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.


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.


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.


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


5th                           Junior Golf Fundraiser @ Belleview

24th,25th,26th        Fall Down Classic


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


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


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

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.


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.


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.


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 for more information.

Friday, September 12, 2014

2014 Comedy Quarry Fall Leagues

I am pleased to announce that this season's Fall League has been sponsored by the Comedy Quarry on Ottawa Street.  They are donating prizes to all league winners this year from A1 to A6.

Below is the schedule for the first round starting Monday 15th September.  Please note that due to Thanksgiving there will be no matches on the 13th & 14th October

Please click on the image to download the PDF.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Weekly Update 8th September 2014 - Greetings from Mexico

Dear All,

Below is this week's update.  I have also attached a brief report about the progress of the Canadians in the Individual event at the Pan American Championships at the bottom for those interested.


The Deadline is Midnight tonight for all leagues.  I will be doing the schedules from over here so please register here if you have not done so.  This is your last chance!  I have attached a list of sign ups I have already so check and if you don't see your name let me know!!  Ignore the duplicated names this is where people have filled the form out more than once.

Sign up for the Fall League by clicking here.

Sign up for the Fall Noon League by clicking here.

Sign up for the Fall Breakfast League by clicking here.

Sign up for the Fall Doubles League by clicking here


This year the Fall Down Classic is on October 24th,25th,26th.  Members are able to sign up using this form if they wish the cost to be charged to their account.  If you wish to pay another way please sign up with the front desk.

I am hoping this event will be another great event at our club.  In order to make it successful we are as always looking for sponsors.  If you are interested in being a sponsor please contact me for more information.  I have developed a wide range of possibilities which hopefully offer good value for money.

Team Canada Update

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Shawn Delierre and Shahier Razik booked their places in the final 16 last night where, for them, the real competition starts.  Unfortunately, Graeme Schnell lost out to Eric Galvez from Mexico so he now starts his preparation for the doubles and the Team event later this week.

In the Womans event we had a great day with Sam Cornett, Niki Todd and Danielle Letourneau all making it into the final 16.  Danielle played amazingly well to beat the 3/4 seed from Brazil.

Today is the final 16 and 1/4 finals so by the end of today we will have a better idea of how likely medals are.  

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall Down Classic 2014

WSF will hold its first event of the new season in October on the 24th,25th & 26th.  We have divisions for all levels and ages.  It promises to be a competitive fun event so please get your entries in early.

Deadline for entries is Monday October 13th.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Graeme Coaching Team Canada

CTV Windsor made a trip to Windsor Squash and Fitness Club on Tuesday to interview our squash pro Graeme Williams on recent selection to coach Team Canada at the Pan American Games in Mexico this week. Check out the video New Team Canada Coach

Beginner Squash Clinic - September 2014

The Beginner Squash Clinic for the Month of September will be on the 6th and 20th. Each week we will be working on a different skill. This a great chance to learn the basic skills and strategy of the game. The cost is $25 for both weeks or a drop rate of $15. If you have any questions with regard to this clinic please do not hesitate to contact me

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Junior Golf Tournament Fundraiser

   WSF is having a golf tournament on Sunday, Oct 5 to raise money for the Junior Gold and Silver events we are hosting this season.  Landing both of these tournaments is a big deal for Windsor.  Our plan is to put on a great event that Squash Ontario will want us to host again in the future.   The tournament will be typical best ball format with prizes and dinner.  If you have any questions or are interested in signing up please contact Graeme or Craig.

Tournament Season is upon us.

It is that time of year again to test ourselves against the best of the rest in the region.  The Nash Cup is fast approaching in London and there is an event for everyone.  Over the past few years we have had quite a bit of success.  What make this event nice is there is a PSA and WSA event running alongside it so those who want to watch world class squash this is a must.

Please get your entries in early and do Windsor proud!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Die Hard Summer League Winners 2014

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 Chris Hewer, Tom Porter, Marco Carnavale and David Guthrie pose with the trophy.

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Monday 1st September

I hope you are all having a great long weekend.

Congratulations to Team 2 who won this years Die Hard Summer League.  The Team consisted of Dave Guthrie, Tom Porter, Marcus Moceri, Chris Hewer and Marco Carnavale.  The final went down to the final match of the evening with the scores tied 166 V 166. Tom Porter managed to maintain his composure and  overcome Jeff Derochie to bring the title home.  

X Border Challenge:

I am still looking for people to play in the Cross Border Challenge against the DAC on Saturday 13th September at WSF.  Players of all standards are welcome to sign up.  We won the most recent instalment and I am sure our friends from across the river will be looking for revenge.

Calcutta Handicap Tournament:

New to the calendar this year.  I am organizing a Calcutta tournament which will see all entrants battle it out to win the cash prize.  It costs $25 to enter and half of this is put into the prize purse.  All entries receive a points handicap so anyone has a chance of winning.  All Handicaps will be decided before play starts.  Places are limited to the first 16 entrants.

Fall Leagues:

The Deadline for all the Fall Leagues is Friday September the 5th.  Play starts week of 15th September, below is a list of all the leagues along with registration form.

Fall Leagues:  Our regular weekly house leagues on a monday and Tuesday night. A players on a Monday and B players on Tuesday. 

Fall Doubles League:  Will run on a Monday and Tuesday night as well.  Sign up as a pair or individual.  B Players on a Monday and A Players on a  Tuesday.

Noon League:  The ever popular noon league is on Thursday's at 12.15.  Depending on sign ups the 11.30am time slot may also be used.

Breakfast League:  Brand new!!  all matches will be played on a thursday morning at 6.30am.  Other time slots are available if needed.

Junior Squash:

The new junior squash program starts this coming Saturday.  It promises to be our best yet and I am looking forward to seeing all the kids back on court.  

Have a great week.


WSF Members are famous!

Last week I was checking out the Squash Ontario Junior Calendar and came across the following picture!

Anyone look familiar?  Not  a bad looking bunch either!!

go to to see for yourself.