The 2019 Waipa Primary Big Nix Interschools Tournament
Squash Waikato together with the three Waipa Clubs, held their first Cambridge and Te Awamutu Primary School Tournaments on the 18th (Cambridge) and 19th (Te Awamutu) September. 55 beginners (aged 10-11) competed in their own local tournament, allowing them to practice what they had learnt over the course of their 8 week Kiwi Squash Programme through school.
Congratulations to Pirongia School, (Te Awamutu Pimary School Champions) and Kaipaki School (Cambridge Primary School Champions) who both claimed The 2019 Big Nix Interschools title and trophy for their respective areas on Wednesday and Thursday this week (the competition was intense!)
A special mention to the Te Awamutu Primary Interschool Champion, Zack Hopping (Pekerau Primary School) and The Cambridge Champion, Gethyn Foster (Cambridge East School and also to Runners Up, Charlee Neilson (Pekerau, TA) and Adam Finn (Cambridge East School) who each won cash, free or discounted professional coaching, club memberships or registration to club programmes!
These 2 local Primary Tournaments together with the 2 local Intermediate Big Nix Tournaments have been introduced to allow for greater participation and to cater for the growing number of schools offering squash to beginners via their local club. The top boys and girls from each school are invited to represent their school in the original Waipa Big Nix Interschools tournament, which commenced back in 2016. This year it will take place on the 20th October at both the Cambridge (Primary) and Te Awamutu (Intermediate) Clubs. 4 schools and 40 students are competing this Wednesday in Cambridge, with Te Awamutu Intermediate School having had their trials last Friday.
For full Primary School results click here. Visit/’LIKE’ the Te Awamutu Squash and Cambridge Racquets Club Face Book pages to view all the photo’s and a complete summary of each tournament.
Waipa Kiwi Squash
This community project commenced back in 2014 when Squash Waikato supported the 3 Waipa Clubs (Leamington Squash Club, Cambridge Racquets Club and Te Awamutu Squash Club) to offer more opportunities, skill development and healthy fun for children, parents and teachers both at school and at the club. We have worked in partnership with Sport Waikato and Waikato Institute for Leisure and Sport Studies KiwiSport Leaders to make it a real community focused project and easy for those interested to continue on with the sport. As a result of this, each club are gaining new members every year.
Even though the conversion statistics from school to club for this year aren't finalised yet, Cambridge Club for example, recently reported 17 new students, 2 parents, a teacher and 3 student leaders who have linked in just this season. Leamington say their junior programme has really grown also and they reported 15 new members last year. They had new volunteer parents also and one recently has decided to join their committee as junior convenor. Te Awamutu Club have existing and new programmes at near capacity already with many parents signing up to the new Squash Waikato modules, teaching them how to best support their child on court, having fun learning together. In total last year 71 new players engaged in squash after school or work independently in The Waipa as a result of these programmes/new events, with 35 new known members joining due to the Kiwi Squash project.
These school programmes started with just 3 schools in the Waipa 5 years ago and now 13 schools are part of the Kiwi Squash Programme in this area alone. 50 schools have had Kiwi Squash in the overall Waikato area with other local tournaments or events being introduced to follow the successful Waipa community development model.
Most schools in the Waipa are now independently delivering squash at their local club with minimal support by us or at times, Project Energize. The sustainable programmes are run by teachers and parents who we have trained and supported thanks to the Community Partnership Funding received from KiwiSport (Sport Waikato).
These kiwi squash school programmes and tournaments, now run right from primary through to secondary school age, give all people a great taste of squash at it's best. They also encourage schools to seek out new interest and train their students each year for these tournaments. Each of these clubs have special memberships/programme offers for all participants and their families as well as the opportunity to register for professional coaching by Kay Newman (at Leamington Squash Club) or Brian Barnettt (at Cambridge Racquets Club) in Term 4 on Mondays, Fridays or Saturdays. The community is fortunate to have access to quality coaches like this with both having international experience.
A big thanks to all the Waipa Clubs and more specifically Stephen Orange, Gina Lowe, Wayne Peterson and Bronwyn Brier for their amazing work and passion. Thanks to our Kiwi Sport & Squash High School Leaders who have volunteered their time to upskill and work with their peers and younger children at the clubs. Thanks to Anton Barr and his Project Energise Team who have fully supported this project in their schools. Also to our Kiwi Squash Coach, Kay Newman for training all our teachers, parents and club coaches and of course to Kiwi Sport (Sport Waikato) for the funding to make this all possible. To everyone else (there are lots of you) who made this possible, you have MADE A DIFFERENCE in your community....THANK YOU!
Community Development Officer, Squash Waikato
Cambridge School Champions
Te Awamutu Primary Tournament – 19th September 2019
Winner: Zack Hopping (Pekerau)
R/Up: Charlee Neilson (Pekerau)
Winner: Braxtyn Here (Pirongia)
R/ Up: Emaani Mullins (pekerau)
Plate: Jofie Jaunay (Pirongia)
Winner: Trent Kennedy (Puahue)
R/Up: Sam Taylor (Pirongia)
Plate: Charlie Storey (Puahue)
Winner: Greyson Here (Pirongia)
R/Up: Luke Downard (Puahue)
Special Plate: Saraiah Hongara (Puahue)
Plate: Archie Keelty (Pirongia)
Cambridge Primary Tournament – 18th September 2019
Winner – Gethyn Foster
Runner Up - Adam Finn
Plate Winner - Tarj Murray
Special Plate Winner - Rory Bourke
Consolation Plate Winner - Kush Patel
Winner – Brooklyn M
Runner Up - Dylan Eades
Plate Winner - Colter Lattin
Special Plate Winner - Hannah Boucher
Consolation Plate Winner - William Baker
Winner – Kasim
Runner Up - Vinnie Proebstel
Plate Winner - Taylor Phillipps
Special Plate Winner - Maddy Hancock
Consolation Plate Winner - Gabbie Bolton
- Werder Rackets Junior 1 Day Series 2018
- Well Done Waikato
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- SPORT WAIKATO AWARDS - Get voting NOW
Eight district sports awards will be held by Sport Waikato around the region this year, celebrating the success of athletes and volunteers in the following categories:
Secondary School Sportsperson
Secondary School Student Contribution to Sport
Service to Sport
Innovation in Sport & Recreation
Nominations are now open
- Closes Friday 28th September 2018
2018 Sports Awards Details
Wednesday 7 November 2018 Hamilton City Sports Awards
supported by Hamilton City CouncilFriday 9 November 2018 Wairakei Resort
Taupo District Sports Awards
Tuesday 13 November 2018 Ingham Matamata-Piako District Sports Awards
Wednesday 14 November 2018 Otorohanga District Sports Awards
Thursday 15 November 2018 Mercury South Waikato District Sports Awards
Monday 19 November 2018 Waipa Networks District Sports Awards
Wednesday 21 November 2018 Waikato District Sports Awards
Thursday 22 November 2018 Hauraki/Thames
District Sports Awards
Monday 26 November 2018 The Lines Company Waitomo District Sports Awards
Thursday 31 January 2019 Brian Perry Waikato Regional
The Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards will be held 31 January 2019. They are a culmination of our district awards, with winners from the awards becoming eligible for the judging and shortlisting of the Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards.
- Congratulations to all the Winter Interclub Winners and Runners Up
Men’s Winners 2018
Women’s Winners 2018
Division 1 - Hamilton 1
Division 1 – Lugton A
Division 2 – Ruakura 1
Division 2 – Taumarunui A
Te Awamutu A
Division 3 – Leamington A
Division 3 – Taupiri A
Division 4 – Cambridge D
Hamilton Old Boys A
Division 4 – Te Awamutu B
Division 5 – Thames B
Lugton Park D
Division 5 – Te Awamutu C
Division 6 – Leamington B
Division 6 – Aria
Division 7 – Waikato Hospital
Te Awamutu D
Division 7 – Lugton D
Te Rapa C
Division 8 – Lugton Park E
Te Awamutu E
Division 8 – Te Kuiti C
Te Aroha B
Division 9 – Ruakura 4
Division 10 – Lugton Park G
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- Robin Lindsey
It is with great sadness that we advise you of the passing of Squash Waikato's Life Member, Robin Lindsey. Robin has been involved in the squash community for many years at both club and district level.
Our heart felt thoughts and prayers are with their families at this difficult time.
Robin’s funeral is Wednesday at 11am at the Matamata Club on Rawhiti Street.
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.
5 June Deadline for Composite Team applications
13 June Deadline for grade changes or additions
15 June Grading List Eligibility Date/Seeding Date
20 June Entries Close/Deadline for Venue Requests
2 July Entries Close !!! Extended
23 July Deadline for Team Changes
27 July Deadline for Team Protests
1 August Draws Published
3 August Grading List for Playing Order
10-12 August Superchamps Regional Eliminations
26-29 September Superchamps Nationals
- Congratulations Anika Jackson, Temwa Chileshe and Georgia Robcke
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- Upcoming Coaching Modules
- Coming Up....
- Health & Safety Forum
- Watch the Commonweath Games Squash Finals featuring our two Kiwis Joelle King and Paul Coll - TVNZ OnDemand
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- Applications are now open for the Murray Day Taranata Scholarship.
- Squash New Zealand and the New Zealand Olympic Committee has named a strong seven-member squash team for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Full player list below:
Joelle King – Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles (with Amanda Landers-Murphy), Mixed Doubles (with Paul Coll)
Amanda Landers-Murphy – Women's Singles, Women’s Doubles (with Joelle King), Mixed Doubles (with Zac Millar)
Paul Coll – Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles (with Campbell Grayson), Mixed Doubles (with Joelle King)
Campbell Grayson – Men's Singles, Men’s Doubles (with Paul Coll)
Evan Williams – Men's Singles, Men’s Doubles (with Lance Beddoes)
Lance Beddoes – Men’s Doubles (with Evan Williams)
Zac Millar – Mixed Doubles (with Amanda Landers-Murphy)
For more information click here
- Congratulation Glenn Carson – Winner of Official of the Year at the Waikato Regional 2017 Sports Awards
- Important - Squash New Zealand Survey
- 2018 Oceania Junior Championships
- Register NOW!!! Squash Waikato Junior Squad Muster on 3rd December at Hamilton Squash Club.
- Great Time had at the 2017 Waipa Big Nix Interschools Squash Tournament
- Squash Waikato High Performance Coach Position
- Summer Doubles and Interclub
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Register here via the Registration Form
- 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.
‘Best & Fairest’ of the series – Nathan Robertson
- Australian Masters Age Group Titles
- 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; email@example.com or 0274653303
Entries close: Sunday 17th September
- Time to recognise and value the great work
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Te Awamutu Masters and Waikato Junior Open – 22nd – 24th September. Enter now via iSquash!
- Werder Rackets Junior 1 Day Series Final
- 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
- 2017 Waikato Secondary Schools Teams Event Results
- Waikato Secondary Schools 2017 Individual Results
- Waikato Masters 2017
- More Waikato Squash coaches take a step on the national coaching pathway
- Gold for Waikato!
- The 2017 Aon NZ Junior Open
- Premier League Interclub Registrations Open
- 2019 National Super Champs Draws
Mens and Womens F-J Grade
Waikato representative teams:
Mens - Hamilton Squash and Tennis Club (#5 Seed) and Lugton Park Squash Club (#3 Seed)
Womens - Mercury Bay Squash Club (#4 Seed) and Lugton Park Squash Club (#6 Seed)
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Mens and Womens E Grade
Waikato representative teams:
Mens - Lugton Park Squash Club (#3 Seed)
Womens - Lugton Park Squash Club (#5 Seed)
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Mens and Womens D Grade
Waikato representative teams:
Mens - Matamata Squash Club (#6 Seed)
Womens - Lugton Park Squash Club (#2 Seed)
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Mens C Grade (no C grade womens team this year)
Waikato representative teams:
Mens - Thames Squash Club (#9 Seed)
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Mens and Womens B Grade
Waikato representative teams:
Mens - Te Rapa Squash Club (#6 Seed)
Womens - Lugton Park Squash Club (#3 Seed)
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Well Done Waikato3 Sep 2018
Nine Districts battled it out in both the Men’s and Women’s draws to try and claim the prestigious Inter-District Teams title being hosted by the Panmure Squash Club on the 31st August – 1st September.
Waikato Senior Men have created history by winning their first ever Senior Mens Inter-District teams title 3-1. Our Women came a respectable 4th in the event. Well done to all our players.
Men: 1. Zac Millar 2. Lawamba Chileshe 3. Temwa Chileseh 4. Allan Crome 5. Ben Calvert 6. Phil Buscke Somervell Coach: Phil Buscke Somervell Manager: Nicola Blake
Women: 1. Casey Owen 2. Georgia Robcke 3. Nicola Blake 4. Sophie Hodges 5. Ashleigh Matthews Coach: Phil Buscke Somervell Manager: Nicola Blake