Squash News

 

Coaching Foundations Course – June 1-3 at Mount Royal University


Learn to introduce and coach beginners of all ages from course conductors Arthur Hough and Jeff Williams.
 
The course schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, June 1 – 6-9pm

  • Saturday, June 2 – 9am-5pm

  • Sunday, June 3 – 9am-12pm

Price:

  • $150 - Current Squash Alberta Members

  • $190 - Non-members

Visit www.r2sports.com to sign up today!



Squash Court Floor Maintenance - May 28-31, 2018


Please be reminded that the Squash Court floors are being resurfaced/sanded during the last week of May 2018 (May 28-31). All courts, both Singles and Doubles, will be closed for the duration.

Please be mindful of this work when you are arranging box leagues and friendly matches. Anyone who is in Spring Squash Programs will be reimbursed for the sessions cancelled. The aim is to have the courts back in action for Friday, June 1; however, please be aware that if the work is delayed for any reason our priority is to ensure all courts are safe for everyone to use. Therefore, we may be required to use the full day on June 1, so please do not count on the courts being open. We assure you that we will do everything we can so you can be back on the courts in no time.
 

RGC Junior Squash Player Joins Grandmother for a Trek Through the Mountains


Check out the following Edmonton Journal article about one of our Junior Squash players, West Bradley-Taubner, who is joining his grandmother for CASA’s Minds Over Mountains Cycle Tour. This year’s ride sees riders travel from Kaslo, BC to Jasper, AB over seven consecutive days. Way to go, West!

http://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/teenager-joins-grandmother-for-casa-bike-trip-through-the-mountains


RGC Summer League Squash is BACK!


For those of you wanting to keep your hand in over the summer months, please be advised that registration for the awesome RGC Summer Squash League is now open! Please visit GameTime to register.

The league runs June 12-August 14, 2018 on Tuesday evenings from 6-8:30pm with a social to follow on the Patio from 8:30-10pm.

For those of you that have played in the league before, you will want to experience it to understand what a fantastic weekly evening event this is. This is not an exclusive Member-only league. Guests are encouraged to participate and will only be charged nominally more than Members. Please note: guests may only represent 25% of total participants.

Summer league cost:

  • Members = $140

  • Non-Members = $170

Essentially, the main reasons to register/play are listed below to give a little more understanding about Summer League Squash here at the RGC:

  • Simply register online and you will be placed on a team (thus connecting you with potential new players at the Club who you may or may not have played with before) in a designated position based on your playing standard.

  • Captains are allocated and schedules are drawn up.

  • You play against a different team each week, culminating in Play-Offs in the last week depending upon league finishing positions.

  • If you find you're unable to play on any given week, you simply contact the sub-list (which will be provided to everyone at the start of the league) and find a replacement from the list of similar standard players.

  • Once you have finished playing, you jointly referee the next match on court.

  • Once play has finished we all retire to the 'best patio in the city' for complimentary nachos and drink prizes from the evening (prizes are awarded for "Shot of the Night," "Rally of the Night," and "Match of the Night"). This is the best social scene in the Club and one where you make lots of new friends and great connections!

  • This is not exclusive to adults - some of our better juniors also play in this event, so please ask me if you're unsure about it being appropriate for your junior.

This program typically fills up very quickly, so sign up today!



Get the Most Out of Your Squash Experience at the RGC!


Here are a few simple guidelines to help you get the most from your squash at the RGC as well as a few necessary rules to keep everyone safe during their time here:

  1. No training with any equipment on the court for any other purpose than squash, e.g. the use of medicine balls against the wall and bouncing off the floors, etc. As well, tennis racquets & balls are strictly forbidden on the courts.

  2. Correct footwear for indoor squash/badminton only (non-marking soles).

  3. The use of Eye Guards is mandatory for anyone under the age of 19 years old. It is 'strongly advised' for adults too!

  4. Squash Etiquette - play fair, play safe, play hard, and most importantly, have fun!

  5. Please do not use swear words before, during, or after play, and respect the decisions of all referees during competitive play/events.

  6. Get involved - Programs, Box Leagues, ESL, Summer League, Coaching, Volunteering, entering internal and external events (Club Champs, Edmonton Open, etc.), Squash Club Committee, events committee's, etc. Sign up and talk about the positive things that are happening here at the Club and if you want to see something happen that hasn't been provided, tell the Pros.

  7. Connect/communicate with the squash office as often as you can to keep yourself in the loop and understand what's going on and how you can help the squash community improve and grow here at your Club.

Many thanks all! Here's hoping you can all assist each other in getting the most out of the valuable time you invest here in the RGC Squash community.

 

Contact


If you would like to contact the Squash Committee, please email squashcommittee@royalglenora.com. All emails are confidential and are directed to the Committee Chair.
 
For any questions, comments, or concerns regarding news from Squash, please contact Pete at pete.goodings@royalglenora.com