Squash is an indoor game played by two people in a rectangular court which means you can play at any time of the day or night irrespective of the weather
History of squash Section
Before 1977, Squash was in Other Sports, it became Squash Section in 1977, with four courts. The first Chairman of the Section was Dr. Tony Madedor in 1977.
The new Squash complex was contracted out in 1988 by Mr Bayo Adenubi the then Chairman of the Section and the building was commissioned in 1990 by Mr. Akin Aganga Williams, by then the Squash courts was increased to Nine courts.
There are seven (7) Squash Racket courts all of which are air-conditioned. There is a gallery viewing area. The section has a standard gym and kitchen that serves Nigerian dishes.
In 1992 Gym was added by Mr. Mike Agboola Committee and completed in 1994 by Dr. Olukayode Roberts Committee.
The first Nigeria member to win Squash championship in the Club was Mr. M.A.O Sofoluwe in 1967. Dr Olukayode Roberts former Chairman of the Section was the first Nigeria to win British open veteran category in 1997
Ikoyi Club 1938 Squash Section was the first Club in Nigeria to have two qualified Squash professionals their names are: Mr. T. Mgbechi in 1975 and Mr. Sam Omonroseghe in 1978.
It is important to stress the fact that Squash game in Nigeria was born from Ikoyi Club 1938, the first Squash Chairman of Lagos State Association was Mr. Tayo Sofoluwe and the first coach was Mr. Sam Omonroseghe. Also, Mr Tayo Sofoluwe was the first Chairman Squash Federation of Nigeria. Mr. Sofoluwe is a Life member of Ikoyi Club 1938 Squash Section.
From 1977 to date Squash Section had nineteen Chairmen, namely:
Dr. Tony Madedor – 1977-1979
Mr. Yinka Ajitena – 1980-1982
Mr.Tunji Olutayo – 1983- 1984
Mr. Pat Ani – 1984- 1986
Mr. Bayo Adenubi – 1987-1988
Mr. Akin Aganga Williams – 1989- 1990
Mr. Mike Agboola – 1991- 1992
Dr. Olukayode Roberts – 1993-1994
Mr. Seun Oyefeso – 1994-1995
Mr. Oladapo Abe – 1996-1997
Mr. Victor Akinbayo – 1997- 1998
Mr. Jackson Ebasa – 1999-2001
Mr. Okey Nnaobi – 2001-2003
Mr. Oluremi Olukoya – 2003-2004
Dr. Olufemi Onanuga – 2005-2007
Mr. A.O Awosika – 2007-2009
Mr. Austin Jo – Madugu – 2009-2011
Mr. Akinsanya Akindele – 2011-2013
Mr. Tokunbo Ogundipe – 2013 – 2015
Mr. Akin Akintola – 2015 – 2017
SQUASH SECTIONAL EXECUTIVE
The official opening hour of the Section is 8:00am – 11:00pm.
The Section has a well-equipped gym with state of the art equipment which opens 8:00am to 9:00pm Monday – Friday. On Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm – 6:00pm.
The kitchen of the Section opens 1:00pm – 9:00pm Monday – Friday.
The bar of the Section is located at the first floor which will be under renovation for six weeks any moment from now and the bar opens 8:00am – 11:00pm everyday
The Section has six international Squash courts and a double Squash court which is under construction.
We have four professional coaches and they are available every day. Their names are:
Coach Sam Omoronseghe
Coach Taiwo Sodiq
Coach Demola Daini
Coach Yemisi Olatunji
Coach Yinka Durosinlorun
Coach Taiwo Kolawole
Coach Deji Sanya
The Gym Instructors are:
Mr Dapo Solatan
Mr Aregbesola Balogun
Mr Kenneth Chude Ugwu
The Section has designed free lesson days for the upcoming Squash players i.e Mondays and Thursdays between the hour of 5:00pm – 6;00pm.
We constantly engage ourselves in a few engaging and entertaining events and also healthy but highly competitive tournament all year round. With every tournament comes a winner. We are proud to showcase a list of tournament winners over the years.