We are delighted to showcase the rather marvelous Blue Gum Squash Club this month! Blue Gum Squash Club is based out of Squashworld Brentwood, which recently changed hands from the Kane/Simmo dynasty, over to squash legend and part-time comedian (have you seen his Facebook posts?! 😆) Mike ‘Moose’ Corren.
We first asked them what makes their Club the best in Western Australia.
“Our Club is a hub for all squash enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the game, we have something for everyone. Our top-notch facilities include eight hard back courts that are regularly maintained to ensure our players have a great playing experience. Blue Gum Squash Club is based out of Squashworld Brentwood, which is stocked with the latest rackets, shoes and accessories, and even includes a re-stringing service.
But it’s not just about playing squash at Blue Gum, we also have a spacious social area where players can socialise, enjoy a drink, and have a chat. Our Thursday night in-house competition regularly has over 50 players with many staying for supper and a few drinks after their match – this is what Blue Gum is all about!”
There is a range of programs and squash events on offer throughout the year, from social leagues and tournaments, to junior programs and coaching clinics. Some highlights include:
- The West Coast Open
- Blue Gum Doubles Tournament started this year in February
- Annual Golf Day
- Annual Quiz night in July
- Club Championships – singles and doubles in September
- Blue Gum Annual Awards Night in October
We asked the team who their MVPs are, about whom they proudly beamed.
“Mike Corren needs no introduction as one of Australia’s most successful squash players. He reached a career-high world ranking of world number 38 and now owns and runs Squashworld Brentwood. Mike regularly runs training and round robin events, and this is your chance to play against a former top 50 PSA player!
Hannah Slyth is a junior at our club and has recently been selected to play for Australia in the Junior World Championships. Check out this video of Hannah as she geared up to play in the world champs – https://fb.watch/iSNtxM4ImO/.
Steven Jones has been the President of the Blue Gum Squash Club for the last 9 years and has been the life blood of the club. As well as competing in Tuesday night pennants, Steve also runs the Thursday night in-house comp and has organised the club’s volunteer and fundraising activities.
Blue Gum Squash Club is run by volunteers – our current committee are working hard on fundraising opportunities, upgrading club amenities, and arranging social events for our members to ensure Blue Gum remains the best club in WA!”
They were excited to share that they are currently fundraising to upgrade the front walls of their courts. Their first fundraising event is a Bunnings sausage sizzle on Saturday 25 March 2023 at the Melville store. Make sure you swing by for a tasty snack and say g’day to the crew!
They’re also in need of more volunteers to assist with their junior program, which sees a whopping 40 juniors coming through their doors each week. If you can help out for an hour or two on Mondays from 4pm, please reach out to them via email@example.com.
I think you’d agree that Clubs are nothing without their members and sponsors, so here’s a big shout out to the legends who continue to support their club:
Vince – Perth Hills Accommodation https://www.perthhillsaccommodation.com.au
Phil – Scott & Associates http://www.scotteng.com.au/
Hadden – Slab & Garden City http://www.slabandgardencity.com.au/
Frank – 2B Chauffereured https://2bchauffeured.com.au/
Frank – Frank’s Lawnmowing Services https://www.facebook.com/frankslawnmowingservices/
Mike – Adept Building Services https://www.adeptbuilding.net.au/
Kane – The Racquet Shop https://racquetshop.com.au/
Ryan – Pritchard Francis https://www.pfeng.com.au/
Craig – Lumen IT https://www.lumenit.com.au/
..and what does a typical week look like at Blue Gum?
- Monday: Junior clinic and coaching (4:00 to 5:30pm), Ladies Monday Night League
- Tuesday: Pennants – Mixed and Ladies
- Wednesday: Day League, In-house round robin from 7:30pm
- Thursday: State Grade Pennants, Juniors gameplay (4:00 to 5:00pm), Thursday in-house competition from 7pm to late.
- Friday: Masters squash from 7:00pm
- Saturday: Social squash with Mike Corren and Dave Ilich (10:30am to 12:00pm)
- Sunday: Group Training with Mike Corren (3:30pm to 5:00pm)
On a final and very lovely note they shared, “As a club we are more than just a place to play squash. We’re a community-focused club that values inclusivity and camaraderie. Our members come from all walks of life and we’re proud to offer a friendly and welcoming experience for everybody.”
Thank you so much for chatting with us team. Keep up the fabulous work and keep those Facebook posts coming! 👌