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Wiltshire Squash Tournaments 2021-22 Season
Wiltshire Squash is back up and running, league squash has restarted and the league is in full swing. It's really great to be back on court….Just some information on tournaments we will be running the following season.
  • Seniors County Closed, 22nd - 23rd January 2022, venue Wessex Squash Club Swindon: Open to all including juniors and ladies, and will be great to see as many players as possible. Put the date in your diaries. Entries open beginning of December
  • Over 35s, date TBC (likely to be around March 22), venue Wessex Squash Club Swindon
  • Over 45s, date TBC likely to be April 22,  venue Wessex Squash Club Swindon
  • Ladies Closed, date TBC, venue TBC. But don’t forget ladies are eligible to enter the Seniors’ Closed and we would like more to enter.
  • Racquetball/Squash 57, date TBC (normally run around June), venue TBC.
  • Doubles, date TBC (normally run around September), venue TBC
Dean Watkins
Wiltshire Squash
Bounce Back Handicap Tournament, 19 September 2021, Wessex Squash Club - Results

Wiltshire Squash ran a "Bounce Back" event at the Wessex Squash Club on 19th September 2021. This handicap event had 15 competitors playing initially in 4 pools, the results of which are detailed below:

The semi-final stage results are detailed below:
  • Josh Watkins (-9) 0 – 2 Chloe Marshman (+9) 3/11, -1/11
  • Nigel Rowe (0) 0 – 2 Simon Lucas (0) 7/11, 12/14
The final was won by Chloe Marshman who beat Simon Lucas 2-1.
  • Chloe Marshman (9) 2 – 1 Simon Lucas (-10) 11/2, 11/13, 11/2

Note figures in the () = Handicap points

Message From Chairman

Fellow Squash Players,

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy during what has been a very frustrating and difficult year for all of us who have been used to playing squash regularly. It’s great news that we can finally get back on court again (albeit in a limited fashion). Hopefully, we are now well on the way to resuming a normal squash life again with our clubs and venues returning to being a key part of our sporting and social activity. 

I would just like to pass on the heartfelt thanks of all Wiltshire squash players to John Jeffrey who has recently stood down as Chairman of Wiltshire Squash due to ill health, and we wish him all the best for the future and hope to see him back on court before too long.

I would like to emphasise that it’s really important to only open up your club for play when you are ready and you believe you are able to meet the requirements as set down by England Squash (click here or the logo to the left for the guidance). I am aware that some clubs are targeting 17th May as a good point to re-start squash as this is the date from which bubble-based competitive play can resume. Whatever date you are aiming at, it would be helpful if you could let me and the Wiltshire Squash Committee know what your plans are so we can help enquirers know about club opening and court availability around the county.

On the subject of competitive play, the latest England Squash initiative SQUASHfit aims to prepare you for the return to the level of fitness you need to play squash without risking injury (click here or the logo to the left for more information). After a lengthy lay off this shouldn’t be taken lightly. I urge you to take a look and register for these on-line events. They are free of charge and hosted by great players and coaches including Nick Matthew, Laura Massaro and David Campion. 

It’s important to recognise that at the moment we are all just getting started again and there is still some uncertainty about the future. The emphasis at the moment is on the return of safe squash at all levels at all squash venues in the county. If things go well, we will then start thinking about the resumption of inter-club leagues which are at the centre of an active and thriving Wiltshire Squash community. We will do our best to keep you informed on this and will work with you to agree a way forward.

Please forward this information to your members, coaches, team captains, support staff and anyone else in your squash community.

Please drop me, or any of the Wiltshire Squash Committee a line if you would like to have a chat about squash at your club. We would love to hear from you. We are planning to hold a Wiltshire Squash Annual General Meeting in June this year and have set Wednesday 9th June 2021 as the provisional date.  We will confirm this date soon and send everyone a Microsoft Teams invite, so you can participate remotely if you wish.  We will be keen to hear from as many of you as possible and get your views and involvement as we plan the resumption of squash at all levels across the County. We will keep the website updated with all the latest information.

Regards,

Nick Hartley
Chairman
Wiltshire Squash
Tel:        07729 917935
Email:   [email protected]

Wiltshire Development Plan
Wiltshire Squash is pleased to announce the creation of a new area on the website to promote the new Development Plans.  To access the Development area either click here or the image above.
New Website
Welcome to the new Wiltshire Squash website. 

Over the year we will transfer more content to this site from the old website.
 
If you need to refer to the old website use the link wiltsquash.co.uk.    Thank you!
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Wiltshire Winter League 2021-22

Click here or the SportyHQ logo above for more information on the Winter Box League 2021-22

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Squash Player Magazine
2021 Issue 3
Squash Player Magazine
Comment: 50 years; Squash Player and World Squash; and a letter from the Prime Minister
Columns: James Zug’s ‘Letter from America’ and Mike Palmer says 'Thanks for the Memories'
News: Squash under threat at Commonwealth Games
World Squash: Prince Albert leads the tributes to Squash Player
Features: Squash Player in 1971; Jonah – Half a Century as a Legend; Treasure Hunt; Sport’s Greatest Winner; Through The Looking Glass
State Of The Game: Padel - Is it a ‘Friend or Foe’ for squash?
Thinking Out Of The Box: Squash Player reports on the new one-wall game in Luxembourg.
Club & Court: All the key news, including promotion for the Commonwealth Games, the M-Squash academy, an upgrade at Fulwood and a new steel court.
On Court: Analysis, round-up and the British Open in perspective.
Workshop: Chris Robertson’s England return; how Off the Wall promotes squash in schools; Matt McFahn heads to Africa; Adrian Grant launches Squash Retreats; Ong Beng Hee sets ambitious goals; Robo-Coach; EliteSquash goes global; a chance to win a SquashMind app; Phillip Marlowe; Jesse Engelbrecht; Rodney Martin and more in our Tactical series.
Gear: It’s a Revelation from Dunlop; Tecnifibre’s new bag; Ashaway deals; a free T-shirt; and win the new Tecnifibre Suprem 125 CurV
Gallery: Hardy Clarke; Bronstein’s Choo Choo bird; The Berlin Wall; squash and Princess Diana; and Chris Dittmar’s defection.
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