Center Court

Tuesday
Sep072010

League Play to Begin at the Spa

Welcome back to another exciting year of Squash!  Time to dust off the sneakers and put new crash tape on the racquet - let the games begin!

League play will begin at the Spa next Monday, September 13, 2010 - please see the link in the left panel for an overview of the various leagues that will be underway this season - we have something for everyone.

Also a quick reminder that our first tournament of the year is coming up at the end of September - a new name - new prizes - and hopefully some new faces!

A reminder to all members of Squash PEI of the new agreement in place with the Spa - once again - have a look at the panel on the left for membership details.

Great to be back at it  - see you on the courts!

Monday
Sep062010

Player of the Week Update - 5 Fast Facts with Steve Bruce

Check out our new Player of the Week interview with this week's star ... Steve Bruce!

Saturday
Aug212010

Canada Games Squash 50/50 Draw

The Canada Games PEI squash team is running a 50/50 draw fundraiser beginning on August 20th, 2011 and ending on October 16th, 2011. The tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.  Please contact one of the players, or coaching staff to purchase your tickets.

It could be a very nice prize - the opening weekend sales at the Charlottetown Walmart were approximately $ 1,400.  Thanks to all Squash PEI members who went to Walmart and purchased tickets.  Thanks also to Shara Cody for organizing the 50/50 fundraiser.

Please visit our Canada Games News- Team PEI web page (link under the "Canada Games" section of this site) for pictures and more updates on 50/50 ticket sales.

Thank you for supporting our juniors!

Wednesday
Aug182010

The Atlantic Cup Team Event

Chris Hanebury from Moncton has been spear-heading an exciting team event. I believe that PEI has the wherewith all to enter not one, but two teams. With this being a 'Canada Games season' and scheduling conflicts it has beed decided to postpone the Atlantic cup till next year.

The 1st Annual Atlantic Cup

Date: Postponed till next year.

Teams competing include;

1)    New Brunswick I,

2)    New Brunswick II,

3)    PEI, &

4)    Nova Scotia

Registration Fee: $286 per team ($22/person) + a 1 time additional fee to pay for the trophy: $65 ($5/person) = $350 per team ($27/person)

Registration Includes: Tournament Souvenir + Friday Night Snacks & Saturday Lunch

Each team will play 1 match Friday evening, and 2 on Saturday. The overall winner in matches won is the Atlantic Cup Champion. If there is a tie in matches won, it goes down to games, if that also results in a tie, it goes to the head-to-head result between the two provinces.

Each team consists of the following (13) players,

1 Men’s A

2 Men’s B

2 Men’s C

1 Women’s A

1 Women’s B

2 Women’s C/D

1 Gold Level Junior (male or female, & is a Men’s B caliber player)

1 Silver Level Junior (male or female, & is a Men’s C caliber player)

1Bronze Level Junior (male or female, & is a low D level caliber player)

* Novice Junior Under 10

 

  • * Hosting province gets to pick 1 additional category for each year (ie, age, weight, hardball, or weight division)
  • For the first year, NB will choose a Novice Junior Under 10 Category
  • Hosting Province also gets to have 2 teams
  •  This ensures 3 matches for each player
  • Juniors can play in 2 divisions
  • The team can decide to evenly split the additional cost (12 player’s/$350 = $29.17 each) or decide that the junior should cover 2 registration fees ($54)
  • If a team is unable to fill a certain category, agreements from the other 2 provinces can decide to alter a division, or allow a non-junior to play a 2nd division
  • Winning team receives the trophy, ‘The Atlantic Cup’ and holds onto it until the following year
  • The winning province is responsible for engraving the year, winning province, and the team members onto the trophy
  • The philosophy is to have all the matches be as closely contested as possible

 Sounds great doesn't it.

Sincerely,

Lester

 

Tuesday
Aug032010

Special Membership Available at The Spa

Good afternoon all,

We are very pleased to announce a couple of exciting new developments
at Squash PEI.

Last week, Cam Beck and I met with Blair Hansen of the Spa to discuss
the upcoming squash season.  Blair is very interested in increasing
squash membership and court utilization at the Spa this season.  In an
effort to increase activity at the Spa this year, Squash PEI and The
Spa have come to the following understanding:

  1. Squash PEI will be responsible for all squash programming and
    tournament operations at the Spa for the 2010-2011 squash season.
    This will enable us to offer more specific programming targeted toward
    our membership needs.  It will also allow us to provide great access
    to courts and trainers for our Canada Games team, who are currently
    training for the upcoming 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax.  It
    will also help maximize court utilization at the Spa.
  2. The Spa will offer a Special Membership to all Squash PEI members,
    which will offer Spa memberships with savings of up to $ 180.00 for
    members of Squash PEI.  We have enclosed details of the Special
    Membership in the attached PDF document.  If you have any questions on
    the membership. please contact the Spa or a member of the Squash PEI
    Executive.
  •  Our new website is now fully functional.  We are very pleased to
    inform you that content is being continuously loaded onto our new
    website at www.squashpei.org
  • We are looking forward to an exciting year in squash this season.
    Kelly MacWilliams is leading a new tournament committee and is
    actively recruiting volunteers.  If you have a few minutes to spare
    during the year, please get in touch with Kelly - she would love to
    have your help!
  • Our Canada Games team is hard at work training for the upcoming Canada
    Games in Halifax.  Many of you are already involved in supporting our
    team as mentors and trainers - thank you for your assistance.

We are truly looking forward to our best year ever - lots of league
and tournament play, and as always - lots of social get togethers!
Please note that our first tournament (at the end of September), will
be a big event with great prizes and plenty of fanfare! We will keep
you posted.

Our thanks go out to Blair Hansen at the Spa for his support of Squash
PEI and our members. Special thanks to Cam Beck who was a key personal
to help broker the deal. Thanks Cam.

If you have any questions regarding these announcements, please feel
free to give me a call or reply to this post.

Thanks,

Lester


Lester Jinks
President,  Squash PEI