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Catch-up with the 2014/2015 season with Dave North's Team Squash End of 2016/2017 Season Review.

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Catch-up with the 2014/2015 season with Dave North's Team Squash End of 2014/2015 Season Review.

Catch-up with the 2013/2014 season with Dave North's Team Squash End of 2013/2014 Season Review.

Catch-up with the 2012/2013 season with Dave North's Team Squash End of 2012/2013 Season Review.

Catch-up with the 2011/2012 season with Dave North's Team Squash End of 2011/2012 Season Review.

Overview

Team squash consists of 5 players in a team, seeded from 1 to 5 in order of ability. Matches consist of each numbered seed playing their matching opponent. There are generally 8 to 10 teams in a division, and teams play each other home and away over the course of the season. The season generally runs from September to April.

Northern Squash Club runs 11 teams in the Northumbria County Squash Leagues, and play home and away against clubs as far afield as Alnwick to the north, Hexham to the west, Tynemouth to the east and Sunderland and Consett to the south. We currently have 6 men’s teams and 2 junior boys’ teams in the men’s leagues and 3 ladies teams in the ladies leagues. Typically, a team will play around 16 matches in a season (mid September through to mid April).

Teams consist of 5 players, ranked in order of playing ability, decided at the start of the season (September). Playing orders can be changed at the mid-season break – around Christmas time. A team match consists of 5 individual ties – each player playing their opposite number in a best of 5 games match. A team earns a point for every individual game won. The team winning the most ties earns 5 bonus points. Therefore, the maximum points that can be earned in a match are 20 points.

The social side is an important part of team squash – post match food is provided by the host club, accompanied by a drink or 2 and plenty of banter.

Summer 2014 saw the first County Summer leagues – similar format as above, but with similar strength teams where a club has more than 1 team, and smaller leagues. Northern entered 4 teams in summer 2014.

A list of fixtures and results, and league standings, can be found on the downstairs notice board (behind court 1) or by visiting:

http://www.resultszone.com/cgi-bin/resultszone.cgi/northumbria?ucid=ViewLeagueTable

or, via the Northumbria Leagues tab on the Northumbria Squash website:

http://www.northumbriasquash.co.uk

For more information about team squash, or if you are interested in playing team squash, contact Dave North: