🌟🌟 Junior of the Year Nominees!! 🌟🌟

…and the nominees are… (part 3)

We are delighted to announce the four VERY deserving nominees for the Squash WA Junior of the Year award: Caitlin Pratt, Charlie Richardson, Daniel Marsh and Luke Scott are all making a huge difference to our sport in a variety of ways.

Winners will be announced at the Squash WA Stars Gala on Saturday 2 December 2023. 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

Caitlin Pratt (Narrogin) “Caitlin’s commitment to squash has been consistent throughout her career. Her dedication to training, competition, and community involvement is marked by unwavering persistence and a tireless work ethic.”

Charlie Richardson (Mirrabooka)Charlie helps other juniors in and outside of our junior program with their own development, in a voluntary capacity, therefore demonstrating a desire to help others and a genuine awareness of the bigger picture and the importance of giving back.”

Daniel Marsh (Belmont) “Daniel is an integral part of the junior program at
Belmont. He is hands-on, and always on court with the kids, imparting his knowledge to them. Daniel is certainly a player they are able to look up to now and into the future”

Luke Scott (Belmont) “Luke accepts his wins with humility and is gracious in his losses. He is a team player, always willing to go the extra mile and help others. Reliability is an asset hard to find in young player, however Luke has this.”

🌟🌟 Volunteer of the Year Nominees!! 🌟🌟

…and the nominees are… (part 2)

We are delighted to announce the 13 VERY deserving nominees for the Squash WA Volunteer of the Year award: Amos Bruce, Alyce Smith, Bec Ilich, Kat Tonkin, Katy Scott, Lisa Christou, Lyn & Russell Chandler, Mason Woods, Moya Credaro, Peter Siebert, Richard Grain, Serena Richardson and Yvette Clement are all making a huge difference to our sport in a variety of ways.

Be the first to find out who wins the award by coming along to the Squash WA Stars Gala on Saturday 2 December 2023. Tickets are available via the website shop here: https://squashwa.asn.au/shop/

Amos Bruce (Cambridge) “Amos’ consistent effort to improve his own game of squash, encouragement of others (including senior players), his sense of humour and unquestionable sportsmanship, has provided a wonderful role model for our sport and to all our players; juniors and seniors alike.”

Alyce Smith (Narrogin)Alyce’s contributions have not only benefited the Narrogin Squash Club but have also inspired and encouraged others within the squash community.”

Bec Ilich (Vic Park) “As a player and a committee member, Bec helps to foster the inclusive environment that exists at Vic Park.She makes players of all ages and backgrounds feel welcome and encourages them to participate and be partof our squash community.”

Kat Tonkin (Vic Park) “Kat is always going over and above what is expected of her as a committee member and is always coming up with suggestions to improve the club and the sport.”

Katy Scott (Belmont) “Because of her enthusiasm for the sport, whenever there is a chance to ‘plug’ squash, she is there. Katy’s efforts have resulted in securing grants from Healthway, DLGSC, City of Belmont and the Federal Government” 

Lisa Christou (Vic Park) “Lisa is always putting in 100% for the club as she loves the sport and has the best interest of squash and the club at heart. She also has the future of the sport in mind and is very passionate about coaching and promoting the junior program to keep the sport alive.”

Russell and Lyn Chandler (Belmont) “The current home of Squash WA would not be in the great shape that it is without the Chandler’s being so involved, the revival of Belmont has been largely down to their enormous efforts, and they have done so much for the pennant and league competitions.”

Mason Woods (Cambridge) “Mason makes all social players and club members feel welcome at the centre with his enthusiasm, and friendly and helpful manner.  He also makes an active and long lasting contribution to the club and Squash WA through his sponsorship of various event.”

Moya Credaro (Marmion) “Moya’s enthusiasm to be involved in club activities to bring members together makes her an incredible asset and ambassador for the sport.”

Peter Siebert (EGSRA) “Peter is a solid foundation for the club, under his mentorship the club has grown, and he is constantly promoting the club to new members and encouraging to all present and past players”

Richard Grain (Mirrabooka) “Grainy demonstrates fantastic leadership qualities in all aspects of his involvement in squash. He not only works tirelessly in various capacities, but also inspires and motivates others, building a solid foundation for the future of our sport.”

Serena Richardson (Mirrabooka) “Squash is infinitely blessed to have Serena giving so much to the sport in various ways including creating such a wonderful environment of fun and belonging for all juniors.”

Yvette Clement (Blue Gum) “Yvette has become a highly valued member of the club and was the 2023 winner of the Bernice Gryguc Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to the Club. She is warm and welcoming, and an excellent advocate for the sport.”

🌞🗓️📝 Great Southern Wheatbelt Teams Event

Get a couple of mates together and sign up for this AWESOME teams tournament in Katanning, only 3 and a bit hours’ drive from Perth.  Juniors, adults and 35+ all welcome. 😍
$180 team entry fee includes opening night function, Saturday function, and oodles of SQUASH! 😎
Spots are filling FAST so don’t wait, register now!  Download the information/entry form HERE.

Club of the Month – Karratha 😍

This month we are showcasing the marvelous Karratha Squash Club as Miss October!  The Club is based out of the Karratha Leisureplex, located opposite Broadhurst Road on Dampier Highway in Pegs Creek.  It’s a three minute drive from the Karratha town centre, or roughly two hours in the air and 1,500km away from Perth in the Pilbara region of the state.

Co-host of the famous FeNaClNG Teams Tournament in partnership with Dampier Squash Club, they also run their annual Club Champs event in October, as well as a quarterly pennant competition.  We had a great chat with Karratha Squash Club President Rhys Collins who beamed with pride about the fantastic squash club he is a part of.

What does a typical week look like for Karratha Squash Club?  “We hold our junior program on a Monday afternoon, which is then followed by our pennants. Thursday nights are social night which is always great fun. Junior star Preston Munro provides coaching lessons on a Sunday for anyone wanting to improve their game.”  Now that’s a classic example of one of the True Sport Values we promote to all juniors across WA – ‘giving back’. ❤️

We always run a social night on Thursdays. If you’re ever in Karratha or nearby, head on down and join in!

We asked Rhys who the MVPs were at Karratha Squash Club, to which he responded, “we have several awesome people at the club, which is what makes it so great. Steph is our Club Captain who does as much work as three people and is always coaching others and giving tips. Frosty is our Junior Co-ordinator and is always there to help out.  Vice President John can always be relied upon, and Preston is our best player who is always friendly and coaching others.  We have so many outstanding members who are always helping out that I could go on and on!”

We wanted to know why Karratha Squash Club is the best club in WA – what sets them apart from the rest?  Well, what a heartfelt response Rhys had for us!  “At Karratha Squash Club, we believe that squash is more than just a sport, it’s a way to stay fit, have fun, be social, and challenge yourself both physically and mentally. That’s why we’re committed to providing our members with the best possible squash experience.  Karratha is a warm and welcoming club with a strong sense of community. We host a variety of social events throughout the year, so there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a competitive player or just looking for a fun and social way to stay active, Karratha is the perfect place for you.”

Now we all know that behind every great squash club, are a bunch of sponsors that are worth their weight in gold, and Karratha Squash Club is no different.  HUGE shout out to Chemdry Northwest, Joyce Krane, Pilbara Mitsubishi, Compass Group: Bay Village, and The Racquet Shop.


Thanks for chatting with us Rhys, and keep up the FANTASTIC work Karratha Squash Club!!

🌾 Country Week 2023 – The Draw is Out!! 😎

The fourth (and hopefully last) draw has been published!

For those who have purchased a shirt or dinner ticket, you can collect these from a table that will be set up in front of court 1.  If you ordered your shirt after 31 July 2023, it’s unlikely it will be available for collection, however we may have a spares you can take.  Otherwise we will send them to your respective Clubs before the end of October 2023.  There are also a few dinner tickets available so visit our website shop to grab yours for just $35 for adults (or $15 for kids)! 🍽️🍖 The dress code is smart casual (ie. no trackies, singlets or thongs).

Lastly, a MASSIVE thank you to all the wonderful sponsors of this year’s event:

🌾⌛Country Week 2023: Time is Running Out!

There are only six sleeps left until registrations close for Country Week 2023!  Please contact your Club Captain (or President if you don’t have one) as soon as possible to let them know you’re interested.

We’re seeing plenty of entry-level players getting involved this year which is AWESOME!  So if you don’t think you’re “good enough” then think again, because you ARE! 💪🏼😎

Don’t forget to purchase your Sunday night dinner tickets (adults $35 / children $15) via the web shop here: https://squashwa.asn.au/shop/.  You can also still order a specially designed Country Week 2023 shirt in the same place, but they will arrive after the event as the cut off for pick up at the event has now passed.

👦🏽👧🏻👦🏼2023 Cambridge Junior Teams Tournament – Registrations Open NOW!

Entries are now open for the 2023 Cambridge Junior Teams tournament taking place on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 2023!  The format will remain the same as previous years with a 12pm start on Saturday, then playing until matches are complete on Sunday.

This year they are also introducing a novice event for the younger ones!  Therefore bouncier balls and modified scoring/rules will be organised. ❤️

To enter, please contact your Junior Coordinator (or Club President, or Tim Cowell directly via timcowell89@gmail.com if you don’t have one) before Thursday 7 September 2023.  Clubs have also all been sent all the information about this event directly.  The fee is $90 per team (ie. $30 per player).

🌾🌾🌾 Country Juniors!!  Please remember that Squash WA can link you up with billet (host) families for these types of events.  We would be absolutely THRILLED to see some of your Clubs represented! 😊