The Retro Squash Fun event originally scheduled for Friday November 19th has been CANCELLED due to low sign-up.
Unfortunately we had a very low response to the sign up for this event. We are attributing this low response to our membership being cautious with regard to close contact while we are still in the COVID-19 pandemic. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused our membership but fully support your caution in this difficult time.
The PSC Executive have made the decision to cancel the event with the idea of possibly rescheduling sometime in the New Year. When the pandemic is declared over, we will then again be scheduling events such as tournaments and fun nights.
Your enthusiasm for this is touching and I thank you for the kind sentiments. Just want to make sure you understand that I merely applied for a grant that was being offered by Squash Canada to generate interest in women’s squash, so it wasn’t awarded to me personally. This is the second such grant we (Nicole Pirko and I) are receiving. As you probably recall, the first one was awarded in 2020 but we were unable to use those funds at that time because of Covid. The free beginner women’s clinic we just finished was financed with those 2020 funds. It was a massive success!! We had to waitlist women. I will be sending a write up about that one to Squash Canada.
The Pickering Squash Club has agreed to fund another round for the waitlisted women from this past session, which I think is a fabulous use of community funds. It starts next month. This new/current grant from Squash Canada will go towards running a beginner clinic for teen girls starting in January. Bottom line, we have a very excited group of women who are now attending a series of Sunday round robins as a follow up AND booking their own courts with each other because they are so excited about the sport. It could not have gone any better. Great things are happening for women’s squash in Pickering thanks to some funding from Squash Canada and the Government of Canada and the PSC Team/community effort.
Have you ever considered trying Doubles Squash but have been hesitant to step into the Doubles Court Area? Have you worried that you didn’t know how the game is played or simply didn’t have the right ball?
Here is your chance to try out this “different” form of your favourite game.
When: Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Starting October 13th. Till December 15th Where: Recreation Complex Doubles Court 1 Format: Round Robin. Drop -in. Provided: Doubles Balls and basic instruction to get you started by some of the club’s more experienced Doubles players.
Come on out and see what the hype is about. It’s a lot of fun and you may get hooked on a new way to play your favourite game.