Time To Renew Your Membership

The new Pickering Squash Club Year is now upon us and it is time to renew your membership.   Please CLICK HERE to download the 2018-2019 PSC Membership Form.

This year you have a new option to pay your fee by E-transfer.  The information on how to do it can be found in the Membership Form.

You can also pay by cheque to any Pickering Squash Club Executive.   There is a wonderful opportunity to do this at the Kickoff Fun Night and AGM on Tuesday September 18th starting at 6:30 pm.  Come out and have some fun on both the Singles and Doubles courts.

THE PSC EXECUTIVE

 

2018-19 Squash Season Starts Soon!

A Note from Nicole:

Hi everyone!

The 2018-2019 squash season is coming and I wanted to send you all an update on the events that will be happening at the Pickering Squash Club.  There is lots of information below so get out your calendars and book off these dates!
Gametime On-Line Challenge Ladder
We now have an active on-line challenge ladder available to all squash members!  To add yourself to the ladder, simply log into your Game Time account (the account you use to book courts), click on “squash”, click on “All Ladders” (on the right side of the page) and you can add yourself to the ladder.  I encourage all singles players to join!!  Once the ladder challenges have begun, you will be able to see all recent results as well as where you rank within the club.  I will be using this ladder system to schedule Monday night singles house league levels/matches as well as T&D team player rankings etc.  My hope is that everyone uses this ladder for every match played as a fun way to improve their game. Players may challenge other players at any rank and can contact players through email on their Game Time account.  If you beat a player at a higher rank, you will simply move to that rank while the losing player moves down one spot.  Please go in and take a peek…add yourself and I will work out the initial player rankings once everyone has been added.
Monday Night Singles House League
The Monday night singles house league will be starting on Monday Sept. 24th.  I have posted the sign up sheet on the board across from court 4.  There will be limited spots available so if you don’t have a chance to get to the club in the next couple of weeks, send me an email and I will sign you up.  There has been some constructive feedback from players that it can be very frustrating when players are consistently late or not showing up for their matches forcing me to match up players that may have already played.  Please be sure that you are fully committed to participating before you sign up to help this house league run smoothly.
Doubles House League
I have posted the doubles house league sign up sheet for all levels on the board in the doubles court area.  Start dates and schedules will be determined once the sign up is complete.  Please do your best to sign up with a partner to guarantee a permanent position in the doubles house league.
Wednesday Junior Squash Clinic
My junior clinics will now be on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:00 for kids ages 6-14 who are interested in learning this sport.  We will be starting on Wed. Sept. 12th.  I still have spots available but they are filling up fast.  Please contact me if you would like to sign someone up or if you are interested in volunteering your time to help out.  I really do count on the help of volunteers to keep this program successful and I would really appreciate anyone who would like to volunteer their time on Wednesday evenings.
Club Fun/Social Events
We will be running a number of fun mini-tournaments/events this season for all Squash Club Members.  These events will focus on bringing all levels together for an organized “round robin” type of event.  Here is a list of our first set of events:
Sat. Sept. 15th – 10:00-11:30 – “Get The Rust Off” Condition Games (Doubles and Singles)
 
Tuesday Sept. 18th – 6:30-8:30 – “Handicapped” Tournament followed by our AGM (and drinks at the pub!) – Doubles and Singles
 
Sunday Sept. 30th – 2:00-4:00 – Women’s E Clinic – Sorry boys, this one is only for the women’s “E” singles players!
 
Friday Oct. 19-21 – Harvest Hit Doubles Tournament – you must register on the Squash Ontario Website
 
Sat. Nov. 24th – Christmas Fun Tournament and Toy Drive (Doubles and Singles)
 
Wednesday Dec. 19th – Fun Night Tournament and Social (Doubles and Singles)
 
Feb. 1-3 – Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament – mark this on your calendars!
I will have sign up sheets for these events posted shortly on the board across from court 4 in the singles court area!
 
T&D Leagues
Looks like we will be submitting a Women’s “B” and “D” team, Men’s singles Div. 2 and 4 team and Men’s Doubles Div. 3 and 5 team.  We still have some time before registrations are due so please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Lastly, we have a fantastic website.  Be sure to check it out at http://pickeringsquash.club.  A very special thanks to Terry Bruce for all his hard work in creating and designing the site to keep you all up to date on events going on throughout the season!
See you on the courts,
Nicole

Doubles House League Finals Results

Congratulations to all the winners of the Doubles House League for Winter 2018.    If was a good long series and enjoyed by all.

Watch for the signup sheet for the Fall 2018 Doubles House League which should be posted the last two weeks of August.

Below are the results of the 2018 Winter Doubles House League

Division 3

Winners : Aymen A. and Devon R.
Finalists: Rob C. and Adam M.
Thirds    : Dan S and Heather S (Subbed by Ron D.)
Fourths  : Peter Z and Terrence H (Subbed by Carol R.)

Division 2

Winners :  Jonathan and Negm (subbing for Winston )
Finalists :  Shan and Marc
Thirds : Darrell (subbing for David) + Juan
Fourths  : Vince + Marc (Subbing for Jim D)
Division 1:
Has yet to be played:
For First and Second:  Trevor and Dom  VS Raj and Sameer
For Third and Fourth:  Steve and Ricky VS Kevin and John.

Doubles House League Finals this week Tuesday and Wednesday

Congratulations to the finalists in the Winter Doubles House League.   Your final Matches are as follows:

Winter 2018 Tuesday DIV1 Doubles House League Finals  May 1, 2018

Crt 1    6:00
Winner from 6 last week  VS Winner from 7 last Week
Trevor C. & Dom S. VS Raj V. & Sameer V.
Crt 1   7:00
Loser from 6 last Week  VS Loser from 7 last Week
Steve M. & Ricky D. VS Kevin C. & John W.

Winter 2018 Tuesday DIV2 Doubles House League May 1, 2018

Crt 2    6:00
Winners from last weeks 6 VS Winners from last Week 7
Shan D. & Marc L. VS Jonathan P. & Winston B
Crt 2   7:00
Losers from last weeks 6 VS Losers from last Week 7
.Juan S. & David A. VS Jim D. & Vince D.

Winter 2018 Wednesday DIV3 Doubles House League  May 2, 2018

Crt 1   6:00
Winners from Last Week for 1st & 2nd
Adam M. & Rob C. VS Aymen A. & Devon R.

Crt 2    6:00
Losers from Last Week for 3rd & 4th
Peter Z. &  Terrence H. VS  Dan S. & Heather S.

All other times on those evenings are open to Round Robin play.
Good luck to all players and have a fun match.

Terry –  Doubles Coordinator

Congratulations to the SHINDIG Tourney Winners

The Shindig Tournament was a great success with everyone having a great time.  Unfortunately  a number of people could not play on the Saturday Semi and Finals.  We thank all those wonderful people who stepped in and subbed.

Tinners Draw  – Click to see full draw
Finalists:   Juan Segovia & Darrell Babcock (subbing for Graham Horne)
Winners:  Terry Bruce and Aymen Ahmed (Subbing for Sue Desa)

Consolation Draw  – Click to see full draw
Finalists:  Viru Parmar & Marc LeFontaine
Winners:  Alison LeBer & Fred Dizig (Subbing for Kevin Cahill)

Main Draw:  – Click to see full draw
Finalists:  Joan Hill & Jonathan Puddy
Winners:  Steve Dizig & Hazel Kenny-Wilson (Subbing for Ethan Johnston)

Finalists Jonathan Puddy and Joan Hill and Winners Hazel Kenny-Wilson and Steve Dizig.

 

Annual Food Bank Golf Tournament Coming Up on July 26th

The Pickering Squash Club’s primary Charity activity is always the Food Bank Golf Tournament.   Over the years the club has helped raise many thousands of dollars to aid the work of the St. Paul’s on the Hill Food Bank.  Please join us Golfing on July 26th.  For a greater contribution consider sponsoring a hole.

We look forward to seeing all Squash Club Members joining in for this great event.

Kevin Cahill,  Chairman,   and  Terry Bruce, Treasurer.
Pickering Squash Club Golf Tournament

2018 Shindig Tourney – April 17th to 21st

It’s Here, It’s Here.  It’s That Time of Year

Draws Revised
Thursday April 19,  9:30 PM

Yes the Shindig tournament is back and if you were on the ball (Squash Ball that is) you managed to get one of the coveted spots in the Draw.   Play starts at 6:00 PM on Tuesday April 17th in the Doubles Courts.   Check for your start times below.  If you didn’t get a spot in the Tourney, we can always use SUBs.  Contact Nicole, Terry or John and tell them you want to SUB.

2018 Shindig Tourney Start Times  (PDF format)

2018 Shindig Tourney Main Draw (PDF format)

2018 Shindig Tourney Consolation Draw (PDF format)

2018 Shindig Tourney Tinner’s Draw (PDF format)

 

2017-18 Singles Winter House League Finals

Congratulations to our Monday night singles house league winners and finalists!  The top two players in each division battled it out for the house league championship!

Position 6: winner Philloza Suleman, finalist Andrew Leclerc
2017-18 Singles Winter House League
Position 5: winner Jediah Navaratne, finalist Al Leggett
2017-18 Singles Winter House League

The number 4’s had to be rescheduled but the top two players are Anthony Jennings and Jaan Laanste.  Once that matches are played we will post the pics.

Position 3: winner Jim DeLouchry, finalist Vince Ditta
2017-18 Singles Winter House League
Position 3: winner Adam Mitchell, finalist Colin McMahon
2017-18 Singles Winter House League
Position 1: winner Mike Bekic and finalist Darryl Sandilands
2017-18 Singles Winter House League

Nicole