Program News

December News Letter

Dear Parents & Students,

In this newsletter you will find:

  • Program News
  • Reminders
  • Tournament & Other News
  • Calendar Updates

We are fast approaching the Year end and with December Holidays around the corner.

It has been almost ONE year since we started with the Junior Squash Program, and it has far exceeded all expectations.

THANK YOU for your trust and consistency throughout this year.

As usual, want to start by giving a very warm welcome to the new players that joined the program this month:

  • Naaz M.
  • Nour M.

REMINDERS

  • Please we ask that shoes used for squash are not used outside the squash court, specially now that snow is on its way. This is to avoid that shoes bring all the dirt from outside (and salt) into the squash courts.
  • Please only bring NON-Marking Indoor Shoes. There has been some complaints that the courts have too many “marks” on the floor,
  • To non-members of the club, once the last clinic of the day is over, unfortunately you cant stay at the club.
  • Tell a Friend about our program and have them try it.
  • Follow us in Instagram for news of our program and other cool stories  @squashcoach.ca

TOURNAMENT NEWS

It has been another very busy month in regards to Tournaments and very exciting ones to come in December. I understand that several of these players will be participating in the:

  • Canadian Junior Open
  • USA Junior Open
  • British Junior Open

Please, I ask of the parents to please let me know when your kids are participating in them and the results. It would help me enormously and will avoid me missing to recognize them.

Most recently, the Ontario Junior Closed Championship took place at Executive & Fitness club, and several of our “ELITE” group participated in it and with some great results.

  • Kent R. – BU11 – CHAMPION
  • Keira R. – GU15 – 6th
  • Ainsley R. GU15
  • Connor R -BU11
  • Caleb K. – BU15
  • Zoe K. GU13- 8th Place
  • Charlotte G. GU13- 5th Place

Among other tournaments, I was communicated the following result:

Marcus L – 2nd place on a Bronze Tournament

Congratulations to all and Good Luck in the coming events  (and remember to keep me posted on the results of your kid,)

Upcoming Tournaments in December and Beginning of January. Don’t forget to sign up early. Let me know if you have any questions:

2019 CANADIAN JUNIOR OPEN

JESTERS HARROW GRAND PRIX #4

ONTARIO JUNIOR DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY SLAIGHT MUSIC

JESTERS HARROW GRAND PRIX #5

EQUITY BUILDERS JUNIOR GOLD #3, PRESENTED BY LAKHANI LAW FIRM

DECEMBER’s CALENDAR

We are now adding the type of Skill/Drill that will be the focus of that day 😊

Due to many family and tournament commitments, please note the following:

  • No Clinics for BEGINNERS on Saturday the 7th ( I will extend by 1 week the due date of when you need to renew)
  • No FRIDAY clinics on December

November News Letter

Dear Parents & Students,

In this newsletter you will find:

  • Program News
  • Reminders
  • Tournament & Other News
  • November’s Calendar

With October gone by so quick while temperature starts falling down, below a summary of what went on during this month and some other exciting news.

Want to start by giving a very warm welcome to the new players that joined the program this month:

  • Livia T.
  • Mirielle T.

Also, would like to recognize that both Karma G. & Leila G. moved from Beginner Level to Intermediate Level. Congrats !

REMINDERS

  • Please we ask that shoes used for squash are not used outside the squash court, specially now that snow is on its way. This is to avoid that shoes bring all the dirt from outside (and salt) into the squash courts.
  • Please only bring NON-Marking Indoor Shoes. There has been some complaints that the courts have too many “marks” on the floor,
  • To non-members of the club, once the last clinic of the day is over, unfortunately you cant stay at the club.
  • Tell a Friend about our program and have them try it. Feel free to share this link of some info and special offer going on in November: Richmond Hill Squash Club – keep active this winter!! | OnRichmondHill
  • Follow us in Instagram  @squashcoach.ca

TOURNAMENT NEWS

Where to begin?….

It has been a very busy month in regards to Tournaments. I ask of the parents to please let me know when your kids are participating in them and the results. It would help me enormously and will avoid me missing to recognize them.

For starters, beginning of October we did our first “Interclub Junior Tournament with GREAT success. We had over 20 kids participating and it was a great success!

Special thanks to Brian Rawlins & Family and Rob Brooks who helped made this possible.

We will be doing another sometime in the new year.

As for Squash Ontario tournament goes, many had participated in several of them thru the month of October.

Some of the tournaments in which players participated were.

CLARKE CLASSIC BRONZE

JESTERS HARROW GRAND PRIX #2

MORTGAGE COMPANY OF CANADA SILVER #1

RCYC FALL BRONZE

CIENA HEALTHCARE GOLD #2

The players that participated in one or more of these tournaments were:

  • Daniel W
  • Griffin S
  • Kent R
  • Keira R
  • Ainsley R
  • Connor R
  • Caleb K
  • Zoe K
  • Daniel K
  • David E
  • Samia G

Congratulations to all… and remember to keep me posted on the results of your kids,

Upcoming Tournaments in November. Don’t forget to sign up early. Let me know if you have any questions:

CLARKE CLASSIC BRONZE

JESTERS HARROW GRAND PRIX #3

MORTGAGE COMPANY OF CANADA SILVER #3 PRESENTED BY HARROW

LIMELIGHT ONTARIO JUNIOR CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY SWEET PETE’S BIKE SHOP

CISAA GIRLS INVITATIONAL

MORTGAGE COMPANY OF CANADA SILVER #4 PRESENTED BY HARROW IN MEMORY OF DANYA LEEMHUIS

FAST EDDIE JUNIOR BRONZE

October News Letter

Dear Parents & Students,

In this newsletter you will find:

  • Important Information
  • Reminders
  • Tournament News
  • October’s Calendar

Well, September has flown by with just one more left of it. It is exciting see many players come back from the Summer vacations.

Also, a very warm welcome to the new players that joined the program this month:

  • Karma G.
  • Leila G.
  • Julia P.

REMINDERS

  • New Friday clinics for Advanced and Elite.
  • Register for the BRONZE Tournament on Sunday Oct 6th.
  • Tell a Friend about our program and have them try it.
  • Follow us in Instagram @squashcoach.ca

TOURNAMENT NEWS

This weekend took place 2 tournaments and we had 6 juniors playing on them. Congrats to the great efforts and certainly most of the matches looked very closed.

Also, remember to let me know if interested in participating in our very own BRONZE Tournament on Sunday Oct 6th from 1-4pm at our club.

Ontario Junior Grand Prix @ Mississauga Life Time Athletic

Boys Under 15: Daniel K – 9th Place

Ontario Junior Gold/Provincial @ Mayfair Lakeshore

Boys Under 13; Kent R. – 4th Place

Girls Under 13: Charlotte G. – Top 3 / Ainsley R. – 7th Place / Zoe C. 8th Place

Girls Under 15: Keira R – 5th Place

Upcoming Squash Ontario Tournaments (still open registrations)

To register, go to Squash Ontario and follow in the instructions: https://www.squashontario.com/tournaments#Juniors

Remember the “Path” or levels of tournaments. This will give you an idea on which one you can sign-up your kids. Let me know if you have any questions

JESTERS HARROW ALL BOYS’ GRAND PRIX

JESTERS HARROW ALL GIRLS’ GRAND PRIX

JESTERS HARROW GRAND PRIX #2

MORTGAGE COMPANY OF CANADA SILVER #2 PRESENTED BY HARROW

RCYC FALL BRONZE

ORC BRONZE

September News Letter

Dear Parents & Students,

Well, summer has gone by and just a few days away for back to school. Hope you all had a GREAT summer and looking forward to see you all in the squash courts very soon.

Below a couple of important notes before I share some VERY EXCITING news:

  • Reminder that tomorrow Saturday there will be NO Junior Program (Long weekend).
  • Moving forward, instead of sending a weekly email (as I used to do before the summer), I will be sending a MONTHLY newsletter. Will send emails in between when needed or when important information needs to be communicated.
  • Program information, updated schedules, pricing, etc, you can always find in the website. You can bookmark it and always have access to the latest.
  • Several of you have taken the summer off from squash. Please let me know if you are planning to come back in September, so we can accordingly plan coaches and other activities. Let me know at your earliest convenience.

EXCITING NEWS:

“GRAND PRIX” JUNIOR SQUASH TOURNAMENT (for Intermediate, Advance and Elite players)

Please pencil-in Sunday October 6th from 1pm -4pm. We will be hosting at the club a Junior Squash Tournament. This will be an exciting day, were players will be able to compete in a very friendly environment along with junior players from another club.

What can you expect:

  • Guaranteed 2 matches
  • Players will be also refereeing matches
  • There will be Pizza and soft drinks for all participants
  • Swag bag with some squash goodies to all participants
  • Prizes for winners

What we need from you:

  • Encourage your kid(s) to participate. This is a great opportunity for them to have a “taste” of what competition looks like in squash.
  • Register your kid(s) for the tournament by letting me know via email before September 20th. (the sooner, the better)
  • Cost of registering will be between $15-$20 per player. Final $ will be communicated once we have final # of players registered
  • If you would like to be one of the sponsors of the tournament, please let me know. Monetary ($50, $100, $200) or prizes contribution will be welcomed and you or your company will get the appropriate recognition

FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLINICS (for Advance and Elite players)

With the purpose of further contributing to the development of the players and the Junior Program, we will be “testing” having an extra day for the Advance and Elite players. Please check the schedule and look carefully to the Times, as they may vary from Friday to Friday.

JUNIOR LADDER/RANKING (for Intermediate, Advance and Elite players)

We will be starting in September with the “re-launch” of the Junior Ladder and Ranking. More info will be shared on a separate email.

Junior Rankings

As of Nov 1st

ELITE:

  1. Kent R
  2. Keira R
  3. Ainsley R
  4. Caleb C
  5. Zoe C
  6. Daniel K

ADVANCED

  1. Connor R
  2. Samia G
  3. Marcus L
  4. Sebastian C
  5. Jayden L
  6. Monika B
  7. Sara B
  8. Kianna Z
  9. Griffin S

INTERMEDIATE:

  1. Daniel W
  2. Douglas G
  3. Dany V
  4. Matias R