Wimbledon Racquets and Fitness Club is a not for profit Community Amateur Sports Club, providing racquet sport facilities for all. It is one of the most successful badminton and squash venues in the country and also provides gym facilities. It has around 1,000 members drawn from the local community and also provides facilities to many local schools and to disability groups. It has thriving junior sections in both squash and badminton and has nurtured many top class players, including several current GB Olympic badminton prospects.
The Club has a rich history spanning back many decades, and has formed close bonds with the local community in this time.
Built on its current site in 1936, the doors were officially opened on Tuesday 26th January 1937 by Lord Ebbisham, with an opening ceremony and exhibition matches in both squash and badminton.
In August 1995 the new gymnasium, dance studio, reception area and shop were added to the Club to extend and improve its facilities considerably.
In December 2000 the Club refurbished the changing rooms adding saunas and the new fitness centre.
At this time the Club also re-branded, and changed its name to Wimbledon Racquets and Fitness Club.
Further modernisation to the members bar and lounge areas were completed in 2003, and in 2014 further refurbishment work was carried out to improve the gym and social areas, and to make the club what it is today.
We offer a friendly and inviting atmosphere with excellent facilities, and have been recognised as a Performance Centre by Badminton England.