🌟🌟 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.”

🌟🌟Coach of the Year Nominees!! 🌟🌟

…and the nominees are….

We are delighted to announce the six VERY deserving nominees for the Squash WA Coach of the Year award: Katy Scott, Remi Young, Sanny Ang, Sean Brockman, Sue Hillier and Wayne Krahner 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/

Katy Scott (Belmont) “Katy has grown the sport of squash generally in her role as a coach and various other volunteer roles. Few are making such an extraordinary difference to squash.”

Remi Young (Mirrabooka) “Remi is kind, patient and a lot of fun. The juniors love being part of his squad and look forward to spending time with such a fantastic role model and high level player each week.”

Sanny Ang (Marmion) “Sanny volunteering his time has helped us tremendously in the running of a successful Junior program. He passes on valuable knowledge to other coaches that can learn from his expertise.”

Sean Brockman (Busselton) “With a few decades of experience under his belt, Sean is precise and informative, with sessions that are engaging, enjoyable and, importantly, keep the juniors coming back for more.”

Sue Hillier (Vic Park) “Sue devotes numerous hours toward coaching and developing the next generation of squash players at all levels. She strives to encourage all juniors to be the best they can.”

Wayne Krahner (Mirrabooka) “We are incredibly lucky to have someone as knowledgeable as Wayne based here in WA and having such a huge impact to the benefit of the talented juniors and to the sport generally.”

WA Closed – U9/U11 Novice Event

After the success of the U9s and U11s novice event we ran during the WA Open back in May, we’d be crazy not to keep the momentum going and these eager little ones engaged!

For just $20 juniors will have a minimum of three PAR11 best of three matches.  There will be two divisions and a winner, runner up, and third in each.

The event will run from 9.30am to 12.30pm on the Saturday of the WA Closed – 2 December 2023 at Squashworld Mirrabooka.

Those playing in the main juniors’ draw, are still competing in an ability-based, AJST Silver event.

Everyone!!  Don’t forget to sign yourself up, purchase a tournament shirt, and a Squash Stars Gala ticket!

Sign up via SportyHQ now! 

❄️🦣 2023 WA Closed (Junior Silver)

There are only three days left to get your order in for a uniquely designed 2023 WA Closed tournament shirt.  This is a once-off offer as moving forward we will only be organising tournament shirts for the WA Open.  The shirts are $44 if you purchase one now.  There will be a small number of shirts to purchase at the event however the price will go up to $55 each.


…and don’t forget to sign up for the main event!  There are mens, ladies, juniors and 35+ divisions, so something for everyone.  Depending on entries we will also run another half-day junior novice event!  Shout out to our awesome major sponsor LachWil. 😍


Lastly, tickets are on sale now for the annual awards night – the 2023 Stars Gala!  The venue is Scarborough Sports and Community Club.  Tickets can be purchased upon SportyHQ sign up, or via the website shop.



WA Closed and Squash WA Stars Gala – Registrations Open Now!

Registrations are open now for the 2023 WA Closed (AJST silver) event!  Entry is only $30 for juniors and $40 for adults aged 19 years and above until 15 October, then the price starts creeping up…

Get your tournament shirt via the website shop (https://squashwa.asn.au/shop/) and your Squash WA STARS GALA event tickets when you register for the tournament via SportyHQ (https://www.sportyhq.com/tournament/view/2023-WA-Closed-S).  Forgot to grab a ticket when you signed up?  ..or not playing but want event tickets?  No worries!  You can get them from the website shop as well!

🌾 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.