Coming up ………..
DATES FOR YOUR SOCIAL CALENDAR………..
Entertainment area – play centre, giant slide, bouncy castles, shooting stalls, kiddies rides & much more……
Food & Drinks Courts –choose from a wide range of food and drinks stalls that will cater for all tastes. Arts & Crafts Stalls – a lovely selection of stalls offering great gift ideas for all occasions.
Live Entertainment – a main stage showcasing all the local musical, theatrical & dance talent. The stage is sponsored by Balgoes Estate Agents in Ongar. Performances will be from 11am -6.30pm.
Sporting activities – local professional boxer William Webber in action in his practice ring; rounders; a chance to try out Squash & challenge the resident coach to ‘BEAT THE COACH’. There’ll be touch rugby, cricket demo, an opportunity for you to try ‘Bounce’ & we’ll have football darts which will challenge your inner striker and skills but in a fun way…….
Dog show- registration starts at midday & show starts at 2pm. There’ll be 10 classes that will be judged & prizes are being donated by Bubbles Petcare Ongar. For more information call Cath Honeywell on 07850 969389
5 a side Charity Football
The Ongar Squash & Racketball Club would like to put together a team to take part in a Charity 5 a side football tournament organised by Lyndsey Dale & being held at Ongar Sports Club on Friday 3rd June. The event is to raise funds for the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.
If you are not able to participate then maybe your children, grandchildren or friends would be interested. It is for a great cause and will be loads of fun.
Please get in touch with Cath Honeywell (07850 969389) if interested. Deadline is: 27th May
Past events …………………..
Saturday 12th March 8pm til 11.30pm
SCRAPING THE BARREL
Scraping the Barrel are a 4 piece band that covers rock, blues and pop classics from the 60s onwards. Setlist includes ZZ Top, The Who, Status Quo, Queen, The Kinks, Blues Brothers, Beatles, Shadows, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, Stereophonics, Kaiser Chiefs, Killers & much more…….
So good to be able to hold the annual squash club chilli & curry night again……..
OSRC AGM Wednesday 17th November 2021 8.00 pm
Live music from BEGGAR at the Sports Club on Friday 12th November at 9.00pm.
Live music from LEECH at the Sports Club on Saturday 9th October at 8.30pm.
LEECH play covers from REM, WHITE STRIPES, NIRVANA, OASIS, KAISER CHIEFS, BLUR, THE JAM, KINGS OF LEON, JIMI HENDRIX, GREEN DAY, THE CLASH, PINK FLOYD, THE KILLERS, so all types of music genres are covered so that everyone can enjoy the music and no one feels left out.
Be careful not to miss out – tickets will be on sale from Saturday September by calling Claire on 07581 269898 or Cath on 07850 969389
It promises to be a great evening so look forward to seeing you there.
The Brit Invasion – Celebrating the music of the 60’s
Saturday 22nd February 7.30 – 11.30
Christmas Disco Friday 20th Dec 7.30 til late.
WINTER RACKETBALL OPEN, HANDICAP & DOUBLEs TOURNAMENTS
Finals night 13th December 2019
Doubles won by John Fowles/Jacob Parnell runnersup Dave Honeywell/Jim Browning.
Open match won by Andy Maxwell and John Fowles runnerup
Handicap match won by Steve O’Brien runnerup Steve Sprules.
Wednesday 31st July
We saw many of the pupils from the school fete’s again at one of our summer camps held on July 31st. We had our best ever attendance. We are hoping for the same at the next summer camp on Saturday
Saturday 17th August
10.00am to 3.00pm
School fetes :
Sun 23rd June Chipping Ongar
Sun 5th July Moreton
Sun 14th July High Ongar
The OSRC has had a very busy time with the local schools as we attended fetes at Chipping Ongar Primary School, High Ongar Primary School & Moreton C of E Primary school. This was a great opportunity for us to promote the club and Junior Squash, but also helped us support a local school. It gave pupils of all ages a chance to get involved in a sport that they had never tried before. They even started competing with each other which was great fun.
Ongar Town Festival Sunday 5th May 2019
The Ongar Festival on Sunday 5th May, was an ideal opportunity for us to promote our club and support Ongar. We do hope that you came along and visited our stand in Love Lane and gave squash a try. Remember to tell family and friends what a great day out it was.
See you next year.
Watch this space for 2020 details ………..
Spring Open Competition
Our annual spring ‘Open’ competition has now finished, with the finals having taken place on Friday 26th April. As always a good time was had by all, good squash and racketball followed by a very pleasant evening with a buffet and a few drinks in the bar.
Squash handicap. Marc Shelkin beat Shaun Lamont
Open squash. Mick Calder beat Shaun Lamont
Racketball handicap. Steve Sprules beat Jim Browning
Open racketball. Andy Maxwell beat Brian Birkin
Ladies Social squash sessions :
Took place on Sunday 20th Jan 2019; Saturday 26th Jan 2019 (11am-3pm).
The Autumn Competition Finals night Friday 23rd November 2018
First matches started at 7.20pm followed by a presentation buffet in the bar.
|Squash handicap. Brian Clay beat Shaun Lamont 3-1|
|Open squash. Shaun Lamont beat Mick Calder 3-2|
|Open racketball. Andy Maxwell beat Mick Calder 3-2|
|Racketball handicap. Andy Maxwell beat Alan Boatman 3-0.|
Please see above link to poster with details of the Launch party.
This was a great evening and a good way to start our new life as Ongar Sports Club.
ONGAR SQUASH CLUB
OCTOBER HALF TERM SQUASH CAMPS HAVE NOW TAKEN PLACE
MONDAY 22nd OCTOBER
SATURDAY 26th OCTOBER
10.00 to 3.00
We are offering your kids a chance to come and play MINI SQUASH during the half term holidays. Mini Squash is an exciting game that encourages kids aged 5 to 11 to get on court and have fun. The sessions will be run by our coach Marc Shelkin who will help your kids learn basic squash skills as well as develop coordination and balance.
All equipment will be provided but kids should bring appropriate sports clothing and indoor trainers and bring a packed lunch.
£20 for members per day £22 for non-members per day
ONGAR SQUASH CLUB
ONGAR CM5 9BL
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK A PLACE CALL MARC
on 07989 730748
CALLING ALL MEMBERS
Location: Clubhouse Love Lane Ongar
This event is a chance for you as members to hear about the progress of the Club, recent and ongoing developments of the facilities and the many achievements during the past year.
This year’s AGM will give you a chance to comment, offer your opinion and volunteer your time and skills to get involved in shaping the future of the club.
We will be joined by our special guest speaker Professional Squash Player Ben Coleman from Chelmsford, who represents England & has reached a career-high world ranking of World No 45 in May this year.
There will also be a chance to socialise afterwards with a buffet in the bar.
Committee Secretary /Marketing & Publicity Secretary
Ongar Cubs Visits
We had the pleasure of hosting Ongar Cubs to introduce them to Junior Squash and at the same time help them get their sports badge. It proved a great success and was enjoyed by all who took part.
Squash and Tennis BBQ
This was attended by 43 people who all had a great time playing , eating , drinking and then being entertained by our very own Rusty Rockers .
Junior Squash Open days
These were well attended and enjoyed by the children .
Hopefully you have noticed that our club is starting to look a little bit cleaner and tidier recently?This is thanks to an enormous effort made by many of our members on Saturday 28th April. With a working party of 10 people we managed to complete a lot of jobs around the club: Painting the entrance hall, repainting the hall by the courts, cleaning all the paintwork and walls on balcony, repairing gent’s toilet door and relaying tiles in gents shower.
Special thanks to working party members:
John Fowles, Kay Hewitt, Jan McEwen, Dave McEwen, Peter Woodcock, Bruce Banks, Cath & Dave Honeywell.
We are not quite finished with improvement work but hopefully you agree that we have made a good start. Our aim is to try to improve the club to make it a better environment for our current members but also to give new members a positive first impression of the club. We were very thankful to the local Council for now providing us with a pot hole free car park. I think you will all agree that the newly laid and improved car park provides a more welcoming and safer environment.
Ongar Town Festival
The OSRC also had a stand in Jubilee Park at the recent Ongar Town Festival, giving us an ideal opportunity to promote our club and support Ongar. It was great to meet so many new people.
The weather was perfect and the OSRC had a large number of people come and give mini squash a try. Thanks to those from the club that showed their support and helped make it a successful day.