Thursday, June 30, 2011

Squash Terminology: Skid boast

The Skid Boast is a very difficult shot to master. Although, can be very useful shot when used correctly.

Skid boast is a shot that is played from the back corners. The idea is to hit high on the sidewall , very close to the front wall intersection. It is best to hit this off a deep rail shot. The ball will hit the front wall high and lob itself into the opposite back corner. If hit correctly, huge amount of spin will be imparted to the ball

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

2011 Die Hard Cup

The 2011 Die Hard Cup - Start Tuesday Aug 2/11.

Team Format Squash League

New Feature - Draft Night - July 26/11 - Captains for each team will select their team - Also on Draft Night Round Robin Squash and Drink specials will be available.

League starts August 2/11 and will run 5 Weeks -Limited Spots Available

Every week there will be Prizes and Drink Specials.

All Skill Levels Are Welcome.

This is Great Way To Keep Your Skills Sharp and Fitness Strong while your buddies are playing golf.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Squash, Taliban, and Jonathon Power - Part II

A couple of weeks ago I posted an article from the Globe and Mail about Maria Toor Pakay. She was Pakistan's number 1 female squash player and was forced to escape to Canada with the help of Jonathon Power. She had to flee Pakistan because of the oppression she faced from the Taliban. TSN earlier this week did an in depth story with her and Jonathon Power. Click on the link below to watch the piece.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Old School Photos

Check out these photos that I managed to dig up in the WSF's archives. Some of these photos are pretty interesting to see how we have changed over the years. In additon to these photos I have created a gallery of all the photos that I have collected over the last couple of years at

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Who Is That Piper???

I came across this interesting picture the other day. It ran in the Windsor Star about 9 months ago. The man in the middle holding the baseball is Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins. The man behind Jenkins holding the Bag Pipes is WSF's own Andrew Caille. Piper For All Occasions!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer Junior Squash Camp 2011

Are any of your children interested in playing squash. Well, Windsor Squash and Fitness Club has a great program for Juniors of all ages.

This Junior Program has been specially designed to guide the committed and improving junior squash athlete through a program of skill and fitness development in a supportive, fun environment

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Squash Terminology: The Nick

"The Nick" is a term commonly used among squash players. Although not everyone completely understands what is meant by it.

"The Nick" is the intersection of the floor and any sidewall. If the ball hits this 'crack' it will immeadietely roll parallel to the floor and the rally will be over. This is the only kill shot in Squash that lets you finish a rally in one shot. It is the most difficult shot to hit with consistency. Understand that if you miss the nick, then the ball will bounce up right back towards you resulting in a stroke. So do not attempt the nick shot if you are close to the T. Best to try it if you are close to one of the sidewalls and then you can aim for the opposite corner nick.
To practice this shot, extend the line where the floor and sidewall intersect to behind the front wall. Aim for that line and as low to the tin as possible. If the ball is sitting up higher than your waist level with a lot of air around it, then you can attempt this shot. The closer you are to front wall the better.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

WSF - A Doubles Finals - Club Championships

Tomorrow Night June 10/11 is the A Doubles Finals at 6:00pm. The Defending Champions Justin Warnock/Nik Dimitrijevic will be going up against the upstarts of Mark Eugeni/Paul Gebrael. This promises to be a great match so, come out tomorrow night and watch the match. Drink Specials will be available during the match.

On a side note I checked the WSF's security camera the other day by the doubles court and discovered the truth behind who really broke the door. Watch the video and you will clearly see Paul "PG" Gebrael go through the glass.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The 3rd Annual Windsor Squash & Fitness Club BBQ

Saturday, July 16 at 4:30pm at Counsman Manor

Mike Counsman will be hosting the party. He Will Be Serving Steaks, beer and fish for the few non meat eaters. All Are Welcome to Attend.
For Directions to Counsman Manor please email Mike at

Friday, June 3, 2011

2011 Battle of the Border Team

Congratulations to Stefan Houbtchev for being selected to the 2011 Battle of the Border Team. The Battle of the Border is an annual event between the top juniors in Ontario against the top juniors in the United States. This year's event will be held at The Club at White Oaks on August 12, 13, 14. Good Job Stefan!!!! You make all of us proud at WSF!!!
Check On Link to View the Full Team