Welcome to the website of the Dundee & District Squash Racquet Association
Dundee & District Squash Racquet Association (DDSRA ) is an association of Squash Clubs that covers Dundee , Angus , Perth (and the surrounding area) and St Andrews and other parts of Fife. DDSRA is affiliated to the Regional Association of Scottish Squash . Scottish Squash is the National Governing Body of squash and racquetball in Scotland.
The Association’s purpose is to encourage the game of squash which it does primarily through organising the inter-club league competitions held annually from October to April. DDSRA also encourages members to obtain the appropriate qualifications for coaching.
There are presently over 30 member clubs, details of which are available elsewhere on this website.
2017-4-04 End of Season Message from DDSRA Mens League Secretary , Bruce Smith
That’s another squash year come and gone! I am sure all the “I’ll definitely train over summer this year” good intentions are fresh and well-intended at the moment, but we’ll see who manages to follow through on that come the start of next season!
At the conclusion of the season we see David Lloyd 1st narrowly winning division 2, St Andrews trailing just 5 points behind in 2nd place! Division 1 saw just as evenly contested sprint for gold as Abbotsford were pipped to the post by just 6 points by this year’s league winners, Montrose! (See attached PDFs for the overall final division standings).
Abbotsford went on the get their own back in the final of the DDSRA Cup A, being victorious over Montrose in the final by 3 ties to 2:
|2017/2017 DDSRA Cup A|
|1||Ewan Stewart||0||3-9, 3-9, 1-9||3||Peter Buchan|
|2||Jack Orr||3||9-6, 10-8, 9-1||0||Mark James|
|3||Mike Robinson||3||9-1, 9-2, 9-0||0||Mal Adam|
|4||Martin Watkins||3||9-7, 9-7, 9-3||0||Boyd Kydd|
|5||Ray Kelday||2||9-6, 9-10, 3-9, 9-7, 3-9||3||Adam Robertson|
Cup B was more one-sided as Town and Gown collected silverware as the 1st division side proved too strong for St Andrews:
|Town and Gown||St Andrews Uni|
|1||Craig Duff||3||9-2, 9-4, 9-1||0||Nikki Marrill|
|2||Lewis Honeyman||3||9-1, 9-2, 9-5||0||Rupert Dodson|
|3||Juame Berge||3||9-1, 9-2, 9-3||0||Joe Beckford|
|4||Fraser Mulford||3||9-4, 9-5, 9-6||0||Ruby Wood|
|5||Kevin Ross||3||9-1, 9-0, 9-1||0||Aman Ruparelia|
Plate A was won by default by Perth 1 as unfortunately David Lloyd 2 were unable to field a team.
Plate B was hotly contested match that saw Forthill 2 beat Perth 2 for this first time this season:
|2017/2017 DDSRA Plate B|
|Forthill 2||Perth 2|
|1||Sudhir Tauro||3||9-1, 9-4, 9-1||0||Nick Vandome|
|2||Ian Roger||3||9-5, 9-8, 4-9, *forfeit*||1||Stuart Hunter|
|3||John Taylor||3||9-6, 9-3, 9-1||0||Steve Robertson|
|4||Morgan Steel||3||7-9, 6-9, 9-3, 9-0, 9-1||2||Kyle|
|5||Nicholas Cunningham||0||0-9, 2-9, 1-9||3||George Bush|
With the playing season all wrapped up now, myself and the DDSRA committee are keen to hear any feedback relating to the running of the DDSRA leagues and cups and are open to any suggestions you may have. On that note, a date for the DDSRA AGM will be decided in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled for that!
Hope everyone enjoyed playing competitive and social squash this season in Tayside, and I hope you’ll be fit and ready to do it all again after summer!
DDSRA Mens League Secretary
DDSRA Cups Draw 2017 –
Here are details and fixtures of the 2017 DDSRA Squash Cups Final (to take place on the 28th March 2017)
DDSRA Cups Finals March 28th 2017
(posted to site 15/03/2017)
Cup A (Montrose vs Abbotsford) and Plate B (Perth 2 vs Forthill 2) will be played at ISE Dundee University. 18:40 start.
Cup B (St. Andrews Uni v Town & Gown) and Plate A (David Lloyd 2 v Perth 1) will be played at Forthill Squash Courts. 19:00 start.
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