The Veterans Squash Rackets Club of Great Britain


 
Welcome to the web site of The Veterans Squash Rackets Club of Great Britain which celebrated it's 50th Golden Anniversary in 2013. Our aim is to encourage all veteran players, male and female, to continue playing the game, and to this end we hold a range of events, tournaments and tours throughout the year.
 
 
MEMBERS LOGIN

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THINKING OF JOINING?

The club is actively seeking to broaden the membership throughout the United Kingdom. 

Please download a Membership Form, sign up your friend and send in to the Hon. Secretary, remembering to fill in all Bank details!

Nigel Belle, The Red House, Church Road, Sundridge, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6EA. Tel: 019595 65444.

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2017/2018 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Don't forget to complete the entry form and send it to the Tournament Director by 31st December 2017. Finals weekend will be held at Colets, Thames Ditton on 28/29 April 2018.

 
 
Upcoming Matches

MM = Match Manager


Date Match MM
November
Fri 17 Bromley CC Karen Hume
Sat 18 Chichester Paul Reader
Sun 19 Lee on Solent Paul Reader
Mon 27 Civil Service Geoff Howes

The complete 2017/18 fixture list can be found in the Autumn 2017 Newsletter and in the Members Handbook. If you wish to play in any of the matches please contact the relevant Match Manager.

 
 
Latest Match Reports
 

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Latest pages:
Autumn 2017 Newsletter
September 2017 Newsletter
August  2017 Newsletter
July 2017 Newsletter
Minutes of 2017 AGM
Spring 2017 Newsletter
February 2017 Newsletter
Rules of membership
 
 
50th Anniversary Book

Having celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2013, please remember that the Anniversary Book is still available.

Click here for details.
 
 
New Kit Available

New kit is available - go online. Go to www.iprosports.co.uk, click on 'Club Zone', scroll down and click on the GB Vets logo and then follow on-screen instructions.

 

 

 

2018 and beyond.. a message from our President and Chairman 

 

This stems partly from a difficulty in recruiting younger mem bers, but also because of the longevity of many of those who have actively pursued the game. This is shown a little by the performance of our 24 members who attend ed the recent European Masters in Poland, loaded more towards the older age groups, but with half of them gaining medals. Well done. It has become increasingly apparent that England Squash are no longer able to effectively manage the development of our game. This has become especially clear with their lack of support for Over 35 squash. Our close friends England Masters have become increasingly frustrated with the situation; this has led them to follow the example of The GB Vets, in 2016, and disaffiliate themselves from England Squash. 

 

We are now approaching our Emerald year, with 2018 being 55 years since our beginnings. We prefer to think of this age as the Vintage year, when you can finally get out of being referred to as a Veteran, albeit still being a member of the Vets Club. There is a problem for our Club, like that of many other sporting organisations, 

Philip Ayton
President

We are pleased to report that the two committees of the GB Vets and
England Masters are now working even more closely together to try and guide the future of seniors’ squash and ensure a sustained focus for Veterans/Masters players who want to continue enjoying squash into their later years. 

Tom Hendry
Chairman

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EUROPEAN MASTERS 2017 POLAND
12 MEDALS FOR GB VETS

This biannual Tournament took place at the Hasta la Vista Club in the magical city of Wroclaw in Poland from 30th August to 2nd September. The
Club, probably the largest in Europe, boasts 32 squash courts under one roof, and extensive sports and leisure facilities. The whole event was extremely well organised and we understand the World Masters Championships will be held there in 2020.

In all 24 GB Vets competed in these Championships and half received a medal - 4 Golds, 5 Silver and 3 Bronze!.

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2016/2017 Club Championships


This year's finals were again held at Colets in Thames Ditton. The club has had a major refurbishment of the changing rooms since we were last there and once again we were well looked after.

This year's entries were up in number in some categories, especially the Non-County events which seems to be proving more and more popular, but unfortunately down in most of the doubles events. Something we must try and address next year.

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BUY CLUB MERCHANDISE - ON LINE!

Now you can view and purchase Club Merchandise on line! We've also added some new items - not only do we sell the regular polo and tee shirts for both men and women but now also shorts and warm-up jackets. The order process is very simple:

- Go to www.iprosports.co.uk and click on the 'Club Zone' link at the top of the Home Page.

- Scroll down to the Vets Club logo and click on it. All garments are then displayed, click on product(s) required, select size, colour, personalisation (if required), click on 'add to cart'.

- When finished go to checkout, place order, pay, that's it!

Exceptions: Lamb's wool v neck pullovers are bought from another source and can't (yet) be obtained on line. For information on these and to order contact the Hon.Sec.

Old stock at low, low prices: There are a few men's tee shirts (large and XL) and a number of ladies shirts (all sizes) available from the Hon.Sec. All at £10, buy now, first come first served!

 

 
   

 

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