Center Court

Friday
Sep222017

Works Squash Day (at the Spa)

Friday
Sep222017

First (fun) Tournament of the Season

Wednesday
Sep202017

New Squash 2017 president's challenge

Dear fellow squash player,

 As the new Squash PEI President I am so excited for this 2017 season!  We want you to have a GREAT squash season!  My challenge to each and every player is this - this season, call a coach and have a lesson, and play in at least 1 tournament.  It’s fun and you will see why the squash and the squash crowd is so amazing!

 We are hosting, in conjunction with the rest of the people on this planet, a World Squash Day celebration.  PEI’s will be at the Spa.  It takes place on Saturday, September 30th.  Admission to the courts is FREE (thank you, Colin).  This will be a great opportunity to register for the season.  Registration includes the programs at the Spa, the League, and yes, even for the first tournament! 

 Here’s what you need to know:

What: Squash PEI World Squash Day celebration

When: Saturday, September 30th, from 1 to 4 pm

Where: The Spa, Charlottetown Mall (free admission for squash)

Why: Register for the season and…fun activities on each court:

   Court 1: Get on court with a champ for cardio squash (what a work out!!!)

  • Court 2: Free short 5 minute + lesson / a tip / some fun instruction / get the technique sorted on the reverse boast!
  • Courts 3 and 4: We will enrol you in a short spontaneous fun handicap tourney (1 every hour). A few condensed games with fellow players, prizes may include a squash ball, a coveted 2011 collectors t-shirt, and - of course - a highly sought after squash grip!!! 

 Between all this mayhem, we will get you registered for the season!

 A few other updates:

  • Our website is now up to date and we encourage you to check it out: http://squashpei.org.
  • John Power is back in a big way and we appreciate his experience and talents as a coach for all levels.  John will join Derek, Andy, and BJ who have done a fantastic job working with our Juniors.
  • The league will have 2 sessions before Christmas and we would love you (no matter your skill level) to try it.
  • Squash PEI will be using new software (SportyHQ) that simplifies the registration process and tournament process.  It integrates with fellow Atlantic Provinces and makes everything from programming, to rankings, to tournaments so much easier.
  • The first fun tournament, aptly called The Rust Remover, will be free if you have paid your registration, or, if you like, is $30 and includes your SquashPEI membership.  The tournament runs Friday the 14th and Saturday the 15th of October.  It’s a fun event with newbie divisions for adults and kids.  Give it a whirl.  I promise you, you will love it!  Includes fun prizes and snacks and the inevitable squash butt!

  • Also, it’s back - the coveted Geezer Goblet has been discovered cowering in Lester’s closet. While I (Lester) will no longer be eligible to challenge for it as it’s for the 55 and over champ (and I’m way too young), it begs the question…does Gordie still have it, or is the dark horse Hamil going to steal it away…?

 See you court side.

Cheers

Lester (Squash PEI President)

Sunday
Sep172017

Season Start Countdown

Hi there squashers. The season is about to begin. Lots happening. Organising the world squash day event at the Spa on the 30th September 2017. Should be loads of fun. details to follow.

We are working on new software. It will integrate our registration, tournaments, league and rankings. We are really excited about this. Should be up and running in a few days. 

Canada games is coming in 2019. Not that far away. We are always looking for juniors ho we know will love the sport. We will have great coaching programs in place. Please encourage any junior in your life to give squash a try.

Remember league registration will be upon us soon. Get your spot as the places go fast. Ken will be emailing you regarding this. 

Check out the 2017 photo on the right side of the web page. Add your thoughts!

 

Sunday
Sep032017

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE

Welcome fellow squashers to the 2017-18 season. My name is Lester Jinks, and, I am delighted to be your president this year!

If you are reading this, you’re on track to to engage in our amazing sport. I encourage you, no, challenge you to do just 2 things this season:

 1. Play in a squash tournament! You’ll need to join squash PEI (the best investment in your health, ever!). Don’t do this for the competition, but for the amazing socials and to experience ‘squash-butt’ that inevitably follows a tournament!

2.Take a lesson, group or solo. Ask coach John Power to set you up (902 3679572). You will never regret it.  The workout is great and you will emerge a smarter player.

My goals for this season are simple:

Id like to grow the membership to 125!

Have a great tournament schedule in the maritimes that works for everyone.

Reach out to the other clubs on the island and enjoy the season together.

Use the website to find out what's happening. Our site is being updated.

I’m delighted to say that I have an amazing executive, far more capable than me.  Thank you so very much for your support. 

Now, lets get the season started! Love all!