2022 - the Club's 15th Anniversary
This year, things gradually started to return to normal; we gained a few more members, picked up our juniors coaching programme and started a weekly Squash Wales Academy Squad at the Club; we also began to make some important changes in and around the Club.
Club's 2022 AGM
Our AGM as held on 26 May. Up for consideration was the latest position on our Third Court aspiration, we looked at the continued impact of the COVID pandemic, the level of subscriptions and light card fees for the following 12 months, as well as the election of officers for 2022-23.
Members Subscriptions for 2022-23 due from 1st June.
Some highlights from 2022 ...
The AGM gave careful consideration to the matter of a Third Court at the Club; this had been an aspiration for many years, with managed savings accrued.
2021 Club Championships
Late into the year, our 2021 Club Championships took place on 11 December with the Main Final played between defending Champion, Jonathan Davies and Tim Arthur.
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
FAST & FURIOUS start to 2022 !
We welcomed in the New Year with a successful 2022 Fast & Furious Fun Competition on 8 January.
2022 Fast & Furious Winners all
2022 Fast & Furious - our Organiser
We are a voluntary Club
As a voluntary Squash Club, it's important that much of the work around the Club is undertaken by our members / volunteers and, in February, we had two special helpers to sweep our courts !.
Some special self-help at the Club.
2022 British Open Champions
At the Hull Allam Sports Centre, between 28 March and 3 April, the 2022 Allam British Open Squash Championships prestigious Ladies and Mens event were won by Hania El Hammamy [Egypt] and Paul Coll [New Zealand].
2022 British Open Champions
2022 World Squash Doubles Championships
The 2022 World Doubles Championships were held in early April [Glasgow] and featured womens doubles, mens doubles and mixed doubles with players from across the world competing - a total of 15 nations, including Wales.
Tesni & Joel representing Wales
Congratulations to our Welsh Teams
At the end of April, a Mens and Ladies Team represented Wales at the ESF European Team Division 1 & 2 Squash Championships 2022 in Eindhoven.
A celebration of Twenty Years !
In April we celebrated 20 Years since Wrexham Squash became formalised.
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
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.
Hannah is another double Champion
The Class of 2022
With encouragement from the Club, six of our members completed their Squash Wales Level 1 Coaching Award in June, under the tutorship of Dave Evans, Squash Wales Performance Director.
The Class of 2022
Racketball Taster success
On 1st July, we held a successful Racketball Taster session at the Club with members and seven non-members having a great evening trying racketball for the first time.
Our Racketball Taster Evening
2022 Volunteer of the Year Award
Congratulations to our Club Secretary, Jim Tunley, on his award of Squash Wales 2022 Volunteer of the Year.
Some big changes at the Club ...
During July / August we started some maintenance and aesthetic changes around the Squash Club.
Work in progress ...
Work commenced towards the end of July to refresh and upgrade the Squash Club started in July with thanks to our contractors and all of those volunteers who stayed behind after their game to assist with the scaffold.
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
2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games
There was a Welsh Squash Team at The Commonwealth Games - from 28 July to 8 August, where Joel Makin won Silver in the Men's Singles event.
Monthly Internal Leagues - changed
Our Monthly Internal Leagues changed during August with new League Rules (see below).
Rules for the Monthly Leagues
Kilimanjaro challenge for Club members
Congratulations to two of our members, Sian Hughes and Helen Massey on taking on Mount Kilimanjaro in September.
Please support the Kili Challenge
Nearly there ...
How it started & how it's going now!
Over the past 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.
How it started ... Hannah
Masters Regional Event at Club
On behalf of Squash Wales, the Squash Club had agreed to host a Squash Wales Regional Masters Event on 21 - 23 October and encouraged all our members to give it their support.
Court booking times aligned
With effect from 11 October the Club's court booking times were aligned back to the pre-pandemic arrangements; having been altered to assist social distancing protocols.
New signage at the Club
As part of our general uplift of the Club and its facilities, to assist our visiting Club Teams, new members and guests, new signage to the Squash Club was installed on 19 October.
You can't miss us now !
Turn right and it's just down the hill !
Thanks to our Teams sponsor
The importance of sponsorship, acknowledged
Go play your best ...
A fresh new look
The decoration of the lobby and balcony areas was completed during November and gave the Club a much fresher feel; new flooring would be laid in December.
Fast & Furious 2022
This year's Fast & Furious Christmas Competition took place on 3 December.
Just six weeks to go !
The F&F crew
Our Fast & Furious Winners
The Club's desire to improve the facility took a further step on 14 December with new flooring laid across the public areas. Some finishing off was still required - new skirting to be fitted and painted.
New flooring is laid
Our youngest member !
We sent huge congratulations to Lewis and Ella Jones on the birth of Harrison, on 18 Deceember.
Another youngest member !
Again, we sent big congratulations go to Hannah and Tom on the birth of Harper Jessica, who arrived at 1.42 am on 1st January 2023.
Our Teams in 2022 ...
2021 - 2022 Season
REMINDER - all Teams players should be members of our National Governing Body, Squash Wales: the new subscription year starts on 1 April 2022.
NWCSL LATEST NEWS - December 2021: Congratulations to Wrexham Brymbo First Team, on achieving the NWCSL November Team of the Month in Division 2 West.
NWCSL LATEST NEWS - January 2022: League Restart is postponed - In the face of a rapid increase in transmission of the COVID-19 Omicron variant across the UK, the NWCSL announce they are to postpone the restart of the season, until at least the week beginning 24 January.
NWCSL LATEST NEWS - 10 January 2022 - Following a Government review and plan to ease some restrictions, NWCSL agreed to restart the Leagues on
Thursday, 27th January.
NWCSL LATEST NEWS - 15 March 2022: Future direction of the League - Today the NWCSL Committee released a questionnaire to all players in the NWCSL,
seeking opinion on the general direction for the League, going forward..
NE Wales LATEST NEWS - 15 February 2022 - the season finally gets underway but with a single league and a reduced number of five Teams only involved.
North Wales League - Fixtures 2021-22 Season: The new season commenced on 15 February; click on the link below to view our fixtures.
North Wales League Fixtures
NWCSL LATEST NEWS - May 2022: CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TEAMS - The 2021-22 Season has possibly been our most successful to date - our First Team won Division 2 SW, our Second Team finished in second place and, to cap it off, our Third Team finished ninth in Division 3 SW.
Our successful Second Team
OUR FIRST TEAM COME CLOSE AT DIVISION FINALS - Our First Team completed their 2021-22 Season as Runners-up in the NWCSL Divisional Finals on 28 May,
playing Northern 2 but losing the match 2-3.
Our successful First Team
FIRST TEAM TO TAKE PROMOTION INTO DIVISION ONE - As a result of an amazing season, finishing their North West Counties League in the top spot, it has been agreed our First Team should take the promotion in 2022-23.
2022 - 2023 Season
We were fortunate to have much needed sponsorship of our Teams from The Educate Group.
New Season, some new players
In September, a new season and a new chapter began with our First Team playing Division One in the North West Counties .
New season warm-up
Looking forward to a new season in the North West Counties Leagues, a Club Night on 1 September welcomed Owain Taylor and Rhys Evans to the Club, with some of their new team mates in 2022-23.
Welcome to Owain and Rhys
Meeting Owain and Rhys
End of a tough match ...
To keep abreast of how the Club's Teams get on in their matches this season, go to our Teams Page.
Club's First Division venture begins
The Squash Club's first ever match in the highest League began on 27 September when we welcomed Wigan Sports First Team to Brymbo.
NWCSL TO START ON 22 SEPTEMBER - the 2022-23 Season will start on 22 September with our Second Team travelling to play Neston 1; the Club's other Teams start their campaigns the following week, on 27 September.
NWCSL Fixtures: 2022-23
Isn't it good to eat together after a match !!
NEW SEASON, NEW SPONSOR, NEW SHIRTS ! - at the start of the 2022-23 Season we were grateful to our new Teams sponsor, the Educate Group
who are a Wrexham based company.
Our new Club shirt
A NEW CHAPTER BEGINS - our first ever match in the highest League, Division 1 of NWCSL, took place at home to Wigan Sports 1 on 27 September with a packed
gallery cheering on our First Team players.
Our first win in Division 1
A winning pair
Match score card
4 October - OUR FIRST WIN - Congratulations to all of our First Team players as they beat Alderley Edge 3-2 this evening.
STRONG START FOR THIRDS - played two, won two, was the excellent start to a new Season for our Third Team in Division 3 SW, led by our young Team Captain, Jamie Silvester.
Our Third Team
We wish him well ... - the Third Team had a convincing 5-0 win against Winsford 1 at the Club on 13 October, but best wishes for a speedy recovery to Winsford player Andrew Morley who fell during his match with Alasdair Blundell to dislocate a shoulder.
It's got to be done !
It was a great night, despite the result ! - Our First Team hosted top of the table Warrington 1 on 22 November, with a packed gallery and some top, top
Josh plays at Two
Rhys at One
Mid Season Review - December 2022
It had been a superb first half, with thanks to The Educate Group for their sponsorship, to all of our players who have fought so hard, and also to those members who came along to support the Teams.
Our Juniors in 2022 ...
Newest (youngest) member at Fast & Furious
On 8 January, the Club's newest family member attended our Fast & Furious 2022 Tournament to support her father, John Evans.
Our youngest member
2022 Welsh National Junior Closed Championships
Some of young players tooking part in the 2022 Karakal Welsh National Junior Closed Championships: strong>Ethan Willis
UPDATE: Ethan Willis had a superb weekend to finish as Runner-Up in the Boys Under 13 group.
Welsh Under 13s Runner-Up
Tez & Emyr meet Moreton Hall !
While training at the Club on 12 January, the girls from Moreton Hall School were pleased to meet Tesni and Emyr Evans.
Skills and advice shared ...
Our boys at the Junior Inter County Finals
Over the weekend 15/16 January, four of our junior members travelled to Nottingham to play in the England Squash Junior Inter County Championships Finals; the ultimate Teams competition after several previous weekends playing with the best in the country.
Ethan is ready for Finals
South Wales U13s Team
Rhys gives respect !
That winning feeling from Josh
The Under 19s Team
Juniors match up with Moreton Hall
To help give them all a new experience in their squash skills development, we arranged a "match" between some of the Club's Juniors and Boys from Moreton Hall School on 12 February.
Our "match" with Boys from Moreton Hall School
Academy Squads training at the Club
On 22 and 23 February, the Club hosted the Squash Wales Academy Squads 1 and 2 (North) Training Days.
Academy Squad 2 North
Academy Squad 1 North
They needed a break !
Two take on the Merthyr Junior Open
Best of luck to Ethan Willis and Josh Davies who travel to Merthyr Tydfil playing in the Merthyr Junior Open 2022, over the weekend 25 - 27 February.
Thanks to Tom and Alasdair
The Club is most grateful to Tom Trueman and Alasdair Blundell who have enabled our Junior Coaching Programme to continue in 2022.
How it started & how it's going now!
Over the years, we've closely followed the development and achievements of one of our junior stars, Josh Davies.
How it started for ... Josh
Another - how it started & how it's going now!
In the second of our series in following the development and achievements of our junior stars, we continue with talented brothers, Will and Jamie Silvester.
How it started for ... Will & Jamie
Talent search at local School
On 11 March we started our latest search for local talent, with the young pupils at Penygelli Primary School in Coedpoeth; a return visit by coaches to this School.
It's important to warm up
Eyes on the ball
Our Penygelli all stars !
European call-up !
Over the weekend 19/20 March, Josh Davies was part of a Welsh Under 19 Squad Training session in Cardiff; this in
preparation for the ESF European Individual and Team U19 Squash Championships 2022, scheduled for 8-17 April at Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Years 5/6 get on court
Years 5/6 pupils from Penygelli Primary School in Coedpoeth, finally got down to the Club on 8 April and had fun learning some basics of squash.
They look like they're having fun !
Who's closest to the wall ?
Pick up time !
Thanks to Moreton Hall School for helping out
Wales fifth at Europeans
At the ESF European Individual and Team U19 Squash Championships 2022, at Eindhoven, Netherlands over 8-17 April, the Welsh Team finished in a respectable fifth place.
The Welsh Under 19 Squad in Holland
On court again for Penygelli pupils
The Years 5/6 pupils from Penygelli Primary School in Coedpoeth were at the Club again on 29 April to continue learning some of the basics of squash.
Concentration for learning
Back hand skills
Technique is important
Hard work is done !
Manchester calling ...
Three of our juniors played in the Dunlop Manchester Junior Open, over the weekend 29 April to 1 May.
TWe had a new youngster join our Monday evening coaching session at the Club.
That smile says it all ...
A second group from Penygelli CP School
On 13 May, Coaches Mark and Jim took the Mini Squash Experience to a second group of Years 5/6 pupils at Penygelli Primary School in Coedpoeth.
Next ... on court !
Ethan goes Bronze at Prestbury
Over the weekend 28-29 May, Ethan Willis takes part in the Prestbury Squash Club Junior Open 2022 - an England Squash Bronze Event.
UPDATE: Against some tough opponents, Ethan won three of his five matches to finish in fifth place overall - an excellent weekend that showed great improvement; well done Ethan.
Ready for action
Academy Squad at Club
On 2 June the North Wales Academy Squad had a full day Training Session with Coaches Greg Tippings and Mark Davies; this involved four of our juniors.
North Wales Academy Squad
Boys get a Masterclass
Tom and Ethan Willis were in the right place at the right time on 13 June for a Masterclass from two former Club Champions, Darren Lee and Jonathan Davies
Masterclass with two former Club Champions
Summer holidays coaching
Our regular Monday Junior Coaching continued until 18 July - when all local schools finished for the Summer.
Summer sessions at the Club
In a bid to help keep our juniors active and engaged, during August, our Coaching Team held some Summer Coaching Sessions, with responses from the players and parents that was very encouraging.
A new season of Junior Coaching
The Club's first Junior Coaching session of a new season took place on 5 September and all of those attending worked really well.
Academy Groups are doing the work ...
The new Squash Wales Junior Academy North was starting to get into a good momentum with Coach, Mike Harris, taking on players' physical and fitness activity, as well as the technical aspects of the game.
Academy North Group 2 players
2022 Welsh Junior Open
The 2022 Karakal Welsh Junior Open take place in Cardiff from 9 to 11 Sepember and we wish all of those members who are due to take part, our very best wishes - Will & Jamie Silvester and Ethan Willis.
2022 Welsh Junior Open - Ethan Willis
Two out "on loan"
It was great to see Tattenhall Squash Club putting out a Team of junior players, all under 17, in the NWCSL this month, with the help of Tom & Ethan Willis, who were "on loan" from Wrexham Brymbo; a great experience for the boys and well done to Dave Whitehead for organising it.
Tom & Ethan out "on loan"
Welcome to our newest Junior
We welcomed one of our juniors into the Club, Anna, who has joined with her Dad, Darren.
Welcome to Anna
Paying respect ...
The Club's Junior Coaching programme on 19 September has been cancelled as a mark of respect on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II State Funeral.
Squash Wales Academy at Wrexham
On 20 September, the Club was pleased to host the first Squash Wales Junior Academy for invited juniors across the region.
Squash Wales Academy North players
Academy players making good progress
A few weeks after the two Academy Groups that came together at the Club on 20 September, they are now starting to really get into their programme of squash techniques and fitness with Coach, Mike Harris, on behalf of Squash Wales.
Academy Group 1
Academy Group 2
Our boys are off to Hull
Best wishes and good luck went to Will and Jamie Silvester when they competed at the England Squash Silver Event in Hull, over the weekend 15-16 October.
Academy players meet Welsh Champion
On 18 October, some of our Academy players met Rhys Evans, the current Under 19s Welsh Open Champion.
Academy Group with Rhys
Rhys is one of the best in Britain
Congratulations to our First Team player, Rhys Evans on making it through to the Semi Finals stage of the Under 19s Event, and finishing in Third Place, at the 2022 British Junior Championships in Sheffield, over the weekend 27 - 30 October.
The BJC top three - Under 19s
Jamie steps up !
Congratulations to our new Third Team Captain, Jamie Silvester; he's enjoying his new responsibilities, especially delegating the end of evening dish washing duties !
Academy Training Day
To help maintain their technical skills development and fitness, the Squash Wales North Academy Squad held a Training Day over Half Term, at the Squash Club on 3 November; the day was run by Squash Wales Coach, Mike Harris together with one of our Club Coaches, Mark Davies.
Academy Squad - the warm up
Academy Squad - what we're going to do
Academy Squad - how we'll do it
Wrexham Schools Programme at Club
Following on from a Mini Squash visit to the School in October, we were pleased to host a session at the Club for Minera VA Primary School pupils on 7 November.
Pupils from Minera Primary School
Warm-up is important
Start with the basics
Tom and Ethan represent the North
Congratulations to Tom & Ethan Willis who represented the Club and North Wales in the Squash Wales Regional Team at the Inter Counties matches on 12 November in Cheltenham.
Pontefract Gold for Will & Jamie
Over the weekend 9 - 11 December to Will & Jamie Silvester travelled to Yorkshire for the England Squash Pontefract Gold Event, with some of the best junior players in the country.
Final training session of 2022
Members of the Squash Wales Academy North had their final training day of the year at the Club on 27 December.
Academy Training Day
Stars for the future ?
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.
Eye Protection - our Policy
For all Juniors and their parents / guardians, it is important that everyone to understands the Club's approach to Eye Protection - a policy which is also adopted by Squash Wales.
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.