Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas Parties

     Saturday was a busy day for Windsor Squash and Fitness.  Saturday afternoon saw 50 juniors show up for their annual party hosted by Graeme and Dave.  It is also at this party that the coaches reflect on the year gone by and give out their annual awards.  The emphasis on junior squash is that it is all about the effort so it makes sense that the awards given out were Effort Awards.  This year's winners were Mackenzie Elliot, Subhan Saleem, Wade Masse, and Courtney Furmanek.
     We also did a mannequin challenge on Saturday at the club.  Here it is:

In the evening, 50 or so adults gathered at Lilly Kazilly's for the annual Christmas party.  Thanks to Doug Lovegrove and Graeme for organizing this great night.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Canadian Junior Open

Juniors with Diego Elias (WR #23)
    What a great four days of squash!  WSF juniors played players from all over the world.  I guess we can't complain about travelling to Toronto when New Zealand brought a big contingent.  Also, Andrew was able to negotiate a home and home series with Barbados :).  The level of squash was unbelievable as the best juniors in the world descended on White Oaks.  No juniors were able to stay in the main round of their draws.  However, after the first round, many of our juniors began to win some matches.  To win any matches at the Canadian Open is a feat.  To win a draw is a great achievement as most draws had a full 64 best squash juniors in the world in them.  Congratulations to Luca Dalla Bona who won the Bronze division of the U15 draw in a gut-wrenching 15-13 in the 5th.  Well done Luca!  Complete draws can be found here and pictures from the weekend can be found here.