Squash committee

The Squash Committee is responsible for running and developing the squash section. Our mission is to build a squash and racketball community which encourages all members of the community to play and enjoy the game to the best of their ability in a friendly and inviting environment. The committee is a group of volunteer members who meet once every quarter to address maintenance issues, develop junior programmes, arrange coaching schedules, establish teams to play in Warwickshire Leagues, coordinate tournaments, organise social events and generally make sure the squash club runs smoothly. Representatives from the committee report to the Club Management Committee, so that squash issues can be brought to the attention of the whole Club. If you have an opinion to share, want to volunteer some time to improve the squash club or want to become a committee member, please speak to one of the Committee members.

The committee would like to extend a special thank you to all members who have recently offered their help with sprucing up the areas around the courts. We really appreciate everything you’ve done to make the areas around our courts look their best for the opening of Court 6.

Current Committee Documents

January Committee Meeting Minutes

Chairman’s Report to the 2016 LLTSC AGM

Leamington Squash Club Policy Doc – Our policies

Our current Committee members are:

Ming Lee – Squash Chairman

I joined the club in 2008 after beginning my squash career in my 30s. I’ve always been a keen sportsman and embraced the challenge of making my way from League 8 to League 2 (it was possibly a quiet month). Squash has been great for me as I can fit a game in within an hour of my busy day have a great workout whatever the weather’s like, enjoy the game and meet up with some good friends. I’ve been able to use my finance skills and experience to develop a business plan for the club and successfully apply for grant funding for the new 6th court build and upgrade of courts 1-5. I’m excited about the future of our club, we have a vibrant growing membership, we are building great facilities, our juniors and teams are successful and people are playing more squash than ever before.

Graham Stanford – Committee Secretary & Junior Development Officer

I joined the club in 2009 and play for the Men’s 2nd team. I have been playing squash for well over 30 years and I’m passionate about the game and working with the rest of the committee to move the squash section forward at Leamington. I have played at a number of top squash clubs throughout the country and I am convinced that Leamington Squash Club has the potential to be one of the best squash clubs in the country. I am excited about increasing and improving the squash facilities, as well as expanding and supporting the junior players who are vital for the future of the club.

Jason Pike – Head Coach

I was appointed Head of Squash and Racketball coaching in December 2011 and have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club ever since. We have created and maintained a very friendly and positive atmosphere encouraging participation at all levels, both adults and juniors. I report to the committee on coaching, and in my role as a ‘go to’ person for anybody needing help or advice during their time at our club. I am very excited about the future of our club!

Colin Quinney – Special Projects and Club Policies

I have been a keen squash-playing member of the Club for (too) many years. Since Squash and Racketball membership – not least the Junior section much encouraged by Jason – started to grow strongly a few years ago I have been helping to develop plans and funding for an additional Court. The Committee has also been listening to members of all levels of ability and age to ensure that our policies for Court usage are as well balanced as possible. Please keep feeding in your views to me and other members.

Nichola Howell – Communications officer

I joined Leamington in 2013 and I represent the Leamington Ladies squash team. I serve on the committee as Communications Officer, creating content for the digital screen by the squash courts and updating the website. If you have any squash club news to share – let me know. I’m also the women’s squash representative. The best thing about Leamington squash club is the number of members! I’ve been playing in the monthly leagues since I joined, and I still come across members I’ve not played before. Playing such a huge mix of people is a great way to improve your game.

Chris Davis – Head of Team Squash

Having moved to the area in 2006, I’ve been a member of the club and team player ever since. At Leamington we have 3 men’s teams (two in the 1st division) and one ladies team. My role on the committee is to ensure all the teams are run smoothly, fairly and to encourage as much member participation as possible. During these exciting times for the club in terms of expanding both the playing facilities and the club in general, we are able to boast top county players in the teams as well as many keen members who are fairly new to the sport and everyone in between. We welcome all levels of player to the club, from professional to beginner, and hope we have created a friendly and competitive environment in which to enjoy squash as much as possible.