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

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

Time to Sign Up for Winter Doubles House League

To:   PSC Doubles Squash Players
THE TIME IS NOW TO SIGN UP
FOR WINTER DOUBLES HOUSE LEAGUE
Winter Doubles House League will be starting the week of January 8th.  As a result sign up must be completed no later than 6:00 PM on January 2nd. Spots are limited so get there as soon as you can.
Get over to the squash courts and put your name on the list posted behind the doubles courts.  While you are at it,  get out your racquet and work off some of that holiday dining that I know you enjoyed.
Have a fantastic New Year and we look forward to seeing you on the Courts.

Terry
Doubles Coordinator

Doubles House League Wednesday Winners

Congratulations to Aymen Ahmed and Adam Mitchell (Subbing for Sal Massara) on their win Wednesday night in the Doubles House League Finals against Joan Hill and Veru Parmer.  It was a battle to the end that saw the match go to a 3 to 2 final (11/15, 15/12, 15/8, 14/15, 15/14).  A great match was enjoyed by all.

Wednesday Doubles Finals Fall 2017
Aymen Ahmed, Adam Mitchell, Joan Hill and Veru Parmer in the Wednesday Doubles House League Finals for Fall 2017

 

 

 

Doubles House League Tuesday Winners

DIVISION 1:  Congratulations to Mike Todd and Mike Guimond who bested Kevin Cahill  and John Whyte in a hard fought 3 to 1 match (12/15, 15/14, 15/13, 15/14).  Mike and Mike came back from an 11/14 deficit in the fourth game after a controversial call by the Referee, Terry Bruce.  If the call had gone in favour of Kevin and John the match would have gone to a fifth game.  As it was, Mike and Mike were able to regroup, comeback and take the game.  Good squash was enjoyed by all watching.

Tuesday Doubles HL Winners
John Whyte, Kevin Cahill, Mike Guimond and Mike Todd.

In the Division 2 match,  After a 45 minute delay due to the late arrival of Juan Segovia,  the match ended after two games due to time,  Juan and David Annadappa  took the win over Mark Rohlehr and Bill Robb.   Juan and David took the match 2 to 0.

Fall Singles House League Winners and Finalists

Congratulations to our 2017 Fall Singles House League winners! The top two players in each division battled it out to see who would be this seasons house league champion.

The sign up sheet for the winter house league starting in January 2018 is posted on the board across from court 4.

Congratulations to all our house league participants and I look forward to another great winter session.

Nicole

Position 1:
Winner- Scott Gormley
Finalist- Mike Bekic
Position 2:
Winner- Jesse Waters
Finalist- Fabio Petrucelli
Position 3:
Winner- Aymen Ahmed
Finalist- Devon Rimas
Position 4:
Winner- Jerry Durant
Finalist- Sorin Covic
Position 5:
Winner- Bruce Bradley
Finalist- Gurjit Hayer
Position 6:
winner- Rafay Malik
Finalist- Rochan Sunil