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

 

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