One of the first socials of this term was designed to introduce the newly-anointed squashies to the world of squash, and hence it was what could be called a ‘standard’ night out: messy pre-drinks involving Mexi (a strange dice game that is played by the squashes whenever possible because, if luck is not on your side, you end up having to down an inordinate number of shots) at Monkey’s Forehead, followed by a rave-up at the SU. This was promptly followed by the Freshers’ Squashy 2.0: THIS TIME IT’S PERSONAL. One of the highlights of the night was definitely the very intense games of beer pong played at Monkey’s- in particular, a nail-biting match against the Surf Club ended up in a loss on our part...Meaning that we had yet another excuse to buy a round!
Next was a barbeque at our Vice-President’s house (now officially the ‘Squash House’) in celebration of a fellow squashy’s birthday, and the food theme continued at a night out to the Magic Wok. Copious amounts of Chinese nommings, gluggable wine and some thoroughly sloshed squashies makes for a very good night out!
Then, of course, there was initiations. Every club on campus knows that initiations is a big night, a night you prepare for, a night you’ll never forget...And that it was! With an army theme at the SU, we finally had an excuse to dress up as the Squash Army, a namesake we adopted long ago. And the freshers? They were the Squash Army Whores. To say it’s difficult to play squash wearing high heels is an understatement!
Next was Come in Your Kit, yet another staple of every club’s calendar. I don’t have much to say about this night, mainly because I can’t remember most of it...However, we certainly celebrated Hallowe’en in style at the Squash House, with a collection of horrifying costumes and even more horrifying alcohol beverages!
So, as you can see, it’s been a rather crazy term for Squash so far! And we’ve already got a whole host of socials lined up for the end of term, so it seems things aren’t going to be calming down any time soon!
On Monday, 17th of October the Squash Club had a great social at the Magic Wok in Egham! Noodles and wine flowed freely and we were there for a good couple of hours, bonding over our love of that wonderful racket sport (and eating perhaps a couple too many spring rolls whilst we were at it).
This was followed by a quick sesh at Monkey's, and a good night was had by all! Well done to Johnny Chapman for yet another successful, and particularly saucy, social!
1. Go to the front entrance of the university, by Founder’s. 2. Go through the gates onto Egham Hill and turn right. 3. Turn left onto Harvest Road and continue up until you reach Barley Mow Road. 4. Turn right onto Barley Mow Road and continue a little way until you see a red bin. 5. Go down the pedestrian footpath adjacent to Lancaster Close. 6. You’ll come out onto a main road called Tite Hill. Cross straight over and continue down Kingswood Rise. 7. Turn right at the end of this road onto another pedestrian footpath, and follow this one- it will bring you out just behind Kingswood!
You can also catch the free bus to Kingswood. Here are the links to the bus times: Term time weekdays: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/forstudents/documents/pdf/campuslife/termtimebustimetable.pdf Term time weekends: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/forstudents/documents/pdf/campuslife/weekendbustimetable.pdf Holiday times: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/forstudents/documents/pdf/campuslife/vacationbustimetable.pdf
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SURHUL Bears Squash ClubHaving had a very successful season in 2010/11, as both RAG Club of the Year and shortlisted for Club of the Year, SURHUL Bears Squash Club is looking to build on their success both on and off the court!
Squash welcomes players of all level and skill and would love to have as many people involved in whatever capacity they choose, whether it’s as a social player, or if you’re looking to ‘boast’ your way into the first team. Social players will be able to get really involved this year, with coaching, club nights, tournaments and, of course, our epic socials.
Aims and Promises for 2011-2011 Defend RAG Club of the Year title. Promote greater interaction between social and team members. Improved training and fitness. Retain and seek new sponsors to provide even greater financial resources. For the team to perform to the best of their ability. To have fun!