Summer Doubles House League

The 2022 edition of the Summer Doubles House League saw a total of 11 teams competing throughout the summer months.

The league wrapped up play on September 8th with the championship & consolation matches for both Div 2 & Div 3.

Division 2

Congratulations to Roger & Kitt (subbing for Sara-Jane) who outlasted Juan & Devon in a hard fought match, 3/2 for the Div 2 championship.

Devon, Juan, Roger, Kitt – Div 2 championship match

In the consolation match, Jim & Shan defeated Nav (subbing for Aymen) & Roger (subbing for Kitt), 3/1 for 3rd place.

Division 3

Congratulations to Peter Z & Assad who defeated Dayan & Sorin 3/0 to capture the Div 3 championship.

Sorin, Dayan, Peter, Assad – Div 3 championship match

Terry K & Jackie took 3rd place in the consolation match with a 3/0 victory over John K & Sal (subbing for Caryn K).

Terry K, Jackie, John K, Sal (not pictured) – Div 3 consolation match

Afterwards the players gathered at Sabina’s for some food & drink to celebrate the season.

Thanks goes out to all the house league players for a great season. And a special shoutout & thanks goes out to Aymen & Jim D for organizing & running this league & keeping doubles house league squash going during the hazy days of summer. Looking forward to next summer’s edition.

Here are some more pictures that capture some of Thursday’s squash action. Thanks to Jackie F & Terry K for providing these!

Mark Your Calendars

The 2022-2023 Pickering Squash Club Season is coming soon. The following are just a few of the events to plan for.

PLEASE NOTE: The Season Kick Off Fun Tournament and AGM previously scheduled for September 24th has been postponed. Stay tuned for a new rescheduled date to be announced.

  • Tuesday September 13th 5 PM to 7 PM
    • Junior Clinics start
  • Week of September 19th
    • House Leagues, both singles and doubles will kick off this week.
    • Singles House League September 19th
    • Doubles Division 1 (Advanced) House League September 19th
    • Doubles Division 2 (Intermediate) House League September 20th
    • Doubles Division 3 (Novice) House League September 21st
    • Sign-up sheets are posted by the courts
  • October 14th to 16th
    • Harvest Hit Doubles Tournament

Don’t forget, you have to be a fully paid up member of the Pickering Squash Club and the Chestnut Hills Development Recreation Complex to take part in PSC House Leagues and Club organized events.

You can get the 2022-2023 PSC Membership Form Here.

The Golf Tournament Groups for the 2022 Food Bank Tournament

You can see all of the groups by clicking on this link.

Congratulations to the group of John-Paul, Lewis, Michael and Owen who took the top spot in this years tournament.

John-Paul, Lewis, Michael and Owen

And a pat on the back for our “Most Honest Golfers” Savio, Al. Roger and Jonathan.

Roger, Savio, Al and Jonathan

You can see all of the groups by clicking on this link.

Congratulations to Mike MacInnis who won the putting contest.

Mike with Heather and Donna.

And a big thank you to Ron and Suz Delevigne for being the photographers of the day. Your expertise is appreciated by all.

Ron and Suz with Susan taking a break between photos.

2022 Food Bank Golf Tourney a success

The PSC raise $13,995 for the Food Bank

A note from Kevin Cahill

On behalf my partner Terry Bruce, and our amazing group of Pickering Squash Club volunteers, we thank you all so very much for your support of our local food bank.

Results are in and just shy of $14,000.00 was raised to help those less fortunate in our community. We are blessed to have so many like minded individuals wishing to make a difference in our community.

Words simply cannot express the amount of thanks that both Terry and I feel about each and everyone of you.

Have a wonderful rest of the summer and hope to see you all next year at our event on Thursday July 20, 2023.

Kevin Cahill, Chair of the Golf Tournament
Terry Bruce, CO-Chair

You can view pictures from the tournament here: Golf Tourney Pictures

Markus Templer – 1975-2022 R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a member of the Pickering Squash Club family. Markus Templer passed away on Sunday June 12th. Markus inherited a genetic heart defect that affected him throughout his life. Although the cause of death is yet to be determined, it is expected that the cause was heart failure.

Markus grew up on the singles courts of Pickering. He was an elite player for many years. His parents were very active in the Pickering Squash Club. His mother, Victoria, served on the Club executive and was honoured by The Club in 1999 being awarded the Chris Doona Trophy for exceptional service to The Club.

Markus is survived by his mother, Vitoria, his two sisters, Faylyne and Angela, and brother, Felix.

His many friends in the Pickering Squash Club send their condolences to Victoria, and her family in this difficult time.

DIV1 Finals on Tuesday June 14th

After a long season, delayed as a result of Covid-19, the finals were held. Congratulations to Mike and Eric who beat Steve M. and Ricky (Subbing for Savio and Kevin, who were subbing for Nicole and Jonathan, who were subbing for Trevor and Dom). The end result was a 3/2 victory for Mike and Eric who had come out in first place during the season.

Below is pictured the stalwart players who turned up for the evening’s event. It was followed by dinner and drinks at Sabina’s. A good time was had by all.
Thanks goes to all the House League players for a great season.

Jonathan, Mark, Fred, Steve, Ricky and the winners, Mike and Eric.

Doubles House League DIV2 Finals

Congratulations to Roger and Ganish (subbing for J.P.) who bested Aymen and Kitt (subbing for Devon) in Monday’s DIV2 Finals.

In the 3rd/4th final, Jim and Shan (subbing for Nav) bested Sara-Jane and Marc (subbing for Vince).

It has been a long season which was marred by a large number of injuries as seen by the subs needed in the 1st/2nd finals match. (Subs needed in 3rd/4th were work related). The Club Executive urge our members to properly warm up before your matches and play safely. It is no longer a fun sport if people get hurt.

Ganish, Roger, Kitt and Aymen. 1st and 2nd Finals
Marc, Sara-Jane, Jim and Shan. 3rd/4th finals.