Januray 2014, by Clark Emerson
CofC beat Northwestern 5-4 in the last match of the tournament Sunday afternoon. The two teams were undefeated in their other matches.
In other highlights, Vanderbilt beat Sewanee 6-3 for the unofficial Tennessee state championship. North Carolina beat Duke 5-3 for supremacy in the state of North Carolina.
SESRA Board Welcomes New Members The Board of Directors of Southeastern Squash (SESRA) has announced the addition of three new Board members:
Leslie Blythe, Concourse Athletic Club
Paul Boyce, Concourse Athletic Club
Fraser Gough, Piedmont Driving Club
All three have been active in their clubs and in the Atlanta squash community for many years. Each was nominated by their respective clubs. Their nominations were formally approved January 30, 2014, by the existing Board.
In addition, Fraser Gough will become Treasurer of the Board, replacing John Mahorner, who along with Justin Mather, will be leaving the Board after two two-year terms of service.
"I speak for everyone when I thank John and Justin for their considerable contributions of time, energy and enthusiasm," said Clark Emerson, Board President.
"And welcome to Leslie, Paul and Fraser. And a belated welcome to Ham Williams, of the Piedmont Driving Club and Midtown Athletic Club, who joined the Board last fall," he said. "With our new members, SESRA is looking forward to an active 2014 and beyond."
November 2013, by Clark Emerson
The annual Atlanta Softball Doubles Championship was held July 26-27 at Midtown Athletic Club, and like previous editions, was a weekend of competition, fun and excitement.
This year, the event was renamed The Copa Fernando, in honor of Fernando Vargas, our long time friend and doubles enthusiast.
Also this year, the format was changed to a Member-Guest competition, with Open and A draws. Many of Midtown’s best players recruited partners from around Atlanta, and as far away as Florida and Kentucky.
November 2013, by Clark Emerson
Atlanta - The DragonDocS Chamionships were held August 23-5 at the Midtown Athlectic Club. In the Pro Draw, 2011 Champion Lazarus Chilufya triumphed over 2012 Champion, Graham Bassett, in three games. In the semifinals, Chilufya beat Charleston pro Matt Jenson, 3-1. Bassett beat local pro Robby Lingashi 3-0.
On the amateur side, arguably the best match of the entire tournament, was the 6.0 finals, which featured a rematch of last year's 6.0s finalists, brothers Arhum and Danial Saleem. As in 2012, Danial defeated Arhum - this year in a70-minute, come-from-behind, 5-game victory.
The tournament is sponsored by SE Squash (SESRA) and the Jesters Club, a worldwide organization that is actively involved in the promotion of junior and university squash and other racquet sports.. The tournament was founded in 2007 to support the rapid growth of intercollegiate squash in the Southeast.
This year's event will feature a record number of six College Squash Association teams: Sewanee, Vanderbilt, College of Charleston, UNC, Duke, and Northwestern. In addition, a junior team from Westminster, an Atlanta private school, and a developmental team from Emory University will participate.
Chris Singerman, an Emory MBA student, will be captaining the school's team. He is using the opportunity to form an Emory squash club, and promote the playing of squash on-campus by students and faculty. Click below to view the club's recruitment poster.
Aaron Myerson is this year's tournament director. The Midtown Athletic Club and Westminster School are the host venues.
What better way to strut your stuff than to put your pros in the forefront and let them strut their stuff! Southeastern Squash is proud to introduce two of our exceptional teaching pros.
By popular demand, we will be posting more multi-media content for your information and viewing pleasure.
Galen LeCheminant, Squash Director at the Concourse Athletic Club and Ahmed Hamza, Squash Director at the Peidmont Driving Club.
In continuting with our Junior Spotlight section (located on the right column), we are pleased to announce the addition of two of our up-and-comming and very talented juniors to the list: Garrett Donnelly and Henry Harris.
The Atlanta Open had over 162 players last weekend making it the biggest draw in the history of the event. More...
Three of Atlanta’s juniors – Arhum Saleem, Will Grady, and Garrett Donnelly - traveled all the way to the Groton School this past weekend to compete in a junior Gold tournament held there. The Groton School, located in Groton Masachusets, brought players from all over the country, Canada, and Egypt to show off their skills and vie for the top spots. In 10 draws, 260 juniors played a total of 613 matches in a mere 48 hours.
October, 2012 by Sam Candler
Donna Urquhart (Ranked No.17 in the World for Women's Squash) led five Chucktown Squash students in a clinic before playing an exhibition match against the Charleston Squash Club's Matt Jenson.
October 2012, by Garrett Donnelly
This past February, for the first time, a Southern school – The Westminster Schools – clinched a title at this year’s High School Team Squash Championships. The boys’ team took home the Division VI title and the newly formed girls team displayed their skills by winning their first match at the championship. More...
We'd like to introduce a new section for Southeastern Squash juniors called the "Junior Spotlight." Remember those juniors who show up at tournements one month and you beat them, but the next month they woop you? It seems like a never ending procession. Who are these kids? How did they get so good?
SESRA wanted to dedicate a section for up-and-comming juniors and to let them introduce themselves in their own words. This will be a running series. We will approach clubs, coaches and parents in the Southeast to ask for participation of our pride and joy, our juniors. Arhum Saleem is our first junior in the spotlight.
Atlanta's own sons William Cloherty and Michael Gough hopped across the pond to play in the revered World Masters. Hosted in Birmingham, England just before the Olympics, this prestigious event boasted 800+ players from across the globe. Asked about the event, Cloherty recalled that "... the whole event was marvelous. I got to play a couple hours each day."
August 2012, by Matthew Morris
Once again, the 11th annual Dragon Doc was a complete roaring success. The three-day, action-packed weekend drew a respectful 105 entrants (over 3 dozen coming from out of town) who battled it out in 9 draws. More...
August 2011 by Todd Abedon
Dear Friends of Chucktown Squash:
It is our great privilege to inform you that we have concluded our search for the next Director of Chucktown Squash! Sam Candler accepted the position and is looking forward to growing the program, reaching more students on the court, in the classroom, and in the community. More...
We are very sad to let you know that our friend Fernando Vargas died this last Friday night August 17th, 2012. More...
July 2012 By Matthew Morris
Browsing through the internet a few years ago, I happened upon a SESRA message board that Bill Edmundson had maintained from 2000-2002. In it was a treasure trove of Atlanta squash history of years-gone-by. I recently got permission from Bill to post it on this site, but by the time I got around to doing it, it had vanished!
I was saddened that I had let this opportunity slip through my fingers. Having aquired a BA in History and determined to keep this bit of our history in the public domain, I tracked down the archive on the Waybackmachine website. I am happy to announce that we have retreived and posted the original message board in it's entirety.
Thanks for your great contribution Bill:
July 14th by Richard Millman
Charlotte, July 14th 2012 - In an intense day of competition 22 players played four matches each in the second Charlotte Athletic Club Grand Prix. In a generous and wonderfully beneficial last minute intervention, Accenture Credit Services of Charlotte, in the person of Hari Bharadwaj stepped in with some delightful gifts - a Squash T Shirt, a beautiful Golf Shirt and a lovely embroidered attache' bag. More...
May 29th by Richard Millman
In the second Grand Prix to be held this year in the Carolina's, two competitive groups fought out the honors at the first ever Charlotte Athletic Club Spring Grand Prix on Saturday May 26th. More...
May 23rd by Andre Maur
The Atlanta Open had over 162 players last weekend making it the biggest draw in the history of the event. Players brought their families to watch and enjoy the festivities filling the squash hall with 220+ players and spectators all weekend. More...
May 22nd by Richard Millman
In the first ever Grand Prix style event at the MUSC Harper Wellness Center in Charleston, the entrants all played three best of three game matches ( PARS to 13) before playing the finals matches which were best of five games (PARS to 11). More...
May 17th by Lynnie Minkowski
I have been in Charleston for about 6 months. You can't beat having the beach and squash courts in the same town! It is a beautiful place to live. I miss my Atlanta squash crew, but not the traffic! More...
May 15th by Matthew Morris
We are happy to announce our biennial changing-of-the-guards for one of our member clubs the Piedmont Driving Club. Catherine Cobb and Erik Granade have been duly voted onto the Southeastern Squash board. More...