๐ŸŽ‰ What a Night at the Pickering Squash Club Annual Banquet! ๐ŸŽ‰

We had an absolute blast at this year’s Pickering Squash Club annual banquet! With a fantastic turnout, our 70’s themed party was a night to remember. Members and friends showed up in their best 70’s disco and groovy attire. So much fun!

The evening was filled with food, refreshing drinks, and an awesome DJ who kept everyone on their feet with groovy 70’s music all night long. Our event committee headed up by SJ did an awesome job. We celebrated our amazing Pickering Squash community with awards, door prizes, and plenty of dancing. What a great end to a great season!

Check out our gallery of pictures from the night and don’t miss the video highlights on Instagram!

Thanks to Ron Delavigne, Hazel and Carol for the fantastic pictures.

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๐ŸŽ‰ Congratulations to Carol Reilly: Winner of the 2023/2024 Chris Doona Memorial Award! ๐ŸŽ‰

We are thrilled to announce that Carol Reilly has been awarded the prestigious Chris Doona Memorial Award for the year 2023/2024. This award holds a special place in our hearts as it honors the memory of Chris Doona, one of the four founding members of the Pickering Squash Club. Chris, along with Rosemary Aiken, Rod Ryde, and Vinard Parmar, had a vision in 1985 that has grown into a thriving home for squash players from Pickering and the east GTA for over 32 years. Sadly, Chris was taken from us far too soon, and in 1993, we established the Chris Doona Memorial Award to commemorate his service and dedication to our club.

Carol Reilly being presented with the Chris Doona award from the Pickering Squash Club

The award was presented at the Pickering Squash Club’s 70’s themed annual banguet.

The Chris Doona Memorial Award is presented annually to the individual who best exemplifies the spirit of the Pickering Squash Club. This person has unselfishly contributed their time and efforts over many years to help make the club what it is today. The award is voted on by previous winners and is presented each year at our annual award banquet.

Carol Reilly is a true embodiment of the Pickering Squash Club spirit. As a longtime supporter and former captain of the womenโ€™s squash D team for many years, Carol has shown incredible dedication by driving her team to matches, communicating vital information, and fostering a sense of community and care both for the team as individuals and as a whole. Her involvement in doubles squash has brought joy and fun to the court, and she has been an invaluable help with the club’s tournaments.

One member beautifully summed up Carolโ€™s impact, noting that her enthusiasm and welcoming personality generate excitement for the game and encourage both new players and existing singles players to try out doubles. Her warm and friendly demeanor, great sense of humor, and generosity make her a beloved figure in our club.

Please join us in congratulating Carol Reilly on this well-deserved honor!

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Court Closures in June: New Carpet!

Courts will be closed on the following dates for carpet installation:

  1. June 3 and 4 – both doubles squash courts closed all day
  2. June 5 and 6 – courts 1 and 2 closed all day
  3. June 7 squash courts 3 – 6 and racquetball courts 7 – 8 closed all day

Please note: for any of our squash members that also play racquetball, as of Wednesday, June 26 through until Sunday, September 8 racquetball court #7 will be unavailable for booking.

Racquetball court #8 will remain available for bookings throughout the summer.

Champions of the Winter Squash Doubles House League at Pickering!

The Winter Squash Doubles House League at Pickering has concluded, and we are thrilled to announce the champions of our three competitive divisions. This season has been marked by intense matches and unforgettable moments on the court. Letโ€™s take a moment to recognize and celebrate our winners!

Division 1: Kevin and Eric

Division 2: Marc and Winston

Division 3: Shane and Jackie

A Season to Remember

This season of the Winter Squash Doubles House League has been truly memorable, thanks to all the participants who displayed great enthusiasm and sportsmanship. Every match was a testament to the passion and dedication of our players. We are proud of everyone who competed and contributed to making our doubles league a success.

Thank You to Our Supporters

A special thank you goes out to Jim who managed all the schedules, details and various complaints and request. Your contributions have been invaluable, and we appreciate your continued support of the Pickering squash community.

As we celebrate our winners, we look forward to more exciting seasons ahead. Congratulations once again to Kevin and Eric, Marc and Winston, and Shane and Jackie! Hereโ€™s to more thrilling matches and unforgettable moments in the future.

Keep practicing, stay competitive, and see you all on the court!

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