County News

England Squash Guidelines from 2nd December 2020

England Squash have issued revised guidelines for Squash. The following is a snapshot of permitted activity depending on where your club/venue is based, further details are given in the attached file: Tier 1: Solo practice, full match play with same household, modified full-court squash in squash bubbles, Sides, Socially Distanced Practices, one-to-one coaching, group coaching. Tier 2: Solo practice, full match play with same household, Sides and Socially Distanced Practices in squash bubbles, one-to-one coaching. Tier 3: Solo practice, full match play with same household. In addition to the above, juniors are allowed to take part in coach-led/supervised activity in all tiers.      See full story...

Advice on how to play 'Sides'

Squash courts can now open, but with limitations. Members will be able to play 'sides'. For advice on how to play sides please open the text part of this message, select the link and then select the video on how to play sides      See full story...

Child Welfare

A Statement on Child Welfare is included in this news bulletin. This Statement will be included as a permanent document within our website shortly.      See full story...

Mini squash in schools

An article about a project to show how squash can be delivered in a school environment in a fun and engaging way      See full story...

Karakal South of England Masters

The Karakal South of England Masters is being played Friday 17th January to Sunday 19th January, you will need to register by 6pm Wednesday 8th January 2020 For further details please click the following link: https://www.englandsquashmasters.co.uk/Events/EventDetails.aspx?@EventID=103      See full story...

Inter County Dates 2020

Seniors: Stage 1 1st-2nd February 2020 and Finals 9th-10th May 2020 The groups have been drawn at random. • Men. Round robin groups. Group winners will go through into an 8 team monrad at the Finals weekend with the top 2 teams promoted. • Women. Round robin groups. Group winners will go into 2 groups of 3 at the Finals weekend with the winner of each group promoted. We fall in the South and will play in the following venues • Women- Horsham SC, Cricket Field Rd, Horsham RH12 1TE. Contact on site is Rob Norman. admin@horshamsportsclub.com / 01403 254628 • Men- Coral Health and Fitness, Orchard Rd, Hove, BN3 7BG. Contact on site is Ben Hutton bn_hutton@yahoo.co.uk / 07966 426641 · In the Masters we only have the dates so far · Masters: Stage 1 28th- 29th March 2020 and Finals 6th- 7th June 2020      See full story...

Revised Venue for Junior County Coaching

We have encountered some unforeseen problems at Wellington Health & Fitness Centre regarding the court bookings for the upcoming county coaching. Unfortunately we cannot have the courts for the 29th of October however we managed to book the courts at Eton & Datchet Thames Valley Athletics Centre, (Address: Pococks Ln, Eton SL4 6HN). The poster is amended and included below If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Andras Pal, Professional England Squash Level 3 coach, Reading area      See full story...

Junior County Coaching

The relaunch of the Junior Berkshire Closed Tournament was attended by 20 children on the 29th of September at Wellington College and seemed to be a great success. To continue with the momentum, we are happy to bring you the 1st Junior County Coaching session on the 29th of October with the England National Coach Paul Carter & England Squash Professional Level 3 Coach Andras Pal at Wellington Health and Fitness Club. The first session from 0930-1130 is aimed at advanced players whilst the second session from 1130-1330 is aimed at intermediate / development players. Each session is limited to 12 Players. Book your space to avoid disappointment. The cost for first session is £25 per player or £40 for two siblings and the cost of the second session Is £20 per player or £30 for two siblings. Further information provided in the Poster attached below Coaching / Parents Team Our aim is to rebuild Berkshire Squash and for that we need a team therefore we are on the lookout for coaches and supportive parents. If you want to be part of this team, please get in contact. Any questions please contact Andras on: email: Andras.squash@gmail.com or Tel: 0740-255-7654 Kind regards, Andras Pal Professional England Squash Level 3 coach Reading area MNR Project Co-ordinator Berkshire Junior Squash Co-ordinator Email: andras.pal.uk@gmail.com Mobile: 0740-255-7654 www.squashloop.co.uk twitter: andras_squash Instagram: andras.squash      See full story...

Men's Berkshire Closed Championship 2019

The Berkshire Squash Closed 2019 is back after last year's success which saw Gurbhaj Kahlon win his maiden Berkshire title against Stuart Milton 3-1! This year’s event will be run on the 26th/27th October 2019, being held at the Reading University. This will contain the following grades: A Grade (16 places) - County Premier or 1st Division League Team (Squash levels 3000+) B Grade (16 places) - Lower end of 1st Division or lower (Squash Levels 2000+) C Grade (16 places) - Non-Team Players who play recreationally or in their club internal leagues (Squash Levels: 0-2000) Entry fee is £12 and payment details will be handled through the confirmation email after you have registered. Entry fee includes The Berkshire Squash Closed 2018 tournament t-shirt. Food and Drinks are not included in the entry. Entry link is below: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/berkshireclosed2019 All players are guaranteed a minimum of two matches, as there will be a plate competition for those who lose in the 1st round. Please see the schedule below: Saturday 26th October (all Main/Plate 1st round-Quarter Final matches) Sunday 27th October (semi-finals and finals) For any questions please email me at h.a.withrington@gmail.com or call/text 07794562734 Entries close on Sunday 20th October 2019      See full story...

Dylan Kumar retains Racketball Title

Dylan Kalar retains his U13 Racketball Title again this year and was also runner up in both the U15 and U17 groupings. Jasmin Kalar was knocked out in the Quarter Finals. Sonny Kalar won the O35 Plate Racketball Tournament.      See full story...

Dylan Kalar wins another silver tournament

Dylan KALAR from BERKSHIRE is going from strengh to strength in both SQUASH & RACKETBALL and the little fella has already achieved so much in both sports including; Achieving the UK Number 1 Ranking in Squash (Under 11) - a position that is fiercely contested and is very hard to secure. Being the UK Number 1 Ranked player in Racketball (Under 11) Winning several successive Berkshire County titles Winning a National title in Racketball Being Runner up in 2 National Squash championships Winning numerous tournaments Being selected for the England Development squad for future England stars Being selected to be a Sports Ambassador & Role model All of this has been achieved after consistently demonstrating his brilliance with a racket, showing his constant tactical awareness, his tournament victories up and down the Country & his determined heart of a lion. He continues to enjoy playing both sports and hopes to make it to the very highest levels in the future including representing England. Along with this, DUNLOP are now officially sponsoring all of Dylan’s rackets & equipment and the champ continues to go from strength to strength. All the while he has worked hard with his education and has also secured a spot in Grammar school and is grateful for all the time and effort his Dad has dedicated in coaching him in Squash, Racketball and even home tutoring him in the Grammar school entrance test papers over the years. He is very proud to be part of Team Kalar and is not only following in the footsteps of his elder sisters - Jasmin & Danni Kalar as current & former Grammar School students but also with their prowess in Squash (winners of over 100 trophies between them), with Jasmin now making her mark on the Professional Womens Squash tour. He loves training with them and their on court training & battles are the stuff of legends along with his monthly Racketball duels he has with his Mum (a keen afficonado in Racketball)...not to mention his determination to beat his Dad in his coaching sessions. All of this focus and hard work has paid off and now Dynamo Dylan Kalar is beginning to make his mark in all areas of his life and showing that he has the heart of a champion. Dylan is also proud to be selected to be a Sports Ambassador and as he gets older and develops himself further he is hoping to be a positive role model for everyone.      See full story...

The Berkshire Squash Doubles Closed

The Berkshire Squash Doubles Closed is back after last years gripping event, which saw defending champions Simon Street and Harry Carr win back back titles after being 2-0 down and fending off 7 match points in the final! This year’s event will be run on the 27th April 2019. The draw will contain a total of 16 pairs, so make sure you get your entries in fast! Entry fee is £20 per pair. Entry fee includes The Berkshire Squash Doubles Closed 2019 tournament t-shirt, with the profits going towards the Launchpad Charity. All pairs will get a guaranteed 3 matches. Please enter using the link below: https://sites.google.com/site/rusquashclub/doubles-tournament Club Address: University of Reading SportsPark, 8 Shinfield Road, Reading, RG2 7B. For all questions please email me at h.a.withrington@gmail.com or call/text 07794562734 Entries close on Tuesday 23rd April 2019      See full story...