Coming up ………..





Entertainment area – play centre, giant slide, bouncy castles, shooting stalls, kiddies rides & much more……

 Food & Drinks Courts –choose from a wide range of food and drinks stalls that will cater for all tastes. Arts & Crafts Stalls – a lovely selection of stalls offering great gift ideas for all occasions.

 Live Entertainment – a main stage showcasing all the local musical, theatrical & dance talent. The stage is sponsored by Balgoes Estate Agents in Ongar. Performances will be from 11am -6.30pm.

 Sporting activities – local professional boxer William Webber in action in his practice ring; rounders; a chance to try out Squash & challenge the resident coach to ‘BEAT THE COACH’. There’ll be touch rugby, cricket demo, an opportunity for you to try ‘Bounce’ & we’ll have football darts which will challenge your inner striker and skills but in a fun way…….

 Dog show- registration starts at midday & show starts at 2pm. There’ll be 10 classes that will be judged & prizes are being donated by Bubbles Petcare Ongar. For more information call Cath Honeywell on 07850 969389

  See attached poster for details


5 a side Charity Football

The Ongar Squash & Racketball Club would like to put together a team to take part in a Charity 5 a side football tournament organised by Lyndsey Dale & being held at Ongar Sports Club on Friday 3rd June. The event is to raise funds for the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.

If you are not able to participate then maybe your children, grandchildren or friends would be interested. It is for a great cause and will be loads of fun.

Please get in touch with Cath Honeywell (07850 969389) if interested.  Deadline is:  27th May


Past events …………………..


Saturday 12th March 8pm til 11.30pm


Scraping the Barrel are a 4 piece band that covers rock, blues and pop classics from the 60s onwards. Setlist includes ZZ Top, The Who, Status Quo, Queen, The Kinks, Blues Brothers, Beatles, Shadows, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, Stereophonics, Kaiser Chiefs, Killers & much more…….



So good to be able to hold the annual squash club chilli & curry night again……..

OSRC AGM Wednesday 17th November 2021 8.00 pm

see attached poster for details


Live music from BEGGAR at the Sports Club on Friday 12th November at 9.00pm.

Please see attached poster for full details.

Live music from LEECH at the Sports Club on Saturday 9th October at 8.30pm.


LEECH play covers from REM, WHITE STRIPES, NIRVANA, OASIS, KAISER CHIEFS, BLUR, THE JAM, KINGS OF LEON, JIMI HENDRIX, GREEN DAY, THE CLASH, PINK FLOYD, THE KILLERS, so all types of music genres are covered so that everyone can enjoy the music and no one feels left out.

Be careful not to miss out – tickets will be on sale from Saturday September by calling Claire on 07581 269898 or Cath on 07850 969389

It promises to be a great evening so look forward to seeing you there.

 Please see attached poster for full details






The Brit Invasion – Celebrating the music of the 60’s

Saturday 22nd February 7.30 – 11.30

at Ongar Sports Club see attached poster


Christmas Disco Friday 20th Dec 7.30 til late.


  Finals night 13th December 2019


RB Final 131219 v2 RB Final 3 131219 v2




Doubles won by John Fowles/Jacob Parnell runnersup Dave Honeywell/Jim Browning.

RB Final 2 131219 v2

JF AM Racketball final v2

Open match won by Andy Maxwell and John Fowles runnerup

Handicap match won by Steve O’Brien runnerup Steve Sprules.

Summer Camp 2019 

Wednesday 31st July

Summer camp 1 2019





We saw many of the pupils from the school fete’s again at one of our summer camps held on July 31st. We had our best ever attendance. We are hoping for the same at the next summer camp on Saturday

Saturday 17th August

10.00am to 3.00pm


School fetes  :

Sun 23rd June Chipping Ongar

Sun 5th July Moreton

Sun 14th July High Ongar

The OSRC has had a very busy time with the local schools as we attended fetes at Chipping Ongar Primary School, High Ongar Primary School & Moreton C of E Primary school. This was a great opportunity for us to promote the club and Junior Squash, but also helped us support a local school.  It gave pupils of all ages a chance to get involved in a sport that they had never tried before. They even started competing with each other which was great fun.

School fete 1 2019

School fete 2019





Ongar Town Festival Sunday 5th May 2019

The Ongar Festival on Sunday 5th May, was an ideal opportunity for us to promote our club and support Ongar.  We do hope that you came along and visited our stand in Love Lane and gave squash a try.  Remember to tell family and friends what a great day out it was.

See you next year.

Watch this space for 2020 details ………..


Spring Open Competition

Our annual spring ‘Open’ competition has now finished, with the finals having taken place on  Friday 26th April. As always a good time was had by all, good squash and racketball followed by a very pleasant evening with a buffet and a few drinks in the bar.

Results :
Squash handicap. Marc Shelkin beat Shaun Lamont

Marc Shelkin April 2019

Open squash.   Mick Calder beat Shaun Lamont

Mick Calder April 2019

Racketball handicap.  Steve Sprules beat Jim Browning

Steve Sprules April 2019

Open racketball. Andy Maxwell beat Brian Birkin

Andy Maxwell April 2019

Ladies Social squash sessions :

Took place on Sunday 20th Jan 2019; Saturday 26th Jan 2019 (11am-3pm).


The Autumn Competition Finals night Friday 23rd November 2018

First matches started at 7.20pm followed by a presentation buffet in the bar.

Results :

Squash handicap. Brian Clay beat Shaun Lamont 3-1Brian Cley Nov 2018
Open squash. Shaun Lamont beat Mick Calder 3-2
Open racketball. Andy Maxwell beat Mick Calder 3-2Andy Maxwell Nov 2018
Racketball handicap. Andy Maxwell beat Alan Boatman 3-0.

Alan Boatman Nov 2018




Launch night party Friday 2nd Nov

Please see above link to poster with details of the Launch party.

This was a great evening and a good way to start our new life as Ongar Sports Club.


                                                                   ONGAR SQUASH CLUB

                                                    OCTOBER HALF TERM SQUASH CAMPS                                                        HAVE   NOW TAKEN PLACE


                                                                               CAMP DATES:

                                                                       MONDAY 22nd OCTOBER

                                                                      SATURDAY 26th OCTOBER

                                                                                  10.00 to 3.00

We are offering your kids a chance to come and play MINI SQUASH during the half term holidays.  Mini Squash is an exciting game that encourages kids aged 5 to 11 to get on court and have fun. The sessions will be run by our coach Marc Shelkin who will help your kids learn basic squash skills as well as develop coordination and balance.

All equipment will be provided but kids should bring appropriate sports clothing and indoor trainers and bring a packed lunch.

£20 for members per day    £22 for non-members per day


07989 730748






     Date: Thursday 18th October at 8pm 

    Location: Clubhouse Love Lane Ongar

This event is a chance for you as members to hear about the progress of the Club,                   recent and ongoing developments of the facilities and the many achievements                        during the past year.

This year’s AGM will give you a chance to comment, offer your opinion and                            volunteer your time and skills to get involved in shaping the future of the club.

We will be joined by our special guest speaker Professional Squash Player Ben Coleman from Chelmsford, who represents England & has reached a career-high world ranking of World No 45 in May this year.

There will also be a chance to socialise afterwards with a buffet in the bar.
Cath Honeywell
Committee Secretary /Marketing & Publicity Secretary








Ongar Cubs Visits 

We had the  pleasure of hosting Ongar Cubs to introduce them to Junior Squash and at the same time help them get their sports badge. It proved a great success and was enjoyed by all who took part.

Tuesday 19th June       6.15-7.15pm – 10 children
Tuesday 3rd July          6.15-7.15pm – 10 children
Tuesday 10th July        6.15-7.15pm – 10 children
Cubs 2018 4 Cubs 2018 3 Cubs 2018 2 Cubs 2018 1



Squash and Tennis BBQ

This was attended by 43 people who all had a great time playing , eating , drinking and then being entertained by our very own Rusty Rockers .

Rusty rockers

The Rusty Rockers

Summer BBQ 16th June 2018

Steve and Alan BBQ kings


Food must be good, everyone’s tucking in.











Junior Squash Open days

These were well attended and enjoyed by the children .

Spring Clean

Hopefully you have noticed that our club is starting to look a little bit cleaner and tidier recently?This is thanks to an enormous effort made by many of our members on Saturday 28th April. With a working party of 10 people we managed to complete a lot of jobs around the club: Painting the entrance hall, repainting the hall by the courts, cleaning all the paintwork and walls on  balcony, repairing gent’s toilet door and relaying tiles in gents shower.

Special thanks to working party members:

John Fowles, Kay Hewitt, Jan McEwen, Dave McEwen, Peter Woodcock, Bruce Banks, Cath &  Dave Honeywell.

We are not quite finished with improvement work but hopefully you agree that we have made a good start.  Our aim is to try to improve the club to make it a better environment for our current members but also to give new members a positive first impression of the club. We were very thankful to the local Council for now providing us with a pot hole free car park. I think you will all agree that the newly laid and improved car park provides a more welcoming and safer environment.

Car park

Car park



Entrance and squash corridor







Ongar Town Festival

The OSRC also had a stand in Jubilee Park at the recent Ongar Town Festival, giving us an ideal opportunity to promote our club and support Ongar.  It was great to meet so many new people.

Mini squash

Mini squash

The weather was perfect and the OSRC had a large number of people come and give mini squash a try.  Thanks to those from the club that showed their support and helped make it a successful day.

Mini squash

Mini squash

Ongar Festival

Ongar Festival

Ongar Festival

Ongar Festival