Frequently asked questions

Do I need a Membership?

To receive all the perks? Yes.

To book a court independently, play in our box league, NY squash league, and receive discounted pricing on clinics, challenge groups, Individual Training Program, lessons, and more, you need to be a member. You also receive access to special events, our PSA partnering pros, not to mention our amazing community. 

Non-members can play in our Round Robin, take lessons, and join clinics for an additional cost

Does my child need an Open Squash membership to participate in classes?

Yes, Juniors will need a $129/month Junior membership that gives them access to court bookings and clinics to sign up for most Junior Academy programming. You can sign up for a Junior membership via Clublocker. Scholarships and income-based discounts are available. Learn more about if you qualify and how to apply.

Didn’t you say something about sliding scale membership discounts?

We did! We offer individual and family discounted rates on all three membership tiers. You can find more about that HERE.

Is my child the right age for Junior Academy?

Junior Academy classes are mixed age for kids 5 to 18 years old, and are sorted by skill level. The only exceptions are classes for kids under 6 and teen-only classes for younger or older beginners on the Green Team (which is generally 0-2 years of experience). See guidelines here.

What is your mission?

Squash for all! We want to democratize squash and open up this incredible sport to a broader audience. We are New York’s first and only public, non-profit, dedicated squash facility specifically designed to help make the sport more visible, vital, accessible, and affordable. We offer sliding scale membership discounts and junior scholarships, in addition to our three membership tiers in order to reach a more diverse socioeconomic audience.

What equipment will my child need?

We have rackets and eyewear but if you have your own equipment, you are more than welcome to bring your own. We only require non-marking shoes and athletic clothes that are comfortable to move around in.

What are your hours?

We’re open every day! Come by and see us sometime:

Weekdays: 6am to 11pm 

Weekends: 8am to 8pm

How do I get there?

Open Squash : Bryant Park 
Located in the epicenter of Manhattan, we are one block south of Bryant Park, and only minutes from Grand Central Station, Port Authority Bus Terminal, Penn Station and 17 subway lines: #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, C, E, B, D, F, M, N, R, Q, W.

Open Squash : FiDi 
On the southern tip of Manhattan, we are blocks away from South Ferry, Battery Park, Bowling Green, Wall Street, and 11 subway lines: #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, R, W.

Open Squash : Brooklyn Heights 
Located in beautiful Brooklyn Heights, between Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, and DUMBO.  We’re close to subway stops: High st, Clark St, Court St, Borough Hall, and Jay st - Metro Tech. Subway lines #2, 3, 4, 5, F, R, A, C.

What's the makeup policy?

Sometimes class makeups are allowed and we assess eligibility case by case. Injury, sickness, or unavoidable accidents are usually eligible for a free class makeup.

How many centers do you have?

We currently have 2 active centers with one more on the way!

Open Squash : Bryant Park (Active)

Open Squash : FiDi (Active)

Open  Squash : Brooklyn Heights (Opening 2024)

Do you offer lessons?

We do! Our coaching staff is available to teach Private and Semi-Private lessons to members and non-members alike. Got a court in your building? We’ll send a coach over to teach you to play! Fill out our lessons request form HERE. For an at home “court call”, send your request to

How Many Courts Do You Have? What about showers or a fitness area?

Our courts vary per location. All locations have a fitness area, locker rooms, showers, on-site laundry, and a cafe.

Bryant Park:  5 international squash courts

FiDi: 8 international squash courts, including 1 glass show court

Brooklyn Heights: 10 international squash courts 

How does membership work?

So glad you asked! We have three membership tiers based on when you want to play and how much you want to pay. If you commit to us for a year, the price is a bit lower as well.

Off-peak: $149 with an annual contract, $169 month to month. Court fees

Pay to Play: $199 with an annual contract, $229 month to month. Court fees

Unlimited: $299 with an annual contract, $339 month to month. 

Passport membership: $50 in addition to your regular membership. This allows you to travel from center to center without additional costs.

To read more about membership, look here

What are your court fees?

Off-peak court: $10 solo or $5 if split

Peak court: $25 solo or $12.50 if split

What are the Peak & Off-Peak hours?

Peak times are weekdays from:

7:30am - 9:00am

12:00pm - 1:30pm  

5:45pm - 8:15pm

All other weekday times and the entire weekend are Off-Peak.

How do I book a court?

We use US Squash’s automated online booking system, Club Locker.  Members are welcome to log on and book their own court time.  

Courts open up for booking at 8am the week prior. Club Locker allows no more than 3 bookings for every 7 days with only one booking a day, up to one week in advance.

What if I’m not a member? Can I book a court?

For non-members, just shoot us an email to with the date and time you would like to play, and we will handle booking from there. In lieu of court fees, non-members are charged a $50 Day Pass fee for each booking.

Can I bring in a guest as a member?

You bet! Members may bring in 1 complimentary guest per quarter (Q1: Jan, Feb, March, Q2: April, May, June, etc.). After that, guests are $35 and are automatically charged to the member’s account (so get your friend’s venmo now 😉)

What if I can’t make it to my reservation?

If you need to cancel your reservation, you can do so through Club Locker or send an email to  Cancellations are free until 12 hours before the reservation, after which you will be charged a court fee for the cancellation.

Do you offer lessons?

We do! Our coaching staff is available to teach Private and Semi-Private lessons to members and non-members alike. Got a court in your building? We’ll send a coach over to teach you to play! Fill out our lessons request form HERE. For an at home “court call”, send your request to

Can kids play? Do you have a junior program?

Absolutely! We have everything from group clinics, camps, lessons, match play, tournaments… you name it - we got it. Available for ages 4 -18 and all levels! Take a look at our Junior Academy page for details.

What if I have other questions?

If you have any other questions you can email us at or give us a call at 914-315-4070, and one of our wonderful Member Services staff will be happy to answer them.