Squash and Racquetball at the Mulgrave Country Club
In 2012 the courts were demolished and four world class climate controlled glass back courts and viewing gallery were constructed. In 2013 pennant racquetball was introduced to compliment the range of competitions available to members. Mulgrave Country Club has hosted the Australian Closed Squash Championships and the Victorian State Finals of pennant competitions which provides members with access to high level squash matches which showcase the excellent facilities on offer to members.
Playing Squash and Racquetball
Mulgrave Country Club members who have paid the Squash/Racquetball Sports Facility Fee may use the courts at no additional fee (more info). Booking of courts can be undertaken online up to 7 days in advance. Non-marking shoes must be worn at all times.
The following competitions are on offer to members:
Junior Squash, Club Circuit Squash, Friday Morning Squash, Ladies Squash, Masters Squash, Racquetball and SuperLeague.
In addition to competitions, members can play in the annual Club Championships, play other members in organised in-house competitions, and receive coaching to improve their squash skills.
The Annual Club Championship finals were played on Sunday 27th November. It was a low key afternoon of matches followed by our awards presentation and the carvery buffet dinner attended by Club President, Leon Ross and club director Ted Vale.
RESULTS OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE:
Ladies Open Final: Joyce Prokopiou defeated Charmaine Williams
Mens Open Final: Mithran Selvaratnam defeated Darren Chan
Mens Div 1 Final: Greg Noble defeated Tony Fiedler
Mens Div 2 Final: Mark White defeated Wayne Adams
Open Racquetball Final: Lance Cowan defeated Greg Crawford (Greg was 2015 winner)
The 2016 Vic Open was held at the Mulgrave Country Club from 2nd–7th August with graded events on August 6th–7th for players of all abilities.
The Victorian Open was first played (as an amateur event) in 1931. Since then, a veritable who’s who of Victorian and Australian squash have won the title - Geoff Hunt (10 Times), Heather McKay (14 times), Chris Dittmar, Rodney Martin, Vicki Cardwell, Michelle Martin, Sarah Fitz-Gerald, David Palmer and the list goes on.
The Victorian Open is the second largest (behind the Australian Open) event on the Australian Squash Tour and Mulgrave were lucky enough to host this event.
Winning Results were:
PSA Victorian Open – Men’s 2016: 1 Joe Lee, 2 Rex Hedrick, 3–4 Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu, 3–4 Kush Kumar
PSA Victorian Open – Women’s 2016: 1 Millie Tomlinson, 2 Dipika Pallikal, 3–4 Nouran El Torky, 3–4 Mayar Hany
Mulgrave’s Tom Slattery was the winner of the Australian Masters Squash Championships Men’s Open 65-79 age group in Darwin in September. Tom went through the week undefeated and followed up last year’s win. Darwin has a new squash centre with 12 air-conditioned courts – definitely required as the daily average temperate is about 34 degrees.
2016 Runners Up Women's Pennant:
Left to right: Laurie Oliver, Marguerite Lee,Tashia Mihail and Tracey Davis
The Grand Final runners up were:
From left: Joan Fleiner, Carol Burgess, Tony Tesoriero, Stewart Burn and Anne Morton
The 2015 Club Championships are in progress with final matches being played on Sunday November the 15th followed by the annual awards presentation dinner commencing at 6 pm in the Mulgrave Room.
The format for the championships this year is the same as last year due to overwhelming feedback from participants that this was the preferred option. All members and their families are encouraged to participate in the championships and to support your sporting section. Come down to the courts after midday on Sunday the 14th November and watch the final matches, then join us at the buffet dinner.
A meal order form must be submitted with payment by the due date to Administration staff during business hours or reception staff after hours. In addition to the championship trophies, the Best and Fairest awards for the past two pennant seasons are presented on this night so why not get a table together and enjoy the night with your squash and racquetball friends.
The details for all championship section co-ordinators are listed below:
Clinton Teh - 0413738833 - Mens Open
Denis Jeffery – 0413082327 - Mens Division 1
Mark White - 0412005998 - Mens Division 2
John Willems 0409861179 Mens Divison 3
Rob Picone 0407501358 Mens Division 4
Michael James - 0439757282 - Mens Division 5
Henry Rimanich -0418374644 - Racquetball
Leonie Girvan 0407324910 - Womens Open & Division 1
Lyn Foreman 0439489198 – Division 2
2015 Junior Pennant Division 3 Winners
Ranjit Narasimhan (right) and Vignesh Ashok (left).
2015 Junior Club Champion Winners and Runners Up
Open: Alex Mouw (second from right) beat Hayden Tan (third from right)
Division 2: Kieran Stankard (right) beat Done De Beer (left)
2015 Masters Grade 8 Autumn Winners
L to R: Stephen Varker, Kel Needham, Rob Picone, James Hill, Nick Carnovale and Greg Mullenger.
2015 Mulgrave Country Club’s inaugural Grade1 Masters Spring Premiers
L to R: Peter Adriaans, Bob Vezina, Phil Odlum, Clinton Teh and Elton Cross. (Missing from photo is Stephen Fulop).
2015 Club Circuit A2 Spring Premiers
L to R: Simon Harrington, Clinton Teh, David Mutimer, Nick Cook and Roger Gurney. (Missing from photo is Peter Turner).
2014 Club championship finals
The 2014 Club Championships finals were held on Sunday November 9th, followed by a well-attended presentation dinner. The changed format saw many more members participating and well done to all those who played in finals. Congratulations to the winners and runners-up as there were some hard fought matches on Sunday afternoon.
The Men’s Open Champion saw Mithran Selvaratnam reclaim his title. Peta Murphy won the Ladies Open and Walter De Beer won the Junior Championship.
Pictured left: Photo from the Victorian Open Squash Championships held in July at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre. Mulgrave member Mithran Selveratnam being presented his trophy for winner of the Division 1 final by World & Australian Champion, Geoff Hunt.
Photo from our Inhouse July 2014 Competition
- L to R: Rob Lowe, Glenyce Schumer and Stewart Burn
IN HOUSE COMPETITION 2014 - L to R: Rob Lowe, Glenyce Schumer and Stewart Burn
- L to R: Glencye Schumer, Chris Rossouw, Tony Tesoriero, Belinda Murphy and Natalie Peake
IN HOUSE COMPETITION 2014 - L to R: Glencye Schumer, Chris Rossouw, Tony Tesoriero, Belinda Murphy and Natalie Peake
- L to R: Robert Gec, Glenyce Schumer, Mithran Selveratnam, Eddie Michaud and Clinton Teh
IN HOUSE COMPETITION 2014 - L to R: Robert Gec, Glenyce Schumer, Mithran Selveratnam, Eddie Michaud and Clinton Teh
- L to R: Keith Hopkins, Glenyce Schumer, Sky Loo and Aljo Taffard-Phillips
IN HOUSE COMPETITION 2014 - L to R: Keith Hopkins, Glenyce Schumer, Sky Loo and Aljo Taffard-Phillips
More Autum 2014 competitions photos
MULGRAVE A1 WINNERS - A1 Club Circuit Premiers & MCC Committee members
MASTERS GRADE 7 AUTUMN 2014 WINNERS – L to R: Alison Parkes, John Willems, Chris Rossouw, Rob Sherlock, Gordon Honeybell & Betsie Young
MASTERS GRADE 7 AUTUMN 2014 WINNERS – L to R: Peter Adriaans, Bob Vezina, Phil Odlum, Clinton Teh, & Elton Cross
LADIES CUP GRADE AUTUMN 2014 WINNERS - L to R: Glenyce Schumer, Raylene Cooper, Marguerite Lee & Sue Giliberto
CLUB CIRCUIT GRADE D3 AUTUMN PREMIERS: L to R: Mike Waters, Glenyce Schumer, Wayne Adams & Allan Adams
CLUB CIRCUIT A2 RUNNERS UP AUTUMN 2014 - L to R; Simon Harrington, Clinton Teh, Jonathan Spero & Nick Cook
For your information:
Please feel free to download the Mulgrave Country Club Squash & Racquetball Section Committee & Member Guidelines and Rules
Watch the 360º virtual tour of our squash courts.
If you are interested in playing racquetball competitively, please contact Henry Rimmanich, our racquetball co-ordinator.
Anyone wanting to purchase a club shirt, please see or ring committee member Rob Picone.
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