Squash BC honours Kevin Dorrius

Revelstoke Squash advocate Kevin Dorrius named Squash BC Junior Service Award winner

Everyone who hangs around the Revelstoke Racquet Den on Mackenzie Avenue knows Kevin Dorrius is tireless volunteer who has devoted countless hours to building up squash in Revelstoke

Contributed by Squash BC

Squash BC is proud to announce that Kevin Dorrius from the Revelstoke Racquet Den is this year’s recipient of the Squash BC Junior Service Award.

This prestigious award is presented to an individual who has unselfishly inspired, coached or mentored junior squash players.

Kevin has spent countless hours volunteering to grow and develop one of the province’s premiere junior squash programs. Under Kevin’s guidance, Revelstoke juniors are now participating in large tournaments throughout B.C.

Prior to Kevin’s arrival on the scene, the Interior was under represented in the Squash BC junior program.  Kevin’s philosophy is “squash and sport should always be fun” and he works with other tournament organizers to ensure the Revelstoke juniors have a positive experience.

Revelstoke’s juniors are a fine example of taking Kevin’s philosophy to heart as they always display a high degree of sportsmanship both on and off the court. Not only is Kevin an avid squash player and coach, he is also the Kootenays Zone Representative for Squash BC and a member of the Squash BC Junior Grassroots Committee.

With Kevin’s involvement, the future of squash in our province looks bright.  Congratulations Kevin!

Dorrius working with regional programs

In an interview with the Revelstoke Times Review, Dorrius said it “felt really good to be recognized like that.”

He was listening to the speech announcing the award, but was “quite surprised” to hear he was awarded the honour.

“I was thinking, ‘This guy is doing a lot,’” he said.

The Revelstoke club is in the top three when measured by members per court.

Their junior team sent the third-largest contingent to the provincial tournament last year and the fifth-largest this year.

“We’re closing the competitive gap,” Dorrius said, saying Revelstoke junior competitors are giving “rave review about how much players have improved.”

Dorrius is working  with clubs in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon to build junior programs and create regional competitions.

The date hasn’t been set yet, but the club is hosting a junior tournament next year.

—Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review

 

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