World Squash Day - Free squash!


Let's celebrate World Squash Day together!!!

Bring your racquet to Parliament House at 10am, 18 October 2014, to show your support for squash – Ray Payne is the chief organiser, let’s support him and squash.

The media has been invited in a bid to get exposure for the sport. A professional photograph will be taken to commemorate your support for squash – wear your Vikings shirt!

If you really love squash let it show, Invite a friend who has never played squash before to your local courts for a friendly game at 2pm.

Please feel free to pass this email onto anyone who you know loves squash.

Junior Squash

Welcome back!!!
Hope you all had a lovely break!  Congratulations to our Vikings juniors who went to Perth.  By all accounts it was a successful event and a good time was had by all with some great squash played.
Junior pennant and training resume this week. 
Ladies training also resumes this week  - Sunday 1 pm.
World Squash Day
 Saturday 18 October is World Squash Day. It is an opportunity to promote squash so take your squash racquet on an excursion to Parliament House at 10am this Saturday to show your support for the sport.  Further celebrations will be at  Woden Squash Centre, Weston Creek Community Centre and Active Leisure Centre where there will be free squash from 2 pm for any new players to come along and “have a go”. So grab a friend or two and join the fun plus help promote the sport we all love.

Squash ACT - Part time work available


Samantha at Squash ACT (Woden) has resigned and we are seeking a new Manager.

In the interim, if anyone like to do up to 12 hours a week at Woden to cover some of the admin tasks, please let us know. This does not have to be in working hours. They can contact Rob McComas direct if they are interested - 0424 883 550. This may also appeal to someone who is retired or at uni.

Duties would include:

  • Answering emails
  • Working with Yowie Squash
  • Working as required with the ACT Government and Squash Australia (one hour per month)
  • Working with the Board - take minutes and work through any issues.

PS Challenge update


The inaugural Canberra Public Service Challenge is on track to be a great event on the Canberra squash calendar!Squash CourtsThe courts at Active Leisure Centre are looking tremendous - the walls have been patched and painted, the floors sanded and all is good!SponsorshipPS News Online continues to give us tremendous support while the Vikings Group, who have 4 nearby Clubs, have kicked in with a generous sponsorship that will enable us to have great prizes for players. We will also be holding a function at the Vikings Erindale club, details to be sent to entrants.

Public Service Challenge, 2014


Have you entered??? Remember, we are very forgiving about the definition of a 'public servant' - retired, part time, teachers, contractors, defence - be creative! And all Vikings players are 'honorary public servants' - put your entry in now!

We are currently preparing for Canberra’s very first ever….


To be contested in Canberra over on the weekend of 25 to 26 October 2014 catering to grades of all standards.

The challenge is open to all past and present public servants.

We are just now ramping up our promotions for the tournament and even had an article recently published in the PS News.

Here is the link to the PS News article.


Squash Etiquette


Squash Etiquette Guidelines

1.            For each match, one team will provide the scorer (marker), and the other team a referee.

2.            The referee is in charge of the match and is the ultimate and sole arbiter for any decisions.

3.            The referee can overrule any of the scorers’ calls ( the scorer should make the initial calls faults, not up, down, out - but not lets or strokes).

4.            The scorer cannot overrule the referees’ calls, and should not question/argue with the referee.

5.            Both referee and scorer should pay attention and watch every rally – you can’t make a correct decision if you not watching.

6.            Whether you’re a player or spectator, accept the referees decision, it may not always be right, but just grin and bear it and play the next point.

Lower Div players wanted urgently!


Are you a lower Division player wanting to play again?  Do you know anyone (junior, middle, senior age) who would like to play?We need you!  We have a friendly team or two who need players, Tuesday nights – please get in touch now.

Canberra PS Tournament


This Vikings tournament is going to be great! Yes, it is advertised for 'public servants' but we think that our Club members - you - should be able to enter, whatever your job! So please get an entry in.

Vikings Group have given us their best sponsorship yet for a tournament, so we will have great prizes, great socialising and great squash.

And if you do work in the public service (defined as 'not private') so it includes schools, universities etc, then please send the poster around your intranet or wherever you can.

Vikings Junior Challenge 2014: Final Standings


We wish to congratulate all of our Juniors who participated in the Vikings Junior Challenge for 2014.

  • Stephanie Hawkins: Winner U11 Girls
  • Harrison Dale, Runner Up U11 Boys
  • Joshua Chant, 3rd U11 Boys
  • Hannah Smit: Runner Up U15 Girls
  • Adam Gauntlett: Runner Up U17 Boys
  • Kathleen Palmer, 3rd U17 Girls
  • Aidan Parkes, Winner U19 Boys

Fine performances were also registered by:

  • Erin Chant, U15 Girls
  • Michael Wode, U15 Boys
  • Gemma Wode, U17 Girls
  • Amelia Whymark, U17 Girls
  • James Page, U17 Boys
  • Daniel Page, U19 Boys


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