Members with internet access can book courts up to 4 days in advance from 8:00 p.m.. You will need a username and password. This is provided via Highfield Squash Committee and is unique to each member. You will also be provided with a key fob that will allow you to book a court from the terminal located in the squash club. This fob is also used to confirm your booking once you arrive at the club and to turn on the lights. Members are reminded that both the fob and the PIN are for their use only and must not be given to others.
The alterations to the court booking rules below reflect how busy the club has become and are in response to players' requests. All members are earnestly requested to comply with these changes and are advised that breaches will result in withdrawal of booking rights for a period to be decided by the committee:
To take into account the times when the courts are busiest, peak times from September 1st to May 31st are deemed to be:
12:00-14:00 Monday to Friday and 17:00-21:00 Monday to Friday.
These time slots are also clearly highlighted on the online booking system.
While Highfield welcomes visitors, members are not permitted to play visitors/guests during peak times. Non-members (visitors) are welcome to play in Highfield with a paid-up member but need to pay a once-off fee of €15 to cover the cost of Irish Squash Affiliation (incl. insurance). This fee will not apply to members of other clubs that allow visitors from Highfield free-of charge and who are already affiliated to Irish Squash. After their third time of playing, visitors are required to join the club and the €15 will be deducted from the appropriate membership fee. (Again, this does not apply to members of other clubs - WHO HAVE PAID THE IRISH SQUASH AFFILIATION FEE). If you wish to bring a visitor to the club you will need to get the permission of either of the Club Captains or another committee member.
Double bookings (booking two courts) cannot both fall within the above peak times.
Please remember to confirm your court either before or immediately after you play. You should not confirm a court you have not used. If not using a court please cancel and free up for other member to use.
Booking Credits and Light Tokens:
When you book a court you use up two of your booking credits. These credits are free and are automatically refunded when you confirm your use of the court at the court-side terminal using your key fob. If you do not 'confirm' you will lose those credits and you will eventually be unable to book. This is to discourage 'no shows'. Courts can be cancelled without penalty before the start time of the match without loss of credits. Courts can be swapped any time without penalty.
You activate the lights for your match by using your key fob and each 40 minute match will use two of your light tokens (1 token = 20 mins). Tokens cost €54 for 40, €22 for 16 or €12 for 8 and can be bought on-line only.