As reported in the Westmeath Independent, Athlone Squash Club have been given the go ahead to their ambitious plans for a new state-of-the-art squash centre. The new centre will be based close to Athlone Regional Sports Centre (ARSC) and will consist of three indoor squash courts, changing facilities, storage, toilets and an outdoor padel court.
In migrating to this new hub from the currently used Clara Sports and Leisure centre, Athlone SC hopes that the squash clubhouse could be a turning point and a magnet for the Midlands region in terms of the revival of the game. It is hoped that this new facility will attract many young people in the wider area by increasing its visibility to the public on such a prominent and well used site.
The exciting new facility can house hundreds of players with an option to expand if demand requires.
The project has been part funded to date by the Rural Development Programme, 2014 to 2020, and the club is also extremely thankful to Westmeath County Council and Westmeath Community Development for getting the project to this stage.
Irish Squash would like to wish everyone involved a massive congratulations and the best of luck for the future success of the project.
Check out this virtual tour of the proposed centre! Athlone SC state of the art centre virtual tour