It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our good friend and fellow squash player, Ian Parsons. Ian died in a tragic accident at his farm on Monday March 25, 2019.
Ian was a long time member of the Pickering Squash Club serving on the executive eighteen times, nine of which were as President. He was the 1997-1998 recipient of the Chris Doona Award. He is most notably remembered as the driving force that guided the Club during the planning and construction of the Doubles Squash Courts. His hard work over a ten year period resulted in the opening of the courts in 2009.
Ian will be greatly missed by all who came in contact with him on and off the court. He was always a gentleman willing to help anyone learn and improve at the game he loved so much.
Recent SNOW DAYS have resulted in the cancellation of Doubles House League, once on Monday January 28th for DIV2 and once on Tuesday February 12th for DIV1.
To make up the matches missed on these days we are extending the Winter season by one week. The matches originally scheduled for Monday January 28th will be played on Monday March 4th. The matches originally scheduled for Tuesday February 12th will be played on Tuesday February 26th. Below are the revised schedules.
NOTE: The schedule for DIVISION 3 has not changed (Yet).
The Lee Hanebury Annual Tournament concluded on Sunday (Feb 3, 2019) and by all accounts was a resounding success. Everyone had a great time and a tremendous amount of top quality squash (both Singles and Doubles) was played.
Our resident photographer extraordinaire has compiled a slide show of pictures from the Tournament. You can access that show Here:
The 2018 TOY DRIVE AND FUN TOURNAMENT was a great success and a great time was had by all. What is more, a great many children will have a Happy Christmas due to the generosity of our members. Here is a picture of the group.
Thank you to all that participated. Thank you to Ron Del for the great Pics. Click HERE for More pics. And a special thanks to Nicole Pirko for organizing and to Steve and Fred Dizig for delivering the Toys to the Durham Children’s Aid Society. They were thrilled with the contribution.
The holiday season is almost here and I would like to invite everyone to join us for our annual holiday “toy drive” fun night. The night will include both doubles and singles squash round robin fun games for all levels of players (the more the merrier)! I ask that everyone bring an unwrapped toy to donate to a local charity (Durham Children’s Aid) to help support families in need of buying gifts for their children this season. The evening will finish off at Sabina’s restaurant for some drinks and food for those of you who would like to join us! Here are the details:
Date: Monday Dec. 10th
(both doubles and singles house leagues are done)
Time: 6:00 sharp
What to bring: an unwrapped children’s toy
Please feel free to respond to me and let me know if you would prefer to play doubles or singles or sign up on the boards in either the singles or doubles court area to participate in this fun, social event. Looking forward to playing some “fun” squash and helping to put smiles on some children’s faces this holiday season!
Below Pictured is the 2017 Toy Drive Donations. Let’s see if we can beat out last year’s generosity.