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Volume 9  Issue 8
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Welcome to the August edition of the Thin Red Line!

After a short intermission after the Victorian Open, we're back into the full swing of tournament play with the Bendigo Open Squash Championships launched on Thursday, and the Shepparton International fast approaching next week.

Be sure to check out the news items relating to both in the News Desk below, and stay tuned to and our various social media platforms to keep up to date with all the action!

A special mention must go to Victorian athlete Christine Nunn, who along with this year's Victorian Open Men's champion Harinder Pal Singh Sandu, has been named as the PSA Player of the Month for July!

Well done to Christine, who received the award on the back of her South Australian Open success last month. Read more about it in the News Desk below!

A quick reminder for schools looking to enter teams into the Primary Schools Racquetball Regionals on October 13 - registrations are now open, and you have until September 15 to get those registrations organised. Click here for more information.

Other important last minute reminders relating to the Lakes Entrance Funament and the 2018 Mega Squash are also included in the News Desk below, so be sure to check them out!

Remember, contributions to the THIN RED LINE are always welcome! If you have any news about your club, venue, region, etc. that you would like included in the newsletter, please let us know -


Nunn named PSA Player of the Month

Congratulations to Christine Nunn, who has been named as one of the PSA Players of the Month for July alongside 2017 Victorian Open Men's Champion Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu. READ MORE...

Final call for entries for Lakes Entrance Funament!

This is the FINAL CALL for one of the newer and exciting  events on our Racquetball Calendar, the Lakes Entrance FunamentREAD MORE...

Squash golden girl joins Golden Oldies Christchurch Festival

Five-time World Open Squash Champion and Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Australian based Sarah Fitz-Gerald is flying the flag for the newly introduced Golden Oldies World Squash Festival. READ MORE...

Iconic Victorian Squash Centre to re-open

Fantastic news for the Victorian squash industry with the announcement that the eight court Knox Park Squash and Racquetball Centre in Bayswater is to re-open at the end of August following a total refurbishment of the venue. READ MORE...
Victorian Squash and Racquetball clubs benefit from BlueQ

An innovative online resource is taking the hassle out of storing, managing and verifying accreditations for squash clubs around the state. READ MORE...

2018 Mega Squash: Don't miss this limited discount offer

The MS 24 Hour Mega Squash & Racquetball is back again in 2018 on Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th May at the Melbourne Sport and Aquatic Centre. READ MORE...

Ballarat Open Racquetball Championships Update

Following last weekend's Tasmanian Open, our next event will be the Ballarat Open Racquetball Championships, to be held at the Ballarat Squash & Racquetball Centre. READ MORE...

Club Spot – A free time saving tool for grassroots volunteers

Squash and Racquetball Victoria has purchased a page on this tailor made online training and resource hub. This exclusive tool for Squash and Racquetball Victoria’s affiliated Clubs and Volunteers is free to use and will make club/venue administrators jobs easier and save time. READ MORE...

ACU Outreach Program taking Squash & Racquetball to the world

A group of Australian Catholic University students who participated in a basic Squash & Racquetball Victoria coaching course last year have played a key role in introducing the respective sports to students in the Solomon Islands. READ MORE...

Ballarat Squash & Racquetball Club Working Bee & Skill Development weekend

In preparation of the huge event only a few weeks away, Ballarat Squash & Racquetball Club has been pulling out all the stops to make sure they impress! READ MORE...

2017 Bendigo Open Squash Championships get underway

The opening day of the 2017 Bendigo Open Squash Championships saw all of the seeded Men’s Open players in action make it through to the second round of the tournament. READ MORE...

Liu lines up Bendigo Open success

Liu Tsz-Ling hopes to repeat her Victorian Open success at the 2017 Bendigo Open Squash Championships, as she enters the competition as the top seed in the Women’s Open. READ MORE...

Larkin Gears up for Bendigo Open tilt

New South Welshman Josh Larkin hopes to keep a steady approach to this week’s Bendigo Open Squash Championships, despite entering the competition as the Men’s Open number one seed. READ MORE...

World Class Squash Talent to Converge on Bendigo

An exciting array of local and international talent is set to take the 2017 Bendigo Open Squash Championships by storm next week.  READ MORE...

Victorian pair feature at the World Doubles Championships

Congratulations and well done to Victorians Sarah Cardwell and Christine Nunn who represented Australia at the recent WSF World Doubles Squash Championships in Manchester from August 1-5. READ MORE...

Squash to bring dosh

Athletes from far and wide will contest the Shepparton International Squash Championship this month. READ MORE...

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Secondary Schools Junior Squash State Finals Wrap

The Secondary Schools Squash State Finals concluded last week with the Junior Boys, Girls and Intermediate Girls divisions competing on Thursday August 10 at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC). READ MORE...

2017 State Grade Premier Autumn Pennant Grand Final Wrap

Congratulations to the Lilydale Squash Club (Premier), Kooyong Squash Club (State 2), Monash University Squash Club (State 3) and Essendon Squash Club (State 4) on taking out the respective pennant titles at the 2017 State Grade Premier Autumn Pennant at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre on Wednesday night. READ MORE...

Secondary Schools Intermediate Squash State Finals Wrap

The Secondary Schools Squash State Finals for the Intermediate boys (Year 9 & 10) were competed at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC) on Thursday. READ MORE...

2017 Secondary Schools Senior Squash State Finals Wrap

The Secondary Schools Squash State Finals commenced this week with the Senior Boys and Girls divisions competing on Thursday 27th July at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC). READ MORE...

Captains ready to lead the way

One of the most prestigious junior squash championships in Australia will head to Victoria in 2017, when the Australian Junior Championship (AJC) takes place in Geelong from 30 September – 8 October. We had the chance to catch up with Team Captains Tate Norris and Jessica Graham. READ MORE...

Vic Open Doubles

The Victorian Doubles Squash event was played at MSAC on full size doubles courts (with 13" tins) on July 22 & 23. Mixed, Men's and Women's events were contested by players ranging from juniors through to adults. READ MORE...


This month's edition of the Thin Red Line Podcast sees us chat to Victoria's highest ranked female on the PSA World Tour, Sarah Cardwell, who runs us through her World Doubles Championship experience, her Commonwealth Games hopes and what it is like to conquer a childhood hero.

Check it out HERE!


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