Our Head Squash Coach, Kelly Eastment, has organised two 0pen tournaments which will take place during February.
The Squash Academy Open Graded Tournament – Sunday 3 February 2019
This new one day graded event that has various entry categories suitable from County Premier / 1st Division League players through to beginners (including juniors), Players are guaranteed a minimum of three matches.
Entry fee £10, cash on the day. Entries close 17 January 2019
West Worthing Junior Open – Saturday 16 / Sunday 17 February 2019
We are pleased to see the return of the popular West Worthing Junior Open this February half term. The tournament is an England Squash sanctioned Bronze event offering boys and girls age group categories including U11, U13, U15, U17 and U19.
Entry fee: £20 to include souvenir t-shirt. Entries close 3 February 2019
The England Squash Masters South of England event came to West Worthing Club over the weekend of 11-13 January 2019. The competition was the final weekend in a series of six regional events held during the 2018/2019 squash season.
The South of England event was new to Sussex and attracted more than 160 entries.
England Squash Masters came to fruition in 2004 in response to requests to provide more opportunities for Masters Players seeking international selection. England Squash Masters now boasts the largest and most successful network and circuit in the World offering age group categories from Over 35 to Over 80 for men and Over 35 to Over 70 for women.
We were pleased to welcome some of the country’s top ranked Masters Players over the weekend and were assured of some thrilling squash matches for spectators. Many players were looking to boost their ranking points to gain access into the forthcoming national and international events.
Join us on Saturday 10 November 2018 for a Charity Quiz Night with raffle in aid of St Barnabas House. Teams of up to 6 people.
Tickets £5 per person to include a light supper. Please contact the Club Reception to purchase tickets or for further details .
Doors open 7pm. Quiz starts 7:30pm.
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To kick start the new season, we are offering a couple of free taster sessions for squash and racketball (not know as Squash 57).
The sessions run on Thursday 18 October during the evening. Places are limited so we advice you reserve your space be coming along.
Free Ladies Squash 57 Taster Session
Are you looking for great workout ? We might have the answer. Squash 57 (formerly known as racketball) is growing game that is easy to pick up and is as much fun for adults as it is for children – no matter what standard you are.
With a bigger racket and a bigger, bouncier ball, we’re sure you’ll find this lots of fun and a great way to meet others with similar interests.
We can provide all the equipment, just come wearing comfortable sports clothing, clean trainers and bring a water bottle.
Free Squash 101 (Beginners) Taster Session
You‘ll love the fast-paced, intense workout you get from squash and enjoy the social side, but it’s not always easy trying to find someone to play with or find the time. That’s where Squash 101 can help.
Squash 101 is a new, alternative way to play squash that gets groups of people on court together more regularly. Squash 101 is fun, inclusive, social and easy to get started. Groups are open to everyone.
Squash 101 is run by our head squash coach who’ll put you through your paces with fun, challenging activities together, honing your racket and ball skills then put them into practice in game situations. The sessions are fun, informal, social and different every week. This is social fitness at its best!
We can provide all the equipment, just come along wearing comfortable sports clothes, clean trainers and bring a water bottle.
There was a superb turnout for our Tennis Club Championships Finals’ Day on 8 September. Twelve competitive matches were played throughout the day, with some great tennis for spectators to watch.
Finals’ Day was the culmination of several rounds of adult events played between May and September. The junior events were completed on one day at the end of July and a Family Handicap Doubles event on 15 September. The competition attracted more than 100 entries with around 170 matches being played throughout the competition.
Our thanks to our sponsor, MHA Carpenter Box for their support throughout and to everyone who took part in this year’s competition. Every event supported local charity, St Barnabas House, in total raising £251.83.
Congratulations to all our winners. Prizes and trophies were presented by Kira McKinney from MHA Carpenter Box.
Open Men’s Singles
Winner: Dominic Fritche. Runner-up: Thomas Hearn
Winner: George Naunton. Runner-up: Simon Ostler
Open Ladies’ Singles
Winner: Kierrer Jarman. Runner-up: Pippa Pinn
Open Men’s Doubles
Winners: Chris Lawson & Charlie Pycroft. Runners-up: Dan Bartlett & Ryan Young
Winners: Peter Fritche & Dominic Fritche. Runners-up: Dean Whyteside & James Hurley
Open Ladies’ Doubles:
Winners: Julia Searle & Kierrer Jarman. Runners-up: Pippa Pinn & Ali Pycroft
Open Mixed Doubles:
Winners: Emma Naunton & Ryan Young. Runners-up: Helen Skingley & Gary West
Winners: Angela Boyes & Dean Whyteside. Runner-up: Rachel Lawson & Alan Lawson
Over 45 Men’s Singles
Winner: Gary West. Runner-up: Steve Line
Plate draw – tbc
Over 45 Men’s Doubles
Winners: Peter Boorne & Colin Sweeney. Runners-up: Pierre Stent & Gary West
Over 45 Ladies’ Doubles
Winners: Jenny Line & Vicki Higgins. Runners-up: Judy Harris & Carole Naunton
Over 45 Mixed Doubles
Winners: Angela Boyes & Pierre Stent. Runners-up: Pippa Pinn & Ray Chang
Family Handicap Doubles
Winners: Pippa & Joseph Pinn. Runners-up: Ali & Charlie Pycroft
9U Mixed Singles
Winner: Logan Bridgman. Runner-up: Frankie Lesishin
10U Mixed Singles
Winner: Ethan Clark. Runner-up: Logan Bridgman.
14U Girls Singles
Winner: Ellie Sparkes. Runner-up: Mia Faris.
14U Boys Singles
Winner: Morgan Steel. Runner-up: Archie Finch.
West Worthing Club Junior, 14 year old Lui Maxted, has triumphed in both singles and doubles events at the Junior National Championships in Nottingham to conclude a successful 2017/18 season. This secures Lui’s position as No.1 in the 14U GB Rankings List.
Lui, first picked up a racquet at the age of 3, joining West Worthing back in 2009 at the age of 5. Coached by Tom Pocock, Lui started competing at the age of 6. With Tom’s help, Lui’s game developed quickly including mastering a highly effective single handed backhand by the age of 8.
Lui has kindly thanked the Club for its continuing support and hopes his achievements will encourage and inspire other young players to get involved in the various programmes at the Club.
Our congratulations to Lui on his fantastic results this year and we wish him all the best with his progress over the coming months.
Lui’s successes in national events are plentiful this year, here are some of the highlights:
August WINNER 14U Grade 1 Junior National Championships Nottingham August SF 16U Grade 1 Junior National Championships Nottingham August WINNER 14U Grade 2 Road to Wimbledon Finals Wimbledon July WINNER 16U Grade 2 21st TeamBath Compete Bath June RU 16U Grade 2 Scottish Junior Open Edinburgh June QF 18U Grade 2 Scottish Junior Open Edinburgh April WINNER 14U Grade 2 Notts Junior Open Nottingham April RU 16U Grade 2 Notts Junior Open Nottingham March WINNER 16U Grade 1 Winter National Tour Finals National Tennis Centre February WINNER 14U Grade 1 Winter National Tour Finals National Tennis Centre
Join us on Saturday 8 September for the finale of this year’s Tennis Club Championships.
Relax and enjoy watching one of our 13 finals matches starting from 9:30am. Maybe join in a fun game of speed croquet or try our delicious lunchtime hog roast, freshly spit-roasted by local professional caterers, ‘The Hungry Hog’. (Vegetarian and gluten-free options available – please advise any dietary requirements when purchasing tickets)
For those feeling energetic, we’ll be setting aside some of our grass tennis courts for informal play. Members, guests, their families and friends are welcome to get on court. We’ll have racquets and balls on hand to borrow.
This year we are delighted to announce that two of our final’s day match courts will be adorned with tennis nets from this year’s Wimbledon Championships, including the Centre Court net last used by Jamie Murray and Victoria Azarenka. Our thanks to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club for their generous donation of these nets.
Play will be on our indoor courts if the weather is looking damp.
Details of the day may be viewed or downloaded using the link below.
Hog roast tickets, priced at £10 for adults and £6 for children under 12. Please contact the club reception to buy tickets.
The Tennis Club Championships 2018 are proudly sponsored by MHA Carpenter Box and support St Barnabas House Hospice.Finals-Day-Hog-Roast
On one of the hottest weekends of the year, some of the club’s most enthusiastic junior members competed in the finals of our 2018 Junior Club Championships.
Between them they played a total of 59 matches across four age group events. The club’s indoor tennis courts offered some welcome shade away from the blaze of the scorching July sunshine. All events were played in great spirit with some extremely good tennis on show.
Congratulations to all our winners and well done to everyone who took part.
The Junior and Adult Club Championships 2018 is proudly sponsored by MHA Carpenter Box and supports local charity, St Barnabas House.
Pictured clockwise from top left:
9U Mixed Singles Winner: Logan Bridgman. Runner-up: Frankie Lesishin (with Head Coach Tom Pocock)
10U Mixed Singles Winner: Ethan Clark. Runner-up: Logan Bridgman.
14U Girls Singles Winner: Ellie Sparkes. Runner-up: Mia Faris.
14U Boys Singles Winner: Morgan Steel. Runner-up: Archie Finch.
We are delighted that our grass courts have been given the spotlight in the June edition of Turf Business Magazine, the leading publication for turfcare professionals.
The article was written by the magazine Editor and WWC member Lisa Crowther. It details the care that our grounds team and volunteers lavish on our grass courts throughout the season in order to ensure a good standard to playing surface.
It’s an excellent read, please follow the link below to view the article.
The late May Bank Holiday saw the much anticipated return of the Club’s Superstars Weekend. The two day event, which is into its fourth year, was this year organised by team captains, Darren Hopping for Tennis and Neale Gatenby for Squash.
Between them, Darren and Neale gathered together 40 or so members who competed in not just tennis and squash, but petanque, croquet, racketball, touch tennis, volleyball, rounders, darts and a nearest the pin golf pitching competition. As with every year, the atmosphere was fiercely competitive but friendly and enjoyable for all involved.
Once the scores were totted up, the Squash Section,who have been runners-up in the previous three years, were victorious, with a much deserved win.
The weekend concluded with a live music event featuring local band, Synthony 101, in the Club’s bar/lounge.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Squash Section. Here’s to next year’s rematch!