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.

 
 
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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2016/2017 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Please find the draws for the Club Championships 2016/17 on the Tournaments page or directly on the League Master web site. The finals will take place at Colets on the 1st-2nd April 2017.

 
 
Upcoming Matches

MM = Match Manager


Date Match MM
No matches currently planned for this season
   

Complete fixture list for the 2016/17 season is published here and also appears in the Autumn 2016 Newsletter.

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

 
 
Latest Match Reports
Ashtead: 13 Apr 2017
Hurlingham: 30 Mar 2017
RAC: 21 Mar 2017
Purley: 17 Mar 2017
Camberley: 28 Feb 2017
Escorts: Feb 27 2017
Fitzwilliam: Feb 25/26 2017
Dorking: Feb 16 2017
Beckenham: Jan 13 2017
Bromley CC: Nov 18 2017
York Tour: June 2016

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Latest pages:
Minutes of 2017 AGM
Spring 2017 Newsletter
February 2017 Newsletter
Autumn 2016 Newsletter
July 2016 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.

 

 

 

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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Chairman's Report Spring 2017


I am delighted to report that your club is in good heart. Our finances are stable with a strong balance sheet. We continue to make encouraging progress in both our membership numbers and our outreach to all parts of the United Kingdom. We have recently had new members join from as far afield as West Yorkshire and Plymouth! We would be delighted to have more contact with Scotland and Wales.

There was a significant rule change at the AGM in April, when the members voted overwhelmingly to reduce the eligible age for joining the GB Vets from 45 to 40 for men and 40 to 35 for ladies...

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Festival of Squash 2016

The fourth annual Festival of Squash hosted by the GB Vets was held at the RAC, Woodcote Park, Epsom on Sunday 6th. November. The early start to the day did not seem to blunt any of the competitive spirit as the forty players from the RAC, GB Vets, the Army and the Escorts, began arriving shortly at 9.30 a.m. Each side fielded four singles and six doubles players.

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GB VETS BRING BACK 8 MEDALS FROM WORLD MASTERS IN JOHANNESBURG!

GOLD for Karen Hume, winning the Women’s O55 beating her old rival Jill Campion 11/6 in the 5th in 35 minutes playing PARS to 11. Karen’s on a roll this year having already won the WO55/60 East of England Masters Tournament in Bury St Edmunds. Husband Robert Smith is also playing well and won the Men’s O70 main plate event in Joburg 16/14 in the 5th!

GOLD for Adrian Wright, winning the Men’s O75 3/1, 12/10 in the 4th against RSA’s Desmond Sacco. This is Adrian’s FOURTH World Masters title win – 2006 Cape Town, 2012 Birmingham, 2014 Hong Kong and now 2016 Joburg. An article on Adrian will appear in the Autumn 2016 Newsletter.

GOLD for Malcolm Gilham, winning the Men’s O80 beating JOHN WOODLIFFE (Silver) 11/6 in the 5th. In fact it was a clean medal sweep for the GB Vets with LANCE KINDER (Bronze).Malcolm, father of 4 and grandfather of 7 won all 5 of his matches against opposition from South Africa, New Zealand and England.

OTHER MEDAL WINNERS:

SILVER: IAN GRAHAM MO65
BETT DRYHURST WO70
BRONZE: MARTIN PEARSE MO70


A full report will appear in the Autumn 2016 Newsletter.

 
 

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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