A poignant piece, by the President of the Singapore Squash Rackets Association, Dr. Woffles Wu.
Younger UCSC members will do well to try and know more about Mr. LEE Kuan Yew and why we, Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans residing in Singapore, owe him so much.
And as Dr. Wu penned ….
FAREWELL, LKY … and R.I.P.
The United Condo Squash Club Committee and all Club Members, bid farewell to modern Singapore's founding father, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.
You have dedicated your life to this country out of unselfish love and the result has touched and enriched all facets of Singapore society. We, residents of Singapore, from all walks of life and even non-Singaporeans, are the beneficiaries of your vision, beliefs, honesty and perseverance and we hope to honor your legacy by continuing your work in all that we do in Singapore and beyond its shores. Thank you, sir ... You deserve the rest and we wish you Godspeed as you reunite with your beloved partner, the late Madam Kwa Geok Choo.
The United Condo Squash Club salutes Mr. Lee Kuan Yew (1923 - 2015)! Rest In Peace.
The Management Committee & Members of UCSC
After a week of servicing and fuel change, the UCSC ‘B’ombers flew again on another B-grade mission … This time to defend the ‘home-land’ at SLF from (fortunately) friendly invaders in the form of the B/C mixed team from Elias Green (EG).
Arriving nice and early to warm up for the evening’s encounters were Michael Tan (WWII Supermarine Spitfire) and Boa Ho Man (Northrop F-5E). However, they found there was already a ‘scout’ from the visiting squad, lying in wait. The ‘scout’ was Lee Jiang Hao, who was to play at the #4 slot and as he patiently waited for our own #4 Uncle Bobby to arrive, Michael and Ho Man commenced their warm up by first sweeping up the mess (fortunately of the dry kind) left in the courts by brooding birds.
Brimming with confidence from the previous week's significant win, the UCSC ‘E’liminators flew into Singapore Airlines' Clubhouse and were warmly welcomed by hosts, the SIA 'E' squash team. It was like a meeting of old friends despite 3 of the 4 UCSCsians (Warwick, Woldi and Ben. A) being relatively new in Singapore. But all are familiar friends when the warm-up for the evening included jokes and wistful reminiscence of the heydays of squash, a global phenomenon.
Riding on the crest of a morale-boosting victory over SCC last week, our Div 2 girls strode into Yio Chu Kang Squash Centre to do battle with Squash United 28 (SU28), brimming with confidence despite the absence of the team’s Nos. 1 and 2 (Sharmila McCartney and Natalie Tan respectively). And why not? The UCSC team beat an effervescent young SCC team last week. What damage could a team of more mature ladies (one or two of whom are mothers of children of the young UCSC upstarts’ ages) do? PLENTY!!! … As the UCSCsians were soon to find out.
Despite having had school squash training earlier in the day, the young girls still did a series of impressive warm-ups while their older adversaries casually meandered around outside the courts. The young ladies of UCSC were to later find out what these ‘casual’ SU28 ladies were capable of, once unleashed!
The UCSC ‘B’ombers flew into SICC confidently with an assortment of old WWII Bombers and some newer ‘models’in this squadron in the form of Samuel Eng and Boa Ho Man.
Swooping in confidently, the ‘B’omberswere surprised byheavy anti-aircraft firefrom the SICC artillery unit and nearly got too many wings clipped. It was a lesson learnt, never to assume anything but tough and dangerous opposition … ALWAYS!
First flight featured ‘B’omber Ho Man (HM) vs. SICC’s Jason Ong. In the first set, a clearly nervous HM appeared to be suffering from initial ‘air-sickness’ and was bombarded by Jason, who played some fine measured shots to race away with the first 4 points. Then it was Jason’s turn to be stung by a flurry of replies from HM who strung together 6 points to lead 6-4 before a handout to Jason who again put together 4 points to lead 8-6. The two men were clearly struggling to settle down into some form of consistency with Jason playing steadier shots but put out of his stride occasionally by HM’s trademark wristy boasts and cross-court drives. From there, it was quite point for point with the SICC man reaching 2 game points at 10-8, only for Ho Man to fend those off to force deuce.