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Coming Up – August/September 2012

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Here’s a list of all the things happening at Windsors Squash & Fitness Club during the months of August and September. If you’re interested in trying one of these programs, we encourage you to register early.  We always do our best to accomodate, but sometimes programs will fill up quickly.  If you have any questions, please use the contact information provided, call the Club at 519-966-2141 or e-mail our general inbox of info@windsorsquash.ca.   

August 23rd – English Racketball Clinic  – Join Graeme Williams for a 4 week UK Racketball course on Thursday evenings starting on the 23rd of August from 6:15 to 7:45 and running until the 13th September.  The idea is to let people learn more about the game before starting some leagues in the fall.  The course will cover rules, tactics and technical considerations for UK Racketball as well as lots of match practice.  The cost of the 4 week course is only $40 for both members and non members.  Please reserve your place by either e-mailing Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca) or calling the Club

August  27th – Pre-Season Future Stars Junior Squash Camp – The Future Stars Camp will teach the basic skills of balance, agility and co-ordination through a variety of fun Squash related games and activities. This week long camp is aimed at juniors who are between the ages of 6 and 10 who are keen to learn a new sport, meet new friends and have fun!  This 1 day camp will run from 10AM to 1PM at a cost of $25+hst.  Please reserve your place by either e-mailing Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca) or calling the Club.

August 28 & 29 – Pre-Season Performance Junior Squash Camp  – The Performance Camp will teach advanced techniques and tactics de-ployed at Regional and National levels. The format of each day will be based on learning to train smart and practice effectively making the most of the time available.  This camp is aimed at juniors who play in regional or national tournaments and are serious about the game. This 2 day camp will run from 10AM to 4PM at a cost of $100+hst. Please reserve your place by either e-mailing Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca) or calling the Club.

August 30 & 31 – Pre-Season Development Junior Squash Camp - TheDevelopment Camp will teach kids the technique and tactical considerations for the basic shots in squash. Players will learn through drills and conditioned games in a fun and friendly environment. This Camp is aimed at juniors aged 11 to 18 or those who have had some experience playing squash. This 2 day camp will run from 10AM to 4PM at a cost of $100+hst. Please reserve your place by either e-mailing Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca) or calling the Club.

September 4th – Mommy Bootcamp Fall Session Starts – Join Terese Mingay twice a week for a great workout that will help you get back in shape and make you feel better.  We will combine cardio , weights, core, flexibility and much more into one hour. Bring your baby and Terese will get you motivated!!! Call the Club, click on the picture  or e-mail Terese (terese.mingay@mac.com) for more information.

Week of September 10th – All Junior Squash Programming Starts – Squash Pro Graeme Williams is running a wide range of Junior programs for kids this fall.  Children as young as 4 years old can play in the Future Stars programs and eventually graduate into the development group.  Our Performance squash consists of Juniors who are preparing to compete at the regional, provincial and national level.  All ages and levels of ability are invited to join him.  There are a number of weekly times available and players can attend as many sessions as they like.  Click on the picture for more information or e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

September 10th & 11th – Fall Squash League Warm-Up – Come out on Monday or Tuesday night for an official start to the 2012/2013 Squash Season.  Squash Pro, Graeme Williams, will lead the group through a variety of exercices and drills to help prepare you for the Fall Squash league.  The Tuesday night session will include a review of the league rules and important information about the league for first time players.  Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for this night.  For more information, please e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

September 12th – English Racketball Drop-In League – Starting on the 12h, we will be hosting a weekly daytime drop-in league for players interested in playing English Racketball from 10:00AM to 11:30AM on  Wednesday mornings. It willl be a chance to learn more about the game and get match practice. This is free for members and $7+hst for non members.  Loaner equipment is available if needed. For more information, please e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

September 15th – Karate for Kids – Your child will learn self-defence, confidence and discipline with Sensei Kenji Takeshima, a former World Karate Gold medalist.  Class starts at 1:00PM.  Registrations are still being accepted. Call the Club at 519-966-2141 to register today. 

September 17th & 18th – Fall Squash League Starts – Don’t wait to register, call the Club now to secure your spot!  Graeme has generously offered a FREE 30 minute lesson for anyone who registers for this league before September 1st!  This is a great value added to an already value filled league.  Monday nights will continue to be reserved for the A league and Tuesday night will include B leagues as well as a Beginner social league.  For more information, please e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

September 18th – Small Group Training for the 55+ – Join Teresa Ashworth on Tuesdays mornings for this 8-Week programGroup sizes will be limited and the workouts, designed specifically for those over 55 years of age, will be  fun, challenging and varied weekly. Cost for this program is only $80 for members and $99 for non-members.  For more information, please call the Club or e-mail Teresa (tashworth@windsorsquash.ca).

September 20th – Lunchtime Squash League Starts – This popular league is back for the fall and will run a full 13-weeks, ending  just before the Christmas break.  Matches will be scheduled weekly on Thursdays at either 11:30 or 12:15.  This is a fun and social league and all levels of skill are encouraged to participate.  At only $35 ($20 for Gold Members) this league is an absolute bargain!  Get bragging rights by having your name engraved on the League Plaque.  For more information, please e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

September 22nd – FREE Intro to Squash Clinic - This is your chance to try a sport that is played the world over and has been praised by Forbes magazine as the healthiest sport.  Join our Squash Pro from 1-3PM to learn the basic skills and strategies of this highly addictive game.  Bring a friend or family member, we guarantee that you will have a great time!  Please rsvp your spot by e-mailing Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

September 22nd – English Racketball League –  Imported from England, English Racquetball is much like traditional Racquetball. In fact it is played with the same racquet and a same size ball.  The main difference is that it is played on a Squash court.  This is a great game for those who loved to play Raquetball or for those who find Squash to be too demanding on the body.  The league will run starting at 2PM on Saturdays for 13 Weeks.  For more information, please e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

What’s Happening – Summer 2012

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Here’s what’s happening in Squash & Fitness over during the summer months.  There are different programs and activities of all types for all ages. There’s not better way to beat the heat and commit to an active lifestyle over the summer months! 

June 7th – Club Championships  –   The 2012 Club Champtionships are under way.  All draws are posted on the Squash board at the Club, please make sure to arrange your matches in the time alloted.  All are welcome to join us on June 28th for the finals and a celebration of the arrival of Graeme Williams.  Any questions about the Club Championships can be directed at Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

June 12th – Running Group Training Starts – It’s back by popular demand.  Even if you have little or no experience running, this 18 week program will properly and safely prepare you for the Detroit Free Press Half Marathon in October.  If you do have experience running, then this program will help finish feeling better and in less time.  Click here for the program flyer or e-mail Erin (e@erinporter.ca).

June 23rd – FREE Introduction to Squash  – Join Graeme Williams from 2-4PM for a fun afternoon of Squash.  This is a chance to try or learn a little more about Squash for absolutely FREE.  Basic skills will be introduced, as well as rules and strategies.  We can provide racquets and eye protection if you don’t already have them.  So that we can properly prepare, please RSVP by calling the Club (519-966-2141) or by e-mailing Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

June 30th – FREE Introduction to English Racquetball - Graeme has brought a whole new sport to Windsor in English Racketball. English Racketball is simliar to what we North Americans think of as Racketball, except that  the ball has been slightly modified and it is played on a Squash court.  This is a great sport for all ages, especially those who find Squash to be a little too hard on the body. Here’s a short video about English Racketball.  Come out from 2-4PM to try this great new sport.  So that we can properly prepare, please RSVP by calling the Club (519-966-2141) or by e-mailing Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

July 3rd – Mommy Boot Camp – Our summer session for Mommy Boot Camp is scheluded to run on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 10:00AM for 12 Weeks.  New Moms, come and find out why this program has been popular for so many years.  Bring your babies and Terese will put you and other moms through a workout that will get your heart pumping and body moving.  For more info, check out the program flyer.

July 16th – Junior Squash Development Camp – This weeklong Development Camp will teach kids the technique and tactical considerations for the basic shots in squash. Players will learn through drills and conditioned games in a fun and friendly envi-ronment. This Camp is aimed at juniors aged 11 to 18 or those who have had some experience playing squashHere is the program flyer.

July 18th – Ladies Squash Clinic – This 4 Week program is for women only!  Join Graeme on Wednesday nights from 6:15 to 7:45, starting on July 18th, for 4 weeks.  You will learn the basic rules, skills and strategies of Squash.  There will be instruction as well as game play.  Guaranteed to get a sweat and have fun!  Total cost for the program is only $40!  To register, please call the Club (519-966-2141) or e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

July 19th – Beginners Squash Clinic – Here’s a 4 week program for those who are new to Squash or have limited experience playing Squash.  Improve your skills and performance on the court.  Starting on Thursday July 19th, this program will run weekly from6:15 to 7:45.   Total cost for the program is only $40!  To register, please call the Club (519-966-2141) or e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

July 23rd – Future Stars Squash Summer Camp – The Future Stars Camp will teach the basic skills of balance, agility and co-ordination through a variety of fun Squash related games and activities. This week long camp is aimed at juniors who are between the ages of 6 and 10 who are keen to learn a new sport, meet new friends and have fun!  Here is the program flyer.

July 30th – Start of Summer Squash League –  It’s back, the Die Hard Summer Squash league.  By popular demand, we’re continuing the tradition of making our Summer league a weekly team challenge.  Teams will consist of players from novice all the way to top level Club players.  Each week teams will face off against each other and accumulate points for every win.  Members and non-members are encouraged to play.  For more information, please e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

July 30th – Junior Squash Performance Camp – The Performance Camp will teach advanced techniques and tactics de-ployed at Regional and National levels. The format of each day will be based on learning to train smart and practice effectively making the most of the time available.  This camp is aimed at juniors who play in regional or national tournaments and are serious about the game.  Each player will receive a file and a DVD to take along with feedback to ensure learning continues after the week.  Here is the program flyer.

August 27th – Junior Squash Preseason Camp – The Pre Season Training Camp is a 4 day camp designed to get all junior players ready for the up coming season.  The sessions will be both on and off court giving paying attention to all aspects of the needs of the game.  This Camp is aimed at all juniors who are keen to get back on court before school starts and ensure they are ready for the new squash season! Here is the program flyer.

 

 

Try Squash for Free – Something for everyone

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Graeme Williams, our new Squash Professional, has travelled all the way from London, England to share his love of the game.  He is so excited to meet members of our Club and the community, that he is running a number of free events for people to learn the game of Squash.

Click on the poster below to learn about 2 free clinics that focus on the basic rules and skills to be successful in Squash.  These are free and you do not have to commit to both (although you can if you’d like to).  They are open to members and non-members and they are FREE!

The second event is for women only.  It’s a free clinic that is being held in the evening on Friday June 8th.  This will be a fun, social night and a chance to learn rules and strategy

Lastly, Graeme has aspirations of building the most successful Junior Squash program in the country, but he needs your help.  Please bring your kids out to this fun team day of Squash.  Even if they’ve never held a racquet, they will be able to compete, meet new friends and get active.  If your child is between 5 & 18, we want to see them out on Saturday June 2nd from 10:00AM to Noon.

 

 

 

Welcome Graeme Williams!

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Welcome Graeme Williams - Squash Professional

We are incredibly excited to announce that Squash Professional Graeme Williams is officially joining the Windsor Squash & Fitness Club team!  Graeme comes to us from the Surrey Sports Park located in Guildford, England.  He is due to arrive later this week with an official start date of May 7th.

Graeme has a long list of personal achievements in playing and coaching Squash.  He has worked extensively with England Squash through development programs in the London and South East Region and he has acted as a coach for the team representing Great Britain at the World University Championships.  He is an England Squash certified level 4 coach, an accomplished player and an all around great guy!

On Graeme’s arrival, he will be overseeing all of the Club’s Squash activities.  He has a keen interest in developing strong Junior and Adult programming for players of all levels and abilities.  He will also be available for Private, Semi-Private and small group lessons.

If you would like to be one of the first to step on the court with Graeme, he will be available for lessons starting on May 7th.  Please call the Club (519-966-2141) to secure your preferred time.  You may also contact Graeme directly at squash@windsorsquash.ca.

 

 

What’s Happening – January 2012

Monday, December 26th, 2011

The New Year is fast approaching.  Here’s a list of some great programs starting in January 2012.  These programs are a great way to ensure your commitment to living a healthier year.  Also, don’t forget, we have a number of qualified personal trainers who can help you get your year started on the right foot!

Winter Squash League StartsJanuary 9th –  This is the biggest league of the year.  Don’t miss your chance to compete against players of a similiar level.  It doesn’t matter if you are a pure novice or advanced level player, we have a division for you!  The deadline to register is January 4th, so don’t waste time, call the Club at 519-966-2141 to secure your spot today.  Click here for more details.

Mommy Bootcamp StartsJanuary 10th –  Get in the shape of your life while working with Terese and other new moms.  This program runs twice per week for 8 weeks.  No need for a baby sitter, Mommy Bootcamp is for the kids too!  Click here to see the program poster or e-mail Terese.

Healthy Eating for Weight Management Series - January 12th – In partnership with the Windsor Family Health Team, we are proud to be offering a FREE 4-week seminar series on Healthy Eathing for Weight Management.  The program will run on Thursday nights from 6:00-8:00 starting on January 12th.  Click here for the full details or call Chris at the Windsor Family Health Team to Register(519-255-5656 x206).   

Squash Round Robins Start back upJanuary 12th – Players of all levels are invited to join Dave Guthrie on Thursday Nights at 7:00 for an informal hit around.  Meet new players and improve your skills.  E-mail Dave for more details.

FREE Introduction to Squash ClinicJanuary 14th – That’s right an opportunity to try the game of Squash out for FREE!  We will provide racquets and goggles if you don’ t have them and then take you out on the court for an introduction to the fastest growing racquet sport in America!  Find out what makes this game so great.  There will be lots of free time to practice your skills and compete with your friends.  The clinic starts at 2:00 and will finish at 4:00.  If you are interested, please RSVP by calling 510-966-2141.  Members and Non-Members are all welcome to join us for this event.

Munchkin Squash Starts – January 14th – Designed for kids ages 4-7.  This is a great program to help develop hand eye coordination and motor skills.  A fun way to introduce kids to sport.  The 10 week session starts January 14th at 10:00 AME-mail Dave or Call the Club for more information.

Junior Squash StartsJanuary 14th – This program is for kids aged 8 through 16.  Players will learn the fundamentals of Squash and provide them with an opportunity develop skills and compete with other players. The 10 week session starts January 14th at 12:15.  E-mail Dave or Call the Club for more information.

Karate for Kids Winter Session -  January 14th – Your child will learn self-defence, confidence and discipline with Sensei Kenji Takeshima, a former World Karate Gold medalist.  Classes start on Saturday January 14th at 1:00PM.  Registrations are still being accepted. Call the Club at 519-966-2141 to register today. 

Women’s Squash – January 20th - It’s ladies night on Friday Nights!  This 2nd Session of Women’s Squash will start on Friday January 20th.  Learn how to play with fun drills and games with Megan.  Call the Club to register or e-mail info@windsorsquash.ca for more information.

Motor City Open Professional Squash TournamentJanuary 25th – Although this is not a Windsor Squash & Fitness Club event, it is one that may be of interest to Squash players in the area.  The Motor City Open is a premier stop on the professional Squash tour and it is held just up the road in Birmingham Michigan.  Those interested can find out more here.

Squash Dates – September & October

Monday, September 12th, 2011

September 17th – Cross Border Challenge at the Detroit Athletic Club.  We’re still looking for 2 beginner level players to help us defeat the Americans in this one day event.  E-mail Dave @ dguthrie@windsorsquash.ca if you’re interested.

September 19th – Start of the Fall Squash League.  Register by Thursday September 15th to secure your spot in the league.  More information here or E-mail Dave @dguthrie@windsorsquash.ca.

September 24th – Munchkin Squash & Junior Squash Start – We have instruction in Squash for kids ages 4 through 16.  Squash is a great sport for kids and they can play it for a lifetime!  Throughout the program the kids will learn motor skills, body awareness, coordination, discipline and patience.  Click here for more details.

September 23 – 25 – Nash Cup Squash Tournament in London.  A chance to see the renovated London Squash Club as well as some top level PSA play. A handful of players from Windsor have already commited to playing in this event.  E-mail Brian @ bporter@windsorsquash.ca if you’d like get in touch with other Windsorites making the trip.

October 1st – FREE INTRO TO SQUASH –  Call the Club (519-966-2141) to RSVP your spot.  This introduction to Squash will run from 2PM to 4PM and is completely free.  Racquets as well as eye guards will be provided if required. Both Members and Non-Members are encouraged to come out. Email Dave @ dguthrie@windsorsquash.ca for more information.

October 7th – Ladies Night Squash-  This popular program is back with a new instructor.  Megan McEachern will explain the game, work on some skills and arrange for some games.  She will also invite guest coaches who will introduce topics around health and wellness.  The entire 8 week program is only $80 or you can pay a drop in fee of $12.50 per week.  Call the Club 519-966-2141 to reserve your spot.

 

 

Nicks, Boasts and European Hosts

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Three of Windsor’s top Junior Squash players, David Mill, Berto Mill and Stefan Houbtchev were offered a chance of a lifetime to compete in 2 events in the European Junior Squash Super Series this summer.  The Super Series attracts some of the top Junior Squash players from across the world and allows participants eligibility for a World ranking.

The boys would first compete in the Pioneer Cup in Cologne, Germany.  Despite this event being the first that David, Berto or Stefan have played in outside of North America, they performed incredibly well.

In the under 13 division, Berto Mill had a very impressive tournament and finished in the 20th spot.   Berto has a limited number of competitive matches against players of his own age and it is obvious that he is improving by leaps and bounds with every one.

David Mill was equally impressive in the under 15 division.   Because of David’s lack of international competition, he was placed in the B tier.  He quickly showed that he belonged in the top division as he dismantled his first 3 opponents, before losing a very tough match in the Semi Finals.

For Stefan Houbtchev, this event was truly an international one.   While on his way to securing the 21st spot overall in the Under 15 division, Stefan did battle with 2 players from the USA, 1 from France, 1 from Denmark, 1 from Finland and 1 from Germany.   Of course 21st place is a very strong performance, never the less, Stefan could easily have moved up a few spots as he lost a very close 5 game match to the eventual 17th place finisher.

Next up for the Windsor trio will be the Dutch Junior Open, which starts July 7th in Amsterdam.  Good luck boys!  We’re all rooting for you!

Feel free to leave some words of encouragement in the comments section.

What to do with the kids???

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Are you looking for something new and fun for the kids to do this summer?  Windsor Squash & Fitness Club will be offering 2 weeks of Squash Summer Camps for kids.  The camps will be half days and the focus will be on basic skills, footwork, hand eye coordination and body awareness.

Squash is a great game that is played in Colleges and Universities across North America.  It is a game that builds confidence, discipline and physical endurance.  More importantly, it is a sport that can be enjoyed by your child over their entire life!

Click here or click on the picture to see the full details.  If you have any questions, please e-mail them to Dave or call 519-966-2141.

Tony Tomicic Squash Tournament Results

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The results of the 2011 Tony Tomicic Challenge Squash Tournament are in.  Click the picture on the right to see the division finalists and winners of all divisions. 

This years event was a tremendous success!  In the spirit of the event, there was great competition and many laughs shared. 

A special thank you to those members and organizations that supported this great event.  They were Lafarge of North America, Sleeman Brewers, The Windsor Family Health Team, The Windsor Mold Group, Mark Eugeni of Manor Realty, Anis Khan of Ciena Healthcare , G&K Services , Trifonopoulos Dental  and Hiram Walker and Sons.  Thank you all, this great event would not be possible without your support!

Stay tuned as we will be posting some great pictures from the weekend over the next few days.

It’s Tournament Weekend!

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

 It’s here!  The 2011 Tony Tomicic Challenge. This year we have 110 competitors from accross Ontario, Michigan, Ohio and New Brunswick.   Doubles Play will start in the evening on Thursday March 24th and the event will conclude on Sunday with the finals starting at 12:00.

Mick Joint against Chris Hanebury 2009 TTC

There promises to be some outstanding matches, starting on Friday with classic match-ups such as Mark Porter vs.  Brad Hanebury of London and Mark Eugeni vs. Strachan Jarvis of Toronto.  If all goes to plan, we will have the treat to watch Detroit’s Mick Joint against Moncton’s Chris Hanebury in the Open Final on Sunday.  Drop by the Club this weekend to watch the highest level of amateur Squash.

Parking in our lot will be free throughout the weekend and the public is invited to attend this great event.

Draws for all divisions are posted here.