Di has previously served on the WAMS committee, as well as 3 AMSA Perth Tournament committees, appearing in numerous “wrinklies revue’s”. She has competed at 3 World Masters Squash Tournaments (successfully) and in 1 World Masters Games representing WA/Australia. She is also a long time financial sponsor of WAMS.
We couldn’t think of anyone more deserving of this award – Di consistently promotes WA Masters Squash – every new player at Pennants or Clubs get asked “do you play Masters, do you want to play Masters? – you should, it’s great fun!”
She thoroughly deserves this award ‘Services to Masters Squash 2019’. Well done Di
A great weekend was had by 9 people who were seeking coaching accreditation as Club Development and WSF Level 1. Thank you to Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries for the grant to run this course. Thanks to Geoff Davenport who flew to Perth to run this course. Sue Hillier and Tim Cowell attended to obtain WSF Level 1 presenters and assessors qualification.
On the Friday the 12th of July Mirrabooka Squash Club sponsored $500 to its first ever Kids play free day, with coaching! 35 kids from the age of 6-14 attended the event organised by Serena Richardson. It was great to see kids enjoying games and learning skills. A lovely way to introduce the sport to the next generation of squashies.
Here’s how the day panned out. 9.00am was sign in and introduction to the coaching staff followed by fun games such as scarecrow, tag, crabs and crocs to warm everyone up. After this and until morning tea was skills introduction focused on starting with easier hits at the front of the court moving further backwards into drives and serves, with a few boasts thrown in too. Following the 10.45am morning tea (beautiful spread) the kids were introduced to game-play with a King of the Court format across 12 courts. Once the game play was completed the kids were given some lunch. Followed by a presentation of gifts sponsored by Andy at Schweppes.
A very successful event which will hopefully return to the calendar in future school holidays!
Head coaches: Tim Cowell and Damon MacMillan
Coaching, Kitchen and Organisational Volunteers: Daniel Richardson, Dylan Classen, Erin Classen, Leila Kirkpatrick, Nicholas Doyle, Olivia Lindsey, Oscar Lindsey and Pascale Louka