Following the PM’s announcement to the nation last night 4th Jan all gyms and indoor sports venues must close. Sadly we all know that this lockdown could be harder than the first but there is an acceptance that this is necessary to protect the population and the NHS as the new variant is accelerating cases, admissions and deaths. We wish you all the very best and look forward to better times in the months ahead. Stay safe and please follow the rules.
Following the latest announcement by the government regarding our tier category we now find ourselves in TIER 3 or VERY HIGH COVID ALERT LEVEL. Our clubs can stay open but all activity must follow official guidelines. Please visit http://www.englandsquash.com and look for RETURN TO PLAY for full details. These can be downloaded as a pdf. In a nutshell this is what is permitted: 1. Single player (solo) practices; 2. Same household (including support bubble); 3. One-to-one coaching with adults using socially distanced practices; 4. Coaching up to 15 children from different households not in school groups. Plus schools and colleges….So, we are no longer allowed to play in Squash Bubbles of 6!
Best seasonal wishes to everyone and a sincere hope that 2021 is a better year for all not just in terms of the health situation but also that return to normality will finally come. Sadly (but expected) Cornwall has been placed in Tier 2, which means we can only play full court squash with a member of the same household or sides with others. Please go to the link to check what we can and can’t do
https://www.englandsquash.com/back-to-squash/guidance-for-players. Furthermore, our bars and any hospitality must close. So the yo-yo continues but rest assured that our paramount concern is for the health and we’ll-being of our playing community. We look forward to the roll out of the vaccination programme and to getting back to normal in the not too distant future.
Tony & the CCSRA Committee
Dear All, this year’s CCSRA AGM, was dubbed ‘Extraordinary’ for obvious reasons. It was held at TS&LC on MONDAY 12th OCTOBER 7:30pm. Four out of 6 of our ‘affiliated’ squash clubs and venues were represented – Falmouth Sports Club, TS&LC, Penzance Pirates and Newquay Sports Centre. Eight people attended online using TEAMS. You can read some of the reports below; I recommend you pay particular attention to our Development Plan (Powerpoint slideshow) which outlines our plans for the next few years. Obviously, the pandemic has had a severe impact on our leisure activities and squash is only now slowly resuming in all our venues. There is hope that if the virus is under control and backed up by encouraging data, Es will allow us to move to Phase 3 when we will again be able to consider team matches and events again. We do not envisage this happening for the rest of the year so enjoy your social squash and racketball. You can read the AGM Minutes by clicking on the above tab. Please stay safe all of you and we urge you to comply with all the guidelines in place.
From 1st Sept. squash clubs and venues across the country can begin to play FULL-COURT SQUASH and racketball in bubbles of up to 6 players. There will still be social distancing measures in place, particularly off-court, the hygiene regime remains as important as ever and there are a few minor changes to the way the game is played. All our clubs and venues have this information which I’m sure will become reality at your club. Please proceed cautiously is our advice and, of course, observe strictly all the rules and protocols. To find out what constitutes a ‘squash bubble’ and get all the info necessary go to ENGLAND SQUASH at http://www.englandsquash.com
Note: Following the announcement made by PM Boris Johnson on Tues 22nd SQUASH BUBBLES and the RULE OF 6 will continue possibly for the next 6 months in an effort to suppress the cv19 second wave. Refer to the above ES website for all the info…..
CCSRA has taken the unprecedented decision to continue the suspension of all inter-club league matches until January 2021. This decision wasn’t taken easily but given that we continue to be in Phase 1 of ES’s Return to Squash and all the indicators point to a difficult Autumn, it was the only sensible choice. This mirrors what is happening nationally. However, we hope to complete last season with our PLAY-OFF FINAL and our knock-out cup competitions (Pawle and Hine). We will of course keep you posted of any new developments.
Reminder: CCSRA AGM to take place early Autumn – date TBA.
Following the announcement that clubs, gyms and pools can reopen as from the 25th July, CCSRA forwarded all the official guidance from ENGLAND SQUASH to our contacts and leaders within the county. Each club will have their own protocols in place to allow their members back on court for the (for now) adapted versions of squash & RB. NB The CCSRA Plan from June has been superseded by the latest ES Guidance. To view all the advice and to see how our clubs have prepared for a secure return please click on the link below. If you require further support and advice please do not hesitate to contact us.
https://www.englandsquash.com/backtosquash STAY ALERT!
Please continue to be alert to the threat and help our NHS workers – together we can make a big difference in beating the virus.
So difficult but: TR1 win Spring League and play FAL1 in County Play-Off Final in Sept. hopefully; Div2 DRAWN so no promotion or relegation; Aim is to create a Div3 next season – deciding on the teams in each TBD at later date if 3 divs is possible.
Following the advice we received from England Squash and Sport England today (16/3) we are SUSPENDING all COUNTY LEAGUES TEAM MATCHES as from the end of this week. Matches booked and taking place this week may continue if both captains are happy to play. Regarding the conclusion of the Spring League, the Committee will make a further announcement shortly and communicate this to you all. This decision hasn’t been taken lightly but it mirrors the national picture and other sports as we all try to combat this potentially deadly virus. Please adopt good hygiene habits, avoid large gatherings and practice social distancing as best as you can is further advice. Obviously, if you may have come into contact with an infected person or have been in a hotspot, or are displaying symptoms in any way, please be responsible and withdraw from our sport (and seek appropriate advice). England Squash have stressed that ‘small scale’ activities in your clubs need not cease so we will continue to coach & play. The situation is changing rapidly, however, so we may have to make further announcements regarding, for example, the RB Festival in mid-April and the Pawle & Hine Cup.