2019 Toy Drive / Fundraiser a Great Success

Toy Drive / Fundraiser Cheers from the participants

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to all the wonderful Club Members who donated toys and money to this years Event. Everyone had a great time on both the Singles and Doubles courts. Lots of toys were collected and a substantial amount of money will make Naiya’s life a little easier.

Steve Dizig delivered a car load of toys to the Durham Children’s Aid Society on behalf of the Club. These will go to help make a Happy Christmas for many children.

Steve Dizig dropping off toys at the Durham Children’s Aid Society.

Monday December 2nd Holiday Fun Night, Toy Drive & Fundraiser.

Hi Everyone,
The holiday season is almost here and I would like to invite you all to join us for our annual Holiday Round Robin Fun Night.  The night will include both doubles and singles round robin games for all levels of players (the more the merrier)!  The holiday season is about giving.  Every year, we collect a donation from everyone that goes towards helping out families in need over the holiday season…

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Here are the details for the evening…
Date: Monday Dec. 2nd
Time: 6:15 – 8:00 Squash Round Robin with a BINGO game twist!
What to bring: A cash donation.  We are asking for a minimum of $10 but anything over $10 would be very much appreciated.We will have a box to place your donations just outside the courts on Dec. 2nd
We will be heading over to Sabina’s restaurant for some holiday food and beverage following our fun night at the squash club.  
I will have a sign up sheet posted in both the doubles and singles court area or feel free to respond to me and let me know if you would prefer to play doubles or singles.  
Looking forward to playing some “fun” squash and making things just a little bit easier for our little friend Naiya and her mom.  

See you on the courts,
Nicole

DIV3 Doubles House League – Finals Results

Congratulations to Assad and Nav who came out on top in a closely contested match against Viru and Joan. (15/14, 10/15, 15/14, 14/15, 15/8) As you can see by the scores it was a very exciting and close match. Viru and Joan have held the championship for many seasons.

Nav, Viru, Joan and Assad.

In the battle for Third and Fourth, Suz and Ron (with the assistance of Louie subbing for Suz) came out on top over John and Adam. (15/13, 15/12, 14/15, 15/14)

Louie, Ron, John and Adam.

For Fifth and Sixth Winston and Carol (with help from Deb subbing for Carol) took the Fifth spot over Heather and Linda. (15/10, 15/11, 15/8)

Carol, Winston, Heather, Deb and Linda.

And finally for Seventh and Eighth, Zora and David with triumphant over Darrell and Bruce. (15/14, 15/8, 15/8)

Zora, David, Bruce and Darrell.

They were great matches on all courts and everyone is looking forward to the Winter season that starts January 6th, 7th and 8th of 2020. Be sure to sign-up on the board behind the courts or drop a line to the Doubles Coordinator.

Pickering Juniors Shine at ORC Grand Prix Tournament

Pickering junior squash players participated in the Mississauga Ontario Racquet Club Grand Prix Tournament this past weekend. They have all worked very hard and showed great sportsmanship both on and off the court.  Aidan Hisey-Tanner took home the boys Under 11 bronze medal, Madison Pirko took home the Girls Under 11 silver medal and Lexi Pirko won the Girls under 9 gold medal.  Go Pickering Go!!

Aidan, Maddison and Lexi are Champs from Pickering

Nicole Pirko, Squash Professional for Pickering

Harvest Hit – Nov 1-3

Hi Everyone:
I would like to invite you all to participate in our annual Harvest Hit Doubles Squash Tournament on Nov. 1-3 hosted by the Pickering Squash Club.  The registration deadline is on Sunday Oct. 27th at 12:00.  You must register on the Squash Ontario website:

(www.squashontario.com). 

They have a new tournament registration program so please register early so that you don’t miss the deadline!  This year our tournament events are Men’s B, Men’s C, Women’s B, Women’s C and Mixed B.  Players may play in two events as long as court time permits so register early!   The registration fee includes a tournament souvenir, licenced bar, our famous samosas on Friday night and lunch on Saturday.  This is a great opportunity to get some competitive matches, improve your game and have some fun!  All tournament info is posted on the website so please go check it out and I hope to see you all in a couple weeks.  
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Nicole Pirko 

Doubles Courts 10th Anniversary – Sept 21st

Hi Everyone,I hope to see everyone on Saturday for our 10th year anniversary of the doubles courts.  Here is the schedule of events…

10:00-12:00 
Singles courts round robin – everyone welcome to play!
Junior lessons with Pat and Praveen
Doubles lessons with Jamie Bentley – players have already signed up but everyone is welcome to watch

12:00-1:00 
Memorial plaque presentation
Guest speeches including Mayor Dave Ryan and Squash Ontario

1:00
Doubles exhibition featuring World Top Players Robin Clark, Will Mariani, Fred Reid Jr., Scott Arnold

2:30 on…
Doubles and Singles courts open for play.  Please be sure to bring all your stuff if you would like to play!

6:00
Party at Liverpool John’s Bar and Restaurant with Live Band Blue Thumb Envy.  First 50 people will get a free drink ticket!

I look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
Nicole

Summer Doubles Squash Championship Evening

From Aymen, Summer Doubles League Convener.

Good morning lads and Lasses, 

Congratulations to all of you on an awesome Summer season, with a breaking participation record of 12 teams in one house league!

Congratulations to Vince & Louie on a very well deserved victory. All your hard work was paid off with your win in the finals match on Thursday (September 12th). Quote: “You don’t always get what you wish for… But you get what you work for”. Results:

Championship Match
Consolation Finals
Tinners Finals

We had a great roaring crowd in the finals match – mainly Louie’s family and friends, and they made the doubles courts shake hard!Attached are some photos taken at the event. 

Thank you all for a great fun time at the doubles Squash courts.
 Aymen

Editors Note: Thank you Aymen for organizing the Summer Doubles League. You showed that members want it and did a fine job of convening it.