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June 2017 Newsletter

Hi LSClubbers

I’m going to make a rare exception to my usual epic “War & Peace” newsletter tribunals, and keep this one punchy and concise!

I promise to return to form with my next newsletter, because I know how much you all look forward to my 101-page monologues!!!  J

There are some important updates below, including the closure of Squash Court #2 for 3 weeks for critical maintenance work.

But firstly….


A warm welcome to our new members who have joined our club since my last newsletter. Here’s wishing you many years of fun and fitness with us. I’ve had the opportunity to meet quite a few of you already. For those who I haven't yet met, I look forward to meeting you soon.

Please feel free to contact me at any time should you want to discuss any matter pertaining to the club and your membership.


Maintenance work to the front wall of Squash Court #2 will begin tomorrow (Monday 19th June). We have had a few problems with the front wall of this court over the years, due to the way it was originally constructed; i.e. it is a concrete wall, not brick. We re-plastered the wall about 10 years ago, and installed a fibreglass sheet over the plaster. For those who have played on Court 2, that is the reason why you sometimes get a strange sound when the ball hits certain areas on the front wall.

There are now some holes in the fibreglass, and these will get progressively worse if we don’t address the problem.

A big thank you to Oly Dods, who has spent much time over the last two months researching the best possible solution to the problem, and liaising with specialists. As mentioned above, the work will commence tomorrow, and the court will be unavailable to play on for the next 3 weeks. The reason for this length of time is that it is a complex and time-consuming process to firstly remove the fibreglass and chip off the plaster, and then re-apply the plaster with a specialist mix, following a specific step-by-step process.

The court has been block-booked out on our online booking system for this period. I will let you know when the work has been completed, and when the court is available to play on again.

We apologise for this inconvenience, but this maintenance work is essential, and we need to take advantage of the break in the squash league season over the school holidays to complete it.

We are confident the result will provide a much-improved playing experience on the court.


Hearty congrats to the following members who have achieved their Provincial Youth Squash Colours for 2017:

  • Emma du Toit (WP Girls u13)
  • Jazz Mallam (Boland Girls u16)
  • Brody Williamson (WP Boys u11)
  • Kenau Vith (WP Boys u16)


Well done to you all. We are very proud of you, and wish you all the best as you represent your provinces in the upcoming Inter-Provincial Tournaments (IPT in July.

Hardlines to Bree Mallam (Boland Girls u14) and Willam Tweddle (WP Boys u16),  who were very unlucky to both just miss out on the final selection in their trials.


Please “Save the Date” in your diaries for our club’s Annual Golf Day. It will take place on Friday 15th September, at King David Mowbray Golf Course.

More details to follow closer to the time.


If you’ve lost/left anything behind at the club, the easiest way to try and track it down is to contact our groundsman, Clive Moses, on 072 207 6508. Please note that he only works at the club on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.

And there you go. Short and sweet, as promised.

PS. Belated Happy Father’s Day to all our dads for today. I trust you all got spoilt rotten. J



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