Meaghan Butler and Ciaran McCarthyMeaghan Butler and Ciarán McCarthy head off State side in the coming weeks to start their tennis scholarships. Meaghan heads to Arkansas Tech University and Ciarán heads to Holy Cross College, Notre Dame. The very best wishes to you both from the Club and we will look forward to following your progress!__________________________
Junior OpensThe Sutton juniors continued their positive summer with another strong week at the Opens.William Kell won the Tour1000 u16 singles at the Ulster Junior Open. William went in unseeded but didn’t drop a set on his way to the title.Mark Grazhulis continued his strong summer reaching the final of the 12s in Ulster. Unfortunately he lost in a champ tie break.At the wexford junior open Sophie and Jennifer O’ Connor both came home with titles winning the u18 and u12 girls singles respectively. Jennifer also made the final of the u14s.Sally Flynn had a strong week taking home the Tour250 u14 title in Shankill. Gavin Murphy was a runner up in the Tour250 u12s. Matthew Hickey made the semis of the u14s Tour250. Jean Loughney was in the semis of the Tour1000 doubles.A mention for Conor Reamsbottom who made his Open debut in the U8s in DCU. Word back is that Conor hit 3 aces in one single match!!
Junior ChampionshipsThe junior champs are in full swing. We have our finals day this Saturday. Big thanks to Barbara Reamsbottom, Christina Ryan and all the helpers who have done a great job keeping things running smoothly.
Generation GameHuge thanks to Isobel O' Flaherty who ran a brilliant generation game on Sunday. Over 50 adults and kids took part. Thanks to Colm O'Hare who made sure everyone got a burger after!
Senior OpenEntry closing soon for the Sutton LTC Senior Open. Click on the link below to get in your entry before they close.Senior Club ChampionshipsEnter now!
COVID-19 UPDATE – AUGUST 11TH – IRISH SQUASH
UPDATE ON COVID RESTRICTIONS FOR INDOOR SPORTS
Members of Irish Squash continue to attend weekly meetings with Sport Ireland, the Federation of Irish Sport and other indoor sport NGBs regarding the potential for change in current restrictions. Up until very recently, it is fair to say that we had no good news to report on. Therefore we welcome the confirmation from Minister of State for Sport, Jack Chambers, that a timeframe for easing of restrictions for indoor sports will be announced at the end of August. As we have done throughout the pandemic, we have to wait and see what the easing of restrictions will look like, before we can gain approval of our plans for squash from the Expert Group in Sport Ireland.
We will be planning a meaningful and sustainable return to squash for all our members which will fit alongside the Minister’s plan on how our society can “live with Covid”.
In the meantime, we ask you to support your clubs, get back on court for solo play or with a household member, organise a one-to-one coaching session (get ahead of the posse) and keep an eye on our website for further news.
President Irish Squash
SQUASH – WHAT IS ALLOWED
FROM 7th JUNE
FOR YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY, REMEMBER!!!! SQUASH IS A VERY DIFFERENT DISCIPLINE TO ANY OTHER TRAINING AND YOU MUST PREPARE YOUR BODY BEFORE PRACTICE OR PLAY, EVEN IF YOU ARE USING THE BALL MACHINE.
WARM-UP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7si_4wdoQAI (NICK MATTHEW)
 Solo squash Practice http://thesquashsite.com/squashskills-matthew-solo
I would urge all players to do a few Solo Practice Session to get your body engaged with Squash movement again.
 People from the same household can play Squash
 Individual coaching with Eoin Ryan. (Consider booking a session) 086 8182466
IRISH SQUASH STRATEGIC REVIEW – SURVEY
President of Irish Squash Rosie Barry wrote to all members recently about the launch of a new strategic review being conducted by the Board.
We would love to have your input on the current state of Squash and its future and would very much appreciate if you could take 5 minutes to respond to our survey which is available by clicking on the link below.
We promise it is a short survey and we are not gathering personal details or tracking email contacts nor will be assigning individual comments in any reports generated.
If you have any additional comments or questions, please email us on the dedicated email: Strategicplan2021@irishsquash.com
Here’s the link: SURVEY
REGISTER FOR FREE AND BEGIN YOUR REFEREEING JOURNEY TODAY
As you are aware the World Squash Officiating (WSO) platform: www.worldsquashofficiating.com developed through a partnership between the WSF and the PSA, was recently launched and we are delighted that it has already started to gather momentum.
There are now over 800 individuals from 70 countries registered on the platform who have begun their WSO officiating journey. WSO starts with a basic rules test and works through to the highest level of elite refereeing, and it is encouraging to see that over 150 of those registered have already moved beyond the basic level and have attained the theory aspects of the more advanced levels.
SQUASH BALL MACHINE
A great addition to Squash! We have two squash ball machines for SENIOR Solo Practice, with one more to follow. This is a superb way to practice on your own. It is advised that all players wear squash goggles while using the ball machine.
SQUASH COACHING VOUCHER
Give a gift of a Squash Coaching Lesson for Seniors and Juniors with Eoin Ryan 086 8182466
Drop into the Sports Shop or email email@example.com
SQUASH WEBSITES FOR YOUR INTEREST
Squash Site: http://thesquashsite.com
World Squash Federation: https://www.worldsquash.org
European Squash Federation: https://www.europeansquash.com
PSA Professional Squash Association: https://psaworldtour.com
THE SPORTS SHOP @ SUTTON LTC
SPECIALIZING IN ALL THINGS TENNIS AND SQUASH
PLEASE SHOP LOCALLY
We are back to normal
Monday – Thursday 2.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Friday 11.00a.m. – 1.00 p.m. & 2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Saturday 11.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Teen Fitness Classes
As we are coming to the end of Summer, we will begin to wrap up our Teen fitness classes and we are delighted that they have gone so well throughout the summer and hope that we will be able to resume them in some manner as kids return to school. Our final week of Teen Classes will be the 23rd of August. We would like to hear from parents to find out if there is a common day and time that your kids would still be interested in coming down to keep up the great progress they have made. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions and feedback and hopefully we can keep this running throughout the year.
Gym Feedback and Suggestions
We would like to hear from our members about how you currently feel about the gym and what we can do to improve your experience, We have already heard from many of our regulars who attend our classes about what classes they would like to see when restrictions are eased and have begun making plans for this. What else would you like to see when restrictions ease further? Here are some of the plans we have in mind so let us know if you think you would be interested in them or if you have other suggestions by emailing email@example.com.
- Group Seminars on Training and Nutrition
- Monthly Challenges
- Technique Workshops
- Group Weight Lifting Sessions
- Strength and Conditioning Sessions
Please note that evening and weekend classes will not be running during the week of the 21st-28th of August to facilitate the Senior Tennis Open. Morning classes will run as normal. During this time, our trainers will be available in the evening so it will be a great time to get a program made for you in the gym so if you cannot attend a class you will still be able to get your workout in. Just book in by either speaking to one of the team or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Sophie Dixon
Congratulations to Sophie Dix who will join the Wild Cats Northwestern University Field Hockey team in August having been awarded a Hockey Scholarship.
Sophie played tennis and Squash in Sutton for many years and participated in competitive sailing for 10 years.
Well done to Sophie, her mum Jean and dad Robert, who participated in the 1976 Montreal Olympics, representing Ireland in sailing, and all the family for their dedication and support.
Everyone at Sutton LTC wishes you well!
Bar is now open for indoor service. Please note, only fully vaccinated members can avail of the indoor service. You will need to present your certificate to the bar volunteer upon entrance. Please note the area in bar extension is reserved for players coming off the court. Lounge area can only be used by members in casual attire. If you are coming off the clay courts you will need to change your footwear to enter the lounge.
Members can check in for their court bookings either via mobile phone or inside the lobby on the check-in terminals. There is also an option for any of the opponents to check in for the booking, it doesn’t need to be the booking holder. Please note, in the event of adverse weather where you couldn’t avail of your booking please send an email to the office and we will reimburse your booking fee.