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Register NOW!!!  Squash Waikato Junior Squad Muster on 3rd December at Hamilton Squash Club.

The selectors will be looking at the kids with a view to picking them for the squads and upcoming Waikato Squads.

Time of the muster are as follows.

Players Under 11, 13 for next season 10am -12pm

Players Under 15, 17 and 19 12pm-2pm

 

Register Here for the muster and/ or the squads – if you can’t attend the muster, please register for squads if you are interested.



Great Time had at the 2017 Waipa Big Nix Interschools Squash Tournament

The Waipa Big Nix Interschools Squash Tournament, held in Te Awamutu on the 26th October, was a big hit with all who were involved. Cambridge Middle School claimied victory as the 2017 Big Nix Squash Champions and took the trophy off the previous title holder, TA Intermediate who were only a mere point behind. 32 Intermediate kids had been selected to represent their school at this annual event which followed on from the Primary School Division held at Cambridge Racquets Club, the month earlier, which also had a 32 draw.



Squash Waikato High Performance Coach Position

Are you passionate about Player Development and Talent Identification?

Then this could be the opportunity for you. Squash Waikato is looking to appoint a High-Performance Squad coach for two years from December 2017 - 2019.

Squash Waikato is committed to the management and improvement of its top performing players, and has a robust training program to facilitate the squad structure.  In order to provide the necessary skilled management and delivery of this program, we require a High-Performance Coach to facilitate and manage the players and coaches.  To ensure we get the best coach we can for our players this opportunity has gone to market.

 

Job Description

We are currently looking for someone with excellent relationship building skills and a passion for the development of young squash players. You will be responsible for developing and implementing best practice programmes, and provide opportunities for the players to ensure they are developing a wide range of skills.   Excellent interpersonal and communication skills together with the ability to relate to a wide range of people are pre-requisites. Ideally you will have experience in the identification and development of players. 

  • Coaches will be required to manage each squad
  • Monitor squad members training outside of squads
  • Plan and execute coaching sessions
  • Complete Individual Performance Plan with each Elite Junior squad member
  • Write an end of season players report for Junior Elite and Development Squads.
  • Be committed to attending competition and training requirements for the squad.

Interested coaches should send a letter outlining how they meet the above selection criteria and their CV including:

 

  • Skills Summary
  • Experiences and Accomplishments
  • Coaching Qualifications
  • Any other relevant awards and information
  • Referees

 

This must be received by Wednesday 15th November 2017 – all applications and enquires to Zoe Toombs manager@squashwaikato.co.nz 027 465 3303

Please note that this is a part time role, contracted role. 



Summer Doubles and Interclub

Register Now!!!

Entries Close this week

Summer doubles 2017-18 Summer interclub 2016-17




Interclub Semi’s and Final Reminder

Please check iSquash for games.



Werder Rackets Junior 1 Day Series Finale

Congratulations to all our winners at the Werder Rackets Junior 1 Day Series Finale – Thanks to HSTC for running the event and a HUGE thank you to our sponsors Werder Rackets. See you all next year!

We have had a successful Junior 1-day Series for 2017. With over 90 different participants throughout the series. The feedback was consistently positive and kids and parents alike loved the event. It’s a great way to introduce new players to competition, give established juniors regular matches, and instill the values and expectations on our new players.

 Werder Rackets

Results/Awards

‘Best & Fairest’ of the series – Nathan Robertson   

Winners

Ryan Jones

Megan Keeley

Conner Hill



Australian Masters Age Group Titles

Congratulations to Nadine Cull and Allan Crome at the Australian Masters Championships in Ballarat.

  • Nadine Cull played former Australian international Michelle Martin (Q/L) in the final of the W's 40+ and began well winning the first set 9/6 before succumbing in the next three 3/9, 1/9, 2/9.
  • Seeded three in the M's 40+, Allan Crome struck an extremely difficult draw, playing really well but still losing a very tight match 9/10 in the fourth in his semi-final before going on to beat Danny Woodbank (Q/L) 3/9, 9/5, 9/6, 9/2 to finish third.


WAIKATO CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

22-24th September 2017

Hamilton Squash & Tennis

It has been very challenging this year to find a club to host and run the Champ of Champions 2017. In a last attempt to try and run this event I will be taking registrations until Sunday 17th September. Then I will make a call on the Monday 18th September as to whether it is possible to run the event. Please can you pass this around your clubs.

 

Entry Fee Only $20

Winner of each grade invited to represent Waikato at National Finals. Players divided into grades based on 1 Sep list.

Enter via; manager@squashwaikato.co.nz or 0274653303

Entries close: Sunday 17th September



Time to recognise and value the great work

Nominations are now open for the district and national squash awards for 2016-2017.



ta masters blue 2017

Te Awamutu Masters and Waikato Junior Open – 22nd – 24th September. Enter now via iSquash!



Werder Rackets Junior 1 Day Series Final

WR J1D Poster 2017

 

 

The next and Final Werder Rackets Junior 1 Day event is at Hamilton Squash and Tennis Club on 17th September -  get your entries in now via iSquash.

Points table will follow shortly.



Congratulation to Joelle King – Two Golds at the World Doubles Champs

Joelle

New Zealand has come away with two gold medals and one bronze from the 2017 WSF World Doubles Squash Championships in Manchester after good wins earlier this morning. The medal tally equalled last year and it was the same pairings taking out the titles as well.

For King, the wins were just reward after she felt the weight of being a defending champion in two of the events. 

“....... we came here with pressure on our shoulders obviously going in, in both of the events as top seeds in my parings. It’s kind of a bit of a relief really, We had a fair idea we could play to a really good level, but it’s always making sure you put it out on court every day. In the mixed we lost early in the pool but we got better every day, a bit like a fine wine. I’m just really happy we came away with two gold and a bronze.”

I think it’s just positive for us all looking at the season ahead and moving forward to the Commonwealth Games.”

King will now go to a base in Bristol for training before travelling to Shanghai the China Squash Open, August 31-3 September.

http://www.nzsquash.co.nz/news/index.cfm?content_id=4166



Senior Team named for Nationals

 

The Squash Waikato Senior Team will soon be on their way to Hawkes Bay for the upcoming Senior National Inter-District Teams Event on 18-20 August.  Both Men's and Women's teams have been named; The Men's team will have the services of Chris Lloyd, Allan Crome, Tyler Ranger and Ben Calvert. With Phil Buscke Somervell as both reserve and coach. With the Women's squad consisting of Jacinta Matson, Casey Owen, Nadine Cull and Nicki Blake.

Best of luck from us all at Squash Waikato. 



Winter Interclub 2017 Winners

Spring interclub is on its way but first congratulations to our Winter Interclub Winners!!!

Men’s Winners 2017                                       Womens Winners 2017

Division 1 - Hamilton 2                                                Division 1 – Thames A

Division 2 - Ruakura 1                                                  Division 2 – Cambridge A

Division 3 - Ngaruawahia A                                         Division 3 – Te Kuiti A

Division 4 - Aria A                                                         Division 4 – Te Aroha A

Division 5 - Cambridge E                                             Division 5 – Morrinsville C

Division 6 - Matamata D                                              Division 6 – Lugton B

Division 7 - Lugton Park C                                           Division 7 – Te Kuiti B

Division 8 - Matamata E                                              Division 8 – Thames C

Division 9 - Morrisville E

Division 10 -Leamington C



New Zealand Players Set For World Junior Championships

With the 2017 World Junior Championships kicking off yesterday the New Zealand Representatives are looking ready to put their best foot forward as they are set to show the world what New Zealanders are made of.

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There are 12 players representing New Zealand include 4 Junior Women’s players who will stay on to compete in the World Junior Women’s Teams event, whilst the 6 Junior Men will compete in a non-sanctioned Teams event.

The Junior Women’s team features Waikato’s very own Anika Jackson, as well as competing in the individuals event. The Junior Men competing in the World Junior Individual Championships includes Lwamba Chileshe. Both these players have claimed numerous titles between them all and we wish them both the best of luck in the Worlds.

Dont forget - Matches being livestreamed at the below link:
https://www.wsfworldjuniors.com/

 

 



2017 Waikato Secondary Schools Teams Event Results

WSS WinnersThis years Waikato Secondary Schools Teams Event saw both the defending girls and boys teams claiming back their trophies once again. The event took place at Hamilton Squash & Tennis Club again this year on the 27th & 29th of June with a total of 50 teams entered.  With 3 players in every team plus reserves, we were certainly pleased to attract over 150 entries this year providing a lot of great squash for spectators! 



WSS individualsWaikato Secondary Schools 2017 Individual Results

The Waikato Secondary School Individuals was held on the 21st of June at Hamilton Squash & Tennis Club, Hamilton Old Boys and Te Rapa Squash Club. The format was a little different this year with the boys and girls on the same day. We had over 80 entries and therefore had to spread out over 3 squash clubs.



WAI Masters 2017
Waikato Masters 2017

Squash Waikato would like to announce a date for the Waikato Masters on 20th - 22nd July 2017.

So get entering now via iSquash !

 

 



More Waikato Squash coaches take a step on the national coaching pathway

Over the past few months of 2017 Squash Waikato has run 13 coach development modules which has seen more coaches gain a national coaching qualification.

Already this year more than 90 keen teachers and club coaches have taken part in an interactive and practical module workshop where they have learned the skills required to coach their school-aged students or players for the upcoming season. By attending the coach development modules, the coaches will soon be passing on even more knowledge to the squash community.



Gold for Waikato! 

Allan Crome 40 Gold 2017Our impressive Waikato players have brought home 5 medals after competing at The World Masters Games which commenced on the 26th April at North Shore Squash Club.  Waikato had 19 players entered into the Open Divisions of their respective age groups with 3 taking advantage of the recreation draw. 

With 8 days of intense international competition, all players were fortunate to be a part of the Auckland Games which have been declared the best ever by The International Masters Games Association. 



The 2017 Aon NZ Junior Open 

The NZ Junior Champs this year was held on the 2st – 23rd April, attracting over 190 Players from both New Zealand, Australia and further afield to the Cambridge Racquets Club and Leamington Squash Club to compete in the first National title of 2017.  

Many of the players backed up for their second big tournament in a week, after competing in the Southern Cross Travel Insurance Oceania Junior Championships/Trans-Tasman Series with 3 of Waikato's juniors taking home medals (Sophie Hodges U13- Silver, Temwa Chileshe U15 - Bronze and Anika Jackson U19 - Bronze). 



Premier League Interclub Registrations Open

This year in conjunction with the winter interclub we will once again run the premier league interclub. Rules 3 players per team. Teams to be organised by Squash Waikato. All games will be played at one venue on a Wednesday evening. Best of 5 games PAR to 11. Players graded B1 and above. 10 week round robin.Deadline for registrations Friday 17 March

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