there. Am a member and league player at a club in North London, but am hoping to play some social games near where I work in the city centre. Would I be able to join some of the Friday sessions, or perhaps arrange a friendly on other days of the week?

    1. Hi Matthew,
      Yes, all are welcome on Fridays, 6 – 8pm.
      I’ll let the relevant divisions of the leagues know that you’re looking for mid-week games as well.

  10. Hi i just booked and paid for the session on Friday, but when the payment went through it said see you Sunday? Please help

  11. Hi Martin,
    Are the Friday night club nights continuing now the trial period is over?

  12. Great to see the Friday sessions starting up again at Finsbury leisure centre. Coming with a friend. Looking forward it!

  13. I am a beginner and I am asking for squash lessons. How much does it cost and time available?

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