Bathurst squash centre set to close

Bathurst squash centre set to close

Bathurst Squash Centre on the corner of Havannah and Howick Streets is preparing to close, making way for a new accommodation development.

The centre has been owned by Peter and Jenny Chard for 36 years, but they say they can no longer keep up with the competition from Bathurst Panthers, as well as the dwindling number of interested players.

The demand for an accommodation increase in Bathurst’s Central Business District has sparked Sydney based Reece Projects to lodge a development application with the local council.

The site of the squash centre will soon be home to a 76 room boarding house and a five lot strata subdivision.

And although Mrs Chard says her husband’s heart will always be in squash, she says the couple is now looking forward to retiring.

Bathurst Squash Centre will cease trading at Christmas.

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