NEWS

Draws set at the 4th Asian Beach Games

A total of 16 male and 9 female players from 9 countries will be competing at the 4th Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand. This is the first time that Squash will be played at the games and the organizers are very pleased with outcome of the participants who joined the event. Among the noted players are PSA ranked Harinder Pal of India who just defeated perennial Indian Squash Champion and top 20 player in the world, SauravGhosal. You also have Muhammad Asim Khan of Pakistan, Yip Tsz Fung of Hong Kong and Kush Kumar of India all of whom are also PSA ranked. Countries represented are India, China, Hong Kong, Qatar, Iran, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan and The Philippines.


Playing for Team Philippines are ReymarkBegornia who face Wong Chi Him of Hong Kong and David Pelinowho will go up against Kush Kumar of India in the first round. Games start on November 12 and will end on the 16th.Instead of the usual best of 5 PAR 11 match, a quicker and more novel format has been prepared for these games. Matches will be best of 3, up to 7 points and sudden death at 6-6.

PREPARING FOR THAILAND...

National Squash team member styls Mac Begornia, David Pelino and Don Espinola, continue honing their skills with internationally acclaimed squash coach, Zainal Abidin. Leading a one week training and assessment module at the Makati Sports Club, Coach Abidin checked how far the team has developed since his last visit not too long ago. The module also aims to prepare the players in its upcoming tournament in Phuket, Thailand called the Asian Beach Games, an ASF recognized competition. Since most of the games in Phuket will be played in glass courts, certain sessions were specifically drawn to deal with our lack of an all glass court and manage with what we have.


One of the positives that Coach noted was the improved endurance of the players. David Pelino, attributed this progress to the added specialized conditioning training they receive courtesy of the Philippine Olympic Committee. Abidin, however, stressed that exposure to more international matches is really what the players need. Its really a challenge to elevate to the next level when there is limited competition in the local scene

WHERE TO PLAY SQUASH

Check out where you can play Squash in the country. Most places indicated are located either in private clubs or offices and may therefore require an endorsement from a club member. The officers of SRAP will be able to assist you in this matter.

Alabang Country Club

Acacia Ave, Ayala Alabang Village

Muntinlupa, Metro Manila

(02) 842-3530 to 39

www.acci.com.ph

The Palms Country Club

1410 Laguna Heights drive

Muntinlupa, Metro Manila

(02) 771-7171

www.thepalmsclub.com

Manila Polo Club

Mckinley Road, Forbes Park

Makati, Metro Manila

(02) 817-0951

www.manilapolo.com.ph

Makati Sports Club

L.P. Leviste St. Salcedo Village

Makati, Metro Manila

(02) 817-8731

www.makatisportsclub.com

Nomads Sports Club

Madrid st., Merville Park Subd.

Paranaque, Metro Manila

(02) 828-3596

www.nomadsportsclub.com

Manila Boat Club

2442 Havana st.

Sta. Ana , Metro Manila

(63) 917-841-3108

www.manilaboatclub.com

The City Club

Ayala Ave. Ext

Makati, Metro Manila

(02) 737-0000

www.cityclub.com.ph

Hamilo Coast - Pico De Loro

Nasugbu, Batangas

(02) 902-8063

www.hamilocoast.com/pdlbcc

Valle Verde Country Club

Capt. Henry Javier St.

Pasig, Metro Manila

(02) 631-1171

Rockwell Club

Amorsolo Drive, Bel-Air

Makati, Metro Manila

(02) 756-1533

www.therockwellclub.com

Quezon City Sports Club

E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd

Quezon City, Metro Manila

(02) 771-7171

www.quezoncitysportsclub.com

Club Punta Fuego

Balaytigue

Nasugbu, Batangas

(02) 843-8700

www.clubpuntafuego.com.ph

Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club

MNasugbu, Batangas

(02) 756-1533

www.malarayat.com

First SRAP Celebrity Squash Tournament

Saturday 12-Apr-2008

Makati Sports Club


Sponsors of the Tournament are the following:


Nike

Belo Essentials

Nestle Philippines

Folded & Hung

Randy Ortiz

The Cabana Workshop

Gerry's Grill

TEAM 1 TEAM 2
GRAY ORANGE
Duane SantosGil beat Coscolluela - 9/4,9/6,9/2
Jovie Vilar lost to Ernie Lopez - 6/9,9/10,5/9
Nico Paradies lost to Alan Tantoco - 7/9,9/5,8/10,7/9
Dave Puyat lost to Dino Aldeguer - 2/9.2/9,2/9
Vince Gomez lost to Paolo Gomez - 10/8,3/9,9/2,6/9,7/9
Quinito Henson lost to Anton Gonzalez - 10/8,9/7,2/9,6/9,7/9
Teddy Dario beat Rhett Eala - 9/1,9/0,9/0
TEAM 1 TEAM 2
White YELLOW
Margot Garcia beat Akiko Thomson - 9/2,6/9,9/3,9/2
Patrice Diaz beat Leica Carpo - 9/3,9/5,9/0
Mia Nolasco beat Tessa Valdes - 9/4,9/0,9/0
Tweetie Gonzalez lost to Cila Chua - 2/9,2/9,10/8,5/9