Archive for February, 2013

DLWE v Cameron House – Away (Match Report) 27th February 2013

February 28, 2013 Leave a comment

westsquashsitelogo1Sean phoned me earlier on in the day to discuss the match and as we were chatting about who we may be playing Sean tried to describe his likely opponent. “Will I be playing that really tall guy?”

“Well,” I replied “that doesn’t really narrow it down Sean! In fact you say that every week “I played that tall guy, I played that tall guy.”

At 6pm I got a message that Cameron House could only get 4 players out, so I had to give our new No.5 (JT) the bad news and the rest of us headed to Loch Lomond. Sean took the road high over the Erskine Bridge and I took the lower road under the Clyde Tunnel and do you know what? Sean was at the banks of Loch Lomond before me!

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The PSA $115K North American Open 2013

February 26, 2013 Leave a comment

To see the draw click here (tough one for Alan Clyne!)

Or watch this great promo video


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RASTA Masters Results for the Optical Express Racketball Open 2013

February 25, 2013 1 comment

Another very successful RASTA Racketball Tournament took place at Whitecraigs  LT&SC this weekend. RASTA_MASTERS_MO40_MO55_MastersB_Results

The packed tournament saw 6 new Masters winners in the Over 40s/45s/50s/55s/60s as well as a Masters ‘B’ Events winner (please click on the images to enlarge them). RASTA_MASTERS_MO50_Results

Many thanks to Optical Express for sponsoring this first ever Masters tournament and providing the prizes. Also thanks t all the competitors, who came from as far a field as Kirkwall and Manchester! RASTA_MASTERS_MO45_MO60_Results

We look forward to seeing you at the next tournament which is the Scottish Open in Dumfries on the 13 & 14 April.

You can also see photos of the tournament at

DLWE v SSRC – Home (Match Report) 21st February 2013

February 21, 2013 Leave a comment


SSRC last night and Sean wanted an early start. He obviously knew that asking for the week off for his anniversary was going to get him nowhere (!) so instead he arranged an early start, so he could get back for his date! (top commitment!)

When I arrived Sean was on against David Irvine at No.3 and was 2-0 up and 14-6 up in the 3rd. But I have to say from what I saw, David was right in it. He pulled the score back to 14-9 and all the rallies were tough. However Sean won 15-9 and so the first 3 points were on the board.


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Cogratulations to Peter O’Hara – Over 40 National Champ!

February 19, 2013 Leave a comment

2013 Nationals Peter O'Hara - winner over 40s D7-1 333Many Congratulations to Peter O’Hara on becoming Over 40s British National Champion for 2013.

He took the title 3-1 in just 29 minutes when he beat Jamie Goodrich (from Norfolk) in the final.

The Championships were held at Manchester’s Sportscity last week and Peter led the Scottish charge with what looks like a comfortable win (with all but one games not going over 29 minutes).

Great win for a legend of West Squash – well played again Peter (O’Harrow!)

To see the Draw click here

To see a pic of all the winners click here

Harrow Sponsored Katie Gregson-MacLeod – Scottish Under 13s Champ!

February 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Katie Gregson-MacLeod Feb 2013Harrow sponsored youngster Katie Gregson-MacLeod won a breakthrough Under-11/13 Scottish Junior Nationals in February 2011. This was a sign of very good things to come, as Aberdeen’s veteran Coach George Tierney recognised at the time.

Since then, coaching at Inverness Tennis & Squash Club from such masters as Garry McKay, Malcolm MacKay and Phil Williams has led to her game developing key strengths in touch and court-savviness. Now climbing the divisions in junior tournaments, Katie (at just 11 years old) has just won the Scottish Under-13 Title and she is now ranked No.1 Under 13 (& No.2 at Under 14!). She is very excited to be representing Scotland in the 5-Nations in Le Mans, France, in March.

Katie ranks her inspirations as World No.1 Nicol David and World No.2 Harrow’s Raneem El Weleily (not bad players to aspire to!)

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Harrow Signs Women’s WISPA No.10 & 16 Annie Au & Rachel Grinham

February 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Harrow Newsletter Feb 2013 (2)

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DLWE v Townend – Away (Match Report) 13th February 2013

February 14, 2013 Leave a comment


Sean and I arrived so early the club was still shut when we got there, so we nipped across the road to the Dreghorn Fish & Chicken Bar for some carb-loading! At 6.45pm we went back to the club and their No.2 & 5 had arrived and we had No.1 & 3! How does that always happen?

Soon after Sean (Norris) was on at No.3 v Phil McKie so I took to the roof for refereeing duties. It was immediately obvious that this was going to be a clash of styles with Phil playing the shots and Sean chasing them. Sean was his normal nippy self which caused Phil to question some of the pick-ups and he was becoming more and more convinced that the ball had bounced sometimes up to 4 or 5 times! But Sean always calls his 3 bounce pick-ups so I was happy that all was good!!! …………………………………

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West Squash – End Of Season Presentation Night March 2013

February 13, 2013 Leave a comment


Nick Matthew – Interview (including the Glasgow Commonwealth Games)

February 11, 2013 Leave a comment