Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Our own Graeme Williams, competed for the first time since arriving in Canada. Graeme showed that he may be a little older than the young Western players, but that he is not to be under-estimated. Graeme had a hard fought win agains Justin Vanderleest, who had previously finished in the top 10 in Canada, in the early rounds. After a hard fought 5 gamer, Graeme made quicker work of his semi-final opponent, before defeating University of Western's Adrian Ostbye in the final.
Great job to all who competed. The next regional event will be held right here in Windsor, when we host the Fall Down Classic on the weekend of November 2nd.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Support World Squash Day at Windsor Squash and Fitness.
On October the 20th we will be doing our best to support the bid for squash's inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games. We will be promoting the sport by opening our doors
Please visit http://worldsquashday.com/ for more information about the concept.
If you are interested in any of the above please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, September 30, 2012
This Saturday saw the first drop in session of this exciting new sport take place at Windsor Squash and Fitness.
Its is a mix of North American Raquetball and Squash played on an international size squash court. It has all the health benefits of squash but is easier to learn and not as demanding on joints so suits those who may have had to stop playing squash previously because of injury.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Sunday marks 100th anniversary of ship's sinking
England's 23-year-old Charles Williams was squash's world champion in April 1912 and was on his way to New York to defend his title in a match against a Mr G. Standing, the American Champion, for a stake of a $5,000 purse.
Sometimes the only way to achieve a dream, is to build it from the ground up yourself. That’s the model Chatham’s Dan Van Moorsel followed when he set out to create the Maple City Squash Club.
With the last of Chatham-Kent’s squash courts gone following the closure of the old YMCA, Van Moorsel set out on a quest to not only construct a new, state-of-the-art facility in Chatham, which is nearing completion, but also to build a strong local squash community.
Projected to open in late May, Van Moorsel already has 80 members registered for the new club, which is located at 36 Hart Place on Chatham’s Southeast side.
“I’ve played squash my whole life,” Van Moorsel explained about his reasoning for starting this project. “My kids have enjoyed it when we were at The Wheels or the YMCA. I miss it now that we don’t have it and there are 80 people right now that want it. That was the idea behind building it.”
For Van Moorsel, it wasn’t just about his past competitive experience or his family, it was about building healthy opportunities for Chatham-Kent youth,
“At the end of the day, Chatham seems to be a real team place. If you don’t want to play hockey, or baseball or one of those sports, what is your alternative? I think so many kids go to University and are lost for a sport. Not everyone wants to just run on a tredmill. When kids get there, a lot of kids pick up a racquet. So if I can teach them now, or at least show them and familiarize them with the game, when they go away to University or College they will know the game, and have something there instead of just wasting their time away.”
Membership at the facility will cost only $55 per month, with 24-hour key card access for users. Van Moorsel expects the facility to be able to accommodate 120-130 members, which he is well on the way to reaching with 80 committed members over a month before the facility is scheduled to open.
The Maple City Squash Club, which will feature two courts, a lounge area, mens and womens change rooms, and a fitness area, was built with Van Moorsel’s own sweat, money, and passion. His love for squash, and teaching the sport to others are obvious, and soon, he hopes this enthusiasm for squash will be spreading across Chatham-Kent.
“It’s just passion, I just love it. There has got to be something you love and I love squash. I have a real passion for teaching kids, and making sure they know this option is here, and that they have a chance to play squash.”
For more details, feel free to email email@example.com or visit the Maple City Squash Club on Facebook.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Registration deadline approaching!
This year the Open and A will begin on the Wednesday and all other divisions will begin on the thursday. The Open and A divisions will end on the Saturday night followed by the banquet and dance. On Sunday morning all other events will enjoy the finals!
This allows for less day's off of work or school for most participants.
The event also has a companion event for the B and C divisions!
Hope to see you at the event.
The Club at White Oaks
White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa
253 Taylor Road, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario
Men's and Women's Open, A, 30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, along with Men's and Women's B & C Companion Events
How to Enter
Online registration only
Click here to register.
$135.00 plus HST
April 11th, midnight EST
Wheeled Duffle carry-on bag
2 buffet meals
Friday night Keg, Wine, and Pizza Party
Saturday night Banquet and Party
Free entry to all Open matches (seating on first come basis)
$10,000 (Open Event)
Wednesday, May 2nd - Men's and Women's Open, Men's and Women's A
Thursday, May 3rd - All Master's divisions (all day)
Thursday, May 3rd - Companion Events (2:00pm)
Saturday, May 5th - Men's and Women's Open Finals
Sunday, May 6th - All other Finals
Thursday, March 22, 2012
I am please to present to you the Draws for the 2012 Tony Tomicic Challenge. Good Luck to everyone and I look forward seeing everyone this weekend.
If you are have a hard time reading the draw they are also posted at :
Please Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
A Doubles Draw
B Doubles Draw
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Starts: April 23/12
8 Weeks of League Play - Plus 2 Weeks of Playoffs
8 Player per Division
Top 4 Players Per Division Make Playoffs
Pizza Night - Prizes For League Winners
Divisions For Players of All Skill Levels
Deadline To Sign Up April 20/12
Cost: Gold Members $30 Non Gold Members $85
Non Members $140
Monday, March 5, 2012
Registration is now open for most of our remaining National Championships, including the 100th edition of our Canadian Squash Championships, which will be held at The Club at White Oaks in Niagara on the Lake, May 2-6, 2012.
Click on the event name below to take you to the event website, which will provide all of the need to know information. Links to our online registration form can be found below, and on the event sites. Make sure you are reading the entry form carefully to ensure you are registering for the correct event and category.
We look forward to seeing you at our National Championships! Best of luck to all competitors!
Stabren Holdings 2012 Canadian Mixed Doubles Squash Championships
Registration for this event has now closed. Good luck to all of our competitors!
Intact Insurance Canadian University/College Championships 2012
Registration for this event has now closed. Good luck to all of our competitors!
Monday, February 20, 2012
March 23 - 25 - 2012
Events: Open, A, B, C, D, 40+, 50+
Doubles: A, B and Mixed
Players May Compete 2 Divisions Maximum
Student Fee: $45.00
Friday Night Pizza
Dinner Saturday Night
"Kill The Keg" Friday and Saturday
Continental Breakfast - Saturday and Sunday
Cash Prize for Open Division
Prizes for All Other Divisions
Brian Porter firstname.lastname@example.org and David Guthrie email@example.com
Payment Required to Register
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
HERE'S THE STORY:
This project is aimed at encouraging neighborhood interaction and fellowship through play and gardening. The Squash House will convert the house at 13133 Klinger into a venue for a site-specific variety of squash (or racquetball, handball, etc.). The court will integrate the inherent architecture of the space with sculptural modifications to provide a unique, artistically competitive experience for members of the neighborhood. These modifications will manifest themselves primarily through the warping and folding of interior and exterior surfaces, but will also include ‘add-on’ sculptural and architectural components. Final form of the house will be left slightly open-ended, depending upon material availability, and to allow for neighborhood collaboration.
When not in use for squash, the court will be available for art related events, neighborhood workshops, and a variety of other indoor activities. The rear yard of the house and the adjoining vacant lot will further encourage usage through outdoor gaming (badminton, volleyball, etc.) and will also be used as a community garden for squash and other vegetables.
It is intended that this project will be entirely self-sufficient. It will rely on solar and wind power for electrical needs, as well as a rainwater collection system for gardening needs. Where possible, materials for the project will be salvaged from other abandoned houses in the neighborhood that are beyond repair.
Currently in the planning and fundraising stages, we aim to complete Squash House by September of 2012
PHASE ONE of fundraising is for the general prep work of the house, which includes temporary repair of the roof, demo work, structural repair and a small solar panel system for construction lighting and power.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
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Monday, January 16, 2012
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Thursday, January 5, 2012
2012 Fall Squash League Results
A1 Winner - Qashim Muhammad - Runner Up - Justin Warncok
A2 Winner - David Guthrie - Runner Up - David Mill
A3 Winner - Rob Roy - Runner Up - Mark Little
A4 Winner - Steve Oltean - Runner Up - Shabeez Saleem
A5 Winner - Berto Mill - Runner Up - Andrew Garant
B1 Winner - Jarrod Matties - Runner Up - Guy Halifax
B2 Winner - Matt McCarthy - Runner Up - Colin Bateman
B3 Winner - Adam Hrytzak - Runner Up - Jeff Torni
B4 Winner - Jarrod Riley - Runner Up - Doug Lovegrove