otw academy

the colchester garrison

Home of the Off The Wall Squash elite squash academy

The Corporal Budd VC Gymnasium is an amazing 6 court complex in Colchester and is the home for the hive of activity that our OTWS team rolls out 6 days out of 7.

We have a very strong Junior section with over 130 members and we are building our adult section to provide training sessions and activities for a whole spectrum of ages and abilities.

We believe the coaching, facilities and environment we provide our players, who travel from all corners of Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, are some of the best in the Country.

general info


The Colchester Garrison

The Cpl Budd VC Gymnasium, Berechurch Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9RQ.

The Academy is based on an Army Barracks, and is not a public facility, therefore we must remind you to respect the facility at all times.


Phone signal is not good at the Garrison, but they have now installed publicly accessible wifi.


We offer a racket stringing service from the Garrison. If your racket has broken strings, loss of tension or a broken/loose bumper strip, bring it in and Paul will restring with your chosen string brand and tension. Any racket/model catered for.

Quick turnaround times and restringing starts from £20. Email paul@offthewallsquash.co.uk with any questions.


Unfortunately we cannot offer court hire to our members currently. It’s something we’re exploring, but at present, are not able to provide.


There are no catering facilities available within our squash area at the Garrison, so please remember to bring any refreshments and snacks with you.

There are however vending machines in reception and upstairs for limited drinks and snacks and a water fountain next to the courts.

Please also take rubbish away with you, in order to leave the courts as tidy as possible.

otw squash kit

Our kit is supplied by 305SQUASH, based in Cheshire, England. 305 is the biggest Squash Only clothing brand in the world and produces high quality, fashion forward, personalised kit.

Click their logo to visit the website and order some of your own OTWS kit.