πŸ†πŸ₯‡ A Week Packed with Squash Excitement!πŸ₯‡πŸ†

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!

πŸ†πŸ₯‡ Division 1 Squash Doubles House League Semi-Finals – Monday, April 22nd πŸ₯‡πŸ†

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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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

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.

Mark Your Calendars

The 2022-2023 Pickering Squash Club Season is coming soon. The following are just a few of the events to plan for.

PLEASE NOTE: The Season Kick Off Fun Tournament and AGM previously scheduled for September 24th has been postponed. Stay tuned for a new rescheduled date to be announced.

  • Tuesday September 13th 5 PM to 7 PM
    • Junior Clinics start
  • Week of September 19th
    • House Leagues, both singles and doubles will kick off this week.
    • Singles House League September 19th
    • Doubles Division 1 (Advanced) House League September 19th
    • Doubles Division 2 (Intermediate) House League September 20th
    • Doubles Division 3 (Novice) House League September 21st
    • Sign-up sheets are posted by the courts
  • October 14th to 16th
    • Harvest Hit Doubles Tournament

Don’t forget, you have to be a fully paid up member of the Pickering Squash Club and the Chestnut Hills Development Recreation Complex to take part in PSC House Leagues and Club organized events.

You can get the 2022-2023 PSC Membership Form Here.

The Club Is Back In Full Swing

As of Tuesday March 1st, capacity restrictions have been lifted and the Squash Club can resume regular programming. Masks are still required when you are not actually playing squash. Social distancing is highly recommended and you should be fully vaccinated to participate in club activities and events. Club facility renovations are nearing completion and we should have access to the locker rooms R.S.N. (Real Soon Now!)

As of February 28th, the House Leagues (both Singles and Doubles) for the Winter/Spring Season have started. Singles House League is running on Monday evenings. Doubles House Leagues are running Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Inter-Club Singles Squash Leagues have started. You can find info regarding the Toronto & District Men’s Squash League HERE. You can find information about the Toronto & District Women’s Squash League HERE.

Our Women’s “A” Team and Women’s “B” Team have started the season quite well. Check out the Womens T&D Standings HERE.

The Men’s teams are also doing well.
The Men’s T&D Division 3 Standings are HERE.
The Men’s T&D Division 4 Standings are HERE.

Watch the website for information on upcoming events at the Club. The Executive is hard at work planning a great Winter and Spring Season on the courts.

For further information on activities at the club, drop an e-mail to :
Membership (at) PickeringSquash.com .

2020 Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament

For further information go to :
https://www.squashontario.com/tournaments-editor/2020/1/31/lee-hanebury-memorial-tournament

A note from Nicole:
Hi Everyone,

I would like to invite youΒ allΒ to participate in the Pickering Squash Club’s annual Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament on the weekend of Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2020.Β  This is a tournament weekend you do not want to miss!Β  Tournament events include Men’s and Women’s singles events levels A-E (This means everyone at every level can play), as well as Doubles Men’s and Women’s B and C draws.Β  Women may play both singles and doubles (only required to pay one entry fee) but due to limited court time and larger men’s draws, men may only play one event.Β  Your entry fee includes a great tournament souvenir, licensed bar, Saturday breakfast and lunch, Saturday night doubles Calcutta followed by a social night at our local restaurant and lots of squash.Β  You must register on the Squash Ontario website at: https://www.squashontario.com/tournaments-editor/2020/1/31/lee-hanebury-memorial-tournament
The sign up deadline is Sunday Jan. 26th but please sign up early to avoid disappointment as some draws may fill up fast!Β  I have attached the tournament page with all additional information.Β  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.Β 

I hope to see you at the tourney!

Nicole