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Feb 2023 - Happy New Year

By Paul Growcott, 0275317012

February (early) NEWS 23
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AGM - Christchurch Squash Club

The Annual General Meeting of the Christchurch Squash Rackets Club Inc will be held on Wednesday 22 March 2023 at 6pm in the Christchurch Squash Club lounge.

If you would like to submit any constitutional remits, notices of motion, items of general

business or be nominated for the club committee or officers, please forward these to by 28 February 2023.

All committee or officer nominations must be in writing and be proposed and seconded by

a financial club member.

Attach a proxy form if you wish to nominate someone to vote on your behalf. Apologies can be forwarded to the above email.

Bring your gear for club night afterwards.

Court Advertising/Sponsorship

A great opportunity has arisen for someone to promote their company or brand on our Squash courts.

Two of our club sponsors Centastone (Warren Stephens) and Stop Digging/Retaining Canterbury (Chris Dalzell) have decided not to renew their sponsorship. I want to

thank them for their support over the past 3 years, it has been gratefully appreciated.

Would you like to advertise on our Squash Courts for only:

  • Court 2 - $3000 plus GST per year and the additional one off set up cost.

  • Court 7 - $2000 plus GST per year and the additional one off set up cost.

If you are interested, please contact me direct at


Summer Interclub will be starting back up on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th February.

Men’s and Juniors play on Mondays with the Ladies playing on Tuesdays.

If you don’t have a grade and want to play, please contact one of the club captains.

Entries close this Friday 27th January.

Enter via iSquash under upcoming events NOW.

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 to see what time would be suitable.

Needing Games

If you are struggling to find someone to play, or need some general information, please

contact one of our Club Captains below.

  • Senior Women - Eleanor Becker,

  • Senior Men - Andy Dopleach,

  • Juniors - Di Barr,

Chopping & Cheese Boards

The club still have a very limited number of Rimu Chopping and Cheese boards for sale.

These are made from the Squash court flooring from the old club at Chester Street East.

First 6 sold will receive a Free bottle of Wine.

If you like a piece of history, please email orders to

  • $99 Chopping Boards

  • $69 Cheese Boards

Thursday Pennant (Singles & Doubles)

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

10 weeks starting 9th February 2023

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.

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

  • 1st session - 6.15pm to 7.00pm

  • 2nd session - 7.00pm to 7.45pm

  • 3rd session - 7.45pm to 8.30pm

Register by email to: or on iSquash with the following details:

  • Name

  • Grading points (if any)

  • Cell phone number

  • Email address

  • Please state if you prefer singles or doubles

Entries Close 1st

NOTE: While we encourage you to play all 10 rounds, this competition is designed to be flexible to suit work, home and social life. To cut down on the time spent working out draws your name will automatically go into the draw each week unless you let me know by Tuesday 5pm by email that you are unavailable. Point to remember – time and effort goes into producing a draw that suits everyone for this social night so if you don’t turn up on the night (baring an emergency) then you are letting down all the other people in your time slot.

Looking forward to starting this new round of squash.

Cheers Trish

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 with Tim or

Nick, regardless of what level you are at and see how quickly your game improves.

Some of the programs Tim and Nick can provide:

  • Individual coaching

  • Interclub team coaching

  • Fitness Programs – Squash specific, including on and off court training

  • Individual performance plans / goal setting

Nick Mita - 021 526 224,

Tim McVie - 027 688 0574,

Group Coaching with Nick Mita

  • Members - $10 per player per week

  • Non-Members - $20 per week (includes visitors fee)

  • Sessions are open to all players, including juniors

  • Starting weekly from the 31 January


  • 600 to 1200 points - Friday 5:00pm - 6:00pm

  • 900 to 2100 points - Friday 6:00pm - 7:00pm

  • 2100+ - Tuesday 7:15pm - 8:15pm

There is some flexibility of moving groups if you are close to the points cut off.

Contact Nick or Andy to confirm.

Sign up now at:

  • or 021 255 7403

  • or 021526 224

Up Coming Events @ Christchurch Squash Club

Christchurch Pre Season 17 & 18 March

Junior 2100 & Below Series 18 & 19 March

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