2017 Winter Singles Winners and Finalists

From Nicole Pirko

Here are our winners/finalist for the Monday singles house league. Each Monday, the singles courts were packed with both new and retuning members, lots of laughs and some fun and friendly competition.


Position 5: winner-Philloza Suleman, finalist-Carol Reilly


Position 4: winner-David Scott, finalist-Malcolm Whyte


Position 3: Winner-Devon Rimas, finalist-Jerry Durant


Position 2: Winner-Jesse Waters, Finalist-Terrence Holder


Position 1: winner-Mike Bekic, Finalist-Niko Bekic

Thank you to all who participated.

Lee Hanebury Tournament Jan 27th to 29th

The Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament is over for another year and by all reports was a resounding success.  Participants and organizers all report that they had a great time and can’t wait for the next tournament presented by the Pickering Squash Club.

Click this Link for information about the tournament.

Draws and results can all be found on the Squash Ontario Website  HERE.

An aspect that impressed me was the way our doubles participants wore matching outfits so that the referees could easily identify the team partners.  The woman usually do but this year the men were equally as fashion aware.  Here is a good example.

 Thanks to Danny Paloucci and Robert Dubé.

Participants of the game of squash cover all ages.  A highlight of the matches was when 9 year old Tyson Schiele and his Dad, Craig Schiele, took to the court.  There were cheered on by all watching.

Another highlight of the weekend was the annual CALCUTTA on Saturday evening following the regular matches.  Congratulations to J.P. Lambert and Kevin Cahill who were victorious.  Here’s the final winning shot.  Click the link to see the video   JP_&_Kevin_C_at_Calcutta

Thank you to Nicole and her team of PSC members who put on a terrific weekend again this year.  Thank you to all participants and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

THE CLUB HAS A NEW BAR!

With the woodworking expertise of John Whyte, Fred Dizig and Terry Bruce, and the financial help of Noor Zabir,  the CLUB now has a new (refurbished) bar.

You can see it in action this weekend at the Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament from Friday (27th) to Sunday (29th).   Stop by and have a drink while enjoying some great squash.

John Whyte has also built a beautiful Oak Stand Up Table for the bar area.  Thank you John for your work on this.

Time to Register for the Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament

Click the poster for details and to register.

Hi Everyone!

I would like to invite you to participate in the Pickering Squash Club’s annual Lee HaneburyMemorial Tournament on the weekend of Jan. 27-29th.  The Pickering Squash Club has hosted this event for the past 20 years and it is a tournament weekend you surely do not want to miss!  We are extremely excited to be hosting Men’s and Women’s Singles divisions from levels A-E and Men’s and Women’s Doubles “B” and “C” draws as well.  Women only may play both singles and doubles due to smaller draws and pay only one entry fee.  Your entry fee includes a greattournament souvenir, 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 (www.squashontario.com) and the sign-up deadline is Sun. Jan. 22nd at 11:59pm.  I have attached the tournament poster with all additional information.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

See you on the courts!

Nicole Pirko
Pickering Squash Club Pro

“Racquets” Fun Night and AGM – Tuesday September 27th

Hi Everyone, I hope that you have all had a great summer!

 We are planning another social “Racquets Night” fun tournament following our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday September 27th.

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 2016/2017 season.
Immediately following our short AGM meeting, there will be a fun singles squash, doubles squash and ping-pong 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 a round-robin in all 3 areas (singles, doubles, ping-pong) and heading over to Sabina’s for some drinks and social following the events.
There is a sign up sheet posted outside court 4 (singles courts), or you can send and e-mail to Steve Dizig (PSC Social Director) at steve_dizig@hotmail.com with your interest. He will add you to the list and ensure you are included.
Date: Tues. Sept. 27th
Sign up deadline: Friday Sept. 23rd
Time: 6:15 sharp (in doubles court area)
I hope to see everyone there!
Nicole

It’s Time to Renew Your Membership in The Pickering Squash Club

Labour Day is over, the CNE has ended for another year, the kids are back to school and most importantly THE SQUASH SEASON HAS STARTED!!!

It’s time to get back on the courts and join in the fun, but first things first.  Download the PSC_2016-17_membership_form, fill it out, pay the dues and you will be ready to participate in all things Pickering Squash.

Want to know what is going on?  Check out the event calendar by clicking on the EVENT CALENDAR in the Menu at the top of this post.

We look forward to seeing you on the courts.

THE PICKERING SQUASH CLUB EXECUTIVE

Free Refereeing Clinics

Let? Stroke? No let? It’s Your Call!

The fall squash season is fast approaching. What better time for a rules and refereeing refresher?

Squash Ontario and the Toronto and District Women’s and Men’s Squash Associations are offering clinics free of charge at 3 locations September 19, 20 and 21. Sign up for one near you. Bring your teammates and make a night of it.

For more info and to register, click on the link below:

Refereeing Clinics