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. Let’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! Here’s to more thrilling matches and unforgettable moments in the future.

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

πŸ†πŸ₯‡ Tonight: Division 1 Doubles House League Showdown! πŸ₯‡πŸ†

Get ready for an epic showdown as Raj and Sameer go head-to-head against Kevin and Eric for the ultimate House League bragging rights this season! The action kicks off at 6 pm, so be sure to come out and witness the excitement firsthand. Plus, stay tuned for updates on the Division Three Finals, which will be scheduled soonβ€”these two matches mark the thrilling conclusion of the season!

But wait, there’s more:

Last week, we had a blast at the Shindig fun tournament from Wednesday to Saturday! The courts were buzzing with energy as players competed in spirited matches and enjoyed the camaraderie of the game. Keep an eye out for upcoming pictures capturing the highlights of the tournament.

And let’s not forget about the Saturday banquetβ€”it was an unforgettable evening filled with dancing and 70’s style vibes! It was fantastic to see so many people dressed up and having a great time. Thank you to everyone who made it such a memorable event!

See you on the courts and keep an eye out for those pictures!

πŸ†πŸ₯‡Doubles House League Play-offs Begin for Division 1πŸ₯‡πŸ†

The final results for our Doubles Squash League are in, and we’ve had an unexpected twistβ€”there’s a tie for 5th place! Mike and Eric get 5th based on a 3-2 win in a head to head with Kevin and Eric early in the season.

Now, it’s time to gear up for the playoff rounds, which kick off this Monday night! If teams are unable to play on Monday, they may arrange a date to play before next week. Remember, winners of the playoff rounds will advance to the semi-finals, while the other four teams will battle it out for final ranking.

It’s bound to be an intense and thrilling competition as we inch closer to crowning our champions. Let’s bring our A-game, sportsmanship, and passion for squash to the courts!

Best of luck to all the teams competing in the playoffs!

πŸ†πŸ₯‡ Doubles Division 2 Finals Are Set! πŸ₯‡πŸ†

Excitement is at its peak as we announce that the finals for our Doubles Squash House League Division 2 teams are officially set!

Following an epic semi-final match played on Sunday, April 14th, between Marc and Winston and Terry and Anderson, word has it that it was one of the best showdowns witnessed yet. In an intense battle that went the distance, Marc and Winston emerged victorious, solidifying their spot in the finals.

Now, all eyes are on the championship match to be played on April 23rd, where Marc and Winston will go head-to-head against Dayan and Shan. It’s sure to be a classic showdown, filled with thrilling rallies and fierce competition.

The remaining teams play tomorrow night, April 16th. The results of these matches will determine the seeding going into the fall season. It’s a chance for players to leave their mark and set the tone for future competitions.

As we approach the culmination of another fantastic season, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated!

πŸ†πŸ₯‡ Last Week of Regular Season for Division 1 Doubles Squash House league πŸ₯‡πŸ†

As we approach the end of the regular season for Division 1 of our Doubles Squash House league, the competition is heating up with quite the battle for the top spots! With one more week left before the playoffs begin, tensions are high and every match counts.

Here’s a rundown of the current team standings, though one match result from last week is still pending:

  1. Dom and Trevor
  2. Raj and Sameer
  3. Roger and Devon
  4. Steve and Rick
  5. Kevin and Eric
  6. Mike and Eric
  7. Jonathan and Savio
  8. Fred and Mark

The race for the top spots is intense, and with the uncertainty of the outstanding match result, anything can happen. But one thing’s for sure: the playoffs are just around the corner, and the competition is only going to get fiercer from here on out.

On another note, don’t forget to secure your tickets for the banquet on the 27th! It’s a fantastic opportunity to celebrate another great season of squash with your fellow players. Plus, be sure to sign up for the shin dig happening during the last week of Aprilβ€”it’s guaranteed to be a blast!

Let’s finish the regular season strong and gear up for an unforgettable playoff run!

πŸ†πŸ₯‡ Division 2 Doubles Semi-Finals: Tuesday, April 9th πŸ₯‡πŸ†

Dear Pickering Squash Club Members,

Get ready for an evening filled with adrenaline-pumping action as we gear up for the Division 2 Doubles Semi-Finals on Tuesday, April 9th! The courts will be alive with intense showdowns as the top teams battle it out for spots in the finals.

Here’s the schedule for the matches:

Court 1 – 6:00 PM:

  • First Place vs Fourth Place:
    • Shan and Dayan vs Sid and JP
    • Subs: TBD

Court 2 – 6:00 PM:

  • Second Place vs Third Place: Has been rescheduled
    • Terry and Anderson vs Marc and Winston
    • Subs: TBD

Court 1 – 7:00 PM:

  • Fifth Place vs Eighth Place:
    • Deb and Ganesh vs David and Juan
    • Subs: TBD

Court 2 – 7:00 PM:

  • Sixth Place vs Seventh Place:
    • H and Nav vs SJ and Vince
    • Subs: TBD

We encourage all members to come out and support their fellow players as they battle it out on the courts. Whether you’re competing or cheering from the sidelines, your presence adds to the excitement of the evening!

πŸ†πŸ₯‡ House League Doubles Division 2 Playoffs Round 1: April 2, 2024 πŸ₯‡πŸ†

Pickering Squash Club members, we invite you to come and witness the excitement firsthand! Cheer on your fellow players as they battle it out on the court for the quarter-finals, and stay tuned for the results as the playoffs progress. Matches begin at 6 and 7pm.

To the Division 2 Doubles Houseleague Players:

It’s time to bring your game faces on because the House League Doubles Division 2 Playoffs Round 1 are here! Get ready to showcase your skills and determination on April 2, 2024, as you embark on this thrilling journey towards the championship!

In the spirit of March Madness, every match counts, and there’s no holding back as you compete for victory. Remember, it’s all about giving your best, having fun and leaving it all on the court!

Here’s a breakdown of the bracket and the teams you’ll be facing off against:

Bracket 1:

  • Winston & Marc
  • Shan & Dayan
  • David and Juan
  • H and Nav

Bracket 2:

  • SJ & Vince
  • Terry & Anderson
  • Deb & Ganesh
  • Sid and JP

We know you’ve been training hard and honing your skills for this moment, so give it your all and show everyone what you’re made of!

Good luck and see you on the courts!

Upcoming events at the PSC for the 2024 winter season

Happy New Year! We hope you have enjoyed the holidays! It’s been great to see so many of the “regulars” on court throughout the holiday season. If you’ve taken time off away from the club, we know you are itching to get back on court. So here is what we have got coming up.

Monday Night Singles House League

Starting Monday Jan. 15th.

All levels are welcome and the house league is a fun way to meet other players and get a great work out.

Nicole has included everyone from the final round in December is automatically included, so if you were playing in the final weeks before the break, no need to sign up.

If you are new to the league and would like to participate, there are two ways to join.

  • Sign up on the sheet across from single court 4 , or
  • Contact Nicole Pirko via email and say “I’m in”. She will add you to the list!

If you aren’t sure if you are included, just send Nicole and email and she will confirm.

Doubles House League

Starting the week of Jan. 15th.

Our doubles coordinator, Jim D, is working hard on the doubles house league and plans to send out the schedules early in the new year. Stay tuned!

Friday Morning F55 Drop-in Doubles

Starting January 5th, 8:30am to 10am

We’ve got a great group of people that come out to play Friday mornings for a fun round robin style. It’s a good format for any singles player who want to see what doubles is all about, or anyone wanting to work on some aspect of their game or simply for anyone who loves doubles and up for some fun and friendly games with a mix of people.

Come play!

Our annual Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament

Tournament dates: Feb. 2-4, 2024

Deadline is Wed. Jan. 24th, (assuming draws still have space!)

We would like to invite you all to participate in the Pickering Squash Club’s annual Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament on the weekend of Feb. 2-4th. This is a tournament weekend you do not want to miss!

Tournament events include:

  • Men’s and Women’s singles events levels A, B, C, D, E (This means everyone at every level can play!)
  • Doubles Men’s and Women’s B and C draws (you will need to register with a partner).

Women may play both singles and doubles (only required to pay one entry fee) but due to limited court time, men may only play one event.

Your entry fee includes a great tournament souvenir, licensed bar, Saturday breakfast and lunch, Saturday night doubles Calcutta (if court time permits) followed by a social night at our local restaurant and lots of squash.

You must register on the Squash Ontario website at: www.squashontario.com. The sign up deadline is Wed. Jan. 24th but please sign up early to avoid disappointment as some draws may fill up fast!

Please feel free to contact Nicole Pirko if you have any questions or concerns.

Junior Programs

Starting Tuesday Jan. 16th & January 20th

Nicole’s junior program runs on Tuesday evenings with a beginner group from 5:30-6:30 and an advanced group from 4:30-5:30 for kids ages 7-15 years old. We will be starting this program on Tues. Jan. 16th. Sameer will also be running a junior program on Saturday’s from 1:00-2:00 starting on Jan. 20th.

At this time our programs are full but we would be happy to put your child on a waiting list and contact you if any spots open up. We are always looking for volunteers to help out with our programs so we can include more kids. If you are interested in volunteering your time to help out, please feel free to reach out.

Adult Beginner Clinics

Adult Clinic starting the Wednesday Jan. 10th.

Women’s Only starting Wednesday Jan. 17th.

Nicole will be running two 4 week adult beginner clinics starting Wednesday Jan. 10th. The first clinic is for adults that are new to the game and interested in learning the basics of squash.

The second clinic is for women only want to learn how much fun this sport can be (Jan. 17 start date). Please contact Nicole if you are interested in signing up or would like more information. Absolutely no experience is needed. All equipment is provided.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the courts!