Squash Programs - Summer/Fall 2014
Head Professional: Trevor Borland
Assistant Pros: Andrew Boumford, Tom Brown, Nicole Mailey, Dave Glass
(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. Trevor was the assistant coach at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India for Team Canada.
Over the past 5 years we have hosted Canada’s biggest and longest running Professional Womens’ Tournament, The Winnipeg Winter Club Women’s 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.
Players of all levels are welcome and needed
When: Mondays starting at 5pm
Starts: September 15th, 2014
WWC Squash Box League
The WWC Squash Box League is new this year at the club. In our box league, players of all levels sign up with our Pro, who arranges players into groups of approx 4 players. Each player will have approx 5-6 weeks depending on tournaments to complete all the matches within their group. Groups will then be re-arranged by the pro again largely based on results and new players coming and going from the league. Players can join the league at any time, but depending where we are in the cycle, may have to wait a couple weeks to get started. All matches are best of 5 games and scores must either be reported to the pro or written in, in the box leagues posted in the lounge.
Starts: Oct. 1st, and runs throughout the season
ADULT DRILL SESSION (B/C LEVEL PLAYERS) 8 weeks!
This session is designed for those players who play at the B and C level within the club and B through D provincially (mens 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 to get a good work out. Each night will have a theme to the drills.
When: Tuesdays 7:15-8:15pm
Starts: Sept. 30th - Nov. 25th
Cost: $12 per session
ADULT DRILL SESSION (D/E LEVEL PLAYERS) 2 session of 3 weeks each
This session is designed for those players who play at the D and E level within the club and the D and E level 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 12:15-1:15pm
Starts: Session 1 (Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1)
Session 2( Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6)
Cost: $12 per session or $30 for all three
STARTER SQUASH SATURDAYS
When: Approx 2nd Saturday of Each Month 12:15-1:15pm (Sept. 20, Oct. 11th, Nov. 15, Dec. 13)
Starts: Sept. 20th
We will be having a special Ladies Night on Tuesday Sept 23rd to kick start our squash season. We will be having a special exhibition match with two of the top female players in our Province, followed by games for female players of all levels. For those who have never played the game before and would like to come out, we will have a special beginner tutorial for you before getting you going. Instructions and pointers will be given out by our squash staff throughout the night.
When: Tuesday Sept. 23rd
Please speak with Trevor to find out which program is right for your child.
PEE WEE PROGRAM
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: Sept. 16th – Dec. 11th
Cost: $140 (2x per week) $95 (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 4:55-5:30pm and/or Sundays 10:20-10:55am
Session: Sept. 17th – Dec. 14th
Cost: $150 (2x per week) $95 (1x per week)
Min/Max: Min 3 Max 9
This program is set up for those kids ~8-13 years of age who have been playing 1-4 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. Please talk to Trevor to find out if this group is right for your child. Fridays will be a combined group with the Competitive B
Focus: fundamental technical skills, footwork/movement/, fun/games, conditioning
Session: Sept. 12th – Dec. 14th
When: Fridays 4:15-5:15pm and Sundays 11:00-12:00pm
Cost: $200 2x per week and $140.00 1x per week
This program is designed for youngsters ~10-15 years of age. The program is aimed towards those new or newer to squash and 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. Please talk to Trevor to find out which program is best suited for your child.
Focus: Fundamental technical skills, court movements and footwork, fun, games and tactics.
When: Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm
Session: Sept. 18th – Dec. 11th
Cost: $140.00 (if once per week otherwise other groups 2x per week rate)
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.
COMPETITVE “A” PROGRAM
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.
Focus: fundamental technical skills, conditioning, footwork/movements, games/tactics.
Session: Sept. 9th – Dec. 12th
When: Tues 4:15-5:45pm and Fri 5:15-6:45pm
Cost: $200 2x per week and $140 1x per week
Competitive B Program
This program is designed for kids ages approx 9-13 years old who have come through a year or two of our peanut program successfully advancing their skills. Players will continue to develop their skills as they work towards competing at the provincial and national level. Players must be approved to enter the competitive program by the pro.
Focus: Fundamental technical skills, footwork/movements, games/tactics, intro conditioning
Session: Sept 10th – Dec 12th
When: Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm
Sundays 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Cost: $200 2x per week and $140.00 1x per week
$29 per half hour lesson
$37 per 45 min lesson
$45 per 1 hour lesson
SEMI PRIVATE LESSONS
$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 $25 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.
*LESSON CANCELATION POLICY
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)
TOURNAMENTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
September 13th Mb Junior Provincial Team Tryouts
September 23rd Ladies Night Kick off to the Season
November 3rd- 9th Dominion Auctions Winnipeg Winter Club Open
December 8th Annual Holiday Handicapper