Tennis and squash
Club championships are held in September and October every year with a feed in system so everyone gets competitive tennis.
Challenge matches against other clubs ( local and regional ) are also arranged on an ad hoc basis.
Coach Anne (Nipada Kaewborish) an ex Thailand tennis star and a member of Thailand’s Fed Cup team Now spends most of her time here at Gymkhana Club and the 700 Year Stadium in Chiang Mai, teaching the young hopefuls of Chiang Mai the finer points of the game.
Anne can be contacted via her web page here Or telephone: 092-695-5654
The first squash court, made entirely from teak, was erected in 1898 at the Chiang Mai Gymkhana Club in the first year of the organisations existence. Sadly, the court was demolished in 1985 after some 90 years of use.
The first squash competition conducted at the Chiang Mai Gymkhana Club was held in 1911 and known as the Lowe Cup.
RBSC Squash Doubles 2016 The Chiengmai Cup
Bob Molloy and Oliver Puginier (see below in blue shirts) represented the Club in the annual Royal Bangkok Sports Club (RBSC) Squash Doubles for the Chiengmai Cup. After losing in the 1st Round to a team from the Hollands Club Singapore, they got through to the 2nd Round of Plate losing to RBSC’s No. 1 team. The eventual winners were the Royal Selangor Club from Kuala Lumpur.The Chiengmai Cup, one of the oldest squash trophies in the world which is still being played for, has strong connections with our Gymkhana Club since it was donated to the RBSC in 1909 by Mr. D.F. Macfie, one of our Club’s founder members.
Bob and Oliver with the team from Hollands Club Singapore
CGC-OV Squash Trophy
On Saturday 24 October 2015, the Squash Section hosted their annual squash match against the Old Vajiravudhians (OV), the alumni team of Vajiravudh College in Bangkok. For many years, the OV team has been the strongest team that we play each year and this year was no exception with a Thai national player as their No. 1. As usual, our Gymkhana team of 8 players gave it their best shot and the final result of 7-1 in matches to the OV doesn’t do justice to the individual match scores. Nevertheless, the elegant CGC-OV Squash Trophy stays in Bangkok where we will go next year to try yet again to win it for the first time in nearly 20 years.
A Message from the Tennis Captain
Welcome to the oldest tennis club in Chiang Mai. Our aim is to carry on the same tradition as the Founding Members in 1898 which is to promote the game of tennis to provide a high standard of both competition and sportmanship. The recently upgraded courts and the addition of floodlights provide a first class facility for both experienced payers and those new to the game. We are particularly keen to encourage the young people of Chiang Mai to join us and strengthen our group and to ensure the proud traditions of Gymkhana Club tennis endures.
Club members - Free
Guest playing with a member - 80 Baht per court per hour
Visitors - 120 Baht per court per hour
Lighting - per court per hour - 40 Baht
2 courts open daily from 7 a.m. to 9:00 p.m (Last booking 8:00 p.m.)
Booking of Courts:
i) Only one booking can be made at a time for a maximum of 1 hour..ii) Only when the match has finished can a booking be made for another time..
iii) A court booking is only legitimate if two persons show up to play within ten minutes of the booking time..
iv) From 4:30p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday to Friday both courts are reserved for members and their guests only..
v) Organized Club events take precedence over individual bookings. Check the Notice Board for club events. .
Players must dress appropriately. Only heelless soft-soled running shoes are permitted on the courts.
* Members free
* Non member per hour - 120 baht
* Non member with member - 120 baht
Rackets for Hire : Yes, although rather old– available from the Club Office.
Squash Balls : Occasionally available but not always - better to bring your own.
Shoes : IMPORTANT – shoes must be non-marking.
Booking System : No booking system, just turn up and play. If there is a queue, play 3 sets only, then rotate.
Scoring System: Set up to 11 points, every rally counts.
Number of Players: About 10-15 in total comprising both members and non-members.
Regular Meeting Times :Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from about 4:30 p.m. onwards.
Facilities : Both before and after playing, non-members and visitors are very welcome to use the Gymkhana Club's facilities (e.g., changing rooms, showers, veranda area, restaurant, etc.) except for the 'Members Only' bar inside the Clubhouse.