Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament

The Lee Hanebury annual tournament is almost here! If you signed up to play, congratulations! This is a fun busy and social weekend, with all sorts of signgles and doubles play going on, from beginners all the way through to highly skilled.

For those who have registered to play in the tournment, please keep the following points in mind:

Start Times

Show up early!

  • Show up early to give yourself plenty of time to check in, find out where you need to be and warm up.
  • Give yourself extra time to find parking as there are other events going on throughout the weekend at the centre.

Start times are now posted on the tournament Club Locker page. Draws will be posted on this webpage under the draws tab by the end of day Thursday.  For those new to tournaments, only your first matches are scheduled. Whether you win or lose dictates the time of your next match. You can get an idea of those times based on the flow chart on the Club Locker page under the draws tab. All particpants are registered in the main draw. If you win you continue in the main draw. If you lose tyou go into the consolation draw and so on.

Tournament times throughout the weekend are subject to change. Things happen and sometimes the schedule needs to be updated as we go! Be sure to look at Club Locker throughout the weekend. If you are unsure of your next match, please see Nicole or a volunteer for help.

If you are running late or unable to make your match, it is extremely important you let Nicole know ahead of time, so she can alert your opponent. Check your email for contact details.

If you win your match: Reffing

Congratulations on winning your match. Don’t leave just yet, now you get to referee the next match played on that court!

If you are not very experienceed playing or or have never reffed before, please check in with Nicole or a volunteer to see if there is someone more experience to help you.

Scheduled Events

Friday

  • Squash Matches 5:00pm – 10:00pm (some players may play two matches on Friday night so come prepared)
  • There will be our famous samosas and complimentary pizza on Friday night.

Saturday

  • Saturday- Squash Matches 9:00am – 7:30pm
  • Breakfast 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Lunch 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Breakfast and lunch will be served on the second floor in the meeting room outside the singles courts

Please note there is no towel service at our club so please bring your own towel.

Saturday Calcutta/Pub Night

Following the final matches on Saturday evening (around 7pm), we will be having a super fun Calcutta on the doubles courts! This event is fast and furious…

Eight teams will be evenly selected throughout the day and posted on Saturday afternoon. You will have a chance to pick the team that you think will win to bring home the dough $!

There will be a group heading out to a local restaurant for a drink (or two) following the Calcutta, please join us!  Check your email for the address or ask one of the volunteers while you are at the event.

Sunday

  • Squash Matches 9:00am – 2:00pm
  • Presentation and Awards – 3:00pm approx.

Parking

There are numerous events happening at the recreation complex over the weekend so again, please give yourself extra time to find parking, it’s going to be busy! 

There is additional parking in the back of the building where the arenas are located.

Our club address is Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex, 1867 Valley Farm Rd. Pickering, L1V 6K7

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!

2023 Lee Hanebury Tournament is now in the Record Books

Over the weekend of January 27th to 29th, the Chestnut Hills Development Recreation Complex (formally known as the Pickering Recreation Complex) was jumping with over 160 participants partaking in both Singles and Doubles Tournaments.

A good time was had by all. The viewing stands were packed all weekend. The participants particularly liked the complementary meals that were provided and kept their energy levels in top form.

The results can be views at: https://clublocker.com/tournaments/14418/draws

Pictures of the event can be seen HERE.