Covid-19 update 5th May 2020
Sadly we are still unable to play while Donyngs is closed and social distancing guidelines are in place. March leagues are paused so we will review how to start up again when we can get playing again. Meanwhile keep active and stay safe.
Lockdown activities 5th May 2020
Its really important to stay active and healthy while confined. Getting out is essential for mental well being and we should make the most of our time. To add an extra dimension to your daily activity would anyone be intersted in a running, or road cycling relay. The concept would be to plot a route taking in everyones address. We all start at the same time from our own homes, so never breaking the guidelines, and whats app back when we complete. I would suggest 5k, 8k or 10k runs and 20k - 50k bike rides, is that long enough? Contact me via the whats app group.
Warm up and Stretch 27th April 2020
Injury is probably the greatest cause for the change in numbers each month. Squash is recognised as the top sport for fitness with the HIIT type regime when playing. You wouldn’t do a gym or circuit session without warming up but many of us use the ball warming up as our only time to loosen those muscles.
To aid your warm up regime we have installed two posters which run through upper and lower body programmes for warm up and after match stretches. These are not dedicated just for squash but general exercise procedures. Have a read through you may find them helpful.
Surrey Cup Report 27th April 2020
The Surrey Cup Division 7 reached it’s climax on Thursday with Redhill’s first team travelling to local rivals Reigate, with the winning team guaranteed promotion. With all to play for, Redhill got off to the perfect start. Gus Garcia, at second string, defeated Reigate’s Chris Thompson, despite losing his first game 15-5, and fifth string Tom Woodcock completed a convincing 3-1 victory over Reigate’s Eren Hasan. With Redhill 2-0 up in the night, only one more win was required from the remaining three games. But the momentum changed in favour of the home side - Reigate’s young prodigy Rory Campbell made short shrift of Sam Gupta, wasting no time in completing a 3-0 whitewash. Redhill’s third string Clyde Beaty fought hard with his customary 100% effort but it wasn’t to be as he let a 2-1 lead slide to lose 3-2 to Simon Latham.
So the tie, and ultimately the whole season for both teams, came down to the final match of the night with the top strings battling it out for promotion. Redhill captain Matt Jones and Chris Stockman were incredibly closely matched and both enjoyed playing, fast, hard-hitting squash. At 2-1 down, the pressure was on Jones to win a crucial fourth game which he did by slowing himself down after a frenetic start. With the match poised at 2-2, a fifth and deciding game was required and it was a nail-biter. Both players had chances but ultimately, with some excellent squash at vital moments it was Jones who triumphed and secured the win for Redhill. This was an extremely satisfying culmination to a season which initially looked like a battle for survival. With this win, Redhill will bring Division 6 squash to Donyngs Leisure Centre for the 2019/20 season.