The organizers signing below are hereby forming this club (hereafter “INTENSITY SQUASH” or the “Club”) as a private non-profit membership club for the playing of squash and which will be a Member Club of U.S. Squash.  The Club will be located at 490 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851 (the Squash Facility)

Aims and objectives: The aims and objectives of the Club will be to:

  • Provide its members with access to quality squash courts and ancillary services (including locker room facilities)
  • Ensure that the Squash Facility is kept clean and maintained at a high standard
  • Offer squash coaching and competitive play
  • Provide all its services in a professional and friendly manner
  • Ensure that the use of the Squash Facility by members is administered in a manner that is fair to all present and future members.
  • Promote squash within the local community

Membership: All members of the Club will be subject to the terms of this Constitution and such Club rules and codes of conduct as are in effect from time to time and made available for review by the membership.  By joining the Club, members shall be deemed to have agreed to abide by the Constitution and Club rules and codes of conduct, as well as the INTENSITY rules and codes of conduct.

All members of the Club shall be dues paying members of INTENSITY and maintain their INTENSITY membership in good standing.  INTENSITY management will consult with the SGC in connection with any proposed suspension of a squash member.

Squash Governance Committee (SGC): The SGC members shall serve as the officers of the Club.  The SGC will consist of: Chair, 2nd position, 3rd position, 4th position and Secretary. Only these posts will have the right to vote at meetings of the SGC.

Officers will be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting to be held in October each year with the first meeting being in October 2017.  All officers will retire each year but will be eligible for re-appointment. An initial list of officers is given in Appendix A.

Meetings of the SGC will be convened by notice of the Secretary of the Club and held no less than three times per year in advance of the Fall, Winter and Summer sessions.  The quorum required for business to be agreed at SGC meetings will be: three.  Acting on behalf of the Squash Membership, the SGC will:

  1. Confer and consult with INTENSITY management on issues affecting the successful operation of the squash facility and monitor performance by INTENSITY of its obligations relating to the squash facility.
  2. Work with INTENSITY management to identify and hire a Squash Professional and to develop squash instructional and events programing. The SGC and INTENSITY management shall confer and consult on an ongoing basis regarding matters relating to the role and performance of the Squash Professional and the design and implementation of squash instructional and events programing. INTENSITY shall be responsible for the direct supervision of the Squash Professional, in a manner that is consistent with the mutually shared objectives of INTENSITY and the SGC.
  3. Work with the Squash Professional to organize and administer Club box leagues, ladders and interclub matches for players.
  4. Work with the Squash Professional and INTENSITY management to organize and administer social events for the Club membership, including inter-club matches, exhibition matches, holiday parties, fun events (Turkey Burner) etc.
  5. Support the Squash Professional and INTENSITY management in welcoming and onboarding new members (juniors and adult players) to the Club.
  6. Work with the Squash Professional and INTENSITY management regarding the Club relationships with external junior programs (including school teams)

Annual General Meetings: The Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall be held on a date specified by the Secretary by written notice given to all members not less than 28 days in advance of the meeting date. The AGM will include a general report from the officers regarding Club affairs. Nominations for officers will be sent to the Secretary in writing no less than five days prior to the AGM.  Elections of officers shall take place at the AGM. All Club members have the right to vote at the AGM as follows: individual members with one (1) vote per individual and family members with two (2) votes per family.  The quorum for AGMs will be 20 votes.

Hours of Operation: the Squash Facility will be open not less than 6:30am to 9:30pm on weekdays and 6:30am to 6:30pm on weekends outside US federal national public holidays, except as otherwise agreed:

  1. during the first two years of operation by mutual agreement between INTENSITY and a designated representative of the SGC and
  2. thereafter by INTENSITY management in consultation with a designated representative of the SGC.

Court Reservations: Prior to the commencement of each season, with particular focus on the high use Fall and Winter seasons, INTENSITY and the designated representative of the SGC shall work together with the Squash Professional to develop a working calendar for the allocation of available court time and the scheduling of events and instructional programming during the season.  This seasonal allocation of reservation times will be set, monitored and adjusted as determined appropriate:

  1. during the first five years of operation by mutual agreement between INTENSITY and a designated representative of the SGC and
  2. thereafter by INTENSITY management in consultation with a designated representative of the SGC.

Online Booking System:  INTENSITY shall provide an online facility for members to make squash court bookings.

Facility Maintenance: Courts, lighting, locker rooms, circulation and viewing areas will be kept clean and maintained in good condition by INTENSITY.

Amendments to the constitution: The constitution may be amended only by the written agreement of INTENSITY and the SGC.

Appendix A

Initial Officers of the Club

Chair Gavin McMahon
2nd Position Taylor Hoyt
3rd Position David Edwards
4th Position Ananth Krishnamurthy
Secretary John Logan