Results of 2020 Lee Hanebury Tournament

Our Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament is over for another year and by all accounts it was a roaring success. From the first matches on Friday evening to the Calcutta and Pub night on Saturday and ending with the finals on Sunday, everyone had a great weekend of sport and camaraderie.

You can view the final Draw Results by going to:
https://www.squashontario.com/tournaments-editor/2020/1/31/lee-hanebury-memorial-tournament

Our photographer extraordinaire, Ron Delevigne has put together a collection of pictures of the event on his website at:
https://wayhotgraphics.shootproof.com/gallery/11622355/home

Here is a list of the winners.

Winners 2020          Singles
Women’s A           Vanessa Steinwall
Women’s B            Katie Bewley  
Women’s C            Amy Bui  
Women’s D/E          Philloza Suleman            
Men’s A                 Brad Hanebury    
Men’s B                 Chris Flynn
Men’s C                 Ammar Haider
Men’s D                 Dave Carroll         
Men’s E                 Raamis Sunil Malik

Winners 2020          DOUBLES
Women’s B            Céline Peacock & Sue Desa
Women’s C            Carol Trunk & Joan Brann
Men’s B                Sameer Vadera & Steve Dizig
Men’s C                 Jonathan Puddy & Savio Dias

Be sure to mark your calendar for next years event which will take place on January 29, 30 and 31 of 2021.

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2020 Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament

For further information go to :
https://www.squashontario.com/tournaments-editor/2020/1/31/lee-hanebury-memorial-tournament

A note from Nicole:
Hi Everyone,

I would like to invite you all to participate in the Pickering Squash Club’s annual Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament on the weekend of Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2020.  This is a tournament weekend you do not want to miss!  Tournament events include Men’s and Women’s singles events levels A-E (This means everyone at every level can play), as well as Doubles Men’s and Women’s B and C draws.  Women may play both singles and doubles (only required to pay one entry fee) but due to limited court time and larger men’s draws, men may only play one event.  Your entry fee includes a great tournament souvenir, licensed bar, Saturday breakfast and lunch, Saturday night doubles Calcutta followed by a social night at our local restaurant and lots of squash.  You must register on the Squash Ontario website at: https://www.squashontario.com/tournaments-editor/2020/1/31/lee-hanebury-memorial-tournament
The sign up deadline is Sunday Jan. 26th but please sign up early to avoid disappointment as some draws may fill up fast!  I have attached the tournament page with all additional information.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. 

I hope to see you at the tourney!

Nicole 

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Pickering Wins 3 Gold Medals!

Report from Nicole Pirko – Pickering Squash Professional

3 of Pickering’s top junior players take home gold medals in the Grand Prix Silver Tournament!

Pickering was well represented at this weekends Grand Prix Silver #3 tournament at Parkview Athletic Club.   A very special congratulations to Ranya Malik, Rayn Malik and Raamis Malik who all took home gold medals by winning their respective age group title. I was extremely proud of all our juniors who participated this weekend not only for their hard work and dedication on the court but most importantly for their positive attitude and sportsmanship throughout the entire tournament.
Great job!

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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
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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

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Happy New Year and Welcome to the Winter 2018 Season

Time to wear off some of those extra pounds you may have put on over the Holiday season.  What better way to do it then on the Squash Courts.

House League Play starts the week of January 8th for the Doubles Side and January 16th for the Singles Side.

You should be registering for the upcoming Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament that happens January 19th to 21st.

There are a lot more events happening so keep an eye on this website so you don’t miss a thing.  We look forward to seeing you on the courts.

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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

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Pickering Mini Tournament

Start the Squash Season right with a Mini Tournament

Sign-up By Tuesday September 19th 9:00 PM
Play on September 22nd, 23rd, and 24th
2 Divisions  A/B and C/D
Maximum 16 players in each division
Everyone plays four times (based on 16 players)
Friday 6 to 9, Saturday Afternoon, Sunday Morning 10 to 1

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More Upcoming Events at Pickering Squash Club

Hi Everyone,
We have two very fun upcoming events at the club and I hope that you will take part in both of them!
We will be hosting a social “Racquets Night” fun tournament following our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday September 26th.
We encourage everyone to come out to our AGM for the latest information regarding the club, to ask any questions, provide input into planning future events.  Also, please consider joining the executive team for the 2017/2018 season. Immediately following our short AGM meeting, there will be a fun singles and doubles squash event.  If you have not played singles squash in a while or you are not an experienced doubles player, there is no need to worry because the night is all about fun.  We will simply be playing an organized round-robin in both areas and then head over to Sabina’s for some drinks and social following the events.
There will be a sign up sheet posted outside court 4 (singles courts), or you can send me an email if you would like to be a part of this fun night.
Date: Tues. Sept. 26th
Sign up deadline: Monday Sept. 25th
Time: 6:00 sharp (in doubles court area)
Next on the list of events is: National Squash Day – Sat. Sept. 30th
 Starting at 11:45 on Sat. Sept. 30th (following my weekly junior program), two of our top men’s Pickering Club Members will be playing a fun “demo” exhibition match to showcase skills and strategies at the top level.
12:00-12:30 Free Introduction to Squash Adult Clinic – This clinic is designed to give interested people in our community a chance to experience the basic rules and techniques of squash.   I encourage you all to bring friends, siblings, co-workers and partners for a chance for me to introduce them to this amazing game!  Absolutely no experience is necessary and all equipment is provided.
12:30-2:00 (following our demo exhibition match, all members of the Pickering Squash Club are invited to come and participate in the fun afternoon round robin on both the doubles and the singles courts.  I also encourage players from the Free Squash Clinic to stay and play with our more experienced members.
Come out and help us celebrate this wonderful sport that has brought fun, fitness and friendship into our lives!
Sign up for this event will also be posted shortly on the board across from court 4.
See you on the courts,
Nicole
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