Hampshire and Isle of Wight (including Guernsey) Squash and Racketball Association is affiliated to the national governing body, England Squash, and is responsible for the development and organisation of squash and racketball within the county.
The 82nd year of the Hampshire County Closed squash tournament took place 23rd to 24th November at Winchester Racquet and fitness club. The welcoming and friendly spirit throughout the tournament made it a cordial event for all standards and 66 squash players participated. For the full event report and results please click below.
The Senior Hampshire County Closed Tournament will be held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November 2019 at Winchester Racquets and Fitness Club. Please find attached the official poster and details of how to enter.
Now that the Junior Hampshire Closed Tournament has finished with great success, it's time for the Senior Hampshire County Closed Tournament.
It will be held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November 2019 at Winchester Racquets and Fitness Club.
This year both the Men's and Ladies County Closed Tournaments will be held together.
REFEREE AND MARKING COURSE.
Hampshire Squash are holding a REFEREE AND MARKING course at Fair Oak Squash club, Sun 3rd Nov, 12pm- 3pm.
Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. There is no fee, Hants Squash are funding the course.
Congratulations to Salisbury United, a winning combination of players from Five Rivers and SD Fitness, who just edged out Chichester’s Cruel Dioxide (a figment of Tony Adams’ over-fertile imagination) 3-2 in a thrilling final. With both sides taking two strings relatively comfortably, the match was tipped in favour of Salisbury in the Ladies top string match when former world No.23 Sarah Spacey clawed her way back from 2-8 down to clinch a thrilling 15-13 victory in the deciding game against former England U19 Top 10 player Amy Jones.
Hampshire SRA Chairman Paul Roux presented the Farooq Mirza trophy to the victorious Salisbury captain Julie Palmer. Many thanks to Nuffield Health Portsmouth for once again hosting the final.
The strength of players turning out in this competition has increased significantly in the last couple of years. While it is good to see stronger players participating, we will look to introduce a second tier next season, perhaps comprising players from Division 2 and below only, in order to encourage more casual social players also if there is sufficient interest.