Archive for October, 2013

Edinburgh Sports Club Junior Open 14th & 15th December

Junior Open 2013 Poster

World Squash Championship 2013: BBC to show tournament

The 2013 World Squash Championship will be shown on the BBC from the quarter-final stage.

Nick Matthew and James Willstrop are two of the British competitors featuring in the event which begins on 26 October and runs to 3 November.

The BBC Sport website will show the quarter-finals and semi-finals live.

The final will be aired on the Red Button and also on the BBC Sport website and connected TVs with a highlights programme on BBC Two.

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RASTA Rankings (October Racketball Rankings)

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S.S.R.C. Stock Squash Rackets C-below

Looking good at SSRC  as Scotlands Oldest  Private Members Club stock Harrow range

Looking good at SSRC as Scotlands Oldest Private Members Club stock Harrow range

Want a Free Racketball Tour T’Shirt Like this One? Well Come & Play One of the Final Tournaments in the ‘Saltire Tour’

photoE.S.C. RASTA Open Racketball Around Scotland - Tour Calendar 2013

DLWE v Glasgow Uni – Away (Match Report) 23rd October 2013

October 24, 2013 1 comment

westsquashsitelogo1 Well this match against Glasgow University was always going to be a real 6 pointer! And it was away as well which means we had to play on those really strange courts. But what do you know the courts have been refurbished so all my excuses were out of the window!

I was on first this week against a fit looking bloke from Hong Kong called Alfa Au (where do teams pick up these guys from, out of nowhere?). He was wearing bright orange shoes and a luminous yellow top so I thought “If you’ve got the bottle to wear that you must be a decent player!” and as our number 5 said ‘He has the best knock up I’ve ever seen!’. But I know I can be quite a handful to play against if you’ve never seen my game before (don’t laugh that’s very rude!!).
I was able to move Alfa well, especially to the front and this gave me the advantage in the 1st game as all my drops were tight. So first blood to me but I felt far from confident as Alfa looked like a really dangerous player. The second was even tougher and I had to move much quicker has Alfa was reading my drops now. But hang on! He was now wearing red shoes!?! Maybe he had some traffic light system going on? I managed to sneak the second game, but needed to concentrate hard to do it.
I was now fully expecting Alfa to be wearing green shoes in the third game; maybe it was a distraction tactic! The third was another tough game and once again I really needed to focus. Alfa didn’t speak much English, but when he tinned an easy drop at 8-6 up he certainly knew that s**t was the correct thing to say! Fortunately I managed to shore things up just at the right moment to sneak back into the game and then win the match 3-0. I was delighted with this win as I think Alfa will be a real handful when he gets a bit fitter (especially if he works my game out! Stop laughing!!)

To read more click on ‘read more’ below – or click here– To see the other DLWE Reports Click here

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Scottish Squash Job Anyone?

footer (2)The closing date for the two salaried roles of 

(a) Coach Education and Development Manager and
(b) Regional Development Manager (West)
is now Friday the 1st November 2013.
All applications received to date will be considered.
Details have been updated on the SSRL web site at: 

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Updated date – Match Day 6 November 2nd – RASTA Racketball Saltire Tour @ E.S.C. – Edinburgh

Racketball Tour - Edinburgh Sports Club - 2 November

2013 U.S.Open in Philly

SH835-175x175Greg and Nicol take the U.S. Open titles in Philly!

The finals on Friday night saw some great squash with a really exciting 3-2 in the W.S.A. women’s event and a master class in the P.S.A. men’s event. says:

What a women’s final to mark the first ever World series event to offer equal prize money for the women and the men!

It was a meeting of the world No. 1 and world No. 2 and Nicol David retained her U.S. Open title with a thrilling five-game victory over Laura Massaro—eighty-four minutes of captivating play that could have been choreographed to say to to the men’s finalists “follow that if you can!”

What followed was a masterful performance from Gregory Gaultier as the French top seed added to his U.S. Open title of 2006 with a straight games win over Nick Matthew, the third seed and 2007 champion.

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Picture left shows Harrow’s James Simpson take on the Number 2 seed James Wilstrop in the 1st round.

To see the men’s U.S. Open Draw click here

To see the women’s U.S. Open draw click here


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Results for Match Day 5 Oct. 12th – RASTA Racketball Saltire Tour @ Whitecraigs LT&SC – Glasgow Sponsored by Chartermarque (Pension Consultants & Chartered Financial Planners)

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