THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE IS IN OUR HANDS!

Doing our part will help ensure we get back to ‘full normal’ as soon as possible

Greetings Richmond Hill Squash Club members and GTA Sports Enthusiasts.
Our sports club is open; members are playing squash with Squash Ontario guidelines in full force. Our commitment to player safety and the good health of our community is at the forefront of everything we do.

If you want more information about the Richmond Hill Squash Club, connect with us at: rhsquashclub@gmail.com / 905.884.6062

~enhancing your squash club experience in North GTA~

Passing of our Founder — Mr. Doug Allen

Our beloved founder Doug Allen passed away on Oct. 1st.

Doug’s influence and inspiration travelled near and far over many years. He touched countless lives with his energy, his thoughtfulness and his limitless humour. We in his squash club are the beneficiaries of Doug’s vision and persistence.

Fifty years ago his vision was realized with the Richmond Hill Squash Club’s groundbreaking and subsequent construction becoming a reality. Over these fifty years countless friendships were made, too many games to count were played, celebrations big and small brought us all together and all due to Doug’s dreams, his inclusivity and perseverance.

One original North American style court transformed over the years to four International courts and a marvelous doubles court under the guidance of Doug. His leadership and trust in others shaped success in everything he did.

His reach extended to Central America where he was the driving force to build 26 schools under the Schools for Children of the World banner, an organization that he founded. Currently there is a high school under construction in Honduras named after Doug Allen to ensure that his monumental efforts will always be remembered.

Closer to home he founded the Richmond Hill canoe club and taught many kids the art of paddling and to respect our waterways.

Doug’s squash game was an awesome combination of shots, gamesmanship, savvy timing and of course intimidation. As a left-hander his angles and positioning put many a player at a real disadvantage. He would smile broadly at his opponent but at the end of a match his quickness was still intact as he offered his opponents a friendly beer.

Doug you meant so much to so many and to say you’ll be missed is the greatest understatement.

Don Pocock

 

COVID-19, Challenging Times For Sure

Standing as one community, everyone is continuing to cautiously navigate our way through today’s uncharted waters. What a voyage!
Thankfully, ‘together-apart’, we’re seeing signs of real progress.

The Richmond Hill Squash Club, however, must remain closed for the time being. We are carefully monitoring day to day developments, paying particular attention to our healthcare and government officials for evolving regulations and guidance.

Our Number One Priority is Steadfast: Safety First
As we tackle these challenges together, we will keep our members and the community appraised of squash club operational plans in as timely a manner as possible.

We encourage everyone to ‘stay tuned’ to local healthcare experts and listen to their medical guidelines and recommendations.

Hope is in the Air
Above all, stay safe and optimistic because together, we’ll get through these challenging times as quickly as possible.
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Richmond Hill Squash Club Board of Directors

Welcome to the Richmond Hill Squash Club – (Original Message)

We are thrilled that you are interested in finding out more about the great sport of Squash. Our website is rich with information to help you get started.

Right now, you can purchase a 3-month trial membership for yourself or a friend for just $179.
Find out what it’s like to get amazing exercise and the same time, have loads of FUN playing ‘indoor’ squash. As a club that is open 24/7, you get your own personal FOB giving you 24-hour access.
We also offer one month advance online booking, singles and doubles courts, Monday night House League, Ladder play, monthly club events and more – you get access to all of this, included in your 3-month membership fee. And you don’t pay a penny (or a loonie) more for your court time. It’s included.

Our club welcomes people of all playing levels. Right now, we are particularly looking for beginners and players who are just starting out.
Contact me today to answer any questions you may have, get your free tour and get you or a friend started this week.

Squash – it’s easy, it’s affordable, it’s fun and most important, it could be your start to great exercise.

Do more, feel better, live longer.

Richmond Hill Squash Club
rhsquashclub@gmail.com

CLUB TEMPORARY CLOSURE

WE ARE CLOSED !!!!

The Richmond Hill Squash Club prioritizes the health and safety of our members, guests and staff. The Public Health Agency of Canada officials are encouraging the public to take proactive steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  

In consideration of the health of our Club community your Board of Directors has unanimously supported the decision to close the Club on March 16 at 5:00 pm until further notice.  

Although we are not aware of any presumptive or confirmed cases of COVID-19 among our members, guests or staff, we feel that we should align with recommendations from the man government advisers including the Chief Medical Officer of Health and our local Public Health.  

We will continue to assess the situation on a regular basis and communicate with members regularly as more information becomes available. We understand the closure will have a significant impact on our Club community and that you will have many questions. We kindly ask for your patience as we endeavour to answer them.  

Please contact Robert Dubé (rdube0330@gmail.com) if you have any questions.  

We are hopeful that this decision will help to protect our Club community and the communities in which we all reside. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times.

RHSC Closing in on 50th Anniversary

In just 3 short years, the Richmond Hill Squash Club will celebrate 5 decades serving Richmond Hill and the northern GTA.

The excitement will surely gain momentum as we get closer, however, why wait!

RHSC caters to players of all levels – from beginners, those new to squash, right up to more seasoned competitors including players who are interested in inter-club competition.

If you would like more information about what makes RHSC different from other sports facilities, or if you would like a free tour, please contact us at your convenience.

We have a special 3-month trial membership available for a limited time. In the colder months of winter, now would be the perfect time to give squash in Richmond Hill a try.

J.S. Quance
President, RHSC
Enhancing Your Squash Club Experience