2021 Women in Squash Encouragement Fund

A note from Alison Le Ber on receiving this Grant

Your enthusiasm for this is touching and I thank you for the kind sentiments. Just want to make sure you understand that I merely applied for a grant that was being offered by Squash Canada to generate interest in women’s squash, so it wasn’t awarded to me personally. 
This is the second such grant we (Nicole Pirko and I) are receiving. As you probably recall, the first one was awarded in 2020 but we were unable to use those funds at that time because of Covid. The free beginner women’s clinic we just finished was financed with those 2020 funds. It was a massive success!! We had to waitlist women.  I will be sending a write up about that one to Squash Canada. 


The Pickering Squash Club has agreed to fund another round for the waitlisted women from this past session, which I think is a fabulous use of community funds. It starts next month. This new/current grant from Squash Canada will go towards running a beginner clinic for teen girls starting in January.
Bottom line, we have a very excited group of women who are now attending a series of Sunday round robins as a follow up AND booking their own courts with each other because they are so excited about the sport.
It could not have gone any better. Great things are happening for women’s squash in Pickering thanks to some funding from Squash Canada and the Government of Canada and the PSC Team/community effort.


Thank you all a ton.
Cheers
Alison

Entry Level Doubles Round Robin Wednesdays 6 to 8 Starting October 13th

To: All Pickering Squash Club Members

Have you ever considered trying Doubles Squash but have been hesitant to step into the Doubles Court Area? Have you worried that you didn’t know how the game is played or simply didn’t have the right ball?

Here is your chance to try out this “different” form of your favourite game.

When: Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Starting October 13th. to November 3rd.
Where: Recreation Complex Doubles Court 1
Format: Round Robin. Drop -in.
Provided: Doubles Balls and basic instruction to get you started by some of the club’s more experienced Doubles players.

Come on out and see what the hype is about. It’s a lot of fun and you may get hooked on a new way to play your favourite game.

CHDRC Access as of September 22, 2021

Please note that as of September 22nd, it will be mandatory that participants must be double vaccinated in order to enter the Chestnut Hills Development Recreation Complex.  This is as per the Ontario Governments edict.  Ontario Video Re: Vaccine Passport

Please refer to the Pickering Recreation Program and Services Website for further information.

AGM Monday Sept 27th 6:00 PM followed by Round Robin

The Annual General Meeting will be held in the Doubles Squash Courts on Monday September 27th at 6:00 PM Sharp. It will also be available as a ZOOM meeting. (ZOOM URL will be e-mailed to members the week prior).
All Squash Club members are encouraged to attend.

1) Hear the plans for coming out of the pandemic and getting back to playing the game we love.
2) Vote to ratify the revised constitution of the Pickering Squash Club.
Click this Link to read the revised Constitution (The revisions are highlighted in yellow.)
3) Vote for the Executive Members to lead your Club
Nominations for running for a position on the executive must be received by Tuesday August 31st. Send nominations to Membership@PickeringSquash.com

Following the AGM Nicole will be running a Round Robin to help get us back into the swing.

We look forward to seeing everyone out on September 27th

Upcoming Events at the Pickering Squash Club

  • Monday September 27th, 6:00 PM Sharp
    AGM and Fun Round Robin play get together
    In the Doubles Court Gallery
  • Monday October 4th Singles
    Monday Night Singles House League Starting
    Sign up posted behind Singles Court 4
  • Monday October 4th 5th & 6th Doubles
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Doubles House League
    Sign up with a partner in the Doubles Courts
  • Men’s T&D Singles Leagues starting soon.
    Contact Nicole to sign up
    Women’s T&D and OSDL Doubles Leagues Postponed to Winter
  • Thursday’s September 16th to October 7th
    Teen Girls and Women’s Beginner Squash Clinics FREE

    Contact Nicole to sign up
  • Boot Camps – Singles with Nicole and Doubles with Jamie Bentley
    Contact Nicole to sign up

Exciting Announcement from The CHD Recreation Complex

The Pickering Squash Club Executive is pleased to announce that The Chestnut Hills Development Recreation Complex (formerly the Pickering Recreation Complex) will be opening as of Monday July 19th. YEAHHHH!

With the move to Stage 3 of the Ontario Reopening initiative, the Squash Courts along with the Racquet Ball Courts and the rest of the facilities will be open to the membership. We are still awaiting details as to what Covid restrictions will still be in place. We will be sure to announce the details as we receive them.

The Pickering Squash Club Executive