The fourth Hall of Fame night was held at Mosman Park Golf Club on Wednesday the 24th of November 2021. Over 130 guests attended to witness the two newest inductees, with a slight difference this year. The first inductee was the 1956 Men’s State Team, which are the first and only team ever to win the Australian Teams Title. The four members of that team are Ross George, Dawson Hamilton, Clark Johnson and John Freedman. The night was extra special as John (90 years of age) accepted this honour on behalf of his team. The second inductee was Sue Hillier, due to her outstanding squash career reaching a national ranking of six and representing WA in three winning state teams as well as her two World Masters Titles and numerous Australians Master’s Titles.
The 2022 Mandurah Junior 600, on the 12th of January, is a junior tournament for players who are under approximately 600 SportyHQ points. This tournament is perfect for those juniors who are looking to play their first ever tournament or who have played a few tournaments and are looking to build their tournament confidence. This is a bronze event, and players will be sorted to compete against other players of a similar ability. There is a guaranteed 3 matches for every player, starting from 9am. For any enquires please contact Paul Griffith: email@example.com. Registrations are on SportyHQ: https://www.sportyhq.com/tournament/view/2022-Junior-600-B.
The 2022 Junior Squash Clinic will be held on the 20th to the 21st of January at Belmont Saints Squash Club, 9am – 3pm each day.
The clinic is a great introduction to squash for juniors who have not yet started tournament play, as well as being great for juniors who have started tournaments and are looking to improve their squash and have some fun over the school holidays.
Over the course of the clinic, the juniors will be coached on basic squash shots and movements patterns as well as playing team-building activities and mini squash competitions.
It is with great sadness that after twelve and a half years, Sue Hillier has resigned from her post of Development Officer and today, November 10, is her last day. Sue will be missed by everyone as she has done an incredible job of coordinating juniors, coaches, development squash, state squads and junior pennants. Sue will not be lost to squash as she will continue her own personal coaching, playing masters squash and continuing as a foundation and club coach assessor. WA Squash will send Sue off in style on the 24th of November, at our Hall of Fame Night, where she will be the 10th inductee to the Hall of Fame.
WA Squash welcomes Michaela Pratt to the Casual/Part-time role of Development Officer. Michaela comes from Narrogin, has represented WA at the AJC for the last 7 consecutive years, is a member of the victorious WA State Junior Team in 2018 and was named captain of the 2021 State Junior Team, which sadly was cancelled. Michaela is currently coaching the Hilton Junior Program, works at Squashworld and is currently studying at Curtin Uni.