Joburg Squash League season continues
Joburg Squash League and Masters League came to an abrupt halt in June when the country went into Covid‑19 Lockdown Level 4. With the lifting of some of the restrictions in Level 3, league games resumed again in August resulting in the season being extended by a month to the end of October.
The Wanderers teams have generally fared well through this rocky season and we are hoping for some impressive results by the end of the season.
It is good to see new members joining the club, with the possibility of new players joining our league teams this and next year. Unfortunately, we sometimes have to say goodbye to some of our players and Sasha Lunsche is one of them. Although Sasha is relatively new to the 6th League, his performance has been impressive with six wins to his name out of seven matches played. Good luck on your move to Cape Town Sasha.
Sponsors and support for The Wanderers Squash Club
This has been a challenging season for squash and for The Wanderers Squash Club in particular. We would like to thank Nick Constas and The Aviator hotel for continuing to support the club over the years.
Potential sponsors are invited to support the club by displaying their logos on the court boards or other strategic areas around the courts.
Joburg Squash League & Masters League results
With approximately nine of the eighteen matches completed for the season, the standings are shown below.
Wanderers A Reserve League players include Bruce Young, Phil Louw, Mo Rahman and Alistair Tyrrell.
Wanderers B 3rd League players include JP Strydom, Mike Sissison, Johnny Fiandeiro, Ross Purbrick, Chris van de Sande and Rohin Jain.
Wanderers C 4th League players include Dino Petrarola, Keith Willows, Ross Matthews, Jaco Swart, Bryan Hodgkinson, Nuno Xavier and Ron van der Bos.
Wanderers D 5th League players include Lionel Slowe, Kyaran Pillay, Clive Lacy, Allan Lai, Chris van Niekerk and Julian Zeegers.
Wanderers E 6th League players include Graham West, Fabio Loreggian, Sasha Lunsche, Wayne Bennett, Martin Cowper, Chris Hughes and James Thomas.
Wanderers A Masters 2nd League players include Keith Willows, Jeff Davidson, Dino Petrarola, Jaco Swart, Johnny Fiandeiro, Bryan Hodgkinson, Phil Louw, Alan Agaienz and Marios Conidaris.
Wanderers C Masters 4th League players include Mish Wentzel, Martin Cowper, Chris Hughes, Brett Collinson, Raymond Morgan, Hughie Cruzin and Anthony Pekay.
SARS‑CoV‑2 Lockdown playing protocol at The Wanderers
ALL courts are open to MEMBERS and guest league players during Lockdown Level 3.
However, the following protocols must still be adhered to:
▪️ Courts are open for bookings to paid‑up squash club members
▪️ NO visitors.
▪️ Only players registered with Squash SA may use the courts.
▪️ Doubles is allowed.
▪️ No spectators are allowed.
▪️ Sanitize before and after touching the keypad, pen, doors etc.
▪️ Adhere to Covid hygiene protocols as shown on the posters.
▪️ Notify the Squash Club Chairman immediately if you test Covid Positive within ten days of having played.
▪️ Players must leave the premises once their activities are complete.
▪️ Anybody entering the squash premises for whatever purpose must:
✔️ Sanitize upon entry and regularly afterwards
✔️ Complete the attendance / track & trace register
✔️ Record their temperature using the instrument available at the booking computer
✔️ Not share kit, equipment or drinks. (Bring your own drinks container).
😷 Wear a mask when not playing.
🧍♀️–🧍🏽♂️Maintain social distancing.
World Squash Day is celebrated each year and this year it will take place on Saturday the 9th of October 2021.
This is also the traditional day on which we hold the annual “Chamber Challenge”. This is a social event in which teams from Chamber Exiles Club and The Wanderers play each other for the coveted trophy. Last year, Chamber narrowly beat us 27‑24 to take the trophy for the third time out of the eight‑year history of the tournament.
The venue alternates between the Chamber Exiles club and The Wanderers. This year it will be at The Wanderers and ALL MEMBERS are encouraged to put their names forward to join the team (contact me or Phil Louw for more information).
Social squash takes place every Sunday at 4pm. All members welcome. However, guests will not be allowed during the Level 3 Lockdown.
If you are a new (or existing) member looking for a game, ask Gary Plumstead to include you in a WhatsApp group or contact me or Phil Louw, our League Representative (072 468 9027).
Chris Hughes. Chairman – Wanderers Squash Club. 082 453 5298.