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.
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Closing date 12 March 2018.
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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.
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 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.
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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; email@example.com 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