The Leagues for Ordinary Gentleman

Squash

squash_2As the children go back to school, the temperature starts to drop and the sun seems to set so much sooner, only one thing is on the mind of the Bluecoats Squash Team players; beer and curry.

The pre season curry night will give the players an opportunity to discuss tactics, trade dietary information and pledge allegiance to the Squash code of misconduct.

One thing, however, is certain to be brought to the attention of all. Having earned promotion last time out, Bluecoats III will start this campaign against Bluecoats II.

Having earned promotion last term, Piers Chadwick and his rabble will kick off the year with some very local rivals.

This unusual Division 3 fixture will take place on 9th September and it promises to set the tone for the rest of the season; hilarious.

Elsewhere in the Sussex Squash Leagues, Bluecoats IV will start their Division 4 season with a home game against Middleton IV.

Renowned for his doubles heroics and legendary match reports, team captain Jon Tucker had this to say about the upcoming fixtures;

“It’s the 4th team, it’s always funny. Our main objective this year concerns Mr. Tim Canham. After a winless campaign last year we feel it vitally important for Tim to taste a long awaited victory.”

With the strongest looking team for some years, 1st team captain Tony Fiveash will have an eye on success.

“We hope to start this season as strongly as we finished last, and to put out a consistently strong, challenging team.”

The latest inclusion to the club team scene is Nathan Miller who joins us from Storrington Squash Club. He, along with Simon Millard and Lee Welch, have added strength in depth to the Club and give fresh optimism for the future.

I would also like to congratulate Will Johnson on his scholarship to Lancing College.

Will can still compete for Bluecoats this year and, most importantly, keep the average age of our players down to just double figures. We also wish our Beginners Coach Harriet Boyle all the best as she enters the world of University!

On behalf of myself and everyone at BCS I would like to wish all players the best of luck for the season.

As Club Coach, I am both proud and excited that Squash is more accessible than perhaps it has ever been at Bluecoats.

From September, the following Squash Sessions will be available and taken by myself:

  • Individual and Group Coaching
  • Beginners (5+) Squash – Wednesday 17:00-17:45
  • Squashercise for Ladies of ALL standards – Thursday 10:30-11:30
  • Club Night – Every other Thursday (commencing 11th September) 19:30-21:30
  • Junior Coaching (9+) with Level 4 and current Sussex Coach Graham Stevenson – Friday 17:00-18:30
  • Team Training and Doubles – Saturday 9:00-11:00
  • Sunday Social 8:00-10:00 on 14th. 21st and 28th September

Kit Pearman
Club Coach, No.1 and Poster Boy