President: Ross Mackenzie
Vice President of Sport: Gwen Tan
Vice President of Social: Sophia Zhang
Secretary: Jack Walters
Social Secretaries: Ben Joe and Max Mazey
Charity Secretary: Francesca Johnson
Publicity Officer: Ewan Yeaxlee Tour Secretary: Harry Skinner
Tournament Secretaries: Andy Youngs and Oli Southall
Club Captain: Ben Firth PSL Sec: Chris Perkins
Coaching and Development Officer: Lochlan Walshe
Leagues and Ladders Secretary: Alex D’Amario
Inter-university tournament 2019 results
Yet another successful Inter-Uni tournament, thanks to everyone who came and played! See below for this year’s results:
Men's A Grade: Winner: Kaylen Mistry; Runner Up: Coulton Hill
Men's A Plate: Winner: Shannon Horrigan; Runner Up: Will Dougie
Men's B Grade: Winner: Anand Krishna; Runner Up: Dan Price
Men's B Plate: Winner: Dan Curry; Runner Up: Yemaya Phillips Smith
Men's C Grade: Winner: Chirag Loonawat; Runner Up: Peter Baker
Men's C Plate: Winner: Josh Gorman; Runner Up: Sid Manjunath
Women's Grade: Winner: Loshene Pukazhendi; Runner Up: Amy Pattison
Women's Plate: Winner: Alex McLoughlin; Runner Up: Charmaine Chaudry
We're having elections Week 9 Thursday (7th March) at MS.05 7-10pm, so save the date! Elections are a great chance to get involved, whether you decide to run for a role or not, come along to have your say in the future of the club.
Details of the roles you can run for and the current exec can be found in the Google Doc link below please do get in touch with any of the current exec if you have any questions! If you decide to run for a role, please let Gemma Walton know in advance.
Important point: You require club membership 3 days before elections take place - a list will be printed 3 days before and names will be taken on arrival. Anyone NOT on the list will not be allowed into the venue.
Running Order and speech length:
President (5 mins) (Senior Exec)
Secretary (2 mins) (Senior Exec)
VP Social (2 mins) (Senior Exec)
VP Sport (2 mins) (Senior Exec)
Social Secs (Run as a pair) (2 mins together)
Charity (2 mins)
Tournament (Run separately - elected as a pair) (2 mins each)
Leagues and Ladders (2 mins)
Coaching and Development (2 mins)
PSL (2 mins)
Club Captain (2 mins)
Publicity (2 mins)
Tour (2 mins)
How does elections work?
When it is time for each position to run the candidates nominating themselves will be asked to stand.
Speeches will be given in alphabetical order by surname - if the position is contested all other nominees will be asked to step outside).
Once your speech begins you will be given time warnings of 30s and 10s remaining - you are not allowed to go over so make sure you practice!
Nominees will then be asked questions by the outgoing exec and the audience.
Once all nominees have given their speeches they will be asked to leave the room while votes are given and counted.
Nominees will be asked to come back into the room once the votes are counted and the new elect will be announced.
This is the most important event in the WarwickSquash calendar. Please do not underestimate the importance of YOU attending this event! Click GOING on our Facebook event for any updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/252594619017501/
Good luck & see ya there!
internal LEAGUE FINALS
Well done to Squish Sqwash Squash (aka Team 8 ) on winning the finals today!! Well deserved medalists at the end of a great day for Warwick Squash!
1st - Squish Sqwash Squash (Team 8)
2nd - Team 7
Joint 3rd - Shun Dunn (Team 1) & Team 4
Thank you to everyone who turned up and played, it was great to see so many of you.
And thanks to all for playing in this league this year!
Once again, WarwickSquash have prevailed over Cov with a 5-0 win! Also with the win in the first ever Women’s friendly! Thanks to everyone for coming to support us, and also well done to the rest of Team Warwick for our biggest win against Coventry so far!
WarwickSquash are looking to do their part and hopefully bring home a win for #TeamWarwick in Varsity this year for the 29th year running! Don your best red t-shirt and come along to watch our Men's First Team at 12:00 TOMORROW!
The match will also feature a women's friendly (for the first time ever!)
#RedandBlack #TeamWarwick #Varsity2019
term 2 coaching sessions
For the price of a mere £16, you receive eight sessions (one hour a week) from week 3 until the end of term – you won’t find a better deal anywhere else!
BEGINNER'S Coaching: 16:00 – 17:00 every Monday https://www.warwicksu.com/shop/product/10159610/
INTERMEDIATE Coaching: 12:00 – 13:00 every Wednesday https://www.warwicksu.com/shop/product/10159620/
EXPERIENCED Coaching: 14:00 – 15:00 every Friday https://www.warwicksu.com/shop/product/10159630/
AND continuing after its successful trial in term 1, the women’s only coaching is returning still at the absolute steal of £5 for the term. If you want to try before you buy, come along Tuesday 15th January to see if it’s for you!
WOMEN'S Coaching: 18:00 – 19:00 every Tuesday https://www.warwicksu.com/shop/product/10159640/
If you have any questions about the courses, please message Tim Conneally 😊
ALUMNI DOUBLES TOURNAMENT - NOVEMBER 2018
A MAIN WINNERS: Liam Stafford & Alex Jay
A MAIN RUNNER-UPS: Declan O’Callaghan & Charlie Edwards
A PLATE WINNERS: Kaylen Mistry & Matt Leslie
A PLATE RUNNER-UPS: Mason Philpott & Christian Perkins
B MAIN WINNERS: Amy Pattison & Sidharth Manjunath
B MAIN RUNNER-UPS: Nick Green & Sophia Zhang
B PLATE WINNERS: Gemma Walton & Tim Ozanne
B PLATE RUNNER-UPS: Josh Gorman & Emily Conyers
Non-Team Tournament October 2018
Winner: Ross Mackenzie
Runner-Up: Finn McMillan
A Grade Plate
Winner: Addie Chai
Runner-Up: Alex Barter
Winner: Alex Eremeev
Runner-Up: Sam Taylor
B Grade Plate
Winner: Riley Hartnett
Runner-Up: Finn Meinecke
WarwickSquash now has a SECOND WOMEN'S BUCS TEAM who will be playing in Divison 3 in the upcoming academic year! This is an incredibly exciting prospect for WarwickSquash - thank you to our dedicated Women's Team and Squad members from last year and all the years before who have made this possible!
In February 2018 our President Gemma travelled up to Manchester to take part in the England Squash promotion day for the #SquashGirlsCan Campaign. To see what Gemma had to say just press play on the video below!
As a result of this WarwickSquash will be offering Women's only coaching sessions EVERY TUESDAY from 18:00-19:00 throughout terms 1 and 2! So keep your eyes peeled for more information about how to sign up!
#SQUASHGIRLSCAN England Squash promotion video:
SUMMER CAMP 2018 (Ages 13-18)
This Summer Warwick Sport are offering a 3-day summer camp to juniors between the ages of 13 and 18 on the 29th, 30th and 31st August. The camp will be supported by Head Coach Steve Townsend, World no.8 Sarah-Jane Perry, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Nick Manning, and Lead Physiotherapist, Natasha Bedford. This is an exciting opportunity for juniors around the country! For more information please click the button below:
sportmark 2017-18 - results!
Once again WarwickSquash has achieved one of the highest Sportmark accreditations given out by the university, receiving Gold, Gold and Silver two years running! (Competition - Gold; Community - Gold; Participation - Silver).
For more information on Sportmark please head to: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/sport/teamwarwick/sportmark
It's been a good year! Thank you to everyone who came to our events this year - to those leaving us this summer good luck in the future and to everyone else, see you in October!
On Sunday 24th June 2018, Squash, Table Tennis, Badminton and Tennis battled it out to become the Racketlon Champions 2018! Teams of ten competed across each sport playing one game to 21. It was an incredible day that brought our sports closer together! Thank you to all the participants and organisers for such a great day and hopefully this will lead to a bigger collaboration in the future - so watch this space!
BIENNIAL ALUMNI EVENT
The Alumni Event is back! And once again it was proven that youth does not always overcome experience. Thank you to all of the alumni and current students who attended the event - we hope that everybody had an enjoyable afternoon!
BUDAPEST TOUR 2018
"This year WarwickSquash went to Budapest for our annual tour. Squash and a culture trip combined this was perhaps the best week of the year!"
President: Gemma Walton
Vice President of Sport: Kaylen Mistry
Vice President of Social: Finn McMillan
Secretary: Sidharth Manjunath
Social Secretaries: Jacob Gaby and Charlie Roberts
Charity Secretary: Raj Uppal
Tour Secretary: Ed Blowers
Tournament Secretaries: Alex Jay and Fergal Morrissey
Club Captain: Charlie Edwards
Coaching and Development Officer: Tim Conneally
Leagues and Ladders Secretary: Ross Mackenzie
Our annual elections will be taking place on Friday 9th March 2018 (Week 9) in L.5 (Science Concourse) at 19:00. Even if you're not planning on running for something come along (eat pizza) and have your say in who is running the club for the upcoming year! The positions open for nominations are:
Senior Exec Positions:
Vice President of Sport
Vice President of Social
Junior Exec Positions:
Social Secretaries (x2)
Coaching and Development
Tournament Secretaries (x2)
Leagues and Ladders Secretary
Any candidates running for President shall give a 5 minute speech and everyone else gives a 2 minute speech.
Social Secretaries MUST run as a pair.
Tournament secretaries must run individually and people will vote for the people they deem the best 2 candidates.
Check out the Facebook event for more information on the positions and their requirements.
Thank you to the massive band of supporters that made the trek to Coventry for this years Varsity fixture! Our boys took the match without even dropping a game and racked up the points for #TeamWarwick!!!
The University took the overall victory 48-14 and smashed it for the 29th year running! Check out the Warwick SU Varsity webpage for a full fixture breakdown:
INTER-UNIVERSITY TOURNAMENT: TICKETS NOW LIVE!
Our inter-uni tournament is running from the Saturday 3rd- Sunday 4th March and tickets include:
- Tournament entry to Men's A, B or C grade or the Women's Grade
- Accomodation for Saturday night (Accommodation ticket only)
- Food vouchers for Saturday
- Ticket for the Saturday night out (Skool Dayz)
- Breakfast on Sunday (Accommodation ticket only)
- Tournament T-shirt
- Prizes for main grade and plate winners and runners-up!
Please follow the link below to purchase your ticket:
NON-TEAM TOURNAMENT - TERM 2
The Non-Team tournament is back! Thank you to everyone who came it was a great day! The results are as follows:
Winner: Nick Green
Runner Up: Will Dougie
A Grade Plate:
Winner: Charlie Edwards
Runner Up: Isaac Johnson
Winner: Jo Hannaby
Runner Up: Andy Youngs
B Grade Plate:
Winner: Pierre Botcherby
Runner Up: Sophia Zhang
Our coaching courses are now available for purchase from the SU website! They will run from weeks 3 to 10 and are aimed at Beginners, Intermediate and Experienced levels!
Beginners Coaching: Wednesday 11:00-12:00
Intermediate Coaching: Wednesday 12:00-13:00
Experienced Coaching: Friday 14:00-15:00
ALUMNI DOUBLES TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Thank you to everyone that came to the Alumni Doubles Tournament of 2017!!!
Winners: Tom Hay and Shawn Gubbin
Runners up: Alex Coonan and Jay Warnett
A GRADE PLATE:
Winners: Liam Stafford and Fergal Morrissey
Runners up: Rob Keogh and Mark Le Conte
Winners: Rob Murphy and Amy Pattison
Runners up: Gemma Walton and Finn McMillan
B GRADE PLATE:
Winners: Ed Blowers and Loshene Pukazhendi
Runners up: Alex Jay and Pierre Phelps
The WarwickSquash League is a great way to get involved in the club, and gives players of all levels the opportunity to play in a team format.
The seeding for the League will take place on Saturday 4th November between 12 and 4pm!
League membership can be bought below for a bargain price of only £1!!!
ALUMNI DOUBLES TICKETS ARE NOW LIVE!!!
Don your best outfit and get ready because Alumni Doubles is FINALLY here!!!
For safety reasons the tournament is only open to Squad members and above (and of course our beloved alumni) - HOWEVER, this should not stop you from joining us at Circle and Skool Dayz in the evening!!!
NON-TEAM TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Thank you to everyone who played in the Non-team tournament this week!!! We'd like to say congratulations to all of those who came and played at the Finals Day and the final results are in!
A Grade Winner: Will Dougie
A Grade Runner Up: Jack Walters
A Grade Plate Winner: Finn Macmillan
A Grade Plate Runner-Up: Sidharth Manjunath
B Grade Winner: Joseph Watiez-Langlois
B Grade Runner Up: Samuel Goymer
B Grade Plate Winner: Raj Uppal
B Grade Plate Runner Up: Paul Quixly
WOMEN'S ONLY TASTER
WarwickSquash are providing all women at the University the chance to get involved in Squash. The session is free to come to and the club will provide rackets and balls! All abilities are welcome and exec members will be on hand to give advice and help out!!!
This is a great opportunity to experience Squash and we hope to see as many people there as possible!!!
NEVER PLAYED SQUASH BEFORE? ONLY PLAY EVERY ONCE-IN-A-WHILE? OR HAVEN'T PLAYED IN A LONG TIME - THEN WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU! SQUASH 101 LAUNCHES THIS FRIDAY!
From 6pm-7pm EVERY FRIDAY WarwickSquash will be running Squash 101 sessions on courts 5 and 6 in conjunction with WarwickSport's Rock Up and Play Scheme.
FREE for all first year undergraduates and postgraduates AND MEMBERS of Warwick Sport.
£2.50 for all Non-Members.
Squash 101 is a great way to improve your squash - and have fun at the same time! Be sure you don't miss out!!!
After a very successful Welcome Week taster session yesterday with just shy of 50 people rocking up to try their hand at squash: WarwickSquash invites YOU to our taster sessions which will be held on Tuesday and Thursday in both Weeks 1 and 2 from 19:00-21:30.
There's no need to own a racket as they will be provided by the club - just show up in sports kit!
TERM ONE SOCIAL CALENDAR
With the new university year starting next week WarwickSquash are back in business and will be offering fantastic socials every single week! Here is our packed social calendar for Term 1. Including the Academy of WarwickSquash, the biggest most anticipated social of the year which MUST NOT BE MISSED!!! Get these dates in your diary because you don’t want to miss out!
Everyone is welcome and it’s never too late to get involved! Be sure to join the WarwickSquash group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/105750183115016/ )and add Elise RW (our VP Social) to be invited to events and keep up to date.
The Ladders are free to join and allow you to play matches against other club members of a similar ability. All you have to do is create a squashpoints account here.
Simply challenge someone on your ladder and record the core online!
The links for the Ladders can be found below:
If you have any issues please contact our Leagues and Ladders secretary Charlie Edwards: C.Edwards.firstname.lastname@example.org
FRESHERS SOCIAL CALENDAR RELEASE
CONGRATULATIONS YOU MADE IT! You've found out you're coming to Warwick, now it's time to get in on the socials happening in the first few weeks of term. So there are a few things we suggest you do:
1) Like our Facebook page and keep checking the website to see what WarwickSquash can offer you!
2) Look at our first three weeks of socials in the calendar and links below, and CLICK GOING - make sure to come along, meet the club and (we hope!) have a great time.
3) Add Elise RW (our Socials VP) and join the WarwickSquash group to make sure you are invited to all of our socials this year!
PSL - PREMIER SQUASH LEAGUE
In partnership with Kenilworth Squash Club - WarwickSquash has been announced one of two new teams to be playing PSL in the upcoming season!!! This is one of the most prestigious squash leagues in the world. It hosts only 12 teams and features some of THE BEST players in the world.
Home matches will be hosted at Kenilworth Squash Club: Keep an eye out for dates and ticket prices!!!!
Once again WarwickSquash has the honour of being deemed a 'performance sport' at Warwick University. Meaning that as a club we are one of the top competing clubs within the university. This provides extra training for our first team players and allows us to continue competing at a high level.
For more information on how to become a performance team member please contact us!
At the end of the academic year, Sportmark accreditation is released - each club is marked on Participation, Community and Competition. And for the third year running WarwickSquash have achieved the highest sportmark accreditation at the University, achieving Gold in both Community and Participation and Silver in Competition. Not only is this the highest mark of the year BUT THE HIGHEST EVER AWARDED AT WARWICK!!! This is very exciting news for the club and makes us proud to be WarwickSquash!
For more information on sportmark please follow the link below: