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

To enter the Members section, please login here.

 
 
2015/2016 CHAMPIONSHIPS

The draw and results for the Championship are all on the new championship website.

Links to the report and photos can be found on the Tournaments page.

 
 
Upcoming Matches

MM = Match Manager


Date Match MM
 
     
To be rearranged
     

The complete fixture list for the 2015/16 season can be found under Fixtures or from here.

If you wish to play in any matches, please contact the relevant Match Manager.

 
 
Latest Match Reports
York Tour: June 2016
Oxshott: 6 May
Bexley: 22 Apr
Hurlingham: 31 Mar
Purley: 18 Mar
Escorts: 22 Feb
Dorking: 16 Feb
Fitzwilliam: 27 Feb
Roehampton: 21 Jan
Beckenham: 15 Jan
Chichester
Lee-on-Solent
Bromley
more...
 
 
Latest pages:
July 2016 Newsletter
Minutes of 2016 AGM
Spring 2016 Newsletter
February 2016 Newsletter
December 2015 Newsletter
Autumn 2015 Newsletter
Summer 2015 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.

 

 

 

2015/2016 Club CHAMPIONSHIPS


The Another year has passed and another tournament finished. Some players have moved up an age group, some were missing through injury but over the weekend of 16/17th April at Colets the Vets Club showed why we exist.

more...

 
 

Chairman's Report 2015-16


When I first took over as your Chairman two years ago, your Committee and I set out a plan of action for the next couple of years.

You may remember that the areas mentioned opportunities to revive and extend the appeal of our club; these included attracting and recruiting new members with the accent on youth; extending the friendlies fixture list by reviving old matches and setting up new ones; arranging overseas tours; expanding the annual tournament and promoting a national drive for the neglected doubles game.

I am pleased to report that we have continued to build on the progress I reported at last year’s AGM.

We have been able to sustain the increase in membership. Indeed, we have already exceeded the total number of new members in 2015 in the first three months of this year. Also, it is good to report that the majority of new members are below the age of 60.
I can also report that we have arranged five new fixtures – Escorts, Petersfield, Hurlingham, Bishop’s Stortford and Oxshott. I personally remain committed to arrange friendlies with The Oxford and Cambridge Club, Sandown and St. Georges Hill.

Our popular weekend trip to York will take place in June this year, and will be run by Adrian Wright. The November 2015 Festival of Squash was, courtesy of the RAC Woodcote Park, a great success with lots of enjoyable and competitive matches played. The Army managed to retain the trophy but were closely pursued by the GB Vets team. It is great that this has, by popular demand, now become a regular feature of the season.
I would have liked to report progress on our plan to spread the doubles game, but this has proved to be a challenge; we have now, however, been able to identify sufficient interest in the South East Region and Robert Smith will be driving an initiative on this front over the next few months.

A Chairman can only be as good as his supporting Committee. We are lucky that we have a strong and hard working Committee who continue to dedicate their time to our Club. I thank them on behalf of all our members. However, our previous Hon. Match Secretary, David Smith has resigned, and our Hon. Treasurer of eight years, David Garrett, is also standing down. I forget how many times over the last year I have urged our younger members to come forward and serve our club, but so far, this has been of no avail. We are fortunate, however, that we have two willing volunteers to take over key aspects of our club. Nick Markham-David has joined the Committee to take over as Match Secretary, whilst my wife Di Hendry (once a professional book-keeper) has agreed to take over as our Treasurer for a short time. Whilst thanking them both enormously for their willingness to put some of their energies into securing the future of our club, I will observe (in the most respectful way!) that when they join the Committee, our average age will increase! I will continue to urge our younger members to come forward to serve our club in the future.

Your Committee is always working hard to find new blood and energy to run the GB Vets. So please volunteer if you are able to help in any way, perhaps by arranging matches, tours or, indeed, in any way you are willing to contribute to the further development of our Club.

I do believe that, despite the challenging times that squash is going through, our Club is in good heart.

Thanks for all your continued support.

Tom Hendry
Chairman

 
 

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!

 

 
 
 
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 have it seconded and 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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