As you may have heard, Squash BC has signed a five year contract with SportyHQ and the VSL, which is a sanctioned event of Squash BC, is following suit and switching to SportyHQ.

The VSL league schedule is already online: Check it out here. At that link you’ll be able to see the schedule, results and team lists.

NOTE: All players in the VSL will need to set up an account in order to access their rankings and team info. Here’s a quick guide to help you get up and running.

DO I ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT?

If you’ve played in a recent tournament there’s a good chance you do. If you’re not sure, go to this page and follow the simple steps: https://www.sportyhq.com/help/im-not-sure-if-i-have-an-account/

HOW DO I LOGIN?

If you have an active account, you can login by going to https://www.sportyhq.com and clicking on login in the top right hand corner. The direct link to the login page is https://www.sportyhq.com/authentication/login.

I’M A CAPTAIN. HOW DO I ADD PLAYERS?

Please note: You’ll need to be the captain of your team in order to add players to it. If you are the captain, but you can’t access the page referenced in this article, then please contact the league administrator.

Bring up your TEAM’s page by going to the league’s main page and clicking on your team’s name in the summary box (you may have to select your division first). In this example Women’s Div 1 is selected and we’re clicking on VRC A1 to bring up the team menu.

SGQ1This will be the page that pops up after clicking on your team name:

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In this example seven players have already been added by clicking the blue “Manage Players” button on the far right. In this example none of the players have updated their accounts to include a photo of themselves. They can do that at any time.

After clicking on the blue “Manage Players” button a new screen will appear and you’ll see a bar that says “Add a New Team Player”. Click it and simple type in the players name. The system will search for them and you can add them. You can also designate whether they are a spare or not. You can also order your players from 1-5 but remember RANKINGS will decide the correct order of play on match day.

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Ok, so now you have all your players signed. Make sure they activate their accounts and add their photos!

HOW DO I RENAME MY TEAM?

If you’d like to rename your team in your league, please send an email at support@sportyhq.com. Be sure to include:

  • Your name (you should be the captain of your team!)
  • The league your team is in
  • The DIVISION you play in
  • The CLUB you play for
  • Your existing team name
  • Your new team name

HOW DO I VIEW THE SCHEDULE?

Go to the league page and select your division from the summary box on the main page. Then, click the green Schedule button.

SHQ5If you want to view only your team’s schedule, then you can visit your team’s page. To do that, go back to the main league page and click on your division, followed by your team’s name.

You can alternatively use the search box in the navigation bar (click on the magnifying glass icon and type in your team’s name). Both of these methods will take you to page where you can see the full schedule.

SETTING UP YOUR TEAM LINEUP FOR MATCHES

Setting your team’s lineup is a really useful feature in SportyHQ. It takes the headache out of having to email and coordinate your team’s availability each round.

In SportyHQ, you can ask your team at the beginning of the season (and throughout) to update their availability for each round. Team members can indicate if they’re available, unavailable, or only available if absolutely necessary. That availability then shows up on your team’s page, where you can then set the line up for the coming round.

As soon as you set your line up, your entire team (including those who aren’t playing) are notified via email. You can also include useful instructions (such as carpooling information) in a free form comments field.

HOW DOES A TEAM MEMBER INDICATE THEIR AVAILABILITY?

It’s very easy. All they have to do is visit the league’s main page. Because SportyHQ knows that they’re a member of your team, they’ll see a box on that page with upcoming rounds where they can indicate their availability. It looks like this:

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Clicking the thumbs up means Available! The yellow “minus” sign means that you might be available if you’re absolutely needed, while the thumbs down indicates that you’re Unavailable. As soon as you click one of these, the availability immediately updates.

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Go back to to your team page, then scroll down to the schedule. Next to an upcoming round, you’ll see a button titled “Choose Lineup“. Click it.

SCHEDULE AND CHOOSE YOUR LINEUP

On the next page, you’ll see a list of your team members, along with with their availability and plenty of statistics about them that might help you set your lineup. All you have to do is pick your positions for each player (please make sure your reference any league rules that may apply to rankings and positions!), like this:

SHQ8Then, enter a custom message if you would like to and then press “Save Lineup!”.

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Your team’s lineup is emailed out to your entire team, and is then also available for your opposition to view, which will hopefully encourage them to set their line up, if they haven’t done so already.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

CLICK ON THESE HANDY LINKS:

Activating account

Logging in

Adding players

Renaming team

Viewing schedule

Setting lineups

Entering results

The schedule for the upcoming 2014/2015 season is now online at SportyHQ.com

Club reps will be entering start times this week so check back or check with your pro. Captains who couldn’t make it to the Captain’s Social will be emailed a guide to working with SportyHQ this week.

VSL Homepage on SportyHG

The 2014/2015 season is almost upon us and we are pleased to publish the final team alignments.

Click here for the Women’s Divisions.

Click here for the Open Divisions.

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WHERE CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN WOMEN’S SQUASH WEEK?

The following clubs will be opening their doors to women interested in trying the sport of squash. Meet other players, play casual round robin games, sign up for league teams, enjoy some snacks and refreshments and learn about upcoming women’s squash events. These events are for women NEW to the game of squash. We’re looking for players of all ages and skill levels.

You DO NOT need to be a member to participate, these FREE events are open to all women members and non-members. Goggles and racquets will be provided.

Please contact the club nearest you to register before September 15 to get your souvenir Women’s Squash Week t-shirt!

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DATES AT A GLANCE
(More info below)
Saturday, Sept 20th – Bayside Squash Club, Delta
Saturday, Sept 20th – Vancouver Racquets Club, Vancouver
Saturday, Sept 27th – The River Club, Richmond
Saturday, Sept 27th – The Jericho Tennis Club, Vancouver
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• Vancouver, BC •
Saturday, Sept 20th – From 1pm – 3pm
Vancouver Racquets Club
4867 Ontario Street, Vancouver BC
Contact: Bev Lawton – bevlawton@hotmail.com
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• Delta, BC •
Saturday, Sept 20th – From 1pm – 4pm
Bayside Squash Club
6788 Courbould Road, Delta BC
Contact: Alyson Brennan – alysonczuczor@gmail.com
Telephone: (604) 764-0870
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• Richmond, BC •
Saturday, Sept 27th – From 11:30am – 3:00pm
The River Club
11111 Horseshoe Way, Richmond, BC
Contact: John Fleury
(604) 272-4400
john@river-club.com
or
Berny Schulz
bernys@portal.ca
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• Vancouver, BC •
Saturday, September 27th – @ 4:00pm
Jericho Tennis Club
3837 Point Grey Road, Vancouver BC
Contact: Colin Whitney – squashpro@jericho.ca
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2014 Captain’s Social

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ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 6-8PM, AT THE VANCOUVER RACQUETS CLUB, the Vancouver Squash League is hosting a “Captain’s Social” to thank all VSL captains.

This brief information session will include an overview of a captain’s requirements, tips on socializing, rules overview and a SportyHQ demo. There will also be a question and answer period and FREE BEER AND APPETIZERS.

This is a great event for captains to get up to speed on the league before it starts and first-time captains are strongly recommended to attend and it’s our way of saying “THANKS”. If you are the captain and can’t attend please send your co-captain.

RSVP by Friday, September 12th: info@vancouversquashleague.com

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2014 Kelowna Open

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Are you ready for the 4th annual Tree Brewing Kelowna Open hosted at Global Fitness? We are, and we want you to come join us in beautiful Kelowna, BC between September 26-28.

REGISTER online at SportyHQ

We are offering Open, A, B, C, D and 50+ draws with 3 matches guaranteed in this AAA sanctioned event. The Open draw has a total of $3000 in prize money. Each of the other draws has racquets, bags and beer for prizes.

Entry fees are $75 for adults and $55 for students. This gets you a premium quality Oliver Polo shirt, chili dinner on Friday evening and an on-site pig roast on Saturday evening! We will also throw in two complimentary drink tickets. Refreshments from Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery and Tree Brewing will be on offer. Additional guests of the Saturday evening dinner are welcome to attend for an extra $25 each (this must be booked as part of your sign-up).

Your entry fee also puts you in the draw for door prizes which include racquets, bags, T-shirts and accessories. Be an early bird and sign-up on or before September 15 and have your name put in the draw for the chance at winning 1 of 2 additional racquets.

The $5 entry, winner take all, lightning round will be returning. It will be played Saturday evening after dinner. Can you beat last years’ champ? He does not think so. After the lightning round, perhaps the beer pong tables will make an appearance.

Be sure to follow us on our Facebook page to keep up to date and also to let others know that you will be attending.

A special thank you to our title, signature and equipment sponsors: Tree Brewing, Associated Property Management, Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery, The Falcon Group of Companies and Oliver Sport.

2014 Kelowna Open

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The VSL is offering Squash Canada‘s Club Referee Certification Course to it’s members for only $20. This course normally retails for $29.99.

This online course is an interactive learning resource to improve your understanding of the Rules of Squash. Includes numerous video examples of key interference calls.  Successful completion of this course will certify you as a Squash Canada “Club” Referee. This course is current with the latest edition of The Rules of Singles Squash 2014, as published by the World Squash Federation.

Email the league coordinator to purchase.

 

Women’s Squash Week 2014

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The dates for this year’s Women’s Squash Week are September 22 through the 28th. More information, including participating clubs and venues, to follow. If you are a NEW player and want to learn about the game and try it out email us: info@vancouversquashleague.com

Click here for a list of this year’s participating venues.

Women's Squash Week 2014

2014 Sun & Surf at Jericho

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It’s time to register for Sun and Surf 2014, Jungle Mania, August 20-24, 2014. All levels of players from beginners to open welcome.  Join other squash party animals from England, the Yukon, SF, Seattle, and all over lower mainland, for great squash as well as  lots of fun and socializing.
Your $75 entry includes:
• Theme dinner/party on Saturday night – face painters on board to get you into party animal mode!
• Ladies Night on Thursday – promoting and supporting women in squash – more to come ….
• Tequila tasting by the Pool on Saturday afternoon… And more.

Click here to register online.
For more info contact Dana at: athletics@jericho.ca

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2014 AGM Minutes and Income Statement

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The minutes from the 2014 AGM are now available for download as a Word document: VSL_2014_AGM_Minutes

The final league Income Statement is also available for download as a PDF: VSL 2014 AGM Financials
Note: This Income Statement is not the one presented at the AGM. Final totals for league prizes and the AGM and Wrap Party expenses have now been included.

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