Dean Squash Club Finals, Saturday 30th March 2019, 11-5pm

Hi all,

The Club Championship’s finals day is nearly upon us (see the poster link below).
Men’s A and B Championships are now at the semi-final stage.
In the Women’s final Laura Gomez Cuadrado and Fiona Laing will battle for the trophy.If you would like to be in the draw for the handicap tournament let me know via e-mail or sign up  under the poster on the notice board in the clubhouse, by Wednesday 27th March. Games will be fast paced 10 minute timed games and every player will have at least 3 games.

As on the poster, all friends and family are welcome to join for a fun day of squash, food and banter.
More details will be sent to all players in advance of the tournament day.
Many thanks,
Tom Costelloe
tomkiltiernan@gmail.com

Squash Finals Poster pdf:

Dean Squash Club Championship Finals 30th March 2019

New  6 week Block of Squash Coaching starts Monday 18th February 2019

Dear Member

I am pleased to let you know that there will be a six week block of group coaching every Monday starting from 18th February.

Sessions for League players 5 and below (or new to the game and looking to improve) will be from 7.00-8.00pm cost will be £44.00 in total.

Sessions for league players 1-4 (or of similar ability) will be from 8.00-9.00pm cost will be £44.00 in total.

The content of sessions will depend on what level of players attend the course however as a rough guide we will cover following:

Grip
Backhand / forehand drives including swing
Movement
Serve / return of serve
Volleys
Boasts
Match practise / shot selection

The format of these sessions will include coach feed / condition games / drills plus a little fitness work at the end of each session!!

If you would like further information or would like to book a place then please contact me at lisa@lisasquash.co.uk or on 0791 287 7042.

Kind Regards
Lisa

Squash at the Dean

In June 2017 the committee announced the appointment of our new squash coach Lisa McKenna. To contact her phone 0791 287 7042 or email her at lisa@lisasquash.co.uk or head over to her webpage at http://www.lisasquash.co.uk/.

Dean have 2 LED lit, heated squash courts. Court 1 has a viewing gallery. The courts are often refurbished annually or as necessary.

There are two men’s teams which play in the ESSA leagues, where results and current standings can be found. If you’re interested in playing for one of the men’s squash teams contact the captains Tom Costelloe or James Birkhead.

After competing successfully for many years in the ESSA leagues, the ladies team are currently awaiting some keen new players before they enter another team!

Annual Tournament

Every year in January – March Dean holds an annual squash tournament. This year the finals day is on 30th March 2019.

Squash leagues

Many of the squash playing members regularly play in the Club’s mini-leagues. There are up to 13 divisions of five or six players giving an opportunity to play a game approximately weekly against an opponent of a similar standard. The leagues operate throughout the year and are organised in 5 or 6 week blocks. The leagues are suitable for all standards from complete beginner to team player. The leagues are a very good way for members to meet other players. Matches are played best of 5 games. Play a minimum of 3 games to avoid being dropped! Most players are adopting the point-a-rally system to 15 but feel free! Our courts are not overheated making the use of the single yellow a popular choice. If you are interested in joining the leagues, contact the league organiser: Ron Todd.

Footwear Notice

To prevent marking the floors or bringing in dirt please use non-marking, indoor-use shoes only.

NB: The club house and squash courts are cleaned on Monday’s and Friday’s.


Racketball

A number of squash players also play racketball occasionally. In previous years Dean has entered a team into the East of Scotland racketball league which operates over the summer months. If you would like to play for the team or try this fun game out contact Michael Clarkson.

Racketball Tournaments

Don Wilkie’s retirement meal & presentation

Don coached squash at Dean for 17 years. He particularly enjoyed coaching the juniors on Saturday pm with Amanda Jones. Amanda organised a meal & presentation of gifts from some of his old pupils and friends.