The term Seniors in squash speak is a slight misnomer. Senior simply means members aged 19yrs and over. This is by far the largest group at Devoy Squash and is close to 400 members ranging in age right up to 70+. Playing squash means different things to different people. For some they want a regular hit with a couple of mates, for others they are looking for new people to meet and play and we have a number of ways to facilitate this including leagues, Business House, Club Night and Ladies Morning to name a few. Others dive right into the competitive side of the game and are regulars at tournaments and other competitive events like Interclub and Superchamps. No matter what your "level of participation" we can help your squash game and fitness level evolve. Group coaching and programmes are available on a regular basis along with individual coaching. Check with the office for details.
WEDNESDAY CLUB NIGHT
The best introduction to the Club is Wed Club Night from 7pm. Short 15 min games are arranged with players of similar ability, so if you are new to the game or club you will be looked after. A great way to meet new members and find new squash buddies. The bar is open for that important after match drink. Often group coaching is provided at Club Night and a great way to improve your skills. Club Night runs from Feb through to Xmas. No need to book and non-members are welcome - just $5
LONESTAR SENIOR CLUB LEAGUES
Looking for new players then the Leagues are a great way to meet new members and find games. Leagues run for approx 6 weeks and you are placed in a group of 4 or 5 similar level players. Simply contact them and arrange your match. Record the results with winners moving up through the leagues. Sign up sheet on the noticeboard or enquire at the office
Interclub is available to Senior graded players and runs through the competition season. Teams of 3 or 4 players are formed, with Women playing Mon nights and Men Tues nights. Teams compete against other clubs in the Bay with generally one home and one away game. Starting at 7pm competition is fierce as grading points are at stake. A supper is always provided and of course plenty of off court banter over a few drinks. Great way to move through the grades with plenty of sideline coaching and support from your team mates.
Doubles Squash is super popular, swelled by our Commonweath games successes and the fact it is such fun to play. Doubles squash offers a great run around without the absolute workout that a singles match can dictate. A number of Doubles Tournaments are held throughout the region. We generally hold a Tuesday or Thursday Night doubles standout event leading up to Xmas and repeated again in the New Year. Extremely popular and extremely social, Tuesday or Thursday Doubles is great fun and using our larger doubles courts makes this a sellout event. Check out this video showcasing how the "professionals" play doubles featuring World Doubles Champions and Commonwealth Games gold medalists Joelle King & Amanda Landers-Murphy playing at Devoy Squash in the NZ Doubles event.
Business House is a great social fun way to enjoy your squash. Played as teams of 4 with 20 minute games this is a great introduction to the Club in a super fun environment. Kitchen is open for a light meal and of the course the bar is functioning. Check with the office for the next Business House round.