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.
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.
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!