Updated on 7th September 2010 by Paul Heneghan

Court Heaters now thermostatically controlled

Our court heaters probably have the most sophisticated control system in the country! They are turned on automatically in response to bookings and are all thermostatically controlled. Please leave them set to 20°C. Please see the Court Heater page for more details.

Court Heater Controls

4th October

Ben Bomford reaches finals of Canadian Amateur Rackets Championship 2010

Congratulations to ex club member, Ben Bomford (member of the talented racket-playing Bomford family), who reached the finals of the Canadian Amateur Rackets Championship this year. Ben has now moved up to #13 in the world!

Ben Bomford in the Canadian Rackets Championship

4th October

Club Championship 2010

We had a good tournament this year, which resulted in two new club champions. Martyn Whiting beat Wayne Hooper in the finals of the men's event, and Vic Seymour beat Lisa Hobbs in the finals of the ladies' event. The most-improved player of the tournament was the unseeded 15 year old Tom Heneghan who managed to knock out two of the seeds before eventually falling to Wayne in the semifinals.

4th October 2010

2010 Regatta

Many of you missed one of the comedy acts of the year - the barbecue manned by squashers at the 2010 Regatta. I started off the cooking and stuck to my usual method of arranging neat groups of uncooked, partially cooked and fully cooked burgers. I also stuck to my patented method of cooking squasages by putting a batch on parallel to each other and rotating each by 72° anticlockwise every 1'12" seconds. Then Marco Polo (our most talented and Scottish squash player) arrived and did unspeakable things to my carefully sorted rows and columns of burgers and sausages, and chaos and hilarity ensued. Marco was joined by Johnny Rambo, who looked capable of killing hundreds of customers with his heavily serrated spatula if they dared complain at the charcoal burgers.

Johnny Rambo and Marco Polo take control!

Many thanks to all the volunteers - Lisa, Heneghans, Jimmy, Ben, Richard A, Martin F, Tessa, Maree, Vic, Ian, Clive & Jackie Hale.

3rd May 2010

2010 Squash Handicap Tournament

Our ever-popular handicap tournament had another successful year. There were lots of matches that went to five, culminating in an exciting final between Vic Jervis (+9) and Martin Frangleton (-10), which Vic won 15/0 12/15 14/17 15/9 15/6. In the plate, Ros Porter (+3) played against Craig Whiting (-4), and Craig won 15/5 17/15 15/13.

3rd May 2010

Tom Heneghan is selected to represent the region

Tom Heneghan (currently the #1 U15 in Worcestershire) was selected to represent the West Midlands in the Inter Area Championship at the weekend. Well done Tom!

19th April 2010

Bad Weather

The club might have restricted opening hours for the next few days due to the snow. The access lane is likely to be covered, and the slope at the Abbey Road end will be difficult for two-wheel-drive cars. There is some sand in the club car park in case of emergencies - carry a small shovel just in case! I'll put the latest information that I have, on the booking sheet.

7th January 2010

Win for the Girls!

Lady Vic, El Capitano, Sloggi & Miss Daisy take their squash very seriously!

Wednesday 9th December was a big night for the womens team of Evesham Rowing Clubs Squash team. The team, consisting of Clare Heneghan the U19 County Champion, Victoria Seymour, Lisa Hobbs and Ros Porter (Captain) played David Lloyd away at Bromsrove in a league and cup game.

First to play were Lisa and Ros, who won their matches comfortably in three games, with some stunning drop shots and drives. With two games in the bag, it was up to Clare and Victoria to win the match to take them through. However, they faced tough competition and whilst winning their games was difficult they realised that maximising points would be crucial to taking the match. Victoria went down in three games, but picked up enough points on the way to give the team a good chance of victory. So, saving the best until last, Clare played Julie ………. she fought hard and her game involved many long rallies and some spectacular shots; however she lost her game 9-6, 9-5, 10-9. Clare battled brilliantly to win the points required to take Evesham to victory.

15th December 2009

Clare Heneghan is Girls U19 County Champion

Clare won the U19 Girls competition in the Worcestershire Junior County Closed today. In the finals she outpowered her opponent, keeping her pinned to the back giving her an easy 3-0 victory. It's Clare's final year entering the junior county closed, so it's nice to go out with a win. Well done, Clare.

27th September 2009

Club Championship 2009 Results

Congratulations to Ed Thorneywork and Clare Heneghan on winning their repsctive events in the 2009 Club Championships. Also congratulations to Chas Avery on winning the plate.
... read more here.

15th September 2009

Club Championship 2009

Hello all. It’s that time of year again – Club Championships! Your squash committee have considered all the dates available with the winter league dates now issued and have come to the conclusion the only week available for the Championships is w/c Monday 28th September. We are going to run all the early rounds during the week, but as both ladies' and men's teams have away matches during the week, we are going to defer the semis and finals until the following Friday and Saturday.

The top eight players will be seeded and placed throughout the draw as normal. We will try and accommodate match changes where possible but this will depend on the level of entries we receive. Entry fee is £3 per head to cover the cost of the prizes. For those of you who are new to the club we run a Plate Competition alongside the main Championship for those players who are knocked out in the first round. Therefore, every player will get at least two matches.

So, could we see Gray retain his title, could one of the seeded players unseat him or could we be in for a wild card win?! As for the ladies' competition will youth triumph again over maturity ?!! Remember, you’ve got to be in it to win it!!!!! Entries will close at 8pm on Sunday 20th September. Email Lisa Hobbs if you wish to take part

15th September 2009

Handicap Tournament 2009

As always this is proving to be a really exciting competion.  We've had 30 entries this year from new juniors to 1st team players.  In the first round, really good handicapping led to seven 3-2s, four 3-1s and only two 3-0s. Please come along and support - there should be some good matches.
... read more here.

February 2009

Club Championship 2008

We had an excellent Club Champ this year, with probably the biggest ever age difference between the champions. Gray Wilson (65) showed the kind of form that we youngsters can only dream of in his tense final against Martyn Whiting, and put his name back on the board of honour after a gap of 18 years. Clare Heneghan (16) showed that squash wasn't all about maturity and experience in her match against Lisa Hobbs, and took the match to give her her first championship title.
... read more here.

Next tournament - Handicap Tournament. Probably in February 2009.

Charity Match - Thursday 16th October at 19:30

Our charity tournament on Thursday went really well, despite the shaky start due to the illness of two of the elite athletes - Lisa was still nursing some strained ligaments in her foot, and I had picked up a really bad case of man flu. Fortunately, two extra people turned up on the night pleading to be allowed to participate (Barry Potter and Sparky Mark), and although not quite of the required standard, we allowed them to stand in.
... read more here.

October 2008

Competition Nights

These are still going really well.  There's some good squash, a chance to practise marking some sparky players, followed by a drink in the bar, and a bite to eat.

Thanks to Mark for organising it, and to Lisa for the catering.

Squash Committee