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.

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 you all to participate in the Pickering Squash Club’s annual Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament on the weekend of Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2020.  This is a tournament weekend you do not want to miss!  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.  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.  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.  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!  I have attached the tournament page with all additional information.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. 

I hope to see you at the tourney!

Nicole 

Pickering Juniors Shine at ORC Grand Prix Tournament

Pickering junior squash players participated in the Mississauga Ontario Racquet Club Grand Prix Tournament this past weekend. They have all worked very hard and showed great sportsmanship both on and off the court.  Aidan Hisey-Tanner took home the boys Under 11 bronze medal, Madison Pirko took home the Girls Under 11 silver medal and Lexi Pirko won the Girls under 9 gold medal.  Go Pickering Go!!

Aidan, Maddison and Lexi are Champs from Pickering

Nicole Pirko, Squash Professional for Pickering

Harvest Hit – Nov 1-3

Hi Everyone:
I would like to invite you all to participate in our annual Harvest Hit Doubles Squash Tournament on Nov. 1-3 hosted by the Pickering Squash Club.  The registration deadline is on Sunday Oct. 27th at 12:00.  You must register on the Squash Ontario website:

(www.squashontario.com). 

They have a new tournament registration program so please register early so that you don’t miss the deadline!  This year our tournament events are Men’s B, Men’s C, Women’s B, Women’s C and Mixed B.  Players may play in two events as long as court time permits so register early!   The registration fee includes a tournament souvenir, licenced bar, our famous samosas on Friday night and lunch on Saturday.  This is a great opportunity to get some competitive matches, improve your game and have some fun!  All tournament info is posted on the website so please go check it out and I hope to see you all in a couple weeks.  
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Nicole Pirko 

Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament for 2019

The Lee Hanebury Annual Tournament concluded on Sunday (Feb 3, 2019) and by all accounts was a resounding success. Everyone had a great time and a tremendous amount of top quality squash (both Singles and Doubles) was played.

NEWS FLASH:

Our resident photographer extraordinaire has compiled a slide show of pictures from the Tournament. You can access that show Here:

Lee Hanebury Tournament Picture Slide Show

To see the results of the weekend you can see the draws on the

SQUASH ONTARIO WEBSITE by Clicking HERE

Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament 2019 Men’s ‘A’ Winner Julian Morrison and Finalist Brad Hanebury.
Lee Hanebury Memorial Doubles Tournament 2019 Men’s ‘B’ Winners Mike Tanner and Steve Dizig with Finalists Celine Metraux and Nicole Pirko plus two enthusiastic juniors.

2018 Shindig Tourney – April 17th to 21st

It’s Here, It’s Here.  It’s That Time of Year

Draws Revised
Thursday April 19,  9:30 PM

Yes the Shindig tournament is back and if you were on the ball (Squash Ball that is) you managed to get one of the coveted spots in the Draw.   Play starts at 6:00 PM on Tuesday April 17th in the Doubles Courts.   Check for your start times below.  If you didn’t get a spot in the Tourney, we can always use SUBs.  Contact Nicole, Terry or John and tell them you want to SUB.

2018 Shindig Tourney Start Times  (PDF format)

2018 Shindig Tourney Main Draw (PDF format)

2018 Shindig Tourney Consolation Draw (PDF format)

2018 Shindig Tourney Tinner’s Draw (PDF format)