Squash Programs - Winter 2014

Head Professional: Trevor Borland
Assistant Pros: Andrew Boumford, Tom Brown, Nicole Mailey, Dave Glass

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(Programs are for members only. Non-members please contact Janet Thorpe for membership information)

Over the past decade our program has trained 3 different National Champions, 4 different Canadian Junior Open Champions, A US Junior Open Champion and a Pan Am Games Champion. Other accomplishments and opportunities that alum from our program have taken part in over the past decade include: Junior World Championships, Junior Pan Am Championships, The Commonwealth Games, The Canada Games, British, Scottish, US and Canadian Junior Opens, and the Canadian Nationals. Our junior program has made up the majority of the Provincial Junior Team over the past decade which travels to junior tournaments in Canada. 6 of our athletes have been part of the Canadian Junior Squad.
Several of our athletes, through squash, have had the opportunity to take both their squash and their schooling abroad being able to play squash at Ivy League Universities. We’ve had athletes attend a number of Ivy League Universities including Dartmouth, Penn and Cornell.
Our Head Professional, Trevor Borland, has been the Manitoba Junior Provincial Team Head Coach for the past 15 years. Trevor has been the Head Coach of the last three Canada Games Teams in 2003, 2007, 2011 and is the Head coach for the upcoming 2015 Games.
Trevor was the assistant coach for the Canadian Junior Boys Team at the World Championships in 2006. He was also the Head coach of the boys team at the Pan Am Junior Championships in Peru 2008, Head coach of the Canadian Team at the 2010 World University Championships in Australia.  Most recently Trevor was the assistant coach at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India for Team Canada.
Over the past 4 years we have hosted Canada’s biggest and longest running Professional Womens’ Tournament, The Meadowood Pharmacy Open. This tournament attracts players from all over the world who are playing professionally and gives our members and our own competitive players a chance to see this high level of squash and for some, a chance to compete with them as well.
We offer a once per month complimentary starter program, as well as new member enrollment lessons to help get you started and on your way in squash.
In our Programs we strive to help athletes reach their best as both an athlete and a person.
This is our most popular league! Players sign up individually and are arranged matches each week with players of a similar level. Each week an email is sent out on the Friday to those in the league asking whether or not you are able to play on the Monday night coming. The lineup of matches is then sent out on the Sunday evening so people are aware on Monday morning of whom and when they play. Matches start as early as 5pm, so please indicate if you have any time restrictions.
To sign up for the league please contact Trevor.
Players of all levels are welcome and needed
When:   Mondays starting at 5:00 pm
Starts:   January 13th, 2014
Cost:  Free

Our Online Squash ladder gives a little more competitiveness to your weekly games if that is what you are looking for. Each participant is given a rank within the ladder. Participants challenge others
around them in the ladder by clicking on the opponent they would like to challenge. An email, with which you can send a note, is then sent to the player to let them know you would like to play. A great way to find new and challenging games.
Starts:  Continuous– You can join anytime!
Register: Anytime, at www.squash-ladder.com      (password needed from Trevor)
Cost:  Free
This session is designed for those players who play at the B and C level within the club and B through D provincially (men’s level). If you are unsure if you fit in to this level, please ask one of our squash staff. Participants should be able to rally solo length comfortably off the back wall. The session will be drill based with the idea for participants to learn new drills they can use on their own or with a partner as well as getting a good workout. Each night will have a theme to the drills.
When:  Tuesdays 5:45-6:45 pm
Starts:  January 7th, 2014
Cost:  $11 per session

This session is designed for those players who play at the D and E level within the club as well as  provincially. The sessions are based to suit the level and are more advanced than our Starter Saturdays. The sessions will teach players techniques, tactics, movements and drills they can use with partners and in their matches.
When:  Saturdays 11:45 am-12:45 pm  (no classes during         tournaments and Start Squash Saturdays)
Starts:  January 18th, 2014
Cost:  $11 per session

Our Starter  Squash Saturdays are designed for players either new to the Club, game or for those playing at the beginner/novice level. Participants are taught the basics of the game in order to help prepare them for either league of just fun recreational play at the club. With just one or two of these intro sessions you will be on your way. Equipment will be provided for those who need it. Please call by noon on the day of play to register!
When:  Approx 2nd Saturday of each month 11:45 am-12:45    pm
Dates:   January 18th, February 8th, March 8th, April 5th, 2014
Cost:  Free

Please speak with Trevor to find out which program is right for your child.
This program is for kids ages 3-5 years old. It is a basic introduction to squash, through a variety of hand eye coordination activities/games. Kids will become more familiar with the racquet, court and balls as they learn some basics. Junior racquets and glasses are needed for this program. Balloons and junior squash balls are used for this program.
Focus:  Fun, Hand/Eye Coordination, court and spatial   awareness
When:  Tuesdays 11:15-11:45am and/or  
  Thursdays 11:15-11:45am
Session:  January 14th-April 10th, 2014
Cost:  $130 (2x per week)  $85 (1x per week)
Min/Max: Min 3  Max 6

This program is designed for those children between the ages of 5-8 who want to learn to play squash. The program will be an introduction to the basics of the game through a variety of skills, drills and games. Mini (junior) squash racquets and glasses are needed for this program. Junior squash balls are used in this program which are a great way for kids to start.
Focus:  Fun, eye/hand coordination, the basics
When:  Wednesdays 4:20-4:55 pm and/or
  Sundays 10:20-10:55 am
Session:  January 8th-April 13th, 2014
Cost:  $140 (2x/week)  $90 (1x/week)
Min/Max: Min 3  Max 9

This program is set up for those kids ~8-12 years of age who have been playing 2-4 years and are hoping to take part in the Provincial program. Most players in this program will have come through a year or two of our Munchkin program.
Focus: Fundamental technical skills, movements and footwork, fun, games, conditioning
When:        Fridays 4:15-5:15 pm and/or
        Sundays 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Session: January 10th-April 13th, 2014
Cost: $200 (2x week)  $140 (1x week)

This group is for girls only, between the ages of ~5-9 years old. The group will run once a week in addition to other groups the girls may be in, such as our Pee Wee, Munchkin or Peanut group. This group is designed not only to improve the girls’ skills but to help keep the sport fun and social for the girls.
Focus: Fun, games & fundamental skills
When:        Sundays 12:15-1:00 pm
Session: January 19th-April 13th, 2014
Cost: $90 or $50 if already registered in another Squash program

This program is designed for youngsters 10-15 years of age. The program is aimed towards those who want to have more fun as they strive to become their best. Players will learn the technical skills they need to advance and will have a focus on game play.

Focus: Fundamental technical skills/court        movements/footwork/fun/games/tactics.
When:        Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm
Session: January 9th-April 10th, 2014
Cost: $130
Min/Max Min 3 Max 9

All players must be advanced into the competitive programs by our squash staff. If you are unsure of whether you should register your child in any of our competitive programs, please talk to Trevor.

This program is designed for those Provincial level juniors ~13 years of age and older who are looking to further develop all aspects of their games as they strive to become competitive players. The athletes will have fun while developing their skills and learning the game. Practices will primarily focus on drills, fitness and game play.
Tuesdays group will be combined  with our competitive B group.

Focus:  Fundamental technical skills/conditioning/footwork/   movements/games/tactics
Session:  January 7th-April 25th, 2014
When:  Tues 4:15-5:45 pm and  Fri 5:15-6:45 pm
Cost:  $200 2x/week and  $140 1x/ week

$29 per half hour lesson
$36 per 45 min lesson
$43 per 1 hour lesson
$20 each per 45 min lesson
$25 each per 1 hr lesson
Private lessons can be arranged through Trevor for the morning, afternoon or evening. 
If you are looking for just a game with some helpful hints, you can play the pro for $23 for a 30 min match. Whether you want it to be a weekly game or just a once in a while, contact Trevor to play him or one of the other staff.
Lessons must be cancelled 24 hours in advance or client will be charged full session rate.  (Please phone if you know you will have to cancel, exceptions can be made)