In 1880 the Devonport Tennis Club was formed at the location of the current squash club. At the height of its popularity in the 1930s the club operated six grass courts cared for by two groundsmen. In October 1963 the club closed its doors due to competition from the Vauxhall and Ngataringa Tennis Clubs and the rising costs of maintaining the courts.
In February 1975 the Devonport Tennis Club became the Vauxhall Racquets Club with squash facilities under construction.
In the late 1980s the tennis side of the club folded, leaving the club in a financially difficult position. Thanks to members loans and a loan from North Shore City Council the squash club survived and changed its name to Devonport Squash Club, reflecting the nature of its sporting interest and the clubs location.
At its last name change in 1992 the Devonport Squash Club had a membership of 25 financial members and, although debt free, the future of the club was far from certain. Since then many things have changed and now the club is stronger then ever before having over 100 members, 8 teams in Auckland wide competitions and a vibrant junior programme.
The Devonport Squash Club is a friendly and inviting club that promotes the sport of squash in the community. It welcomes people of all ages to participate in and promote the game of squash as a means to keep fit and socialise in a clean, safe and friendly environment.
After much work in conjunction with members of the old Devonport Health Club & Gym management, members and trainers, our gym opened in July 2016.
The new gymnasium is part of the Devonport Squash Club and is a self-use, unmanned gym with swipe card secure access. There are trainers contactable and regularly be working in the gym who are able to provide a variety of personal training and class options.
New Gym users will be members of the Devonport Squash Club and have access to the benefits enjoyed by members of the squash club ie lounge, bar and other facilities.
We offer a well-equipped community gymnasium area, along with a new dedicated class workout area for Pilates/yoga/Zumba/Dance in the Dark etc complemented by an in-house physiotherapy provider.
The new facility is an excellent option for locals – providing a cost-effective, more intimate gym space that will cater for a variety of exercise needs, and will have a very friendly, personal vibe.
……..Devonport Squash Club Committee