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April NEWS 2023

Good Afternoon Members


Firstly, I want to thank everyone that attended the Club AGM in March.


At this meeting Bruce McEachen stood down as President after being in the role for the past 3 years. Bruce has kindly stayed on as Vice President for this year.

I want to thank Bruce for all his hard work and dedication which has been a key contributing factor in the club’s continuing success.


Craig Anderson was appointed as the new President. Craig has been the Vice President for the past year and brings experience from being on committees at the St Andrews, Squashways and Riccarton Squash clubs.


I would like to also acknowledge the outgoing committee members for all their volunteer work at the club, this has been gratefully appreciated.

Mark Carter, Di McCoy, Nick Greene and Cameron Ransfield.


Club Committee 2023


President Craig Anderson Vice President Bruce McEachen

Secretary Jemma Erceg Mens Club Captain Andy Dopleach

Treasurer Ed Post Ladies Club Captain Eleanor Becker

Juniors Di Barr Legals Andrew Logie

Maintenance Phil Tough (non-Committee)


Exciting News for Nick Mita

Nick Mita has accepted a coaching position at the Labrador Squash club in the Gold Coast, Australia.

I know this is a loss for our club as Nick was coaching several individual players and had set up a number of group squads.

This is a great opportunity for Nick to further his coaching skills overseas.

On the behalf of the Squash Community, I want to wish Nick and his wife Donna all the best in their next squash venture.

Autumn Interclub Reminder Entries Close Thursday 6 April

The Christchurch Squash Club is now calling for entries for Autumn Interclub.

All Mens (except Super League) & Juniors divisions are played on Monday nights and the Ladies divisions on Tuesday nights.


This competition will start Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd May 2023.


Enter on iSquash via upcoming events on the main page.


If you have any questions or need to be graded, please contact one of the club captains.


Juniors

Di Barr

027 529 577


Senior Men’s

Andy Dopleach

021 255 7403


Senior Ladies

Eleanor Becker

021 860 062


Court Advertising/Sponsorship

I can now announce that Cello has been confirmed as our new court two sponsor. Thanks to club member Darryl Swann for securing this sponsorship.





Would you like to advertise on our Squash Courts?

There is still one great opportunity left to promote your business on court 7.

Cost - $2000 plus GST per year and the additional one off set up cost.

If you are interested, please contact me direct at manager@christchurchsquash.co.nz


Christchurch Pre-Season Results

Women’s

Open

Mackenzie Johnson

Ari Bannister

Jemma Erceg


A Grade

Joanna Ellwood

Janine Young

Toni Andrews


Men’s

Open

Paul Moran

Matt Smith

Scott Gardiner


A Grade

Antony Liken

Torren Mc Kee

Drew de Wet


B Grade

Mike Madden

Ken Paget

Lawrence Skurr


C Grade

Matthew Arscott

Peter Anderson

Will Mannering


D Grade

Adam Eggleton

Sam Jackson

Fernando Gomez


E Grade

Michael Johnson

Scott Rowell

Barry Gardiner


Club Days

Club days are designed for members to come along for a social hit and get to know other club members. No booking required, just turn up on the day.

Club days are Wednesday from 7pm and Saturdays from 3pm


Junior Club Night

Junior club night is held during school term on Wednesdays from 4.00 to 4.45pm or 4.45 to 5.30pm. If your child would like to be involved, please contact Tim McVie at coaching@christchurchsquash.co.nz to see what time would be suitable.

Thursday Pennant(Singles & Doubles)

This is a great way to meet new players and get some great games.

The aim of this competition is to be fun, social, getting to know club members and having great games alongside similar graded players. We will have doubles court or courts running as well as the normal singles or 3 on a court. You need to let me know if you want to play doubles or singles or don’t mind both upon entering.

Cost is $30 per club member, non-club members pay a pennant fee of $30 plus $30 (total $60) to play round. Please note the $30 goes to the club. These payments are due within the first 2 weeks of play. The money is used for balls and weekly suppers which we encourage players to stay for. There are normally 2 rounds of suppers – approx. 7.45pm and 8.45pm.


Session Times (you can’t pick a time – it is rotated around)


6.15pm to 7.00pm

7.00pm to 7.45pm

7.45pm to 8.30pm


If you want to be part of pennant night, please email Trish@: wsmith.rsmith@gmail.com

Club Shirts

If you would like to purchase a Christchurch Club Shirt, Jacket or Hoodie these are available at the Club Pro Shop.



Coaching at the Club

There is no doubt that your enjoyment of squash goes up the more you improve. The best way to improve is through coaching. I encourage all of you to book in a session, regardless of what level you are at and see how quickly your game improves.

Please check out our website for full details



Levels 2100+ with Rod Hayes

Tuesday 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Members - $10 per player per week Non-Members - $20 per week (includes visitors fee) Sessions are open to all players, including juniors.

Sign up now - andy@bluefusion.co.nz or 021 255 7403


Ladies all grades

Friday 5.00pm - 6.00pm

Members - $20 per player per week

Sign up now - ellibeckernz@gmail.com


Up Coming Events @ Christchurch Squash Club


Junior School Holiday Programme

Rod Hayes, one of our most experienced coaches, has offered to run a FREE School Holiday Programme for club members. This will involve coaching, squash drills, and fun games.


Also, to try and get more children playing Squash we are offering a FREE bring a friend day to try Squash on Thursday 13th and Tuesday 18th April.

Here are the dates:

Thursday 13th & Friday 14th April

10.00am to 12.00pm

Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th April

9.00am to 11.00am

If you would like to be attend one or more of these sessions, please contact

Di Barr at dianabarr@xtra.co.nz or 0275295776


Ladies Only – Tournament





Happy Easter,


Paul Growcott

Club Manager


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