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.
Squash at the Dean
As of mid June 2017 the committee are pleased to announce the appointment of our new squash coach Lisa McKenna. To contact her phone 0791 287 7042 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or head over to her webpage at http://www.lisasquash.co.uk/.
Court refurbishment: Court 1 was refurbished the week commencing Monday 13th March 2017. Work on court 2 was finished in early June 2017.
Dean have 2 LED lit, heated squash courts. Court 1 has a viewing gallery.
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 Paul DeMarco or Michael Clarkson.
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!
Every year in January – March Dean holds an annual squash tournament, including mens, ladies and handicap tournaments. This year the finals day is on 25th March 2017.
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! Many players are adopting the point-a-rally system to 15 but feel free! If you are interested in joining the leagues, contact the league organiser: Ron Todd.
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.
A number of squash players also play racketball. Over the last few 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.