Congratulations to our Lilydale Club members who competed at the Australian Masters tournament on the Gold Coast. Four people from Lilydale went up there, and even with the distractions of the beautiful weather they all performed extremely well. The results were :
Cheryl Gilbee : 6th in Womens 55-59 Div 2
Dave Mutimer : Winner Special Plate in Mens 50-54 Open (effectively 3rd overall)
Warren Miller : Runner-up Mens 55-59 Open
Peter Gilbee : Winner Mens 55-59 Open
Great effort from all and particularly Pete becoming the Australian Masters champion Mens 55-59 for 2019.
For full details see the Australian Masters results.
Squash and Racquetball GO!
We are excited to be partnering with Squash and Racquetball Victoria to be one of the first clubs to host Squash and Racquetball GO! This VicHealth funded initiative is a brand new way to get 12-17yr olds involved in squash and racquetball:
- Teaching the basic skills
- Having fun in a safe environment
- Building positive relationships between schools and local clubs
- Encouraging social physical activity
- Building the next generation of players
A come and try session is being held on Tuesday the 19th March from 4pm - 5pm at Lilydale Squash Club.
Official New Court opening.
Our new(ish) glass courts are going to be officially opened on Saturday, 23rd March, 2019. Come down for a look at the two new all-glass courts and check out the renovated club facilities. There will be an official opening by Tony Smith, Federal MP for Casey at 11:30am. After the opening watch some Exhibition matches between some of the best and most entertaining players at the club, including games with some of our up and coming juniors. Drinks and canapes are provided. See the poster for more details.
Our Glass Courts are complete.
Our wonderful new glass courts are complete. They look fantastic and they're playing well. Visit our facebook page for the latest pictures.
We have regular training for Juniors on Friday evenings from 5:30-7pm (during school terms). This is open to any juniors. All equipment is supplied and coaches will be present. Everyone is welcome. Non-members we ask for a gold coin donation. For further information contact Stephen Russell on 0419 395 036.
Tony Smith (Federal Minister for Casey) visited the club to hand over a development grant the club received. The grant will be used to assist in our junior program and help in the re-development of our toilet facilities.
U11 Australian Champion.
Congratulations to Courtney Scholtz, one of Lilydale's up and coming juniors on winning the 2016 Australian Girls Under 11 title. The titles were held in Tasmania over the Easter period. It's a great effort by Courtney and we're sure there will be many more wins for her in the future.
For more details see the Squash and Racquetball Victoria media release here.