News from the Club ...
Know any Adults or Juniors who may fancy playing squash?
The Club wants to encourage anyone who may have an interest in trying squash.
You would be welcome to come along for a FREE trial session.
Try Squash in 2022 is available to any junior or senior who may be interested, so think about any friends or family. All equipment and coaching will be provided.
If you would like to give it a go, please contact Mark Davies or Jim Tunley for any further details and to make an appointment (see Contact & Links page for phone details).
Monthly Internal Leagues - changed
Our Monthly Internal Leagues are changed during August and the League Rules are attached below.
Many thanks to Paul Murphy and Mark Davies for implementing these changes.
Rules for the Monthly Leagues
It's work in progress ...
Work commenced towards the end of July to refresh and upgrade the Squash Club.
Huge thanks to our contractors so far and, in particular, all of our volunteers who have stayed behind after their game to assist with the scaffold; it is appreciated.
Cupboards improving !
New lights for old
Every little helps !
King of the Castle ...
Looks all fine, says Kev
Some final adjustments
The painting has started
Some big changes at the Club ...
Members may be aware that we are about to embark on some big maintenance and aesthetic changes around the Squash Club during July / August.
Work will continue to upgrade many aspects of the Club during this off-season and any disruption to play will be kept to a minimum.
It's hoped that essential maintenance to both courts will be completed as a priority, ahead of the season starting in September.
2022 Volunteer of the Year Award
Congratulations to our Club Secretary, Jim Tunley, on his award of Squash Wales 2022 Volunteer of the Year.
The award was announced on 2nd July at the Squash Wales 25th Annual Presentation Dinner in Cardiff, an end of season annual event to celebrate a number of exceptional members of the squash community in Wales.
It's about giving thanks and recognition to these individuals, honouring their achievements and overall contribution to squash in Wales.
Racketball Taster success
We held a Racketball Taster session at the Club on 1st July with members and seven non-members having a great evening trying racketball for the first time.
Players of all standard were encouraged and, following some expert tuition from Darren Lee and Jon Davies, the competive nature soon emerged!
It was a very enjoyable and social evening that concluded in the Bar with pizza and a drink. Huge thanks to our event organiser, Hannah Davies.
Our Racketball Taster Evening
The Class of 2022
Six of our members recently completed their Squash Wales Level 1 Coaching Award under the tutorship of Dave Evans, Squash Wales Performance Director.
Our congratulations to you all - now your coaching journey can begin !
The Class of 2022
Our 2022 AGM
The Club's 2022 Annual General Meeting took place on 26 May with just ten members present.
The meeting was an opportunity for all members to input into the running of the Squash Club.
There was consideration of Subscription Rates for 2022-23, the election of Officers of the Club, as well as a discussion on the Third Court and Teams for next season.
Click on the link below for further details..
Note of the 2022 AGM
Our First Team come close ...
Congratulations to the Club's First Team who reached the NWCSL Divisional Finals on 28 May.
For details go to the Teams Page.
It's another double for Hannah
She's done it again - Hannah Davies, has again won two events over the weekend 14-15 May, this time it's the 2022 Heswall Racketball Open Championship as well as the Heswall Women's Open Squash Championship.
Huge congratulations to Hannah for a superb finish to her season.
Hannah is another double Champion
Hannah at the double
To cap off a successful season, Second Team Captain, Hannah Davies, won two events at the 2022 North West of England Racketball Open , held at Liverpool Cricket Club on 8 May.
Hannah is a Double Champion following her win in the Women's A Event and then again winning the B Grade Open (Men and Women) - congratulations.
Hannah is a double Champion
A successful Season for our NWCSL Teams
This 2021-22 Season in the North West Counties Squash Leagues , has possibly been our most successful in the Club's short history.
See our Teams Page for details.
A celebration of Twenty Years !
Since April 2002, when Wrexham Squash was first formalised, our coaches Mark and Jim, have been part of the important transition through to establishing the Wrexham Brymbo Squash Club.
Check out our History Page for the full story on how the sport of squash in Wrexham has both changed and developed.
Congratulations to our Welsh Teams
A Mens and Ladies Team represented Wales in the ESF European Team Division 1 & 2 Squash Championships 2022 in Eindhoven between 27 - 30 April.
The Ladies Team finished in Second Place and the Men's Team in Fifth Place (both Division 1).
The players representing Wales were Tesni Evans, Emily Whitlock, Stacey Gooding and Lowri Roberts; for the Men's Team - Joel Makin, Emyr Evans, Peter Creed and Elliot Morris.
2022 World Squash Doubles Championships
The 2022 World Doubles Championships take place in Glasgow between 5 - 9 April.
The event will feature womens doubles, mens doubles and mixed doubles categories with players from across the world competing - a total of 15 nations, including Wales.
Representing Wales will be our Club members, Tesni and Emyr Evans, together with Joel Makin, Emily Whitlock, Peter Creed, Elliot Morris and Owain Taylor.
Tesni & Joel representing Wales
2022 British Open Champions
In the Hull Allam Sports Centre, between 28 March and 3 April, the 2022 Allam British Open Squash Championships celebrated its 10-year anniversary and featured the PSA Tour's top players.
The prestigious Ladies and Mens event were won by Hania El Hammamy [Egypt] and Paul Coll [New Zealand], after they had overcome Nouran Gohar and Ali Farag in the Finals.
2022 British Open Champions
How it started & how it's going now!
Over twenty years, the Club (and previously Wrexham Squash) has nurtured and developed the talents of many local juniors; some have gone on to achieve higher things and here we feature Hannah Davies.
Click on the link below to see how it started.
How it started ... Hannah
We are a voluntary Club
As a voluntary Squash Club, much of the work around the Club is undertaken by our friends / volunteers and, in February, we had two special helpers to sweep our courts.
See our cleaners below.
Some special self-help at the Club.
North Wales Teams to start-up again after layoff
After a very long layoff due to the COVID pandemic, the Club will put out one Team in the North East Wales Leagues , which is set to commence again on 15 February.
If anyone is interested in representing the Club on Tuesday evenings, please contact either Mark Davies or Jim Tunley.
FAST & FURIOUS start to 2022 !
We welcomed in the New Year with a successful 2022 Fast & Furious Fun Competition on 8 January.
Members were encouraged to take part and all matches were played with the right spirit and at a very good standard. Safety precautions were maintained and a good day was had by all.
Special thanks to Hannah Davies (Tournament Organiser) and Sandra Davies (Refreshments) for helping to make it a special day.
The three Pool winners were:
Pool 1 - Jonathan Davies.
Pool 2 - Darren Lee
Pool 3 - Hannah Davies.
2022 Fast & Furious Winners all
2022 Fast & Furious - our Organiser
2021 Club Championships
Our 2021 Club Championships took place on 11 December with the Main Final played between defending Champion, Jonathan Davies and Tim Arthur.
The Final produced a very strong performance from Tim who took the match by 3-0 (11-7, 11-9, 11-8).
Huge congratulations to Tim.
Tim Arthur - 2021 Club Champion
2021 Club Champion & Runner Up
2021 Club Championship - Our Top Three
2021 Club Championship - Plate Winner
2021 Club Championship - Plate Runner-up
Foodbank - Christmas Appeal
Our local Foodbank, part of The Trussell Trust initiative, is based at Felin Puleston and does an excellent job all year round of supporting people across the County Borough who are in need of their services.
Their formal 2021 Christmas Appeal is now over, however, if members would like to support this good local cause, donations may be made direct - see their Top Ten items identified in the link below - thank you.
Christmas Appeal - Top Ten List
2021 Welsh Closed Champions
Congratulations to our new Karakal 2021 Welsh Closed Champions, Tesni Evans and Joel Makin.
The Championships took place in Cardiff over the weekend 5-7 November - in the Finals, Tesni beat Emily Whitlock and Joel beat Elliot Morris Devred.
2021 Welsh Closed Champions
Work hard, Play hard ...
Many of us understand the benefits of playing squash and we've been pleased to hear from three student members who have gone off to University for the first time this year.
David Thomas, Henry Scarsbrook and Cameron Dennis have all settled into their Fresher Year and discovered the importance of sport in helping them to work hard and play hard while meeting new people in a College environment.
All three have signed up to play for their College Squash Teams and it was good to see how they'd developed their games further, when they returned home at Christmas.
Aspiration "smashed" but, it's still alive!
We're still hoping to achieve our Third Court but that aspiration was partly smashed during a visit to Bethesda to collect a Glass Squash Wall that had become surplus to requirement .
We were offered the glass wall by Bethesda Leisure Centre as they were changing their courts into a fitness studio.
On 7 October, with help from Centre' staff, Mark Davies and Jim Tunley were loading the third (very heavy) piece onto a van (very kindly loaned by John Williams), when the slightest knock completely shattered it - a real shame but lessons were learned on that visit!
Internal Leagues started again in October
Members were asked to express their interest in joining our new Monthly Internal Leagues, to commence during October.
Following a positive response, for the first time since March 2020, the new Leagues went live on 5 October.
If any other members would like to join in the November Leagues, please speak to Jim or Mark.
Squash Wales new membership scheme
During September, the new Squash Wales Membership platform was launched.
The new membership offers all players discounted benefits from over 200 High Street brands; it is essential for all members playing in any of our Teams.
Check it out using the following link.
New membership scheme from Squash Wales
New season started on 23 September
The 2021-22 Season started in the North West Counties Squash Leagues on 23 September; we have three Teams representing the Club this season - to view all of our fixtures, go to the Teams Page.
The situation regarding our North Wales Leagues, with only a few teams entered and venues remaining closed, has still to be agreed.
We've been waiting for this ...
On 6 August, the Welsh Government announced that all Wales would move to Alert Level 0 from Saturday, 7 August
This news means that the Squash Club will now be open for normal play, without any modification.
Some protocols will however need to be continued, including the wearing of face masks when visiting the Club, that is unless you're on court playing.
Our 2021-22 Subscription Rates
The recent AGM agreed the Club's Subscription Rates for the next twelve months.
The three tiered rates have been introduced to bring some fairness to those who had paid memberships over the last two subscription years.
Lower Rate: Senior - £45; Family - £55; Juniors / Students - £20.
Higher Rate: Senior - £80; Family - £100; Juniors / Students - £30.
New Member Rate: Senior - £90; Family - £110; Juniors / Students - £40.
NOTE: Again this year we are able to offer members the convenience of payment by Bank Transfer:-
Account No: 90674111
Sort Code: 55-81-42
Reference: NAME OF MEMBER (this is most important).
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, heaters and court fans are turned off.
Please be vigilant in this and report any problems that may arise - thank you.