RacketBall Open Evening Event

Brondesbury Squash section are hosting an open evening for Racketball on Wednesday 5th October from 7.30pm-9.30pm.

The general rules of the game are very similar to Squash so why not pop down and find out all about Racketball and what it has to offer.  The evening will give you the chance to become familiar with the rules, see some of our regular players in action as well as being able to play and try it out for yourself on our Squash courts.  We have a number of rackets and balls that will be available for use on the night and if that is not tempting enough, we are even throwing in nibbles for the occasion which will be available in the Club House bar.

Over the coming days there will be more information uploaded on to the website and posted around the club and apparently our new Squash Coach is even a dab hand at Racketball, handy that!

 

Membership Renewals and News Updates

Dear Squash Members

It is that time of the year when your squash renewals will soon be due - from 1st October 2011. Please pay your membership renewals via the Club website, which will keep things nice and easy for both you and for our Club records. Can I please also ask ALL PRESENT MEMBERS to send to me their swipe card numbers, as I need to wipe off all the old ones. These old numbers will be wiped off from end of October, so no confirmation will mean no access to the courts!! My email address is tangris@btinternet.com

Squash News Updates:

The AGM for the Squash will take place at the Club on Sunday 9th October 2011 at 6pm

As a trial another Squash 'Social' will take place on Sunday 9th October from 4:00pm - 5:45pm just before the AGM. If this is successful it will continue to run on Sundays from 3pm - 5pm, which will allow you to have a drink at the bar from 4pm, watch the footie, and grab something to eat (hopefully depending on numbers interested) 

Coaching Courses with our new Club Coach Derek Thorpe

A Begineers Squash Course running for 5 weeks will start from Thursday 13th October 2011 between 7:30 - 9pm. This will cost £40. A minimum number of 7 people will be required to run this course. If interested please leave your cheques (payable to Brondesbury Squash Club)in my pigeon hole (under Squash Secretary) to confirm your place. Please be sure to leave me your contact details as well. If this course is cancelled I will inform interested parties about it and return your payments.

A Junior Squash Taster Course for 7 years and up will be run on Sunday 16th October 2011 between 10:30 - 12:30 am. This will cost £2.50 per hourly session, or £5 for the whole period. If enough numbers interested a further course will be run at a later date. All monies to be paid on the day to the Squash coach Derek Thorpe. 

Squash Leagues. Please let me know if interested in taking part in leagues. I will then get these up and running in late October 2011.

Here is to an enjoyable new squash season at Brondesbury Squash Club. Get your family/friends interested as well in joining up. 

Best regards

Steve

 

New Squash Coach at Brondesbury

It is with great pleasure that we can introduce our new Squash Coach to Brondesbury. 

Derek Thorpe has a serious Squash CV which include being crowned County Champion no less than 6 times, Herts County Veteran champion in 2003 and Vets of GB Champion in 2004 and 2008.  He has been Captain of the England team and even appears in the Guinness Book of Records for a Squash marathon lasting 54.75hours!

Derek became a professional coach in 2005 and we are thrilled that he will be working at Brondesbury helping to train anyone and everyone from complete novices to advanced players.  Derek will be running a number of different group classes starting in October so watch this space and the Squash noticeboard for more details.

 

To contact Derek for individual coaching please email derekjthorpe@hotmail.com or call him on 07887 560601.

New Squash Year!

 
 Annual Renewal of Membership: 1 Oct 2011 - 30 Sept 2012

Unlike previous years, you may now renew your annual subscription on-line at www.Brondesburysc.co.uk, which becomes due on 1 October 2011.  You  should already have received an email from the new system (if you have the supplied the club with an email address) which includes your user-id and password. You can then login to the site, click on Your Membership Account in the User Menu, where you will find a renewal notice. You will then have three options:

1.        Renew your membership as it stands. You have the option of paying either on-line by card or of indicating you will be sending me a cheque.

2.        Amend it in some way, for example by converting an Adult to a Family membership by adding one or more family members, and then select a payment method as above.

3.        Cancel your membership, if you are unable to continue playing for some reason.

The system has been very successfully operating in the Tennis section since March last year and nearly three quarters of the tennis membership has applied or renewed online. You will also have the ability to access all information relating to the Club in general such as minutes of General Committee meetings, Social activities, etc.

 

Should you prefer not to use the system you can obtain a Renewal Membership Form for the new Squash Year from the Bar in the Club House.   All cheques to be made payable to Brondesbury Squash Club.   If  any details relating to your address, telephone numbers or e-mail address have changed throughout the year, please let me know by e-mail (tangris@btinternet.com) so that the Member Contact List is relevant at all times.  

 

Subscription Fees and court meter charges for the forthcoming year remain mainly the same as last year.   This in effect means there has not been an increase for the fifth  year in a row. The one change to these fees is that the category for Family has been replaced by a Couple membership.  

 

The AGM of the Squash Section will be held on Sunday 9th October 2011 in the Club House at 6:30pm.    Attendance at last year’s meeting was much improved over past years.  I will drop you a note nearer the meeting with more details.   Nominations will be very welcome for the positions of Squash League Secretary, and one other to help out running the leagues and tournaments.

 

 Please remember it is YOUR club so any ideas or functions you would like to run/help out with please let me know.I wish you a very successful, enjoyable and ‘injury free’  Squash Year!