The Pickering Squash Club has had a presence on the web for over 17 years. For that time, I have functioned as the WebMaster, along with my other duties in various roles on the Executive Committee. I have been an active member of the club since it’s inception in 1985 and have served on the Executive more years than I care to count.
There comes a time when one must step back from their duties even though they have been enjoyable. Today is the day that I step back from the position of WebMaster.
A much younger member of the club has stepped up to take my place. She has a background in Web content production and web development with marketing agencies, small businesses and individuals. She is competent in WordPress, which our web runs under. As well, she is extremely enthusiastic about taking our web platform to a new level.
In the few short years that she has been a member of the club, she has become an excellent squash play and represents The Club in InterClub play.
Please join with me in welcoming Jackie Ferrier as our new WebMaster and Director of Communications.
You can now input your information directly to the PSC membership form & save it as a file to your PC’s hard drive or cloud storage. If you are having trouble filling the form, try downloading it to your computer first then input your information. Apple products such as IPad, IPhone and Apple computers will need to download the form before filling it out.
Please note that E-transfer is the preferred payment method for your membership fee.
If you are paying by cheque, please make your cheque payable to Pickering Squash Club. Your cheque along with a printed copy of your completed membership form can then be dropped off with one of the following:
A big thank you goes out to our Banquet Cowgirls who put the event together and did a wonderful job of decorating Drums and Flats for the even. Thank you Caryn, Carol, Deb, S.J. and Hazel for a job well done.
Congratulations to our two new members of the Chris Doona Award Winners, Steve Dizig and Mark Rohlehr. Well deserved Gentlemen.
I am excited to announce the dates for our upcoming Doubles Parsons “Shin Dig” Tournament and our end of the season banquet party.
The sign-up sheets will be posted soon on the boards outside the doubles courts (for the Shin-dig).
Here are the details…
Parson’s “Shin-Dig” Doubles Tournament
For those of you who have participated in this annual event, you will remember that it is an absolute blast! Here is how it works…
The tournament will be played on the evenings of Wed. April 26th-Sat. April 29th (daytime matches on Sat.). The first 32 players to sign up are guaranteed a spot so sign up asap! Once the sign up is complete, teams will be made as even as possible so that all teams have a fair shot at winning the tourney and having their names on the big trophy. We make the teams so you don’t need to sign up with a partner.
If you decide to sign up, please make note of the dates and have them available. The draw and start times will be sent out the week prior to the tournament. No doubles playing experience necessary! I encourage all players to participate as this is a great opportunity to discover how much fun doubles squash can be.
The Annual Squash Club Banquet is Back! YEAH!!!
Lastly, we all know that any fun event at the club requires a social night! This year we have a themed party event that you won’t soon forget! Saddle up everyone because we are going to cause quite the “racquet at the rodeo”!
Here are the details:
Date: Sat. April 29th
Time: 6:00pm ‘Til the cows come home
Where: Drums ‘N Flats (California Sandwiches) Main Floor
Address: 60 Randall Drive, Ajax
Ticket cost: $30 -Ticket includes dinner, drink ticket and Live Band (Blue Thumb Envy with our good friend Ron Delavigne on drums!!)
There will also be tournament awards, prizes for best dressed and some fun games. Please feel free to bring your significant other or a friend. You can reserve your tickets by sending me an email. We will need to know numbers so if you plan on coming, please send me an email and let me know! Our whole club should be at this event so please come out and help celebrate our club.
Dig out a plaid shirt or your best western outfit and let’s celebrate another successful season at the squash club.
On Thursday evening, the Membership got together for a great cause. Each member brought a toy (and many brought many toys) so that those less fortunate could have a Happy Christmas. They played hard and laughed. Then the majority got together at Sabina’s to celebrate the Holiday Season.
Friday morning, Steve D. delivered an SUV load of toys collected at the event. Very special thanks to Steve for organizing with the Children’s Aid Society of Durham Region and delivering a full load of items, and to Nicole for organizing at the club and messaging our members!
All items were very well received by the team at CAS this morning. They are extremely pleased with our donations which will go directly to children in need, prior to Christmas!
For more pictures from the evening, please view the Club Instagram at the following URL:
The AGM that was scheduled for September 24th had to be cancelled. It is now scheduled for Tuesday October 4th at 7:00 PM in the Doubles Courts.
Play for the DIV2 Doubles House League will be suspended for the short time we will have the meeting. Please make every effort to attend this short meeting. While you are there you will see some excellent Doubles Squash being played.