The Veterans Squash Rackets Club of Great Britain


 
Welcome to the web site of The Veterans Squash Rackets Club of Great Britain which celebrated it's 50th Golden Anniversary in 2013. Our aim is to encourage all veteran players, male and female, to continue playing the game, and to this end we hold a range of events, tournaments and tours throughout the year.
 
 
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THINKING OF JOINING?

The club is actively seeking to broaden the membership throughout the United Kingdom. 

Please download a Membership Form, sign up your friend and send in to the Hon. Secretary, remembering to fill in all Bank details!

Nigel Belle, The Red House, Church Road, Sundridge, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6EA. Tel: 019595 65444.

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Upcoming Matches

 


Fixtures for 2018/19 are currently being arranged and will be published early Autumn.

 
 
Latest Match Reports
Ealing: 01 June 2018
Bexley: 25 May 2018
RAC Pall Mall: 16 April 2018
Fitzwilliam: 17 Mar 2018
Hurlingham: 16 Mar 2018
Dorking: 20 Mar 2018
Bromley CC:  17 Nov 2017
Beckenham: 12 Jan 2018
Escorts: 26 Feb 2018

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Latest pages:
September 2018 Newsletter
Spring 2018 Newsletter
Minutes of 2018 AGM
March 2018 Newsletter
Rules of membership
 
 
50th Anniversary Book

Having celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2013, please remember that the Anniversary Book is still available.

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New Kit Available

New kit is available - go online. Go to www.iprosports.co.uk, click on 'Club Zone', scroll down and click on the GB Vets logo and then follow on-screen instructions.

 

 

 

WORLD MASTERS SPECIAL REPORT

The 2018 World Masters took place at the superb Boar’s Head Resort, McArthur Squash Centre in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA from 29th July – 4th August.

Whilst the GB Vets medal haul of just 4 (GOLD Lance Kinder, SILVER Mandy Akin Karen Hume and Ian Ross) wasn’t as good as the previous 2 events – 2016 Joburg (8 total) and 2014 Hong Kong (6 total), England did win the Nations Cup, comprehensively 556 points to Australia’s 456! Whilst one can always find some faults with organising such a huge event with over 750 participants, overall this was an exceptionally well run event and the Americans did us proud, particularly Richard Millman for putting on a free party for all nations – very generous, fabulous evening. Below is a resume of all GB Vets players and how they fared.

Apologies for any errors or omissions! Congratulations to all medal winners and well done to ALL players. Next venue in 2 years time – Wroclaw, Poland.

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Chairman's Report - our Emerald Celebration


This year is another special year for us. On the 19th December 2018, we will pass another landmark when it is fifty-five years since our club was formed. The history and success of our club over those 55 years is especially evidenced by the enormous contribution by many of our members who have acted as catalysts for the expansion of veterans’ squash in many ways. The history of our club was encapsulated in the splendid book “50 Years on” in 2013. If you do not have a copy, you can still buy one of the few remaining copies from Nigel Belle.

Although squash is going through challenging times, I am delighted to report that we continue to thrive. After a dip in our membership in recent years, it is great to report that over the last two years we have welcomed over sixty new members. Your Committee is dedicated to maximising the range of activities that will encourage senior squash players to continue playing our game into their dotage! We also continue to celebrate the involvement of our members, including Martin Pearse, Stuart Hardy and Adrian Wright who formed England Masters which continues to attract the best to extend their playing careers.

Do come and join us at the Club Championship finals at the Colets Club over the weekend of April 28/29. This is the only veterans event at which you can enjoy watching the best singles and doubles. Later in the year, you are also invited to come and enjoy the Festival of Squash at the RAC, Woodcote Park, Epsom on Sunday 4th November.

Oh yes, and don’t forget to raise a glass to our Club’s EMERALD achievement!

 Tom Hendry

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2018 Club Championships


Once again the GB Vets descended en mass to Colets in Thames Ditton for the finals of the Club Championships. As always we received a warm welcome from what many consider to be one of the best venues in the country for squash events.

Although the numbers of entries this year were about normal, there were an unfortunate quantity of injuries that reduced the actual amount of squash that was played.

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Festival of Squash 2017


The fifth annual Festival of Squash organised by the GB Vets was held at the RAC, Woodcote Park, Epsom on Sunday 5th. November. By 9.30 a.m. groups of “keen, fit young players” from the GB Vets, the Army and the Escorts, began arriving to join the players from the host RAC team. Each side fielded four singles and six doubles players. As the day wore on, several players including Phil Ashman (for the Army) and Keeley Johnson (making her debut for the GB Vets) played both singles and doubles whilst Nigel Belle demonstrated the spirit of the event by volunteering to play singles for the Escorts when they lost one player.

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BUY CLUB MERCHANDISE - ON LINE!

Now you can view and purchase Club Merchandise on line! We've also added some new items - not only do we sell the regular polo and tee shirts for both men and women but now also shorts and warm-up jackets. The order process is very simple:

- Go to www.iprosports.co.uk and click on the 'Club Zone' link at the top of the Home Page.

- Scroll down to the Vets Club logo and click on it. All garments are then displayed, click on product(s) required, select size, colour, personalisation (if required), click on 'add to cart'.

- When finished go to checkout, place order, pay, that's it!

Exceptions: Lamb's wool v neck pullovers are bought from another source and can't (yet) be obtained on line. For information on these and to order contact the Hon.Sec.

Old stock at low, low prices: There are a few men's tee shirts (large and XL) and a number of ladies shirts (all sizes) available from the Hon.Sec. All at £10, buy now, first come first served!

 

 
   

 

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