Friday, 15 November 2013

November Newsletter

Hi All,

Another packed newsletter, there is so much happening at your club.
Top of the bill in this newsletter are the two squash treats in store for you this month.

TOP Class Squash
The weekend of the 23/24th hosts the Grange Open, attracting top players from all over. There really will be some top class squash here and it is FREE to watch for members AND guests.
On the Saturday after the squash matches is a not-to-be-missed exhibition game between Greg Lobban and Dougie Kempsell, last year's exhibition game was spectacular this one will surpass even that.

The next squash treat is on the evening of Tuesday 26th - both the National League AND the Ladies National League are playing at the Grange, come down and cheer on the home sides. Again this is FREE to members AND guests. Our 4th team also play their home game at the Academy that night, the bar will be jam packed full with great banter, come along and  enjoy the evening.

Opening Night
A very popular evening, the fun competition was again superbly organised by Karen Kennedy, and food provided by David Grieve.
The winning team look suitably impressed with their prizes!

New Squash Courts
It's started. It really has. The eagle has landed (actually that is a dummy bird on the grass tennis courts, it's not a real eagle, despite all the photo's being taken by passers by) and the building work has commenced. Please see the attachment from the club Chairman with more details of the racket sports development and restrictions on parking.

Quiz Night
This Friday 15th. Club night as usual at 7:00, as always some will slope off to the bar - er quiz early and others will keep the club night going.

O'Brien Bucket Final
Is on Friday 22nd, the oldest trophy in the Grange squash club will again be keenly contested - come along and cheer your favourite player on the night.

Fun Rules Night on a Friday
We haven't forgotten about the promise to do some fun rules nights, let me know if you would be interested in this - numbers would have to be limited to 12 or so, but if it's popular we can do several more nights. The idea is to watch a few set plays from the balcony, listen to the players pleas, and vote on the outcome of Let, No Let or Stroke. Then hear what the call should have been and the referees explanation of why. The emphasis will be on fun as much as learning, and it won't take all night.

We now have a few more participants, another 3 or 4 will make all the difference. It's still great odds for that £100 prize cheque every month.
Harvey won last month, on the same night his team won the opening night prizes. He fairly skipped out of the club that evening!

Andrew Beames has kindly 'volunteered' to do the social media side of the club, so if you have anything you want put on the website, placed on the blog, stuck on Facebook or put in the online calendar drop him a line, the contact email is in the signature block at the bottom of this email.

Personal Accident Insurance
This is already included for registered competitive players of SSRL ( players) however SSRL have offered the same cover for £10 to all other registered players.
Please let me know if you are interested and I'll collate the figures.

And Finally
I found this link from Squash Ezine very useful:

9 videos of squash scenarios requiring a refereeing decision, with answers - how many did you get right? (I got 7 and 8 wrong)

Enjoy the squash,

The Grange Squash Club
Facebook/Blog/Website/Calendar etc:
President:        Bill Marshall
Hon President  David Grieve
Open Events:   Kevin Moran
Mini-leagues:   Douglas Brown
Competitions:  Jonathan Norrie
Juniors:           John Bain
Ladies Teams: Karen Kennedy
Open Teams:   Pete Cockburn
Social:            Ali Ross  
Treasurer:        Nick Lyth
RacketBall:     David Grieve      davidgrieve5@aol.comMembership secretary:  

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