Center Court

Monday
Sep082014

Registration Open for 2014 Fall Fiesta

Join us for the season opener, the Fall Fiesta, at the Spa September 19-20th, 2014.

Cost is only $20 for adults and $15 for juniors and students. This is a no frills tournament and simply aims to get everyone together again and get some good squash in.

You can register online here until Monday, September 15th, 2014 at midnight.

 

Friday
Sep052014

League Play at The Spa

Wayne and I are getting ready to prepare the first squash league session for the 2014/2015 season.  House League will consist of 6 teams of 12 players, and will be an 11 week, double round-robin session.  It will begin on October 1st, and conclude with Finals and wrap-up Social on Dec 10th.  The cost is $30.00.  Players that are not members of The Spa will be charged a $5.00 fee at the front desk for access to the courts.

If you want to sign up for league please send Ken an email with SQUASH LEAGUE in the title; also include the full name of the player(s) the level they are playing A,B C etc.. If you played in the league last year; please indicate the level (1-12) you played at last year.

A Squash PEI Membership is required to participate.

The League has room for only 72 players so register now.

Please get back to me with any questions
kensampson0@gmail.com

 

Wednesday
Aug202014

2014-2015 Season Just Around Corner

With another season just around the corner, the new Squash PEI executive has been working hard this summer to improve existing programs and implement new events to grow our wonderful sport. Please watch the website and your email inbox for updates and program schedules.

We will be saying goodbye and good luck to Squash PEI President, Emily Brown, who has accepted a position with 4H Canada in Ottawa. Emily has been an instrumental volunteer with Squash PEI on the executive for 3 years and in the community as a volunteer and advocate since the first day she picked up a racquet. Last season Emily lead Squash PEI to one of it's greatest achievements when the association won the "Sporting Organization of the Year" award through Sport PEI. It has been an honour (and a hoot!) working and playing with Emily, and we wish her all the best on the next part of her journey.

Stepping up to the plate to take over the position as President of Squash PEI is another long time volunteer and spokeswoman, Kelly MacWilliams. As Kelly previously held 2 positions within Squash PEI, we welcome 2 new faces to the committee to fill those roles: as Tournament Chair, Andrew Avery, and in the VP Female position, Valerie Hickox. Steve Bruce, Kady Brown and Ken Sampson will remain on the executive in their previous roles of VP Male, Secretary, and Treasurer respectively.

See you all on the courts!

 

Sunday
Jun012014

SQUASH PEI CELEBRATES A SUCCESSFUL YEAR

PEI’s squash community wrapped up the 2013/14 season by celebrating some of the organization’s most successful athletes and their achievements. On Saturday, players and families gathered for the annual “Squash Ball”.

The night started out acknowledging the continued dominance of 2014 Male Athlete of the Year, Mike Buchanan. Hailing from O’Leary, Buchanan can boast a perfect record this season, having won several titles region wide.

Quincy Beck, a grade 12 student at Colonel Gray, was recognized for her laundry list of successes in 2013/14 and received both the 2014 Female Athlete of the Year and the 2014 Junior Female Athlete of the Year. Beck’s achievements this year included becoming the first female athlete in 20 years to move into the elite Men’s A division. She has taken home many top titles in Canada and the USA, and was awarded a squash scholarship to Brown University in Rhode Island.

Connor Jinks was another junior player to work his way to the Men’s A division, where he was a fierce competitor all year. Jinks combined raw talent, with hard work and grit to become the top junior athlete in Atlantic Canada, earning him the 2014 Junior Male Athlete of the Year award.

Volunteers within the organization were also celebrated. Lester Jinks, long time Squash PEI player and advocate, has served several terms on the organization executive, coached players in both Charlottetown and Montague, and is always recruiting and mentoring and celebrating Island athletes and successes. From planning the regions premier junior squash camps, to billeting off Island players attending, Jinks’ contributions to the game are endless.

Also recognized on Saturday was John Power, with the Squash Canada Certificate of Recognition. Power’s romance with the sport of squash began in the mid ‘80s in Summerside. From there he has fingerprints all over squash in Canada. Power coached in Quebec, and Ontario, and was head coach of the varsity team at Dartmouth in New Hampshire. His son, Jonathan Power, is a former world #1, and he himself has several national titles in the masters division.

 

Other awards handed out on Saturday include:

Most Improved Player (Adult) – Floyd Jackson of North River

Most Imrpoved Player (Junior) – Nathan Phillips of

Heart and Soul Award (Adult) – Jeremy Stiles of Darnley

Heart and Soul Award (Junior) – Samantha Lawther of Francois-Buote

Steve Rogers Award – Steve Bruce of Cornwall

 

Tuesday
May202014

Montague Junior Tourney Fun

The Montague junior tournament concluded on 17th May at the Atlantic Fitness East courts. Congrats to all the participants: The winner was Liam Jinks who edged past Cody Fitzpatrick 14-12 in a close match. Third place went to Matthew Cheeseman and 4th to Will Johnston.

Thank you for attending. Don't forget to attend the squash ball this weekend.