🏆🥇 Tonight: Division 1 Doubles House League Showdown! 🥇🏆

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 soon—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 banquet—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!


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🏆🥇 A Week Packed with Squash Excitement!🥇🏆

Get ready for an action-packed week ahead at the squash club, with a lineup of events that’s sure to keep you on your toes! It’s all about doubles this week as we dive into the heart of the playoffs and celebrate the incredible contributions of one of our own.

Here’s what’s in store:

  • Monday, April 22nd: Division 1 Squash Doubles House League Semi-Finals kick off the week with intense matches and fierce competition. Don’t miss the showdown as our top teams battle it out for a spot in the finals! Teams will be playing at 6pm and 7pm.
  • Tuesday, April 25th, the top two teams in our Division 2 doubles house league will battle it out for first place. Dayan and Shan will play against Mark and Winston.
  • Wednesday, April 24th – Saturday, April 27th: The highly anticipated super-fun Shin-dig Doubles Squash Tournament takes center stage, promising four days of thrilling matches and friendly competition. Matches begin Wednesday at 5:30 and will continue to about 9pm.
  • Saturday, April 27th: It’s a day filled with festivities as we honor the legacy of Ian Parsons with the naming ceremony of the Ian Parsons Doubles Squash Courts at noon. Later in the evening, join us for the annual banquet at Drums ‘n Flats for dinner, drinks, and celebrations with our fellow squash enthusiasts and friends.

But wait, there’s more:

  • Monday, April 29th: Division 1 Squash Doubles House League Finals mark the culmination of an exciting season of competition, where the top teams will battle it out for the championship title.
  • Wednesday, May 1st: The excitement continues for Division 3 Squash Doubles House League as they play their Finals, rounding off our week of squash celebrations.

And don’t forget:

  • Mondays: If you’re into singles squash, come join us for the drop-in round-robin matches every Monday night. It’s a great way to stay active and connect with fellow players.

With such a busy and exciting week ahead, there’s something for everyone at the squash club. We can’t wait to see you on the courts and celebrate the spirit of squash together!

🏆🥇 Division 1 Squash Doubles House League Semi-Finals – Monday, April 22nd 🥇🏆

As some of you know, our Division one teams are made up of some of the clubs best doubles players. With the stakes higher than ever, our top teams are poised to battle it out on the courts for a shot at the house league championship title.

Here are the matchups for the semi-finals:

Court 1 – 6:00 PM:

  • First Place vs Fourth Place:
    • Raj and Sameer vs Steve and Rick

Court 2 – 6:00 PM:

  • Second Place vs Third Place:
    • Jonathan and Savio vs Kevin and Eric

Court 1 – 7:00 PM:

  • Fifth Place vs Eighth Place:
    • Mike and Eric vs Fred and Mark

Court 2 – 7:00 PM:

  • Sixth Place vs Seventh Place:
    • Roger and Devon vs Trevor and Dom

It’s sure to be an evening filled with intense matches, nail-biting rallies, and fierce competition as our teams vie for a spot in the finals. Don’t miss out on the excitement!

And mark your calendars for the finals on Monday, April 29th, where the top contenders will face off for the ultimate title.


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2024 Shin-Dig Tournament Draw and Rules

Dear Participants,

Welcome to the highly anticipated Shin-dog Doubles Squash Tournament!

Below you will find your time for your first round match, which begins for everyone on Wednesday. Each participant has been assigned a partner for the duration of the tournament. Everyone will play a minimum of 3 matches over 4 days (Wed.-Sat).  Draw sheets are posted by the doubles courts so you can have a look. 

Please be on time for your match as it will be a tight schedule.  If you cannot make your match, please see the sub list below, ask a friend to fill in for you or ask another player at a similar level to play.  Do your very best to find your own sub!   

Shin-Dig Rules

* Games are best of 5
* First game – score starts at zero/zero
* Second game – losing team starts with 3 points and the serve!!
* Third game – losing team from second game gets 3 point handicap and
the serve (ie; 6/0 or 0/0)
* Etc. etc.

Wednesday Draw

Game 1

Steve D & Darryl S
Wed. 6:30 PM
Dayan & Jackie

Game 2

Savio & Naveen
Wed. 5:30 PM
Winston & Caryn R

Game 3

Devon & Gurjit
Wed. 7:15 PM
Anderson & David S

Game 4

Alison & Sunil
Wed. 8:00 PM
Roger & Raj

Game 5

Celine & Dan
Wed. 7:15 PM
Terry & Ashwin

Game 6

Dom & Carol
Wed. 8:00 PM
Kitt & Jason P

Game 7

Jonathan & Sorin
Wed. 5:30 PM
Vince & John K

Game 8

Sara-Jane & Nav
Wed. 6:30 PM
Sameer & Max

Subs:

  • Jim
  • Wayne
  • Hazel

🏆🥇Doubles House League Play-offs Begin for Division 1🥇🏆

The final results for our Doubles Squash League are in, and we’ve had an unexpected twist—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!

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!

🏆🥇 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