Exciting Events Ahead – Mark Your Calendars!

Get ready for an action-packed few weeks filled with thrilling events that you won’t want to miss!

Doubles “Shin-Dig” Tournament:

Join us from Wednesday, April 26th to Saturday, April 29th for our doubles “Shin-Dig” tournament! We’ll kick off the evening matches with paired-up teams, ensuring a level playing field for everyone. If you would like to participate, simply shoot Nicole a quick email, and you’ll be added to the list while we still have space!

Our Annual Banquet!

Celebration at Drums ‘N Flats. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 27th, as we gather at Drums ‘N Flats for an unforgettable celebration! Enjoy a delightful evening with our fellow squash player, filled with dinner, drinks, live music, and fantastic prizes. Bring a friend or your significant other! Tickets are just $25 each, so let us know if you’d like to secure your spot!

Ian Parsons Doubles Squash Courts Naming Ceremony

Join us on Saturday, April 27th, at 12:00 noon for the official renaming ceremony of our Doubles Squash Courts to the Ian Parsons Doubles Squash Courts.  Please come out and show your appreciation for all of Ian’s hard work and dedication to build these courts for our club.  

Monday Night Drop-In Round Robin

Although our singles house league has concluded, the fun doesn’t stop there! Join us for our Monday night drop-in round robin starting this week, from 6:30 to 7:30. No need to sign up in advance—simply show up and enjoy some friendly competition!

We’re looking forward to seeing you at these exciting events as we celebrate the spirit of squash and camaraderie within our community.

🏆🥇 Doubles Division 2 Finals Are Set! 🥇🏆

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!

🏆🥇 Pickering/Parkway Women’s Squash Doubles League Semi-Final Match: Wednesday, April 10th 🥇🏆

Excitement is in the air as our Pickering/Parkway Women’s Squash Doubles League Team gears up for their semi-final match on Wednesday, April 10th, starting at 6:30 PM! It’s set to be an exhilarating showdown as our talented team takes to the courts to vie for victory.

A little background on the Ontario Squash Doubles League (OSDL): It’s a prestigious league that brings together some of the best squash talent in the region. This year, Pickering Squash Club proudly fields men’s teams in Division 3 and Division 4. However, we’ve also made waves by joining forces with Mayfair Parkway last fall to form a formidable women’s team in Division 2.

Despite being newcomers to the league, our Pickering/Parkway women’s team has showcased incredible skill and determination throughout the season. Finishing in first place ahead of established competitors like Cricket, Richmond Hill, and RCYC (Royal Canadian Yacht Club) demonstrates their hard work and dedication.

Now, with the home-court advantage on our side, we’re gearing up to face off against the 4th place team, RCYC, in the semi-finals. It’s bound to be an intense match, but no matter the outcome, our team will demonstrate heart, determination, and the spirit of camaraderie that defines the Pickering Squash Club.

We invite all members to come out and show your support for our Pickering/Parkway women’s team as they strive for victory in this crucial semi-final match. Let’s cheer them on to success!

Go Pickering/Parkway!

🏆🥇 Last Week of Regular Season for Division 1 Doubles Squash House league 🥇🏆

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 April—it’s guaranteed to be a blast!

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

🏆🥇 Division 2 Doubles Semi-Finals: Tuesday, April 9th 🥇🏆

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!

Parson’s “Shin-Dig” Doubles Tournament and Banquet Party

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 24th-Sat. April 27th (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. The sign-up sheets will be posted soon on the boards outside the doubles courts (for the Shin-dig).

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.  

Lastly, we all know that any fun event at the club requires a social night!  This year we have a groovy themed party event that you won’t soon forget!  No more boasting about your Saturday Night Fever dance moves, come show us what you’ve got!

Here are the details:

  • Date: Sat. April 27th
  • Time: 6:30pm 
  • Where: Drums ‘N Flats – Main Floor
  • Address: 60 Randall Drive, Ajax L1S 6LB
  • Theme: Groovy 70’s
  • Ticket cost: $25

Dinner, Live Band (Blue Thumb Envy with our good friend Ron Delavigne on drums!!), and lots of prizes!

There will also be tournament awards, prizes for best dressed and some fun games.  You can reserve your tickets by sending Nicole an email or see Jim, Carol or Sara Jane.  We will need to know numbers so if you plan on coming, please send Nicole or any of the following people an email to get your ticket!

You can make e-transfers using the email tickets @ pickeringsquash.com. Make sure you include your name in the comments so we can track your tickets.

🏆🥇 House League Doubles Division 2 Playoffs Round 1: April 2, 2024 🥇🏆

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!

Reflecting on the 2024 Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament

What an unforgettable weekend it was at the Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament! From intense matches on the court to heartwarming moments off the sidelines, it’s safe to say that the spirit of squash and camaraderie was alive and thriving!

We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to all the participants, supporters, and volunteers who made this event possible. Your passion for the sport and dedication to honoring Lee’s legacy truly made this tournament one for the books!

And now, without further ado, have a stroll down memory lane with some snapshots from the event. Here’s to celebrating the incredible sport of squash and the wonderful community that surrounds it.

Until next time, keep swinging and spreading those good vibes! #LeeHaneburyMemorial #SquashLife #CommunitySpirit #GoodTimes