Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Windsor Squash/ Caboto Social




Squash, Beer and Pizza that sums up the first ever WSF/ Caboto Social. 22 Players from both WSF and Caboto Club participated last night in 11 matches. All matches were well played. WSF was on the luckier end of most matches as we were managed to pull out the more tightly contested matches. Afterwards everyone ventured over to the Caboto Club to have a few beers and their world famous pizza. Thank you to Gino Barzotto for helping organizing this great event. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Juniors in Elora

     This Sunday, 5 of Windsor's dedicated juniors headed to the Elora Racquet Club for the third stop on the Gary Waite Tour.  The Gary Waite Tour is a tour that players earn points for each event they participate in.  The more events you participate in, the more points you can earn.  The system promotes participation.  Our juniors represented Windsor well as all participants went deep into their respective draws.
Phil Dimitrov, Ryan Guthrie, Luca DallaBona,
Hannah Guthrie, Emily Guthrie
     What looked like was going to be round 3 of a DallaBona/Dimitrov final failed to materialize as Phil was upset by a local player.  That player also went on to defeat Luca in a very entertaining final.  But Windsor was not about to leave empty-handed as it was Ryan Guthrie day to dominate.  Ryan was on fire all day and didn't lose a single game all tournament.  Congratulations Ryan!


Monday, November 24, 2014

Simon Warder Tournament

  This past weekend Graeme and I (Craig) traveled to Sarnia to compete in the Simon Warder Memorial Prostate Cancer Squash Tournament.  This tournament had one of the strongest A draws of any tournament I have seen in a while.  Micaala Seth's family entered and they really dominated all the draws.  All participants were guaranteed three matches which made for a lot of quality squash.  The highlight of the weekend was the very entertaining party on Saturday that left several squash players a little worse for wear the next morning.
    Graeme had his hands full with the young Ravi Seth in the semi-finals before edging him out 3-1.  However, come Sunday, Cameron Seth proved too young, too fast, too many shots, and a much better moustache.  All in all this was a really great tournament (that raised $11,000 for prostate research) and the Sarnia people proved to be great hosts.  They have promised an Open draw for next year so mark this on your calendar as a future event.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Weekly Update - 20th November

I hope you had a great weekend.

Leagues:

No No shows last week which was fantastic.  I must however pass on peoples frustrations and the number of games that are being rescheduled.  I have had 2 players unfortunately say they will no longer be playing as all of their games have so far been rearranged.  Please remember you signed up to play on either Monday or Tuesday so please make every effort to be there.

Noon League

The A noon league play offs will be this thursday.  Everyone will be playing at 12.15 this week and the schedule will be emailed out later today.

Doubles League

There are 2 weeks of regular play left before play offs start on Monday 1st December.  Please remember to get a sub if you can't play and record all scores outside the doubles court.

80's Christmas Party

Just a reminder that Myself and Victoria are organizing a 80's party on Saturday December 20th.  There seems to be a bit of confusion about this.  We quite simply wanted to invite all our friends and those who have supported us this year to come along and have some fun.  We will be buying a keg of beer and some bottles of wine to get the party started.  You don't have to play squash but an 80's costume (fancy dress!!!) is preferred.  

Please use the link if you wish to come along.


Long Drop Tournament.
Seve DeMarco and Jeff Brosseau have devised a fun conditioned game and have requested to roll it out as a Christmas Tournament.  It will be played on Friday 12th December from 3.15pm.  I will be sending out the rules shortly but if interested please email myself.  Once I have numbers I will send more information.  We already have 5 players confirmed!

Junior Gold.

Thanks to all of you for your patience over the weekend.  I know running tournaments causes disruption and am fully aware we have had a lot in a short space of time.  The feedback from visitors about our club was fantastic and this is because of the warmth of the reception.  I hope those who came to each enjoyed the entertainment and special congratulations to David Mill who won the under 19 event on his home turf.
Full results can be found by clicking this link and photos will be added to the blog.




Have a great week

Monday, November 10, 2014

Weekly Update Monday 10th November

Please see below this weeks update.  

Micaala Seth - Ontario Closed Champion!

Firstly congratulations to Micaala Seth who won the Ontario Closed Championships in Toronto this weekend.  Seeded 3/4 she beat the 2nd seed Sienna Keating in the semi finals before defeating Team Canada Member and number 1 seed Hollie Naughton 3-2.  This is a great achievement for Micaala and hopefully the start of a successful period following injury.

Leagues:

This week was much better so thank you.  Remember 2 no shows results in removal from the league.  

Junior Gold Event:

This weekend sees 80 juniors from across the province descend on Windsor.  We have already received praise on our organizational efforts and I am sure the experience the players have when hear will be second to non.  Can I remind you courts will not be available for members from 5pm on Friday until 4pm Sunday.  Feel free to come along and watch the top quality squash on offer and support our juniors as they compete against the best of the best.  We have a limited number of meal tickets available for members at the cost of $30.  They include cheese and wine on friday night, as well as pizza, breakfast Saturday and Sunday, Subs on Saturday afternoon and a seat at the Saturday evening meal over in Jackson Park.  Email me if you want to buy one!

There will be no juniors this weekend!!

Restringing:

We have made alterations to our Re-stringing service to hopefully improve value for money and service.  We are offering the following:

Nano 125 Grey :  $28
SuperNick XL White  $32
PowerNick 18 Red    $35
UltraNick 18  Blue     $38

If you provide your own string we will charge just $20.  All prices do not include HST.  We also have introduced loyalty cards.  When you drop your racket off you will get a reward card which will entitle you a free restring after using us 4 times.

Woman's Social Squash

There is no squash this Friday due to the Tournament.  It will start again the following Friday.  There is a Friendly Match V the DAC planned for November 21st   at the DAC.  This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the facilities at one of the premier squash clubs in the USA.  If interested in this please email me to let me know.

80's Squash Party:

Just a reminder that Victoria and I wish to invite you all to a Christmas 80's Party to thank you all for your support this year.  Instead of inviting you to our house we thought we would organize a fun tournament at the club in an 80's themed party.
If you want to come please complete the form.  It is free for members and $20 for non members.  We will be providing a keg of beer and food will be pot luck.


Have a great week

Graeme

Monday, November 3, 2014

Harrow Junior Grand Prix 3

Harrow Junior Grand Prix 3 – Windsor November 1st 2014

There was a buzz of excitement at the Windsor Squash & Fitness club this weekend as we held our first ever Squash Ontario Junior Event. After last year’s event being cancelled, we were delighted to attract 27 entries and run Boys Under 11 and 15’s events as well as a girls Under 15’s event.   The squash was exciting and played in a fantastic spirit all day.  Special thanks to Marcus Moceri, Niki Bistrev and Kabir Bhangoo who assisted in the running of the event. They were great at keeping the court schedule moving, collecting scores and updating the draws. We also awarded an effort prize for each division to a player we thought maintained high levels of effort in every match regardless of the result.

Under 11 Boys

David Badalov from White Oaks proved too strong for the field winning all of his matches.  He won both his matches in the final round Robin 2-0.  In second place Sujai Shah from London played well throughout showing good promise for the future.  Third place went to Julian Attard who was playing in only his second event.  The effort prize went to Faazil Khan.

Under 15 Girls

The Under 15 girls were made up of six players and on paper it was difficult to pick a winner.  In the end, Hannah Guthrie played some great squash to win the event beating Zara Khan 2-0 in the final.  Third place went to Aparna Maheshwari who beat her sister Annanya 2-0.  The effort prize went to Mackenzie Elliott.

Under 15 Boys

This was the largest draw of the event and had 12 players.  There were some cracking matches, especially the semi final between Amin Khan from Windsor and Riley Bore from Sarnia.  After sharing the first two games, Amin took the third, 13-11.  In the final, Amin faced another Windsorite, Aaron Nagy.  Again the first two games were shared before Amin took the third, this time 11-9.  Riley Bore recovered to take third place and the effort prize went to Philip Dimitrov.


A huge congratulations to all who took part and many thanks to the parents willing to travel and make the event possible.  We hope to see you all back for the Gold Event!


Gary Waite Tour- Windsor Stop

Award Winners
        The Gary Waite Tour is played once a month throughout the squash season.  Each month it is played in a different location in Southwestern Ontario.  The Gary Waite Tour focuses on "fair play", "inclusion" and "fun".  It is not as competitive as the Silver or Gold events and is a great place for juniors to experience a tournament atmosphere while having fun at the same time.  As the Tour progresses, points are awarded based on participation as well as performance.  In other words, the more events you play, the more points that are available to you.
       The weekend's event was unique since we had many players involved in the Silver event on Saturday, including many from out of town that opted to stay for both events.  Despite a full day of squash on Saturday, the juniors showed no signs of fatigue, something that many adults envied.
Khan/Nagy Final
       The final was a repeat of Saturday's Silver final between Aaron Nagy and Amin Khan.  Both finals could have gone to either player and on Saturday Amin came out on top.  However, on Sunday Amin could not close out the match when he had the opportunity and allowed Aaron take the match.
      The 11-13 final featured a Groundhog Day match (as in it seems to happen all the time) between Luca Dalla Bona and Phil Dimitrov.  These two seem to battle it out in every tournament and always bring out the best in each other.  However, today Luca could not keep up with Phil's deft shot-making and surrendered the match to Phil.

    The 10 and Under division played a round robin and Ananya Maheshwari came out on top.  Her drop shot and her retrieving ability was just too much for the others.
      Many comments were made about the quality of play and sportsmanship that was evident all weekend.  All photos from all weekend events can be found here.  Follow the juniors on twitter (@wsfjuniorsquash) or on Facebook (wsfjuniorsquash).

14 and Over

Main Draw- Aaron Nagy defeated Amin Khan
Consolation- Kabir Bhangoo defeated Maxi Bistrev
Grinner- Ryan Guthrie defeated Alex Mojtehedza

11-13

Main Draw- Phil Dimitrov defeated Luca Dalla Bona
Consolation- Usman Khan defeated Matt Jankuloski
Grinner- William Jenkins defeated Bennett Mitchell

10 and Under

Winner- Ananya Maheshwari

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Simon Warder Memorial - Sarnia

On the weekend of November 21,22 and 23 I am heading to Sarnia to play in their annual tournament  with proceeds going to prostate cancer.   I would love for a group I us to go together!  Windsor favourite Micaala Seth will also be playing.   Please see poster for more details.

Friday, October 24, 2014

League, Round 2

Round 2 of the leagues starts next week hot on the heels of the Fall Down.

Below are the schedules and list of league members as well as a phone list in alphabetical order.  Also posted under the Leagues section

As always please be courteous to your opponent and give plenty of notice if you can make a match.

A Division Schedule             

Monday, October 20, 2014

weekly update Monday 20th Oct

Please find below this weeks weekly update.

Fall Down Classic:

The Fall Down Classic Starts this thursday for some local players.  The draws can be found by visiting the following link:   Fall Down Draws
Karakal are once again coming along with their stand for the weekend and you will be able to demo rackets and purchase clothing etc.  We will be offering generous discounts for anything bought over the weekend.

We are running a C Doubles event for anyone who loses in the first round of the B Doubles.  All matches in the C division however will be best of 3.  As well as using sudden death at 14 all in all matches we will also only be allowing 1 serve so get practising your serves!!

Leagues:

This Monday and Tuesday sees the last week of matches in round 1 before we promote and relegate before the start of round 2 which starts 27th & 28th October.  Anyone wishing to join at the half way stage needs to email me asap.  Please ensure all scores are recorded before midnight on Wednesday.

Woman's Clinic:

We had a great turn out last Friday night for the 1st Woman's Clinic.  Unfortunately there is no session this Friday due to the tournament but we will resume on Friday 31st October.  I know this is Halloween but we can always do a spot of ghosting!

Juniors:

There are no juniors this weekend or next weekend due to tournaments.  The week day sessions will be unaffected and the Saturday sessions resume on Saturday 8th November.

Courts:

Just a polite notice to all members that both this weekend and next weekend due to the tournaments you will not be able to book courts on Saturdays and on Sundays they will not be free until 4pm.

Tip of the week:

Seeing as it is tournament time I thought I would give you ways of using the 90sec between games.

1)  Re-Hydrate:  Preferably not with beer!  The first thing to do once you get off court is replace fluids you lost in the previous game. 

2)  Relax:  after grabbing a drink get your self relaxed as soon as possible, especially if the game has ended badly for you!  Even if you won it allow yourself to come down a little ready to go again in the next game.

3)  Reflect:  think about what happened in the previous game.  If you won it pick something you did well and remind yourself to continue.  If you lost it pick 1 point to do better and find a trigger word to remind yourself during the game.

3)  Refocus:  Before going back on court refocus your attention to tactics and getting back in the zone!  Saying 2 simple things is a great way of doing this.

Things to avoid especially for juniors! :

Don't get into long discussions and arguments with parents!  The time between games should be positive and relaxed, very rarely is a complete bollocking the right way to go.

Don't discuss technical things between games.  These are things you work on in practice and over weeks and weeks.  the 90 sec between games is not the time for this and actually causes confusion and diverts attention

Don't overload the information.  The stuff  between games needs to be short and simple.  No more than 1-2 things if possible.  Too much leads to confusion and can stress people out.  Much better to pick the 1 thing you feel would make the biggest difference and it needs to be simple and something the player can do!!

Have a great week and if you are playing in the Fall Down I look forward to seeing you at the end of the week.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Weekly Update 14th October


Firstly Happy Thanksgiving.  I hope you all had a great Long weekend.

Leagues:

As a result of the Holiday yesterday there are no matches scheduled tonight.  The final week of round 1 is next Monday and Tuesday.  We will then go straight into round 2 so all matches need to be completed by next week.

The Doubles league re-starts next Monday and all other leagues continue as ususal this week.

Fall Down Classic:

Entries are now closed.  The draws and start times will be available next monday.  If you did not sign up I may be able to add late if the event you wish to play in allows it but I can't guarantee spaces.

Woman's Social:

Last week I said this would start on the 24th which was incorrect.  It starts this eek which is the 17th.  Mike Wilbur and Renka Gesing thanks for pointing out this error but you were too slow!  David Guthrie won the battle by being the first to correctly point out the mistake!  Sessions run 5.30pm till 7pm and costs $10 for members and $15 for non members.

WSF Christmas Party:

Paul and Mark are again working hard to organize this years Christmas Party which will be held at Caesars on the 6th December.  I am looking forward to this years edition and am sure it will be even better than the previous two I have attended which were great occasions.  Please complete the form below to reserve a spot.  I am told seats are being sold fast!


Tip Of the Week:

Keep a journal!  When we write something down we are more likely to follow through with it.  Try thinking about your game and highlighting 1 thing you want to get better at.  Try and choose something which you feel will make the biggest improvement in your game.  It is usually more effective to do this after a loss. It may be a shot, movement into a particular area of the court or a tactical shortfall.  Once highlighted write it down and look at it every time you go on court.

Once we consciously make the effort/decision to improve something we are on a much better path to improvement and writing it down is a simple easy way of doing this.  You can even grade yourself out of 10 for the specific skill and after matches record improvements using the same simple scale. Be aware that improvement does not happen in a straight line so don't expect the score to improve each time.  Sometimes you will come off court and record a lower score than before, this is part of the struggle of improvement, embrace it!

Sorry for the plug but, getting a lesson once you have identified an area is a good way of getting some pointers that you can then go away and work on.  I can give you technical points as well as practices and conditioned games you can use to help progress. 

 A good example of a conditioned game is as follows.  Last year I was not happy with my FH Volley drop.  A game I used to play was every time I volleyed on my FH it had to be a drop.  This forced me to play the shot and also in every game I played I was consciously thinking about improving part of my game.  I would not do this in a serious match but in practice matches it is extremely useful rather than going through the motions.

Have a great week

Monday, October 6, 2014

Weekly Update Monday 6th October

Dear All,

Hope you all had a great weekend.  Here is this weeks update.

Junior Charity Golf Day:

Yesterday saw 32 members and friends brave the elements and take part in the Inaugural Junior Golf Fundraiser.  It was great to see so many people supporting the event both by playing and by sponsoring and donating towards the day.  We look like we have raised a little over $1000 which is brilliant.  There is a separate write up on the blog about the day but I wanted to give special thanks to Craig Guthrie for taking on and running with the mantle of organizer/host for the event.  Golf Day Blog

Leagues:

Slightly disappointed with the lack of communication last week.  Can I remind everyone that if you can't make your match it is your responsibility to contact them personally and re arrange.  It is not good enough to leave a message with the club.  As a last resort you can email me and I will pass the message on.  It is not possible for the club or me to contact players each time a change is needed.

This week is the last week before a week of next week due to Thanks giving.  Next week therefore would be a great time to make up any missed games.

Doubles League:

After discussions with those playing I have decided that if all players involved in the 9pm slot wish to re arrange then I will allow it.  However if 1 player can't/does not want to then the game must be played as scheduled and subs need to be found.  Please organize this in advance as the schedule is up!

Ladder:

I have adjusted the settings to allow challenges up to 10 places up for the month of October.  I have also reduced the time to 7 days to respond.  If you can't play simply cancel the request and allow the challenger to move on to someone else.  I hope this allows more games to be played.  

Prizes for the last 3 months are as follows:  Biggest climbers Shabaz Saleem and Marco Carnavale.  Best out right record goes to Craig Guthrie who regained top spot of the ladder.  Please can you three grab me at the club for your prizes!

Fall Down Classic:

Deadline for the Fall Down Classic is next Monday!!  Please ensure you have all signed up before leaving for thanksgiving weekend!!

Here is the link again for those who wish to sign up on House Account.


Tip Of the Week:

Target the first 3 shots of every rally!  I sent the juniors to the Gary Wait Tournament at the weekend thinking about the first 3shots they play in each rally.  If you watch amateur matches it is sometimes easy to see who will win the rally or at least create the first opening after the first 3 shots.  With this in mind if we can ensure our first 3 shots in every rally are hit with purpose and accuracy we should create plenty of pressure and openings for ourselves to win points!  
  
You still need to make sure shot selection is correct but by breaking the match down into small chunks it is easy to keep your focus/attention.  
  
This is also a good ploy for players who are mentally fragile and tend to over think and worry about results rather than performance.  If you give yourself a simple target of hitting the first 3 shots of every rally perfectly then this does not allow your mind to be diverted to the more stressful things such as 'I should to be losing to this person!'   
This technique will also allow you to reflect more effectively after a match.  My return of serve was not good enough so I could never hit 3 good shots to start the rally off.  Therefore the next few weeks should be spent improving your return of serve!

Have a good week

Graeme

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Golf Tourney

He can play squash, but golf....
      32 golfers bundled up and headed out for a round of golf in some cool and windy conditions, which surely counted for some of the high scores.  The money raised today will be put towards ensuring quality level junior tournaments in the future, supporting those in the program who may need financial assistance, and recruitment of new players from lower income backgrounds.
Best Dressed Golfer
      Please come out and see the top juniors in Ontario play in Windsor on November 14, 15, 16.
Thanks again to everyone who participated as well as Ben Stone and AJ Jobin for running our putting contest. Of course, a big thank you to our sponsors:


Windsor Squash and Fitness
Mousseau, Deluca, McPherson, Prince Law Firm (Tom Porter)
Riverview Steel (Andrew Dalla Bona)
Radix Controls (Nick Dimitrov)
Anis Khan
Enwin (Barry Leavitt)
Scarfone Law (Jim Scarfone)
David Scarfone
Not the winning group :)
Karakal (Graeme Williams)
South Windsor Animal Hospital (Chris Chamandy)
Holland Cleaning Supplies (Mike Wilbur)
Norm Marcouz
Valente Travel (Al Valente)
Vollmer Complex (Carol Higgins)
Here are the winners.......

Overall low score- Guthrie (Dave), Valente, Wilbur, Leavitt -3 (they will be going to a Red Wing game in the near future thanks to Andrew Dalla Bona and Riverview Steel)
Longest Drive- Mike Wilbur (not that long really)
Closest to the Pin- Craig Guthrie (what a shot too!!!)
50/50 Putting Contest- John Mill (didn't help on the course)



The winning team

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The 401 Challenge





The 2nd instalment of the 401 happened last night at Windsor Squash and Fitness Club. The boys from Chatham pulled out a narrow victory over us. The matches were all tried up with one match to be played between Dan Van Morsel and Craig Guthrie. Van Morsel played error free squash that allowed him to pull out a 3-1 victory over Guthrie. Most of the matches were one sided with the exception of the Wayne Carroll/ Steve Allen match which was a slug fest that went the full 5 games. Allen pulled out the victory. Thank you to everyone who participated in this great event.
 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Beginners Clinic Sat 4th October 2pm - 3pm

This Saturday we are running a beginners clinic to cover the basic techniques, rules and tactics.  The session is $15 plus HST and all equipment is provided.

The session runs from 2pm till 3pm and is open to both existing members and non members.

Please email squash@windsorsquash.ca to register.



Monday, September 29, 2014

Weekly Update September 29th

Please see below the weekly update for this week.  Remember these are all posted to the blog as well as other upcoming information so please subscribe at Squash Blog.

Leagues:

The leagues are up and running and we have had just one no-show.  Please keep this up as one is one too many!!  The breakfast and noon leagues are also in full flow and it is great to see people keen to get on court as early as 6.30am!  The doubles league started last week and we had 16 players sign up which is fantastic.

Ladder:

This week I am going to freshen up the ladder.  I will be removing players who have not been playing in order to prevent challenges being left unanswered for 14 days.  If you want to stay included but have not played recently send me an email and I will keep you in.  Remember the initial rule was 2 matches per month!  I am also going to be handing out prizes to the best 3 records in ladder matches.  I will email a list of the winners next monday.  For those not on the ladder you can sign up on the blog!

Fall Down Classic:

Sign ups are moving along nicely.  I have out the link below if you wish to enter and have the fee charged to your account.  Alternatively you can sign up and pay at the front desk  Closing date for entries is Monday 13th October.


Lessons:

As well as my usual lessons I am also offering some video analysis lessons as of 1st October.  The cost for these is $50 plus HST.  I will look at your FH and BH swing as well as any particular shot you feel would benefit.  We would then analysis and I will give practices to help you improve.  The lesson duration would be 1 hour not the usual 45 mins.

Noon Drills:

Back by popular demand will be noon drills starting this Friday at 1pm.  The cost is $15 plus HST and the session will run until 2pm.  It will include shot practices, technical analysis and match play.  Please contact me to reserve a spot.

Ladies Squash:

Starting October 10th our Woman's squash night will be back!  Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non members.  A coach will be on hand to run the session each week!  Session runs from 5.30pm till 7pm.

Tip of the week:

Tip of the week is back and I am hoping to get some videos recorded this week to post as part of this.  

This week however I wanted to discuss something that I noticed in Mexico with the National Team.  Someone there asked me what the difference was between the top 20 players and the top 50.  This was an interesting question and made me analyze what was going on when they met.  In the warm up it was not always obvious who was the better player, however when the match started the difference was clearer.  The better players were much more pro active in the rallies.  As soon as their opponent missed a target by even a small amount the higher ranked players punished them.  Not with out right winners but by initiating attacks and putting work into their opponents legs.  This meant the lower ranked players were never able to get into a rhythm and play their natural games.  Obviously their technical strength means they are able to execute their attacking shots consistently and better/more explosive movement gets them into position earlier to create openings but the big difference appeared to be a mind set and confidence in attacking especially from lose balls in the back.  Rather than just hit the ball back they were able to attack all four corners with a range of shots/paces and weights.

Next time you are on court try and recognize a bad length and look to do something aggressive with it.  By doing this not only do you make your opponent work harder but you also put pressure on their length game as they know any loose shots will result in some hard movements!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WSF Annual Christmas Party

Our loyal members Mark Eugeni and Paul Gebrael are hard at work trying to organize this years instalment of the Clubs Christmas Party.

Could you please take the time to complete the following form which gives more information and allows you to reserve a table.

Christmas Party



Up Coming Events

We are approaching a very busy period over the coming months.

Here is a break down of events we are proud to bring to you.  For more information on any of the following please click here Event Info


OCTOBER

5th                           Junior Golf Fundraiser @ Belleview

24th,25th,26th        Fall Down Classic

NOVEMBER

1st                            Junior Silver Event
2nd                          Gary Waite Junior Event
14th,15th,16th        Junior Gold Event

DECEMBER

6th                          Ryder Cup and WSF Christmas Party   

Monday, September 22, 2014

Weekly Update 22nd September 2014

I hope you and a great weekend.  All the leagues are now up and running.  This has been the busiest league cycle to date and I appreciate your patience with me getting all the info out.  If anyone still wishes to be included please email me and I will ad you to a reserve list.  I am still looking for some subs for the doubles league.  Please let m know if you are free on mondays and wish to be added.   I am also looking for some B level Noon League players.  Again if you are free on a Thursday around noon let me know.  

As always please be considerate to your opponent and give plenty of notice if you can't make your match.

Fall Down Classic 24th, 25th & 26th.

This is fast approaching and I need sign ups!  Please don't leave until the last minute as I am going to be trying some new software to run the draws and schedule.  Enter at the front desk or complete the following form:



I am still looking for sponsors for this event.  If you would like to help please let me know.  I am especially keen to get some beer sponsors.  Typically a keg sponsor will be $300 including free entry and a special gift.  I would also encourage joint keg sponsors if at all possible.


Adopt a Junior:

I have sent the list out today.  I am still looking for people willing to adopt our juniors so if you are interested let me know.  There are still plenty of juniors looking for a home!!


Golf Day:  

There are still a few spaces left for the junior fundraiser on October 5th.  We are still looking for door prizes so if you are interested in playing or have anything to donate please contact myself or Craig Guthrie.

Important Dates:

The end of October and beginning of November are going to be a busy time at the club.  We are hosting tournaments on the weekends of 25th October, 1st November and the 15th November.  I appreciate this will cause inconvenience for members and I am grateful for your understanding during the busy time.  It i a honour that we have been chosen to host these events and hopefully in the future we can keep more space between them.

Have a good week

Graeme

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Updated Leagues

There have been a few drop outs from the B league:

Here is the revised schedule:


Cross Border Challenge Fall 2014


The Bi Annual Cross Border Challenge with the Detroit Athletic Club with held at Windsor Squash and Fitness Club on Saturday. The players from WSF came ready to play some tough matches against the DAC. It was this preparedness that allowed WSF to jump out to an early lead. Strong showings from Dave Porter and Ryan Guthrie provided WSF the motivation to continue their hard work. These matches were followed up by solid performances from Adam Pole, Anis Khan and James Konrad that built up a 12 to 2 lead for WSF. Despite, the lead WSF players continued to push hard. Kathy Moceri and Kathy Corchis turned in outstanding performances in winning their matches that propelled WSF to a 16 to 4 win over the DAC. A record number of nine women played in this event for the first time. Thank you to everyone who participated in this event and to Mick Joint for organizing a great bunch of players from the DAC. I hope we continue this hard work in the spring when this event is played again at the DAC. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Weekly Update Monday 15th September

Firstly thank you to those who were rolling the Canadian Teams progress over the past 2 weeks.  The Team finished with a credible 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals.  From a personal point of view I was a little disappointed we did not get a gold but the experience was a memorable one and I definitely learnt a massive amount.  I am grateful to all those who have supported me since I arrived and a special thank you to Tom Porter who allowed me the chance to have extended time away from the club to accept the challenge of leading the Team.  A full report of the event can be found at http://www.squashsite.co.uk/2009/panamericano2014.htm


Fall Leagues:  

The leagues start tonight and you should all have a schedule and contact details now.  If not please let me know.  I have been informed that some numbers are incorrect and I will update these this week.  The noon, breakfast and doubles Leagues will be sent out tomorrow this morning.

Junior Golf Day:

The response for the golf day on Sunday 5th October has been great.  We still have a few foursomes available so please let me know if you are interested in playing.  People have also been incredibly generous with sponsoring the day.  We have so far raised $1000 which is fantastic!  If anyone else wants to donate or sponsor especially if they are unable to attend we would be more than grateful.  We need all sign ups and money by Sunday 28th September.  We are also looking for door prizes so if you are willing/able to donate something again please let me know.

Calcutta Tournament:

The interest in this has been disappointing.  I have decided to cancel it until later in the year o watch this space.

Blog:

Please take the time to visit the ever growing blog.  I am keeping it up to date with all club information and will also be starting the tip of the week videos on there.


Black Knight Demo Evening:

Victoria has organized a Black Knight Demo Evening for the 23rd September from 6pm.  You will be able to demo the new range of rackets as well as get some clothing.  Anything purchased on the night will be given a 20% discount too.

Ladder:

I will be revamping the ladder October the first.  I will be removing those who have not played games in the hope of creating a fast moving function-able ladder where players are looking to play regularly.

Fall Down Classic:

Sign ups are open either at the front desk or by completing the lil below.  Please sign up early as the deadline is fast approaching.


Lessons:

If you are interested in taking lessons this fall to improve any aspect of your game please email me directly.  Lessons can be a great way to improve your game and learn tactics suited to your style.  Email squash@windsorsquash.ca for more information.