This event provides an opportunity for every player, regardless of grade, to compete to be a national champion!
At the District Super Champs Eliminations clubs in a single district play off to find the district champion in each grade. The district champion is then eligible to travel to the National Super Champs finals to play off for the national title. Teams contest ties in round-robin and/or knockout format, with the team that wins three or more matches declared the winner.
A large contingent of New Zealand’s rising squash players have been confirmed for the men’s and women’s world junior individual champs followed by the biennial men’s world junior team championships next month in Chennai, India.
Players coming from a wide range of experience and with an eye on the future have been selected. Waikato’s Anika Jackson has been selected for India along with Temwa Chileshe in the boys team, while Georgia Robcke (Waikato) has been named in a development spot. Waikato's Phil Buscke will also be attending as one of the girls coaches.
“The players have been through a particularly rigorous selection process this year. The broadening of the team to include development players gives some the opportunity to prepare for future events that was not previously available. Following the inspirational Commonwealth Games results the players selected will be wanting to replicate this success,” said Shelley Kitchen, high performance manager Squash NZ.
The Men’s and Women’s World Junior Individual Championships take place at the Indian Academy, Chennai from 18-23 July followed by the biennial World Junior Team Championships. All players named to represent New Zealand will be taking part in this month’s national senior championships in Henderson.
Squash is gender-neutral sport and is accessible to all ages, colours and beliefs. Everyone can play - all you need is a racquet and ball, and to rent a squash court.
Sharpen your game and play against similar graded players. Anyone can enter, so find out when the next tournament is near you and enter with some mates!
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