The Club is well represented in the Dorset County Leagues, currently we have: Four Squash Teams & Three Racketball Teams. To see the team matches being played in the coming weeks click Team Match Schedule or the tab of the same name on the blue bar above.
As it's (roughly) the mid point in the Squash and Racketball season I thought I would do a brief summary of how the teams are fairing so far, so read on ...............
Squash 1st Team - Won 4 Lost 3 - Mid table 17pts behind the leaders - Knocked out of the cup
Comment - Potentially league winning squad, but can't get all the best players available at the same time
Squash 2nd Team - Won 3 Lost 2 - Mid table - In the cup quarter finals
Comment - Doing well in what is now a 6 team (!) league
Squash 3rd Team - Won 1 Lost 4 - 2nd from bottom - In the cup semi finals
Comment - Doing ok in a very strong division, decided to concentrate on the cup!
Squash 4th Team - Won 5 Lost 2 - 3rd from top, 30pts behind the leaders - In the cup semi finals
Comment - Doing really well in a competitive division
Racketball 1st Team - Won 3 Lost 3 - 3rd from top, 15pts behind the leaders - Knocked out of the cup
Comment - Probably doing as expected given the strength of the division and clashes with Squash matches
Racketball 2nd Team - Won 2 Lost 4 - mid table - Knocked out of the cup
Comment - Struggling to get a team out at some matches
Racketball 3rd Team - Won 3 Lost 3 - mid table - In the cup semi finals
Comment - doing as expected in a competitive division, good chance of a cup run
Gary Biles - 23rd December 2018
David Whalley of DW Roofing Dorset Ltd ......
Back Row - Gary Biles, Sam Fudge, Paul White
Front Row - Alan Membury, Robbie Tompkins, Annabel Whalley
The team in their new t-shirts, many thanks to DW Roofing for sponsoring the team
Click their logo to go to the DW Roofing website.
DTSC Squash 3rd Team winners of the Division 4 title
Megan Barnes, Alan Membury, Gary Biles, Paul White, Giles Watts, Annabel Whalley
DTSC had great success at the Dorset Squash & Racketball Finals at Bournemouth Sports on 19th May 2018 with the DTSC 3 Racketball Team winning the Division 3 Racketball Cup and the DTSC 3 Squash Team winning the Division 3 Squash Cup.
Racketball – Div 3 Final
Dorchester 3 beat Haymoor 1 – 4-0
1. Lyn Stockham won 3-0 ~ 2. Ben lever won 3-0 ~ 3. Jake Wilkinson-Tough won 3-1 ~ 4. Gary Biles won 3-0
Squash – Div 3 Final
Dorchester 2 beat Milford 1 – 3-2
1. Marcus Courtaux won 3-1 ~ 2. Ben Lever won 3-0 ~ 3. Rasmus Lauridsen lost 1-3
4. Gary Biles lost 0-3 ~ 5. Adam Lawrence won 3-1
Dorchester 2 Dorset Squash & Racketball Summer Cup Division 3 Winners - Shaun Dunn, Ben Skidmore, Gary Biles (Capt), Ian Nowell-Smith, Giles Watts
Sep 2017 - The DTSC 2nd team playing in the Dorset Squash Summer Cup won the Division 3 title beating a very good Milford side in the Final held at Bournemouth Squash Club on Saturday 9th September.
With only four players available for the final the team picked itself. However Giles Watts injured himself (playing in a Squash tournament!) the night before the final and was unable to play. Fortunately Shaun Dunn stepped in and cancelled his planned activities for the Saturday so that the team would have a full complement of players for the final.
Having not picked up a racket for 3 months while working in the USA at summer sports camps the teams No. 1 Ben Skidmore looked a little rusty on court. However his long reach, accurate volleying and tight drives meant he was always in control of his match and won comfortably 3-0 against Arni Badami. A great start for the team.
Team Captain Gary Biles recently joined DTSC after 25 years playing and running successful teams at the now sadly closed Weymouth Squash Club. Playing at No. 2 he made a poor start in each of the first two games against Stuart Belbin and lost them both. The third game was much closer and at 8-8 Belbin called for a single deciding point and tinned the next serve to give Biles the game. Although he lost the next game and the match 1-3 the single game won would turn out to be a decisive one.
The fourth string match was next on court with Ian Nowell-Smith representing DTSC. Having the unenviable record of not having won a match leading up to the final he was clearly saving his best until last. He outplayed his opponent, James Morris, all around the court and despite a minor scare at 4-7 down in the third game he won the match 3-0 and gave the Dorchester team an unassailable lead in the overall match.
Although the 3rd string match was now a dead rubber Shaun Dunn put on a good show against Carl Boettger. Both players enjoyed the match without any pressure on them and Boettger ran out the winner 3-0. All four matches were played a very good and friendly spirit with everyone enjoying the day.
The overall match score ended 2-2 with Dorchester winning on games count back 7-6. After winning many Dorset leagues and cups at Weymouth Squash Club Gary Biles said he was extremely pleased to bring back some silverware for his new squash home at DTSC.
For older reports, results and photos of the DTSC teams please click here for the Archive page