Wednesday, September 1, 2010


After the weekend we spent in London playing doubles and the hospitality we received (see:, it really is a no-brainer when it comes to deciding whether or not to make the 2-hour trip again for their annual singles tournament. October 1-3 is the date for the amateurs with categories ranging from Open, A, B, C, and D, 40+ and 50+ and Women’s A, B, C and D. Running alongside the event is the world ranking professional category which will feature some top 100 players. Currently, the draw will consist of Czech Jan Koukal (ranked 61) as the top seeded player, Aussie Scott Arnold (63) as the second seed, and Dylan Bennett from Holland (70) seeded third. Watching the world class players is included in your $65 (CAD) tournament entry fee. So not only will you gain invaluable experience by playing a tournament outside the club, you will be able to learn so much by watching the pros.

London is a small university town and this event coincides with the Homecoming Weekend. The bars are guaranteed to have a great atmosphere and everything is within walking distance from the downtown hotels. The London Squash Racquets Club is small but cozy and it is impossible not to be social. Beer is always near at hand, so it is imperative that along with your squash shoes, you pack your drinking ones as well.

So anyone care to join me and a few of the Windsor members for the trip? To enter the event, you can contact the London squash pro, Andrew Mount, at . Or, simply let me know and I can pass your information along. Registration closes on Wednesday, September 22.

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