Winter league pre-season friendlies announced

Winter league pre-season friendlies announced

Our county squash teams are scheduled to play in two friendly matches against rival clubs ahead of the new winter season, which begins next month.

Lilleshall SRC ‘A’ and ‘B’, who are captained by Keith Hansell and Martin Powell respectively, will travel to Bishops Castle on Tuesday 11th Sept (6:20pm) and Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club on Thursday 20th Sept.

Lilleshall SRC ‘B’, who will be competing in Division 3 this season, will begin their campaign at home on Thursday 4th October against Castle Country SC (7:15pm) and Lilleshall SRC ‘A’, who will be playing above them in Division 2, will stage their first game the following week on Tuesday 9th October at home against Wolverhampton LTSC ‘B’.

It would be greatly appreciated if our club members could come down and support our players during these two matches and throughout the rest of the season, which runs through until April 2019. All home fixtures will be staged on our main show courts (4 and 5).

Please note that our weekly ‘Pitch and Play’ session will be hosted on Courts 1-3 (hardback courts) when Lilleshall SRC ‘B’ are scheduled to play at home. You can check our club board for further details.

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Nick Matthew coming to Shropshire

Nick Matthew, England’s most successful professional squash player of all-time, will be visiting our county later this month to play in a series of fun-filled exhibition matches at the Shropshire Squash Club in Shrewsbury.

Matthew, a former three-time World, Commonwealth and British Open champion, will be in Shropshire on Saturday 15th September 2018, taking part in three sessions (11.00am – 1.00pm, 2.00pm – 4.00pm (Juniors only) and 5.00pm – 7.00pm) which are limited to 50 people per session.

The former World #1, who is nicknamed ‘The Wolf’ and recently retired from the professional game, will visit Shrewsbury as part of his ‘UK Tour #WolfOnTour’, which will see him visit 13 various squash clubs across the country.

Each session will last approx. two hours and comprise of several elements, including:

  • Direct Q & A
  • Playing & training tips and coaching
  • Play the Pro session
  • Full exhibition match
  • Photo & signature opportunities

Tickets can be obtained directly from Shropshire Squash Club at a cost of £10 (per ticket) and there are limited amounts of tickets remaining for the early session (11.00am – 1.00pm).

Full details here.

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Sam Clark wins Dave Fox title

The other finals evening took place on Wednesday 20th June. A closely fought final in the Dave Fox (handicap) competition, with Sam Clark defeating Steve McClelland to win 3-0.

The trophy was awarded to the winner by Paul Evans (pictured, centre) following the conclusion of the game and photos taken by John Haskins and Joel Reed.

The result below :

Dave Fox (Squash handicap)

  • Winner – Sam Clark
  • R/U – Steve McClelland

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Competition titles for Westwood and McClelland

A good evening last week with some closely fought finals in the Robson and John Perry competitions.

Special thanks to Tim Collins who came down specially to marked the Robson final and to Paul Evans who stayed on to mark the John Perry final.

Trophies were awarded to the winners by the chairman Paul Evans (pictured above, centre) and photos taken by Glyn Thomas, Roy Fisher and John Haskins.

Steve McClelland (left) became the John Perry Racketball Handicap champion after closely defeating runner-up Rob Hall (right). Steve received his trophy from Paul Evans (centre),mClub Chairman, after the match.

The results below :

Robson (Squash 40+)

  • Winner – Gary Westwood
  • R/U – Pete Howells

John Perry (R/B handicap)

  • Winner – Steve McClelland
  • R/U – Rob Hall

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Club Cup Competitions – Spring 2018

Club Cup Competitions – Spring 2018

The 2018 Phase 1 competitions have now been published.

The competitions comprise:

  • Dave Fox Trophy – Squash, handicap, open to all
  • Robson Trophy – Squash, non-handicap, open to players age 40 and over
  • John Perry Memorial Cup – Racketball, handicap, open to all

Please note that pairs will have to be eliminated if they have not played their matches by due dates to be fair to all and to keep the competitions moving along.

We are aiming to play all finals on Wednesday 13th June so please keep that evening free either to chase that cup or to support.

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County Squash and Racketball Finals 2018

The Shropshire Squash Club/ Kingsland. (with kind permission)

Sunday 28th January. 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Categories being contested:

Main, O35, O45 and Open Category – Squash, Main and O50 – Racketball

All welcome. Bar will be open. Please Come and support your players.

(Sent on behalf of Graham Moore, Kingsland SRC.)

Don Wallington

Shropshire Squash

League Secretary

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Contact Us

General Enquires

Paul Evans - Club Chairman
+44 (01952) 812655

Membership Enquires

Roy Fisher - Club Treasurer
+44 (01952) 255885