Thursday, July 21, 2011


Scheduled for Thursday, August 11. Start time: 5.00pm

One of the most important qualities to have in squash is patience. Know when to attack, know when to defend, be prepared to have long, extended rallies and wait for the opportunities. So what better way can I think of messing up all what I preach by taking that luxury away from you!

Try out this new tournament format – “Race Against The Clock”. Very simply, your matches will only be minutes long. Your task is to accumulate as many points as possible within the time limit. It’s balls-to-the-wall, flat-out, take-no-prisoners, use-whatever-cliché-you-want, squash. Whether the event will be a knock-out or round robin will depend on the amount of entries received. As will the length of the matches. They may be anywhere between 3 and 10 minutes. I may even change the length of the matches as the tournament rolls along. Handicaps may also be assigned. As usual, though, you can be sure that a keg will be on hand. Prizes will be awarded for the top two place getters.

Being the summer months, I am aware that many of you have not been working out as much as you should, so this format will even out the fitness levels. It would be a fun way to hop on court knowing that you won’t be regurgitating your lungs… or will you?

Take note however, if you happen to be on the losing end of your first couple of matches that may be it for the day. This event is not designed so everybody will get that super work-out renowned with the sport. You will however – no matter how well your matches go – get a super beer work-out!

Registration deadline is Monday, August 8. Minimum 15 entries.

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