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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.
‘Best & Fairest’ of the series – Nathan Robertson
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; firstname.lastname@example.org or 0274653303
Entries close: Sunday 17th September
Points table will follow shortly.
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.
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.
Spring interclub is on its way but first congratulations to our Winter Interclub Winners!!!
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
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.
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.
This 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!
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.
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.
Our 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 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).
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