News from the Club ...
Racketball for all, next week !
At the Club's AGM, it was agreed we should have another go at encouraging racketball in the Club and, with organisation by Darren Lee, a racketball evening will be held on Thursday next, 28 May between 7.00 and 9.00 pm.
We would like to see as many as possible to come and try racketball - just turn up and play, rackets and balls will be provided.
A.G.M. considered a Third Court
This year's Annual General Meeting of the Squash Club was held on 11 May, in the Sports Club.
The big issue was around whether we could sustain a Third Court - this was important opportunity to get members' input into the future direction of the Club.
Note from 2015 AGM
2015 AGM Agenda
2015 Club Championships
The schedule and draw for the 2015 Club Championships is now available below and on the Club's noticeboard.
Members are asked to keep to the schedule and, in the event of any difficulties with this, please speak to either Mark or Jim.
2015 Club Championship Draw
Representing Wales ...
Two players from the Club recently represented Wales in the 2015 Home Internationals that took place in Dublin; Jonathan Davies was part of the Welsh Over 40s Team, playing at No 1, while Mark Davies also played at 1 in the Over 55s Team
Congratulations to both players on their selection - and a superb weekend was had by all !
Home Internationals - Wales O40s Team
Home Internationals - Wales O55s Mark Davies
May Internal Leagues
The internal leagues for May are now posted on the website, accessible either by using the link (right) or via the on-line booking system. Please note, matches are to be played by Saturday, 30 May 2015.
Please post all results on the Monthly League sheet that is pinned to the noticeboard.
Players who do not play any matches over a two month period will be removed from the leagues. If, however, any member wishes to join (or re-join) the leagues, please contact Jim Tunley.
Racketball Evening - Cancelled
It is with some disappointment that we have had to cancel the proposed evening of Racketball, due to have been hosted by Wales Squash & Racketball, on 6 March.
This is due to a lack of response to the invitation issued to members.
British National Championships 2015
The 2015 British National Champions held in Manchester are - Sarah-Jane Perry who beat Number 1 seed Laura Massaro by 3-2 in 80 minutes and
the Mens Number 1 seed Nick Matthew who beat the 3/4 seeded Daryl Selby in 45 minutes.
Also competing, in the Mens Over 40 event was Club member Jonathan Davies (who lost to the eventual winner).
Jon at the British National Championships
Old guys rule !
Over the weekend 7-8 February, four of our "senior" players were at Newport Squash Club taking part in the 2015 Welsh Masters Tournament with the huge incentive in that those who did well have the opportunity to represent Wales later in the year at the 4 Nations Tournament in Dublin.
In the Over 40s event were Jonathan Davies (seeded 2) and John Ashton; in the Over 45 group we had Neil Rawlings; and in the Over 55s there was Mark Davies.
UPDATE: Congratulations to all four and to Jonathan in particular on some impressive results:-
Jonathan Davies won the Mens Over 40 event, beating Matthew Crowley 3-0 in the Final.
Mark Davies lost his Mens Over 55 Final by 3-1 to Mike Workman.
Both John Ashton and Neil Rawlings made it through to the Semi Final stages -
a good weekend was had by all !
Welsh Masters .... & Hannah !
Improving student participation !
On 5 February the Club hosted over 20 First Year Sports Science students from Glyndwr University who were playing squash as one of a series of practical taster sessions in a range of different sports.
The students were given tips on the game by Mark Davies and their Senior Lecturer, Duncan Mascarenhas, with help from Club player and Glyndwr student, Jack Hayes
Come on Wales !
With the Six Nations Rugby Tournament underway, Hannah Davies has been spotted in Cardiff giving some encouragement to Welsh star, Jamie Roberts.
Supporting Welsh Rugby !
All topped up !
On 21 January, CourtCare returned to the Club to complete a further top-up of the sand / aggregates behing the front walls of both courts - we trust there will be little doubt now about whether that ball was good !
A Happy New Year
After the festive break, get fit again in 2015 by playing more squash !
Let's hope that in this new year we will be able to progress our ambitions for a third court ....
Geraint's epic victory in Fast & Furious
Despite a disappointing response, together with a number of forced withdrawals from this year's Fast & Furious Tournament, we witnessed some outstanding squash played over the weekend 12 / 13 December.
Two stand-out matches were in the Finals of the Group A and B events. In the Group B Final between Gareth Williams and John Williams; over the best of three, games were 1-1 and in the final game, John led at 8-7 only to be pegged back by Gareth who went on to win it 11-8 - some really excellent squash from both.
The climax of the weekend came with the Group A Final and again some superb squash from both finalists - Geraint Jones in particular played out of his skin to beat the number one seed, Darren Lee in straight games.
In a tight first game that went to 8-9, Darren lost the service to Geraint who held his nerve to take it 11-8. In the second game, Geraint was quickly out of the blocks to take a 6-2 lead; he regained the service and went 9-3 up then continued the pressure to win it 11-5.
This was an epic victory from the Siver Fox and there is now an unconfirmed suggestion that he may soon be sponsored by Purple Moose, without whose help this famous win may not have been possible !
F&F Group A Winners
F&F Group B Winners
F&F Group C Winners
Child Safety & Equity
The Squash Club fully supports and welcomes the work of its National Governing Body, Wales Squash & Racketball in the area of child safety and, as such, members and parents may be interested to see the WSRB Safeguarding Policy & Procedures in Squash document.
"Child Safety - Our Priority"
The Wrexham Brymbo Squash Club Committee is keen to ensure all matters within the Club are treated with respect and fairness and, as such, have now formally acknowledged and adopted the Wales Squash & Racketball Model Equity Policy.
To view the Equity Policy, click on the link -
Calling all potential coaches . . .
Do you have what it takes to become a qualified squash coach - if so, your Club needs you!
If any Club member has an interest in committing to become a qualified coach, the Squash Club may be able to assist with necessary fees and mentoring.
Please contact either Mark Davies or Jim Tunley to chat it through.
and finally ... all Members to note
To all members - at anytime, if you are the last to leave the Club, please ensure that the showers and all of the lights are turned off.
Please be vigilant in this and report any problems that may arise - thank you.