A few important dates for your diary in the coming weeks with some great squash / racketball matches needing your support:
Friday 13th and Friday 20th September - Squash 2nd team matches
The 2nd team is back in action in Division 5 East with their opening fixture at home this Friday against Brighton 3rd team and then another fixture at home against Dunnings 4th team on Friday 20th September - both games starting at 7.30pm.
Monday 23rd September - Squash handicap KO final
The long awaited final between Leon Harris and Curt Bean in the squash handicap KO is to be played on Monday 23rd September starting at 7pm. Both players have the same handicap of -22 and a competitive match is anticipated. Come and watch the match and then join in with squash club night afterwards.
Thursday 26th September - Squash 1st team match
The 1st team start their season in Division 3 East with a home fixture against Lewes 1 from 7.30pm.
Wednesday 2nd October - Racketball handicap KO and Plate finals evening
After some close semi final matches, the final of the main KO competition will be between James Norman (handicap -22) and Curt Bean (-17).
In the Plate competition, Neil Clowes unfortunately had to withdraw due to injury so the final will be between Doug Barr (-8) and Dave Croft (-10).
The Plate final will start at 7pm followed by the main KO final. Both finals will be best of 5 sets after handicap adjustment and will be marked by squash chairman Dom Williams.
This is a great opportunity to watch some of the best racketball players in the club so please give them as much support as possible
Turnout on Fridays has been patchy so we are going to try Tuesdays from 11.30am - 1pm as an alternative - any of the Vets tennis players can therefore join in if their tennis is rained off! We could do with a larger pool of players for these friendly "turn up and play" sessions so if you would like to join the midweek racketball WhatsApp group, which is used to check availability, please let me know on firstname.lastname@example.org
Racketball - Thursday club nights
Please note that when the squash 1st team is playing a home game, the outside courts will only be available for RB club night from 6.50pm to 7.30pm - the glass back court will however be available from 7.20pm as usual. The evenings affected pre Christmas will be 26/9, 14/11, 21/11 and 28/11.