Paignton Squash &
Racketball Club Annual Review 2015-16 Season

Welcome to my
first annual review to go out to all members by email. It will also be posted
on the website and will hopefully go to the Herald Express.

The first
event on our calendar was the club championship. This is held in March / April
2015. Finalists were Kane Wilson v Peter Reeve. Kane beat Peter and became I
think the first ever Junior to win the Club Championships in our History. In
the plate was Nigel Wilson v Michael Tierney with Kane’s Dad winning against
Mike. In the Racketball it was Richie Birkett v Andy Mitchell. Richard winning
the championship for the second year in a row! In the Racketball plate it was
Richard Gage v Raul Martinez. Richard won in a close match beating Raul.

During the summer
it was extremely busy with Summer Teams events for both Squash and Racketball.
It was well represented and was a good success. It could be better as we need
more players to enter these events. This is an opportunity to meet other
members and to socialise during the evenings. The start of the summer teams
normally starting on the first Monday of June. To enter these events contact
Raul Martinez.

The next
event was the Handicap tournament which was held in September. In the
Racketball event Andy Mitchell beat Raul Martinez in a very close game. In the
plate Nigel Wilson beat Jill Hutchinson. In the Squash event Kane Wilson became
a double champion beating unfortunately myself Alan Ford 3-1, he is just too
good! In the plate Michael Tierney beat Ian Smaller.

We had 3
Squash men’s teams 3 Racketball teams (1 Ladies) involved in Devon Leagues this
year which starts at the end of September running until April. Congratulations
go to all players that represented the club and Special congratulations go to
Paignton Squash 1 men’s for Winning Division 1 Squash and Paignton Racketball 2
for winning Division 2 Racketball.

Also in Devon
Leagues there are Devon Cup events. Congratulations to Paignton Racketball 1
for getting to the Final of the Devon Racketball Cup. Unfortunately they were
beaten by Devon & Exeter in the final, which was held at the Devon &
Exeter Squash Club.

The final event
of the Year was the Doubles Tournaments held over January / February 2016. The
Squash Men’s doubles was won by Nigel & Kane Wilson who beat John Huxter
& Mike Kateb. Unfortunately the Defending Champions Dave Hill & I had
to pull out due to injuries. The Racketball men’s was won by Andy Mitchell
& Richie Birkett who beat last years defending Champions Neil Robinson
& Dave Hill (Injured). The Racketball Mixed Doubles won by Himani Gupta
& Graham Rogers against Alison Samuel & Mike Tierney. There was no
squash mixed doubles as all the ladies wanted to play Racketball.

We also have
a Squash & Racketball Club night held alternately on a Thursday night. Look
on the website main page for dates or look on the posters next to the squash
court doors. This is open to all members and non members of any ability. Don’t
be shy come along and have a go!

If you need
any info on the club go to www.paigntonsquashclub.co.uk
and if you would like to find out about Membership click on Join Here. This
will open an email to the Membership Secretary Richard Birkett. There is also
information at the Leisure Centre on the notice board above the squash courts.

Cheers

Alan Ford

Chair
Paignton Squash & Racketball Club (PSRC)