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After the success of our junior Squash event last year, we are delighted to announce that Windsor Squash & Fitness Club has been awarded a Squash Canada Core event this year. This means as well as attracting the finest players in Ontario, the strongest players across the Country will be descending on the club this time around.
Approximately 120 players will be playing in this tournament therefore all Squash courts will be in use, including the Doubles court from:
NO COURT USE BETWEEN: 2pm Friday until Sunday 4pm.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this will cause however please do feel free to come to the club and join in the amazingness of the next generation of members / Squash players! It really is a fun packed weekend.
This is a Windsor Junior Squash event, please support our juniors. More information available at JUNIOR SQUASH BLOG
Tournament Weekend is here!
This year we have over 130 competitors from across Ontario, Michigan and Ohio. This will definitely be a very busy weekend, full of great Squash and good times.
Please help us keep on time throughout the event by being 30 minutes early for your scheduled match time. This is especially important for Doubles Matches.
Important information about our Junior Gold Event
Weekend of November 14th, 15th & 16th
As many of you are aware, Windsor Squash & Fitness Club has been awarded a Junior Gold event from Squash Ontario this season. This is a great honour, and is 1 of only 2 such events that will be held outside of the GTA this season. The Gold events are the premiere Junior events in the province and will attract top level players who are competing for provincial and national rankings.
Our event is scheduled for the weekend of November 14th, 15th and 16th. In our inaugural run, we are expecting approximately 70 players from across the province that will be competing in age categories ranging from under 11 year to under 19. Many of our own players will be competing and this will be a great opportunity for our members to see some of our Juniors compete against the best players in the province.
We see this event as an opportunity to promote our Junior program, our Club and our City. As a result of some generous support from our members, the competitors on this weekend will be treated to many amenities beyond what is normal for these events. All meals throughout the weekend will be provided for tournament players, a number of free spots have been provided for the Detroit Racquet UP program and in some cases accommodations donated in order to defray the cost of travel for some out of town players. The support has been overwhelming and we are extremely grateful.
Of course with a field this large, as well as parents and other spectators, there will be some disruptions to our normal business on this weekend. We have booked off all courts (including the doubles court) from 3:00PM to Close on Friday, 9:15AM to Close on Saturday and 9:15AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. As entries are finalized this week, we will gradually be releasing available courts for members to book. We appreciate your patience in this and suggest that you check back throughout the week to see what becomes available.
Please feel free to stop by over the weekend. We guarantee that you will be impressed by the level of play, the determination and the sportsmanship from the competitors.
Another successful tournament wrapped up around 4pm on Sunday. I have received numerous emails from out of town players who were so complimentary about our club, members and staff.
I want to pay special homage to our sponsors. We managed to get 4 cash sponsors this time around and a a result the beer lasted until 3.30pm on Sunday! The cash sponsors were Peter Wares, Wayne Carroll and a further 2 members who wish to remain anonymous. On behalf of everyone I would like to thank them for their generosity and helping make all competitors have such an amazing time.
Special thanks to Anis Khan who paid for the pizza on Friday evening and also bought the junior prizes as well as a $20 gift certificate for all junior entrants. Anis is a great supporter of our tournaments and juniors.
Mark Dalla Valle donated the breakfast items once again and I know how much the players appreciate the fantastic spread we put on every morning, especially the hung over ones!
Dave Porter and Pernod Ricard supported by donating a number of great prizes for the winners prize table.
Finally Steve Demarco who was once again responsible for the souvenir warm up top. The feedback on these was great!
We always rely on members support for these events and this time around people really stepped up to help.
On court the entertainment and quality of squash was fantastic in all divisions. The woman’s draw was especially competitive. I will be posting a list of winners on the blog this week.
Graeme Williams – Tournament Chair
Here are the start times and draws for the 2012 Fall Down Classic. With nearly 100 registered competitors, this promises to be a fun and busy weekend, jam packed with great Squash. Click on the links to see the draws and start times.
We will be updating this post with more information as the week goes on. Look out for a special exhibition featuring Graeme Williams and Mick Joint on Saturday night.
We’ve spent the week preparing for our own version of March Madness. Starting today (Friday) the Club will be taken over by this year’s Tony Tomicic Challenge. It will, no doubt, be a fantastic weekend of Squash and Fun. Even if you’re not playing, please drop by and enjoy the event.
Here are links to the main round draws:
All Junior Draws will be starting at 12:15 on Saturday
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 @ email@example.com 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 @firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 @ email@example.com 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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 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.
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.