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County Closed 2024 Entry Now Open

Thursday, December 7, 2023 - Posted by Spence

Entry for the 2024 County Closed is now open.
It will be held at Stourbridge Squash Club on the 20th and 21st January 2024

Go to https://wsraonline.co.uk/ccentry to confirm your entry now.

Entries will close on the 12th January so that I can prepare all draws in time!



Treasurer Required

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - Posted by Spence

Treasurer Required for Worcester Squash and Racketball Association

We are looking for someone who can manage the finances of the squash and racketball association.
Experience is preferred and this will only require a couple of hours per month maximum

Please send any enquiries to s93ncer@outlook.com in the first instance

NB - This is a voluntary position





Manor Park Coaching Opportunity

Monday, September 19, 2022 - Posted by Spence

Head  Squash and Racketball Coach Manor Park
  Manor Park Sports Club Malvern

  The Club: The Manor Park club is a long established multi-sport  club- www.manorparkmalvern.com.  It has 4 recently renovated squash courts, 2 of which are glass backed, all  with under-floor heating.
  Hours: The Club  is happy to pay £25-30 per hour for 6.5 hours of group coaching per week during  school term time, as well as 3 hours of administration time per week at £10-15 per  hour to cover marketing, promotion and administration activities. In addition  the Club will support and pay for holiday camps at the agreed coaching rate.  This will result in a guaranteed retainer of up to £10,000 in year 1. The year  2 arrangements will be subject to review and agreement after 9 months, to take  account of the success being achieved. In the event that the club profits from  the group coaching any profits will be shared 50:50 with the coach as an  incentive to grow the class sizes.
  In addition to the retainer we are confident that the right  coach will have the ability to significantly grow their revenue from coaching  and other earnings: for instance, through one to one sessions, work with both  the County and local private schools, racket stringing and work with other  clubs in the area.
  Background to this  Role: Manor Park has had a junior development programme running alongside  adult coaching for a number of years but is looking to take it to another level  with an increased emphasis on working with local schools and other community  groups, as well as further developing the opportunities with other clubs in the  area. 
  Purpose of the Role:  Are you passionate about promoting and  expanding squash and racketball to new players and working with our current  junior and adult players to help develop their skills in a fun and enjoyable  environment? We are looking for an ambitious coach to work with players of all  levels and ages and to help promote the sport locally. This is an ideal role  for someone who is looking to build their coaching career and is keen to make  their own mark in developing squash and racketball in Worcestershire. The  previous coach developed links with local private schools and the County before  re-locating, having created a sound and growing coaching base. While this is a  short-term contract, we are hopeful, with the right candidate, it will be  extended well into the future.
 
  Main Duties and  Responsibilities:

     
  • Communicating with the squash juniors and  coaching them twice weekly, with sessions ideally on a Monday and Saturday. 
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  • Planning, communicating and delivering social  squash and racketball classes for improvers and those returning to the sport.
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  • Delivering 1 to 1 coaching to members and other  squash and racketball players in the area.
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  • Promoting and marketing Squash within  Worcestershire including running the ‘Squash Stars’ programme supported by the  County.
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  • Promoting and running junior squash camps during  the holiday for both members and non-members.
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  • Working with the squash and racketball committee  to market and promote the club.
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  • Identifying and hosting adult and junior  tournaments, both internal and external, at the club.
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  • Support and build on the positive club culture  that exists.

Personal Specification

     
  • Minimum England Squash Level 2.
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  • A good enthusiastic communicator with juniors  and adults.
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  • Highly organised, efficient and most importantly  reliable.
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  • Has the confidence to market and build the  programme. 

For all enquiries email nick.tamblyn@btinternet.com or  call 07973 885263




Junior County Closed

Monday, September 19, 2022 - Posted by Spence, in Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Test

Worcestershire Junior County Closed 2022
Stourbridge Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, Sugar Loaf Lane, Iverly, Stourbridge, DY76PS


Events (boys and girls categories):    
Under 9s
Under 11s
Under 13s
Under 15s
Under 17s
Under 19s

Saturday 1st October, Sunday 2nd October 2022    
Entries close: Saturday 24th September    
Entry fee: £15 (must be England Squash members)
All enquires:
Bett 07973273523, bett@bettsquash.co.uk





Worcestershire Squash County Closed

Monday, February 7, 2022 - Posted by Spence

The weekend of 22nd & 23rd of January saw the welcome return of our Worcs County Closed following the Covid enforced cancellation in 2021.

After a very difficult 2 years for us all it was great to see many familiar faces once again in a Squash environment. It was especially encouraging to see some new faces together with a number of our County juniors taking part.

Another positive was the increase in the total number of entrants which when split over the age categories which was up on the numbers for the 2020 competition. I’m sure this makes us realise just how much we had all missed that competitive element to our Squash.

Once again, the standard of Squash was excellent over the whole weekend despite most players needing to be play several games in a day.

It was great to see all the finals being played in a competitive spirit but also in a sporting manner.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Thanks to all the organisers players, supporters, markers and helpers as your enthusiasm ensured Worcs County Squash also came out a Big Winner.

Many thanks to Bett, Spence, Arden Estate (sponsor) Brian Gurnett (referee & marking duties) and our host Stourbridge LTC and staff.

Stuart Granger


EventWinnerRunner Up
Mens ASam Osborne-WyldeOllie Rawlins
Mens BRichard BannoDavid Harris
Mens Over 35John ParkesJon Whitehead
Mens Over 45Jamie BarnettMartin Frangleton
Mens Over 50Jason SmithPete Bryant
Mens Over 55Tim AspeyMark Hegley
Mens Over 60John ParkesJohn Guyatt





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2013 Worcestershire County Closed Squash Championship

Starts on Friday the 18th January at Stourbridge Lawn Tennis and Squash Club - Finals will be held on Sunday the 20th January. Entry form is here

2012-2013 Cup Draw added here

If you can play second round matches during the first week then please do, this will allow me to organise the plate draw

2012-2013 Fixtures Updated

I've updated all the fixtures following the meeting last night
Please check them at your earliest opportunity and let me know of any mistakes or conflicts and I will look into it

I will be updating the contact details for all clubs in the next few days - these will be emailed out with invoices and other information for all teams


World Masters Squash - Birmingham 21st - 27th July 2012

Worcestershire have many entrants into the World Masters and it's free to watch!

Mens O50 John Parkes playing Sat 21st July at Edgbaston Priory at 2.30
Mens 055 Robert Garvin playing Sat 21st July at Edgbaston Priory at 12.15
Mens O55 John Guyatt playing Sun 22nd at Edgbaston Priory at 11.30
Mens O60 Tim Delves plays Sun 22nd at Edgbaston Priory at 15.15
Mens O60 Paul Hodges plays Sat 21st at B'ham University at 16.00
Mens O70 Roy Bradley playing Mon 23rd July at Edgbaston Priory at 10.00
Mens 070 Stan Biffin  playing  Mon 23rd July at Edgbaston Priory at10.00
Ladies 050 Kerry Pottinger playing Mon 23rd July at Edgbaston Priory at 12.00
Ladies 065 Bett Dryhurst playing Tues 24th July at B'ham University at 13.20

Please go along and support our local players


2012 Presentation Night

The presentation night for the Worcester Squash Leagues is on the 27th April 2012 at Barnt Green starting at 7:30
The cost is £10 per person including food - Please let Andy Wright, Spencer Read or Bett Dryhurst the number of people attending by the 24th April


Chairperson required for The Worcestershire Squash and Racketball Association

Information about the role is here - to apply please email apply@wsraonline.co.uk


2011-2012 Cup And Plate Information

Main Cup draw is here - Plate draw is here


County Closed 2012 Information

Entry Form is Here - Poster for Clubs is Here


Jack Young is raising money for Charity

Jack Young from Manor Park is growing a moustache to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

For more information on this great cause please click the following link - http://mobro.co/MOJACKO

Premier League Squash at Birmingham University

First game is this week involving Nick Matthew - more information here


Under 11's 5 Counties Tournament

Worcestershire put a team out in the 5 counties tournament - read more about it here


Inter-County Racketball Division 2

Worcestershire found themselves in a tough pool in the 1st round matches of the inter-county Racketball competition. Home advantage would be with much fancied and ambitious Surrey while the other place taken by our old adversaries from Hampshire. With Worcestershire players needing travelling time of 2/3 hours to arrive at Surbiton Rackets Club the morning game on Saturday September 17th 2011 saw Surrey and Hampshire meeting for the first ever time. The strong home team coming through comfortably 4-1.

Read More


All fixtures involving Redditch 1st and Redditch 3rd team have changed
Please check your fixtures


Adverts here now available - for a small fee you can advertise your club or business

Click Here to send an email and request pricing


2011-2012 Cup Draw added here

If you can play second round matches during the first week then please do, this will allow me to organise the plate draw

2011-2012 Fixtures now added to site


09/03/2011 - Stourbridge Exhibition match and chance of coaching from a World Ranked Player!

Details of an exhibition match at Stourbridge added, plus an added chance to win a 20 minute coaching session from a World Ranked Player

 

03/03/2011 - Edgbaston Prior Graded Open 2011 Entry Form Added

Entry form and information added

22/02/2011 - Worcestershire Racketball team win at Shropshire

National Racketball Counties Division 2 completed on Saturday 19th February at Shrewsbury Rugby Club. Read the report here.

11/02/2011 - 2011 Plate draw released

Plate draw listed here - games to be played week commencing 21/02/2011

18/01/2011 - Results from the County Closed

Thanks go to Stourbridge for hosting the event, Brian Gurnett for refeering, Bett Dryhurst for arranging, Andy Wright and John Parkes for there help over the weekend

Winner   Luke Rawlins   Stourport
Runner Up   Jamie Barnett   Barnt Green
Winner   Chris Grainger   Stourport
Runner Up   Chris Raybold   Stourbridge
Winner   Jack Lubke   Stourbridge
Runner Up   Spencer Read   Droitwich
Winner   Jamie Barnett   Barnt Green
Runner Up   Jason Smith   Stourport
Winner   John Parkes   Barnt Green
Runner Up   Nick Carter   Stourbridge
Winner   Paul Hodges   Edgbaston Priory
Runner Up   Robert Garvin   Barnt Green
Winner   Dawn Ashford   Barnt Green
Runner Up   Bett Dryhurst   Barnt Green
Winner   Karen Moreton   David Lloyd
Runner Up   Julie Warwick   David Lloyd
Winner   Bett Dryhurst   Barnt Green
Runner Up   Andy Wright   Malvern

12/01/2011 - Draw for the Worcester County Closed released

Mens Championship download

Mens Over 35's Championship download

Mens Over 45's Championship download

The Mens Over 55's and Mens B events will be a round Robin

Mens Over 55's  Round Robin

  1. Paul Hodges
  2. Tim Delves
  3. Robert Garvin
  4. Derek Lidington

Mens B Event

  1. Richard Carter
  2. Spence Read
  3. Jack Lubke
  4. Jack Dukes

Finals will take place on the show court on Sunday Evening - Please try and support these events along with top referee Brian Gurnett

3-30 Mens Plate
4-00 Mens B
4-30 Ladies
5-15 Mens O55
6-00 Mens O45
6-45 Mens O35
7-30 Mens Championship


 

23/12/2010 - Worcester County Closed Entry Form Added

Click Here to download the form
You'll need to fill it in and send it back to Bett Dryhurst with some money!

07/10/2010 - Cup Draw for 2010/2011 Season Added

Cup Draw is here for this year with dedicated weeks

08/09/2010 - Racketball Tournament Entry Form Added

Wolverhampton Racketball Open entry form has been uploaded here. Its just a one day event on the 2nd October with all matches best of 3 games and every competitor guaranteed at least 3 matches. As well as a super 16 A draw there is also a B completion and an over 40s and 50s with the age group categories being used to build the first ever National Racketball National Rankings.

07/09/2010 - 2 new Junior Tournaments added

Details have been added for the Worcestershire Open to be held at Energie Fitness and also the South Marston Open
Click here for details

01/09/2010 - 2010/2011 fixtures uploaded

Please check all details for your team and let me know of any changes ASAP

28/01/2010 - Website Speed Update - it's getting better!

The main problem with this site it the calculations needed to produce a league table - somewhere in the region 33000 calculations per table. So I did a bit of learning and moved the calculations to the database rather than the pages and now the league pages should load a lot quicker! Next will be the player stats pages as they take a long time too!

18/01/2010 - County Closed Results

The results are now available here but I'm lacking in reports of the weekend. If you have anything to add to this page or the site in general then please get in contact with me.

12/01/2010 - Cup and Plate Fixtures Updated

Cup Draw is here and the plate draw is here
There are still 2 games to be played in the main competition and these will be updated when I get told!

27/10/09 - New player rating system added

I have included a rating system from another league to see if it's effective - an explaination is here
This can be seen here for Division 1, here for Division 2 or here for Division 3
I'd be interested in any comments you might have about this and anything else

26/10/09 - New Player Stats and Result Percentages

Find a player name and click on it for information about their games
Results information can be found here

08/10/09 - Results coming in and Cup Draw Added

Cup Draw is here - Results still needed for some games played in the first few days

22/09/2009 - League & Cup Rules added along with updated fixture dates and contact information

League Rules can be found here and the updated information in the leagues section

18/09/2009 - Mobile Site Launched

Maybe of use to some people - Tested on Nokia, iPhone, Samsung and a few others
Point your device to http://mobile.wsraonline.co.uk

14/09/2009 - Jack Lubke comes runner up in the West Midlands Championships

......Read More

24/08/2009 - Junior Closed County Tournament Rules and Entry Form Added

......Read More

22/08/2009 - Junior Section Updated

......Read More

18/08/2009 - Proposed Leagues Released for the 2009/2010 Season

......Read More

21/04/2009 - Presentation Evening

......Read More or see the gallery here

18/02/2009 - Duncan Snow wins the County Closed Racketball Championship

......Read More

19/01/2009 - Worcester Cup Fixtures available

......Read More

16/11/2008 - Webhost switches site off!

......Read More

10/10/2008 - Results are now being added!

......Read More

2/10/2008 - Squash Marking Course Crib Sheet Added

PDF version of the notes here or read it online here

23/9/2008 - Marking Course Announced for the 1st October

......Read More

9/9/2008 - Website Released in preparation for the 2008/09 season

.......Read More

9/9/2008 - Rules of Squash Added

.......Download Here








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