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Squash and Racquetball Club Spring 2011

Sweet Spot Club Newsletter

President's Word



Marcus Smith

2012 Club Committee

End of Year Function

As a former student of Monash, it is a great privilege to lead the Club, and I thank you for the opportunity. 2012 promises to be an exciting time and I encourage you to take advantage of everything the Club has to offer.

Following the AGM held on Saturday October 8, 2011, the Club Committee for 2011/2012 will be:

An end of year function will be held at the end of the season after pennant is complete. This is a good chance to get together and celebrate the past season’s achievements.

With pennant finals looming, our best wishes go to all of the Monash teams, both as players and as officials. Our congratulations also go to our representatives for their outstanding performance at the Australian University Games on the Gold Coast. I would also like to thank the Committee for their great work over the past years, especially Sky Loo, Zabrina Batterham, Jo See Tan, Jen Catto and others too numerable to mention. Their efforts have helped re-invigorate the Club and put us in a good position for the future. If you have any ideas for improving the Club we want to hear them, so let us know by email or speak to a Committee member.

Club Executive Marcus Smith


Tom Nguyen


Mark Onans


George Long

Match and Pennant

Committee Members

The Club will subsidise the evening for all members and there will be a raffle. Date: Saturday 10 December More details announced soon.

Club Shirts

Courtney Roddicks


Jen Catto

Sustainability Officer

Glenn Dowling


Rowan Cumming Carly Wilson If there is something that you want done or you have a suggestion for improvements, talk to a Committee member or email the Club at

Some of you may know we have been working (for some time now) to get some new shirts printed for the Club. We are working with Monash Sport to source a new supplier and we hope to have shirts available soon. Club shirts will be made available for both men and women.

In the meantime, happy squashing!

Squash and Racquetball Club


University Games

Player Profile

Spring Handicap Tournament

Australian University Games

George Smith

The Spring Handicap Tournament was held on Saturday October 8, 2011. It was a good chance to play other players of different levels and a test of the fitness with continuous point rally games of 15 minutes.

The 2011 Australian University Games were held on the Gold Coast from 25-30 September, 2011.

What team do you play for? C Grade.

There was a great turn out for the event and bbq afterwards. Special thanks to everyone who helped to organise the event and to those who participated. Congratulations to the following champions from their groups: George Long Tom Nguyen Jacqui Williamson

Congratulations to the men's squash team who won GOLD. Men's team included Will Stanistreet, Mithran Selvaratnam, Baey Yi Wei and Gwinyai Chakonda. Congratulations also to the women's team, led by Jo See Tan who came fourth after winning gold in last years games. TeamMONASH won 8 overall gold medals, securing second place from the University of Melbourne (6 gold), and fell just short of the University of Sydney (11 gold).

Baey Yi Wei

How long have you been playing squash? About 4 years or so. How did you get started? I used to row at school but when my coach told me I had to start going to early morning training, I quit and picked up squash. I went to a local club and been playing ever since. Why did you join the Club? I wanted to keep up my game, plus when I go back to the UK I want to be better than my mates I used to train with! What do you enjoy most about pennant? The variety of people you get to play, plus the feeling of winning! Who do you want to beat the most? Jose. It's only happened once and he is so fast, you need to be on your A-game! What are your interests outside squash? I do a bit of DJing when I get some free time and had the chance to DJ at a halls party the other day which was seriously good fun! Future goal? My degree and to get on TV (fingers crossed).

On the Web Facebook and Website The new Facebook page is now live Like us to receive notifications of upcoming events, news and tournaments and to connect with other Club members. Visit to join the Club, to leave feedback and suggestions for improvement, and to access detailed information, event and tournament registrations and practice times.

Pennant Update Pennant competition is coming to an end and our best wishes go to all pennant players in the lead-up to the finals. We must be all aware of the requirement for us to be out of the Centre by 10.45pm and that we have set a 7.00pm start time. This has worked very well and most matches are finished in plenty of time for supper. If you are running late during the night, you are encouraged to use two courts, and all team members are authorised to book another court at the front desk to keep things flowing (just show your Club membership card). Captains should also make sure that team members are there on time at 7.00pm to start play, and if you are going to be late then please let the opposition know so that arrangements can be made for matches to start on time. It is also important that we keep the kitchen in the Club Room clean and tidy, especially after pennant nights. Please make sure that you wipe down the tables and put any rubbish in the bins provided. The Club has also purchased some glasses for our use, so please wash and dry them and put them away as well.

Sweet Spot: Club Newsletter, Spring 2011  

Monash University Squash Club

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