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What is squash?

Squash is an indoor sport suitable for people of any skill or ability. It can be enjoyed by people who have never played much sport before, and those who play many sports every week. The key is its simplicity.

The sport can be described as running with a racquet. Two players run around a small room, hitting a small bouncy rubber ball off the walls and floor. The aim is to hit the ball in such a way that the other player can’t return it. That’s about it.

You can start playing games with a very low level of fitness and sporting ability. Of course, if you keep playing, you will get much fitter and more able!

To give you a calm and relaxed start to squash, we have specialised programs for men, women and teenagers to teach the basic skills in a supportive and friendly environment. It doesn't take long to get the hang of playing squash, but you can play it your whole life and never master it. And your life will probably be a bit longer because of it!

Read more

Get fit the fun way with squash!

Getting more exercise is something many of us know we should do, but it just seems too hard to achieve. No one disputes that regular exercise can improve sleep, decrease weight, alleviate depression, strengthen bones and reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer. Yet many of us aren’t as active as we would like.

Sure, running repeated laps of an oval or swimming from one end of a pool to the other will help, but it can just seem too hard and boring.

The secret to getting fit and staying fit is to find an activity that you want to do week after week. Something fun you can do with friends, something that remains playfully challenging over time, and can provide the reward of winning. Something you can do when it’s raining, and when it’s 40 degrees outside.

If this appeals to you, try squash!

Read more

Want to get back into squash?

Are you interested in returning to squash after a big break? We would like to hear from you! Please give us a call on 0439 357 327 and we will make it really easy for you to ease your back into it. Read more here.

yvonne

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Mildura Squash Inc – Autumn Pennant 2018 – Preliminary Final Report

The scene is set, Division 1 will see top 2 teams Brighter Whites battle against Team Three and in division 2 competition it will be top of the ladder Killer Whales against the big surprise of the competition De-Faults battling for Autumn Pennant 2018 Premiership glory.

Division 2 was a tense scene as Gloria’s Angels looked nervous against a team full of confidence in De-Faults. The night started strong for Gloria’s Angels as Chelsea Thornton continued with a solid season as she defeated a very much improved Heather Laity in 3 games.

However, it did not go to the form guide with the results that followed. Emily Herrmann filling in for team De-Faults after number 1 Chris Edlington, who sustained a knee injury 2 week prior to the end of the normal season, (Herrmann) was outstanding with an upset victory over opponent Tom Jaensch in a 3 games to 1 boil over.

Jake Wilson continued his recent domination over a tough opponent in Gloria Jago winning 3 games to nil giving his team (De-Faults) a 2 rubbers to 1 lead and the chance of a big upset win.

Aggregate winner Izaak Luitjes (De-Faults) having had a break out season, showed no signs of nerves, with a win for his team and it would see them through to the grand final.

The result never in doubt as Helen Munro (Gloria’s Angels) had no answers to the power game of Luitjes winning in 3 games and sending the unlikely finalists into the decider against Killer Whales who will have to bring their best game to defeat the team full of confidence in De-Faults.

De-Faults 3.9.158 def Gloria’s Angels 1.4.134
Emily Herrmann (F/N) 1.3.55 def Tom Jaensch 0.1.48
Jake Wilson 1.3.45 def Gloria Jago 0.0.26
Izaak Luitjes 1.3.45 def Helen Munro 0.0.15
Heather Laity 0.0.13 lt Chelsea Thornton 1.3.45

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In the Division 1 preliminary final it was the strong performance of Team Three winning 3 rubbers to 1 against Limp Bizcutts that will see them battle top team Brighter Whites for the Division 1 Autumn Pennant premiership.

Chris Tassone was in hot form defeating Donna Fisher in 3 games to get Team Three off to a good start. Michael Bacon started fast against opponent Jeannette Vear winning the first game in a thrilling 17-16. Nevertheless, it was the calm play of Vear against Bacon that levelled the preliminary final 1 rubber each.

Gary Callaway was able to withstand a great fight from Kerry Spinks winning in 3 close games to hand Team Three 2 rubbers to 1 lead heading into the final match between Martin Hawson and Wayne Sparks.

Sparks scored the first game 15-14 and it looked like it was going to be a tussle to the end. Hawson was able to find his rhythm and settled into his game to fight back to win in 4 games and secure the win for Team Three.

Team Three have the task of a rematch against Brighter Whites who have been constant all season and it will be a battle of nerve and smart squash that will determine which team with take division 1 premiership glory.

Mildura Squash Inc. would encourage all players, family, friends and spectators down to Irymple Leisure Centre on Wednesday 27th June 6.30pm onwards for some great Squash action and to see who will be crowned Premiers for the Autumn Pennant Season 2018.

Team Three 3.10.194 def Limp Bizcutts 1.4.188
Gary Callaway 1.3.47 def Kerry Spinks 0.0.41
Martin Hawson 1.3.59 def Waye Sparks 0.1.52
Chris Tassone 1.3.45 def Donna Fisher 0.0.34
Michael Bacon 0.1.43 lt Jeannette Vear 1.3.61

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Mildura Squash Inc – Autumn Pennant 2018 – Semi Finals Report

2018 semi final

It was a cracking round of Semi Final action in the Mildura Squash Autumn Pennant!

In Division 1 action Brighter Whites secured a Grand Final spot with a comprehensive 3 rubbers to 1 win over Team Three. Zac Sparks (Brighter Whites) started the night on fire, not shaken in his determination to get his team off to a winning start, it was all business as he accounted for an out of sorts Martin Hawson in 3 great games.

Michael Bacon (Team Three) bolted to a 2-0 lead against a shell-shocked Simon Morrison. Morrison staged a fight back to level 2-2, however it was Bacon scoring a win in 5 games to keep Team Three’s hopes alive. Michael Penna steady in his win 3-1 over Chris Tassone, to give Brighter White 2 rubbers to 1 lead.

Paul Takacs scoring the first game against Gary Callaway. Callaway fought to win the 2nd to draw 1-1, however it was Takacs the winner in 4 games, securing the team win. Team Three now must play Limp Bizcutts in the sudden death Preliminary Final for a chance of redemption.

4th on the ladder after regular rounds of play Limp Bizcutts keep the dream alive as they accounted for The Centuriens in a closer battle winning by only 1 game. Jeannette Vear fought hard eventually going down in 5 games to Steve Pongrac after a marathon effort taking a physical toll on both players. Donna Fisher was able to fight hard to get a win over a fiery Dale Watson in 5 games to level the rubbers and games.

Wayne Sparks (Limp Bizcutts) was able to get a solid win in 3 games to hand his team the lead, although for a bit of luck when calling a short game against opponent Chris Stamos and framing the ball to win the game 15-14. Up to the number 1’s Kerry Spinks had a battle on his hands against Fill in Adam Stephens and needed 1 game to secure a team win. Losing the first game Spinks battled hard to win the 2nd and victory for his team. Stephens the eventual winner in 4 games, however not quite enough to get The Centuriens to a preliminary final.

Brighter Whites 3.11.218 def Team Three 1.5.174
Paul Takacs 1.3.55 def Gary Callaway 0.1.37
Zac Sparks 1.3.47 def Martin Hawson 0.0.39
Michael Penna 1.3.57 def Chris Tassone 0.1.36
Simon Morrison 0.2.59 lt Michael Bacon 1.3.62

Limp Bizcutts 2.9.227 def The Centuriens 2.8.221
Kerry Spinks 0.1.51 lt Adam Stephens (F/N) 1.3.55
Wayne Sparks 1.3.45 def Chris Stamos 0.0.36
Donna Fisher 1.3.63 def Dale Watson 0.2.58
Jeannette Vear 0.2.68 lt Steve Pongrac 1.3.72

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Division 2 action was a nail bitter as top side Killer Whales booked a spot in the Division 2 grand final with only a few points to spare defeating Gloria’s Angels.

Megan Spinks was in a battle with Tom Jaensch defeated in 4 games. Charlotte Fisher was able to play the more consistent squash to defeat Helen Munro in 4 games to level the tie 1 rubber each. Aggregate winner Te-ahna Bacon looked nervous and was never able to get into the match defeated in 3 games by Chelsea Thornton who was red hot handing what the crowd thought would be a winning lead to Gloria’s Angels 2 rubber to 1.

It was down to the final rubber Daniel Harberger (Killer Whales) with nothing to lose, who was able to pull off an amazing upset against a tough opponent in Gloria Jago who looked a little under pressure and was never quiet in the match defeated 3 nil. Once scores had been checked and re-checked it was Killer Whales through to the grand final by only 3 points.

Not all doom for Gloria’s Angels, having the second chance will now see them met 4th placed De-Faults who have come from nowhere to make the Preliminary final show down after a solid 3 rubber 1 defeat of Boastwitmost.

De-Faults are the surprise packets of the season last on the ladder with 4 rounds to go, they now find themselves close to Division 2 premiership glory.

Fill in Emily Herrmann was able to defeat Cameron Whyte in a stunning 5 game upset playing amazing precision squash. Jake Wilson has found great form at the end of the season and has really lifted a level and was solid in his win in 3 games against Jan Paul Rensen. Izaak Luitejes has had a stellar first season and was able to defeat a dangerous opponent in Aleara Smith in a comfortable 3 nil win. Heather Laity also in a first season has showed great improvement, however wasn’t able to match the placement of Matthew Cook (Boastwitmost) defeated in 3 games.

Killer Whales 2.7.163 def Gloria’s Angels 2.7.160
Megan Spinks 0.1.35 lt Tom Jaensch 1.3.56
Daniel Harberger 1.3.45 def Gloria Jago 0.0.20
Charlotte Fisher 1.3.58 def Helen Munro 0.1.39
Te-ahna Bacon 0.0.25 lt Chelsea Thornton 1.3.45

De-Faults 3.9.166 def Boastwitmost 1.5.146
Emily Herrmann (F/N) 1.3.62 def Cameron Whyte 0.2.57
Jake Wilson 1.3.45 def Jan Paul Rensen 0.0.16
Izaak Luitejes 1.3.45 def Aleara Smith 0.0.28
Heather Laity 0.0.14 lt Matthew Cook 1.3.45

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Healthiest Sport in the World

Forbes Magazine found squash to be the healthiest sport in the world.

"The preferred game of Wall Street has convenience on its side, as 30 minutes on the squash court provides an impressive cardiorespiratory workout. Extended rallies and almost constant running builds muscular strength and endurance in the lower body, while lunges, twists and turns increase flexibility in the back and abdomen."

The Ultimate Fitness Sport

Men’s Health Magazine calls squash “the ultimate fitness sport.” 

No other sport tests your range of movement and acceleration like squash, so the correct warm-up is crucial,” says David Pearson, national coach with England Squash. Pearson prescribes 5 minutes of dynamic flex drills: “Warm-up with alternate arm rolls, ankle flicks, high knees, walking lunges and squats. This encourages higher blood flow through your joints to minimize injury risk and up the intensity and calorie burn on court.” Even if you do look like you’re an employee of The Ministry of Funny Walks while you do it."

Excellent All-Round Health Benefits

Britain’s National Health Service advises “regularly playing squash gives excellent all-round health benefits.”

"Regularly playing squash gives excellent all-round health benefits, particularly for the heart and lungs. Squash can help build strong muscles in the legs and buttocks. 
The sport requires quick movements and lunges, which improves muscle tone. Moving to and hitting a moving ball also helps strengthen the back and shape the tummy."

Get Fit the Fun Way with Squash!

Getting more exercise is something many of us know we should do, but it just seems too hard to achieve. No one disputes that regular exercise can improve sleep, decrease weight, alleviate depression, strengthen bones and reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer. Yet many of us aren’t as active as we would like.

Sure, running repeated laps of an oval or swimming from one end of a pool to the other will help, but it can just seem too hard and boring.

The secret to getting fit and staying fit is to find an activity that you want to do week after week. Something fun you can do with friends, something that remains playfully challenging over time, and can provide the reward of winning. Something you can do when it’s raining, and when it’s 40 degrees outside.

If this appeals to you, try squash!

What is Squash?

Squash is an indoor sport suitable for people of any skill or ability. It can be enjoyed by people who have never played much sport before, and those who play many sports every week. The key is its simplicity.

The sport can be described as running with a racquet. Two players run around a small room, hitting a small bouncy rubber ball off the walls and floor. The aim is to hit the ball in such a way that the other player can’t return it. That’s about it.

You can start playing games with a very low level of fitness and sporting ability. Of course, if you keep playing, you will get much fitter and more able!

To give you a calm and relaxed start to squash, we have specialised programs for men, women and teenagers to teach the basic skills in a supportive and friendly environment. It doesn't take long to get the hang of playing squash, but you can play it your whole life and never master it. And your life will probably be a bit longer because of it!

Get Back Into Squash

Are you interested in returning to squash after a big break? We would like to hear from you! Please give us a call on 0439 357 327 and we will make it really easy for you to ease your back into it. Read more here.

yvonne

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