Monday, March 30, 2009
What a success! We had probably 150 maybe 200 people come through over the weekend. A bunch of players from the twin-cities came as well as players from Milwaukee and Chicago. Our two guest pros, Mark Heather and Matt Jensen ran clinics all day Saturday and then played a very entertaining exhibition match for a packed house. I couldn't be happier with how things turned out!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Here's the latest on our Grand opening:
The weekend starts Friday night, March 27th with open squash from 6:00pm until 10:00ish in the evening. We will have some snack food and beverages. Saturday we'll have more open squash starting around 10:00am or so. From noon until 4 we'll have our two guest pros Mark Heather and Matt Jensen run some clinics with small groups on a couple of courts. We'll have sign up sheets at the club so you can book your time with the guys on the court. We'll try to group people of similar ability in each of the sessions.
The exhibition match will be at 5:00, NOT 6:00 as previously mentioned.
Below you will find a list of hotels in the area. The Sheraton is closest to the club. The Hilton and the Concourse are in very nice locations in the city. If I really had it together I would have gotten a group discount rate, but since I have now idea how many people are going to be here, I didn't!
If you haven't already, let me know if you think you might make it so we have enough gnoshy food for this weekend celebration of squash!
Oh, one other thing, some of you may or may not know but we share a building with Dane County's finest distiller of spirits, Yahara Bay Distillers, and owner Nick Quint will be on hand to give tours of his operation. It's pretty cool.
Doubletree Hotel Madison
525 West Johnson Street
Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
9 East Wilson Street
706 John Nolen Drive
Madison Concourse Hotel
1 West Dayton Street
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Madison-East Town
4402 East Washington Avenue