Our 12th Anniversary in 2019

 

We recruited some new members again this year, through the website.

Unfortunately we've made no further progress towards a third court, despite planning consent in place since July 2016; building estimates remain too high and we've struggled for best advice on an alternative means of construction.

The monthly leagues, organised by Mike Thomas, are reasonably well supported and our Teams continued to do well throughout the 2018-19 season.

 

Club's 2019 AGM

 

The Annual General Meeting of the Squash Club was held on 29 May and considered the latest position for a Third Court; the level of subscriptions and light card fees for the following 12 months, as well as the election of officers for 2019-20.

Highlights were for both subscriptions and light card fees to remain unchanged.

 

Note of 2019 AGM

 

The Members,Subscriptions for 2019-20 were due from 1st June.

This followed the recent AGM where it was agreed again to hold fees in all categories, as follows:

* Seniors - 90.
* Juniors / Students - 40
[2 children from a family - 60].
* Family - 110.


Light Cards will remain at 3-00 per 45 minute session.

 

 

Some highlights from 2019 ...

 

Tesco Bags of Help Scheme

 

We were very grateful that the Squash Club was accepted as part of the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme; a grant scheme where three local projects went forward to a customer vote at the Tesco Wrexham store.

For this unique opportunity, our application was made on the basis of the Club's commitment to growing the sport of squash, encouraging greater participation for all and, in particular, with local young people.

We were pleased to achieve a grant of 1,000 and the practical support from the Scheme is now assisting plans for junior development, to help ensure this remains sustainable, through the recruitment and development of new coaches, as well as the on-going development and accreditation of our existing coaches.
Some funding also provide some support to parents accompanying juniors to tournaments organised by Wales Squash, our National Governing Body, in South Wales or abroad.

Squash in New York for Treasurer

 

Our Club Treasurer, Kevin Jones, had a New Year treat at the 2019 Tournament of Champions, held in New York City during January at the iconic Vanderbilt Hall, in Grand Central Station.

Kev watched all of the world's top players, who were battling for this top acolade in professional squash. While there, he met up with World Ranked No 10, Tesni Evans from Rhyl and the former World Champion, Nick Matthew.

 

Kevin meets Tes in New York

Kevin meets Nick Matthew & Peter Barker

 

2019 Welsh Masters Closed

 

Mark Davies, was the Club's only entrant at the 2019 Bourse Welsh Masters Closed, in Cardiff over the weekend 8 - 10 February.

Mark was seeded at 4 in the Mens Over 60 category; he made it through to the Semi Finals but then lost out to the Number 1 seeded player.

 

Mark wins his Quarter Final match

 

Level 1 Coaching Award

 

We were pleased to host a Wales Squash Course for the Level One Coaching Award on 16 February.

The Club is keen to encourage the development of our junior players, as well as looking to the future for potential coaches. Eleven candidates enrolled for the course, with eight of them juniors!

Under the guidance of Wales Squash High Performance Coach, Andrew Evans, the candidates had a wide range of squash playing ability but all had an interest in taking further the coaching elements.

Our thanks to Andrew and all involved on what was a stimulating day.

 

Level 1 Coaching Award candidates

 

Tez retains her British Championship

 

Local favourite, Tesni Evans, retaining the 2019 Womens British Championship at Nottingham on 17 February.
In a commanding Final, Tez went on to beat Emily Whitlock 3-0.

The 2019 Mens British Champion was James Willstrop.

 

Tesni Evans - British Champion 2019

Our 2019 British Champions

 

2019 World Champions

 

The 2019 Ladies World Champion was Nour El Sherbini, and the Mens Champion Ali Farag, both from Egypt.

The titles were won at the PSA World Squash Championships on 2 March, held at the iconoc venue of Chicago's Union Station.

 

2019 World Champions

 

Welsh Closed Nationals

 

Wales Rugby won a fantastic Grand Slam season, beating Ireland 25-7 in their final 6 Nations match on 16 March.

Meanwhile, across Cardiff the 2019 Karakal Welsh Closed National Championships were taking place with local players, Hannah and Mark Davies taking part.

2019 Welsh Champions -
Peter Creed and Tesni Evans.

 

2019 Welsh Champions

 

A Masterful weekend ... !

 

We thanked everyone involved - players, sponsors, our volunteers and Squash Wales - on a successful first major event at the Club.

Over the weekend 22-24 March we hosted the 2019 North Wales Masters Open Squash Tournament for players of a certain age (35 years and over), with entrants from across the region competing in a range of different age categories.

Local Sponsors were -
ADL School of Motoring [Alun Lucy & John Hayes];
TLC Nursing Care [Paul Murphy] and
By Product Services [John Williams].

Thanks also to those who ran the event over the weekend - Andrew Evans, Mark Davies and Jim Tunley, with some fantastic support in the kitchen from Sandra, Beth, Hester and Lyn - thank you all for giving your time.

So, who were the winners:-
Men 65+ Winner: Duncan Jones; R'up: Brian Wynn.
Men 60+ Winner: Mark Davies; R'up: Kevin Lloyd.
Men 55+ Winner: Alan Coppack; R'up: Gareth Williams.
Men 45+ Winner: Darren Lee; R'up: Dan Aimer.
Ladies Winner: Carla Louder; R'up: Janet Coleman.
Men 35+ Winner: Jonathan Davies; R'up: Gareth Frost.

 

2019 North Wales Masters Champions

 

We had our Plate Champion !

 

The 2018 Plate Competition was eventually completed on 25 March, when Craig Stevens and Paul Murphy played the Final.

Craig came through to win the Championship by 3 games to 0.

Our 2019 event would be played as part of the Club Championships, around mid-June.

 

Vandalism at the Club

 

An act of serious vandalism occured at the Squash Club over the weekend 6-7 April, affecting the Mens toilet area.

We do not know how these individuals gained access, but we took the precaution of altering the security code to the entrance; Members were asked to remain vigilant when attending the Club and ensure security of premises when leaving.

 

Vandalism at the Squash Club

 

Wales host Masters Home Internationals

 

Cardiff was the venue for the 2019 Masters Home Internationals where two players from the Club were involved.

Playing against England, Ireland and Scotland over the weekend 26-27 April, Jonathan Davies captained the Welsh Mens Over 40s Team and Mark Davies was part of the Welsh Mens Over 60s.

 

Masters Home Internationals - Wales O6os

Masters in training !

 

It's a marathon for Simon & Jo

 

We congratulated Simon Koscinski and his wife, Jo on completing the 2019 London Marathon on 28 April.
It was a great day and both completed the course together in 5 hours 30 minutes.

Funds were raised for the NSPCC.

 

All in a good cause ...

 

JD on top at Snowdonia

 

On 18 May, Jonathan Davies won a hard fought victory in the Mens A Event at 2019 Snowdonia Open, played at Bangor University.

Jon won his final against Sion Evans 3-0; meanwhile, young Josh Davies, also in the Mens A Event, finished well in fifth place.

Other players from the Squash Club were involved as follows:-
Will Silvester came fourth in the Mens B Event;
Linsey Silvester was fifth in the Ladies A Event;
Jamie Silvester was Runner-up in the Mens C Event; and
Paloma Cane (Moreton Hall) won the Ladies B Event.

 

Winners at Snowdonia Open

2019 Snowdonia Open Champion

Moreton Hall at Snowdonia Open

 

An "Australian" Master

 

On 9 May we welcomed to the Club John Prichard, an interesting chap from the other side of the world.

Eighty one year old John was born in Wrexham but, for the last sixty years, had worked around the world, the last fifty in Australia (home in the City of Adelaid, South Australia).

John played in the 2018 World Masters Squash Championships in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A. where he reached the Quarter Finals of the Mens Over 80s but lost out to the No 1 seed and eventual winner, England's Lance Kinder.

While staying in Wrexham, John was getting in some practice matches at the Club as well as getting to see again some old sites across North Wales; but then he was off to Hull to compete in the 2019 British Masters (21 - 26 May).

UPDATE: John finished in Third Place, having beaten the No 3 seed but losing to the top seed and eventual winner, Michael Gough from USA.

 

John's still keen to play at 81

John gets in practice with Brian

 

Condition Game Challenge

 

Two fine trophies were played for in the Condition Game Challenge which took place on 25 May.

It was a disappointing entry for our end of season fun Challenge, which was won by Asley Piele with Jim Tunley as Runner-up and Cameron Dennis in Third Place.

 

Challenge Winners

 

Another spate of vandalism

 

Over the evening of 5/6 July, some mindless vandalism took place at the Squash and Cricket Clubs; it resulted in our main entrance door being forced open and beers sprayed around the court areas. The Police have attended and evidence has been taken away.

Until a new door was installed, entrance to the Club had to be made via the Cricket Pavilion. Because the arrangement required doors to be unlocked and locked again later, we had to restrict court time each day to between 4.00 and 8.30 pm.

 

Hannah steps up ...

 

On 14 July, Hannah Davies took part in an Ultra White Collar Boxing match for Cancer Research UK at Chester Racecourse.

This fantastic challenge was Hannah's latest to raise as much money as possible to help towards finding a cure.
In her words - "Getting punched in the face was nothing compared to what my friends and family members have all gone through or are still going through".

Despite being knocked down in the first round, Hannah got up to win the contest - well done.

 

Hannah

 

Training is world class ...

 

World ranked No. 9, Tesni Evans and her father, High Performance Coach, Andrew Evans, were guests of the Club on 30 July, to go through a tough coaching session of racket and fitness routines.

In 2019, Tez retained her British Ladies Championship.

 

World class at the Club

 

Security updated

 

Following on from the serious vandalism in early July that had caused members to keep their squash play within restricted hours, a new door and electronic keypad for entry was eventually fitted on 15 August.

 

Defibrillator installed

 

Great news, at long last ... we had a new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) available for emergency use at the Squash Club.

While we hope that this will never be required, it was important that a sporting club like ours does have access to such a facility.

An informal familiarity session would be arranged in due course.

 

Congratulations to John & Emma

 

From all at the Squash Club, we sent our very best wishes to John Evans and Emma Davies who were married on Sunday, 25 August.

John, with some of his Team mates, played a series of tough round robin games on the eve of his wedding !

 

John's ready now !

 

2019 Club Championships

 

Our 2019 Club Championship Finals Day was held on 15 December with our defending Champion, Jonathan Davies defeating Number 2 seeded Darren Lee 3-1.

Third place was taken by John Evans.

 

Wales take Bronze at 2019 World Team Championships

 

Congratulations went to the Welsh Team at the 2019 World Team Championships that took place in Washington DC over six days in December.

Seeded 11, the Welsh Team created headlines by reaching the Semi Finals. They lost 2-1 to the top seeded Egyptian Team, who went on to take the Championship title.

 

The successful Welsh Team

 

Hannah is our Fast & Furious Champion

 

An excellent day of our 2019 Fast & Furious Challenge saw finalists, Hannah Davies and Rob Evans battle over a single game, with Hannah coming through to take it 11-5.

Over the day on 5 January, there were some excellent games, in particular from the juniors who had taken part; thanks to everyone for their support.

 

Our Fast & Furious Champion

 

 

Our Teams in 2019 ...

 

2018 - 2019 Season

 

Teams Sponsorship

For another year, we were fortunate again to have support of our Teams from Redwither Ltd and, in particular Malcolm Williams.

Sincere thanks to Mal who has been a great supporter of Teams squash at the Club for several years now.

 

North Wales Ladies Team

Congratulations to our North Wales Ladies, captained by Hannah Davies, who won through innto the next round of the England Squash Inter Counties at Sheffield in January 2019.
They had a strong 5-0 win over Merseyside as well as a 3-2 win over Nottinghamshire.

UPDATE: Our Ladies Team played in the England Squash Inter Counties Finals at Nottingham on 6 April and narrowly missed promotion to the Premier Division.
They beat Cambridgeshire but lost to Warwickshire.

It was a great achievement to make it to the Finals and here's to next year !

 

North Wales Ladies at Inter Counties Finals

 

North Wales Ladies at Inter Counties

 

North East Wales Plate retained

Congratulations to our North Wales First Team, captained by Richard Ackerley, on retaining the Plate Trophy (for the Third Year) in April.

They beat a strong Holywell Seconds by 4-1, despite a handicap difference of 9 points - well done.

 

First Team retain the Plate Trophy

 

END OF SEASON REPORT (APRIL 2019)

North East Wales League
Our First Team consolidated their position in Division 1 finishing in a comfortable mid table position. The introduction of youngsters Will Silvester & Josh Davies had been a great success, helping them gain valuable experience against older, often awkward opponents !
The Second Team, under captaincy of Paul Murphy, played very consistent squash, finishing 3rd in the Division 2. With players like Lewis Jones and Ashlie Piele improving rapidly, this team will certainly be challenging for promotion to the Division 1.
The Third Team had a new Captain in Tom Trueman (from Marc Williams, due to work commitments) had gained promotion to the Division 2. Well done guys. It's a tough season ahead next year.
Our junior team (Fourths) well marshalled by Lindsey Silvester played very well this season, with all the young players improving throughout - Jamie, Cameron, Max, David & Lewis should all be very pleased with the way they played and conducted themselves on and off the court.

 

North West Counties League
The First Team finished 3rd in a highly competitive Division 2. Captain, Darren Lee managed to keep a settled side together, sourcing a quality replacement in the event of player unavailability !
For the Second Team, however, it was a different story. There was a definite lack of commitment - there were some injuries but also some general apathy and the Team stuggled, finishing in the relegation zone. On a positive note, youngsters Layna Beattie & Josh Davies came in and played very well in this side. A good sign for the future.
Our Third Team finished Third in Division 3. A great team effort considering how many times players were taken out of this side to play up and help the Second Team. On a sad note we lost the services of Geraint Jones due to a long term injury. Our Juniors, Will Silvester & Josh Davies again stepped up and played a big part in the success of this side.

Overall, for a small Club we've punched above our weight once again, however, before next season we would need to have some serious discussions around the sustainability of our Teams, to ensure we have the players who are committed and playing the whole season for the Club.

 

MID SEASON REPORT (DECEMBER 2018)

North East Wales League
First Team - finished a comfortable second place in Division One with young Will Silvester (age 14) being introduced to the Team and performing very well. Playing at a higher level has certainly improved his game.
Second Team - they finished third in Division 2. They had chances to gain promotion but a shortage of players in important matches cost them. New Captain, Paul Murphy is doing an excellent job.
Third Team - they were relegated from Division 2 by the narrowest margin; very unlucky and didn't deserve to go down but again, in one or two crucial matches player availability was an issue. We hope they will bounce straight back up.
Fourth Team - Lindsey Silvester took on the Captaincy for this Team that mainly comprises junior players, this to give them the experience of competitive league squash. Juniors involved so far this season were - Jamie Silivester, David Thomas, Max Kaye and Cameron Dennis. All of them performed really well and are ready for a successful second half!
Matches restarted on 15th January 2019.

 

North West Counties League
First Team - they're placed comfortably in the top four, with consistency of players being the key to their success.
Second Team - Unlike our First Team, injuries and non-availability of key players have cost the them dearly. Presently, they are third from bottom of Division 2 and in a relegation fight which is going to be very tough to get out of unless those key players step up.
Third Team - they lie second in the Division 3 with two of our juniors, Josh Davies and Will Silvester playing an admirable part in the Team. Particularly so as injuries to key older, more experienced players could have proved disastrous to the Team had these juniors not stepped in.
Without any doubt, playing Teams Squash and in this League has considerably improved their squash - next season there's every likelihood that these two will be playing in a higher league.
Matches restarted on 3rd January 2019.

 

North Wales Leagues

This season we had two teams contesting the Gerald Shone Challenge Cup (this is a match between the previous season's League and North Wales Cup winning teams).
In a delayed match, this was held at the Club on 11 December between our First and Second Teams, with the First Team coming through to win it 3-2.

 

2018 Gerald Shone Cup Winners - First Team

2018 Gerald Shone Cup Runners up - Second Team

 

 

Our Juniors in 2019 ...

 

January 2019

Fun in the snow

The girls from Moreton Hall School braved the elements on 30 January for their regular coaching session - playing inside and out !

 

Moreton Hall Girls at the Club

Moreton Hall Girls enjoying the snow

 

One day .... ?

At our regular Juniors Coaching Programme on 28 January, three of our youngsters were dreaming of one day playing for Wales - wouldn't that be great.

 

Could their dreams come true ?

 

A busy weekend for some of our juniors

The last weekend of January we hosted the North - Mid Wales Juniors League (Saturday); on Sunday it was the APC at Newtown and, on Monday, we held our regular Juniors Coaching Programme at the Club -
well done to those who made all three events.

 

North - Mid Wales Juniors League

APC at Newtown

 

Junior Coaching to start again

Best wishes to all of the Juniors as they develop their game in 2019.

Our new Junior Coaching Programme will start again on Monday, 7 January at the usual times.

 

Dunlop British Junior Open

We had juniors who train / play at the Club competing in the first major event of 2019, the Dunlop British Junior Open Tournament which took place in Birmingham from 2 to 6 January.

Congratulations and well played to Josh Davies, Jack Whitfield, James Smith, Dan Lewis (Boys Under 15) and to Layna Beattie (Girls Under 17 event).

 

Josh at 2019 British Junior Open

 

February 2019

Three selected to play for Wales

Three of our players were selected to play for Wales in Dublin over the weekend 5 to 7 April.

All played in the 5 Nations Mixed Team Championships - Jamie Silvester (Under 13s), Josh Davies (Under 15s) and Layna Beattie (Under 17s). It is a huge honour to represent your country and we wish them well in Dublin.

 

Juniors League postponed

The North - Mid Juniors League that was scheduled for 23 February has been put back a week; this due to non availability of players during Half Term week !

The APC event that was due on 24 February in Newtown was cancelled.

 

North Wales with the best in UK

The North Wales Boys Under 17 Team finished Runners-up in the England Squash Junior Inter Counties Weekend at the impressive Nottingham University Squash Centre over 22 - 24 February.

Supported by Coach, Mark Davies, the Team which comprised Rhys Evans (Aberystwyth), James Smith, Dan Lewis (Llanfyllin) and Josh Davies, Will Silvester (Wrexham Brymbo) beat some strong teams to achieve a Finals match v. Kent - where they narrowly lost 3-2.

This was a great result for the boys and puts North Wales squash in a strong position.

 

A winning Team

Team support !

 

Moreton Hall Team doing well ...

The Moreton Hall Team did well at Cheltenham Girls College on 13 February, playing as part of the National Schools Squash Competition and, subject to results elsewhere, may have made it through to the Plate Final.

With support from their teacher / coach, Hannah Davies, the girls train each week at the Squash Club.

 

Moreton Hall Team

 

Introducing ... Logan

At our coaching session held on 4 February, our young beginner, Kian, brought along his friend Logan ; we hope this will be the start of something good for them both as they develop their game.

 

Our youngest players !

 

March 2019

Moreton Hall Girls excel at Nationals

"I could not be prouder of my Moreton Hall Sport U5 Squash Team today: they achieved fifth place in the Plate of the England Squash KS4 National Schools Squash Championships in Nottingham, which puts us into 13th place in the country ! Not bad for our first ever Nationals and 1 hour a week of practice !" - Hannah Davies, Team Coach (21 March 2019).

 

Moreton Hall at the Nationals

 

Poppy's a new Level 1 Coach

One of our recently qualified juniors Poppy, who took part in the Wales Squash Level 1 Coaching Award at the Club on 16 February, took on three of our beginners at the Junior Coaching session on 18 March.

It was great to see how Poppy put her learning towards helping others.

 

Learning into practice for Poppy

 

Brothers win at Bethesda

We congratulated brothers, Tom and Ethan Willis on their success at the Eryri Squash Development Event, held at Bethesda on 9 March.

Playing against some who they'd met at Brymbo in the recent North - Mid Juniors League, both Tom and Ethan went on to win their respective groupings - a fantastic achievement and well done.

Congratulations also to Eryri Squash on a great event - 27 entries and 62 matches played.

 

Brothers on top !

 

Moreton Hall Team into thee Plate Final

The Moreton Hall Team made it to National Schools Squash Competition Plate Finals held on 21 March.

Congratulations to the Team who have achieved so well to get this far.

 

A talented package ...

A special delivery at the Club this month, young Jamie arrived in a box !

 

Talent in a box !

 

Juniors League success

Although it was Half Term, we had a great turnout for the re-arranged North - Mid Wales Juniors League at the Club on 2 March.

There were teams from Eryri (Llanrwst), Newtown, Llanfyllin, Moreton Hall and Wrexham Brymbo and it was good to see some new faces; there was a lot of hard work and keen competition.

 

A super Juniors League turnout

 

April 2019

Another honour for Josh

We sent further congratulations to Josh Davies on his selection to represent Wales in the Under 15s European Team Championships from 9 to 12 May in Eindhoven.

Josh has earned his place at the tournament in recognition of his performance and commitment throughout the season.

 

Jamie, Josh & Dan in Dublin

To represent your country is a huge honour and three of our juniors achieved that in playing for Wales [5 - 7 April] at the Juniors 5 Nations Mixed Team Championships in Dublin.

Young Jamie Silvester played in the Under 13s Mixed Team; he lost 3-0 to France, lost a tight match 3-1 to Scotland and won 3-0 against Ireland.
Josh Davies and Dan Lewis were both in the Under 15s Team which finished in Fourth Place.

 

Wales Under 13s and 15s at Dublin

Welsh and Proud

 

May 2019

Wales at ETC

Wales were off to a great start in the Under 15s European Team Championships at Eindhoven (9 to 12 May) with straight wins against both Russia and Hungary.

Playing in Pool A, also with Belgium and England, Josh Davies played against Russia match.

Well done to the Team as they finished the Championships in Fourth place.

 

Wales Under 15s at Eindhoven

 

June 2019

Our boys were on top at Gwynedd Junior Open

It was a trip worthwhile as our juniors took part in the 2019 Gwynedd Junior Open at Bangor on 8 June.

Congratulations went to Josh, Will, Jamie, Kieran, Tom and Ethan who all left with the medals.

 

Winners at 2019 Gwynedd Junior Open

Age Group Winners at 2019 Gwynedd JO

 

July 2019

End of Season for Juniors

Our final Juniors Coaching session of the 2018-19 programme took place on 15 July.

We wish everyone a good summer break and we'll see you again in September, refreshed and ready to play some squash !

 

Coaching Group 1

Coaching Group 2

Coaching Group 3

Coaching Group 4

 

Brothers in Merseyside winning ways

Congratulations to Will and Jamie Silvester on a superb weekend of success at the Merseyside Junior Open Tournament, held at Liverpool Cricket Club on 13 July.

Jamie was Runner-up in the Boys Under 15s event and Will came through to win the Boys Under 17s; very well done to both boys.

 

Will and Jamie take on Merseyside !

 

Searching for new talent ...

Following on from achieving their Squash Wales Level 1 Coaching Award Course at the Club on 16 February, five of our newly qualified juniors gave up two days to support Club Coaches Jim and Mark at the Penygelli School (Coedpoeth) Well Being Week on 1 and 3 July.

Over both days we saw 154 pupils from across all Year Groups.
Huge thanks to Owen Platt, David Thomas, Poppy Green, Cameron Dennis, Henry Scarsbrook and Tom Trueman who all enjoyed the opportunity to provide coaching in this school environment.

 

Penygelli Primary School - Day 1

Penygelli Primary School - Day 2

 

August 2019

Tom's stepping up

Well done to young Tom Willis who was selected to join Greg Tippings, Wales Squash High Performance Coach, as part of the Wales Under 11s and 13s one day Squad at Carmarthen on 17 August.

The squads are organised as part of the Wales Squash Player Pathway programme.

 

Squad Training for Tom

 

September 2019

Training Nights

The first of three WSRB Training Nights, took place at the Club on 27 September; others scheduled in October and December.

With High Performance Coach, Andrew Evans, the invited players from Clubs at Newtown, Llanfyllin and Brymbo were involved in a tough session of routines and play. Nine of the Club's juniors were involved.

 

Our future stars !

In our beginners group at the Club's Junior Coaching Programme, which started again this month, we have three players to watch for the future, Eve, Kian and Lainey - all very keen and willing to learn and develop their game.

 

Our First Group

 

Going for Gold

Three of our juniors, Josh Davies, Will and Jamie Silvester, played in the South West Gold - Millfield Junior Open 2019 at Millfield School, Street, Nr Glastonbury, Somerset, over the weekend 19-21 September.
They were up against some high class opponents and enjoyed the experience.

 

Welsh Junior Open

Best of luck to three of our juniors [Josh Davies, Will and Jamie Silvester] who played in the Welsh Junior Open Championships (a European Event) at Cardiff, over the weekend 6-8 September.

UPDATE: Josh did well and finished in Third Place, while Will, playing in the same event, finished in 14th place. Jamie had to withdraw due to injury.

 

A new season commences

The Club's new season of Juniors Coaching started on 2 September, with the coaching team looking forward to continued improvement at all levels, through hard work and great competition.

We welcomed a new junior, Leroy, who is brother to one of our rising stars, Kian Bates.

 

Welcome ... Leroy

 

October 2019

Squad 2 Training

During the October Half Term, nine of our junior players were invited to attend a Wales Squash Academy 2 Training Session at Deeside LC - Tueday 29 October.

These sessions offer those players the opportunity to work on their fitness and technique with other juniors from across North Wales.

 

November 2019

Four players at Inter Counties

Four local players who were selected to play for North Wales over the weekend 9 / 10 - November, in Sheffield, at the English Junior Inter Counties weekend.

Josh Davies and Will Silvester played in the Boys Under 17 Team, while Tom and Ethan Willis were part of the North Wales Boys Under 13 Team.

The Under 17s Team won all of their matches and will move into the National Fianls in January, while the Under 13s won one out of their three matches.

The Teams were accompanied by Club Coaches, Mark Davies and Jim Tunley.

 

5th place for Josh at Nationals

Huge congratulations to Josh Davies on a fantastic fifth place finish at the 2019 Dunlop British Junior Championships (October 31 - November 3), a European Gold Sanctioned event.

Josh was on of three of our juniors to take part - with Will and Jamie Silvester, mixing with the UK's elite junior players.

Josh beat the Irish number on until progress was halted by the English, number one seeded player and 2019 Champion, Jonah Bryant.

 

December 2019

Final session in 2019

We concluded our coaching year on 16 December with some good competition, followed by pizza and drinks at the Sports Complex.

Best wishes to all for the Christmas break and we hope to see everyone again in the New Year, starting on 6 January.

 

Into the Christmas spirit !

 

 

Safeguarding ...

 

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"

 

Eye Protection - our Policy

 

At the start of another season and a new Junior Coaching Programme, it is important for everyone to understand the Club's approach to Eye Protection - a policy which is also adopted by Wales Squash & Racketball (WSRB).

To view our policy click on the link below.

 

Eye Protection - the Policy

 

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 learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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