Well done to all the players who competed in the Canterbury Junior Age Group Championships over the weekend at Hoon Hay Squash Club.
A very high standard of squash was on display from all age groups competing. This is a great opportunity to see our juniors playing in an Age Group Tournament. It would be wonderful to see full draws for both our Under 11 and Under 13 boys and girls next year. This tournament is open to all juniors and is a fantastic experience for a junior of any level to be involved in. Don’t miss out next year, look out for it on the 2019 Calendar.
We are currently looking for more coaches within Christchurch to help run and support our existing junior programmes and implement new programmes at local schools and clubs in 2018.
We are looking for people who are ideally available within school hours, some experience in coaching, attended or willing to attend the Big Nix training, great communicators and can interact well with juniors.
On Sunday 29th April our 1st 2100 Junior Tournament was held at Christchurch Football Squash Club. We had players with points range of 100 – 2090 entered, which allowed for 4 even divisions to be created with two divisions playing in the morning and two in the afternoon.
Rocky and Kirsty from Christchurch Football kept all players busy if they were not playing they were referring or marking a game. Games all ran to time with a very high standard of squash on display. There were many close games, Jimmy Stewart may have been a little sore and tired after he played 3 very close games all of which went to 5 sets. Great value for money from your entry fee Jimmy!
You may or may not be aware that following the events of 2011 it was uneconomic to fix or rebuild the existing Christchurch Squash Club on its current site.
Last July Christchurch signed an agreement with the Cashmere Club to build 8 courts on their property under a land lease arrangement. They choose the Cashmere area because research by Squash Canterbury indicated this was the best location for member growth with focus towards juniors.
Unfortunately, they were under insured at the time of the earthquake and though they have approximately $3.0m of their own money the development costs $3.71m.
So, Christchurch just wanted to give you an update of their progress and ask that you visit their website, www.christchurchsquash.co.nz, because this provides more detail and suggests several ways the squash community might be able to assist.
If you are interested in being considered for the either the Senior or Masters Teams please see below links to the Squash Canterbury Senior and Masters selection polices.
Please note, that Masters nominations to be returned by Friday 18th May and the Senior nominations to be returned by 11th June. Please return all nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2018 NZ Junior Open took place at Squash City down in Invercargill during the school holidays, 20th – 22nd April.
Congratulations to our juniors who took part. Some notable results include:
Further to feedback at the last Club Forum, Squash NZ are coming to run a workshop on Managing Volunteers. It will take place Saturday 19th May 11.45am - 1.30pm.
At beginning of the workshop there will also be an opportunity for an informally catch up over a light lunch with other clubs, Squash NZ Staff (including Jamie the new chief executive and Daniel) and the Squash Canterbury Board and staff.
18-20 May, Hoon Hay Squash Club (Squash HQ).
U11, U13, U15, U17 & U19 (Boy’s & Girl’s)
Over $500 in prizes up for grabs
It is that time again where Councils nationwide are preparing their major projects and budgets for the next 10 years, and Selwyn Council is no different.
Consultation is now open for the Selwyn District Council Long Term Plan 2018-2028
They are planning to build indoor courts at Foster Park and extensions to Selwyn Aquatic Centre, however there are no plans to include Squash Courts within these projects.
How can you get involved?
Whether you’re keen to pick up a racket for the first time or you fancy dusting off some cobwebs, pop down to your local Squash Club on Saturday 7th April 11am – 1pm for the National Squash Open Day.
Clubs opening their doors are.................
Download a copy of their first Newsletter. Further information to follow.
The Squash Canterbury board wish to appoint a Canterbury Senior Team Coach for the 2018 district squads for Nationals.
The appointment is paid.
The Squash Canterbury Board are proud to announce the appointment of Di McCoy as the Junior Squash Development Officer (Christchurch). The purpose of Di’s role will be to foster the growth and development of junior squash in Christchurch through increasing participation.
“I'm really happy to have been selected to be the Canterbury Junior Team Coach for 2018. I consider it a great opportunity to help more young squash players in the region achieve their squash goals. I look forward to working with Squash Canterbury and doing everything I can to provide the best opportunities for these kids. We've got a bunch of really hard workers coming through and I'm certain with the help of Squash Canterbury and other coaches in the region we can achieve some great results come nationals.”
Adam Odering, 2018 Canterbury Junior Team Coach
Squash Canterbury have a couple of prizes up for grabs. We have introduced 'Fair Play’ and 'Best Host Club' awards for Summer Interclub. Prizes are available in both the mens and womens competitions.
Get YOUR Nominations in now!!!!!!
Nomination’s are OPEN and CLOSE 10pm Sunday 25th March.
The winner’s will be decided through a PUBLIC VOTE
Download a copy of our 2018 Calendar, includes local, district and national events.
Squash Canterbury AGM will take place 7.30pm on Wednesday 28th March at Christchurch Football Squash Club.
Board nominations, remits and agenda items to be submitted to Karen at email@example.com by Friday 9th March.
Hokitika are looking to upgrade their courts from keys and coin operated meters to a swipe card door entry and possibly light operation. They are looking at a second-hand option and where wondering if any other clubs where upgrading and/or if anyone could point them in the right direction for a suitable card or tag system? It does not have to be flash. No one has booked a court there since 1996.
If you can help, please contact Craig Nixon at CraigN@westland.co.nz
Another fantastic effort from Canterbury juniors with two top three placings at the Australian Junior Open.
A fantastic start to the year for two Canterbury Juniors. On Sunday Tom Marshall (U13) and Matthew Grocott (U11) won their respective age groups at the Oceania Championships in Redcliffe, Brisbane.
Squash NZ have published their 2018 Tournament Schedule. You can find a copy here.