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March News 2023


Christchurch Doubles

There is no doubt the highlight for the club in February was our Christchurch Doubles


The tournament attracted 44 teams over 11 divisions with players from Greymouth,

Blenheim, Kaikoura and the wider Canterbury region.

This year the club was lucky enough to have secured over $2500 worth of sponsored

prizes which were given out as spot prizes.

The tournament even had a Friday fancy dress theme which really added to the


I want to acknowledge Lawrence Skurr for another outstanding job as tournament director,

with help from Phil Tough and Greg Atkins – well done team.

Christchurch Doubles Results

Women’s Division 1 Women’s Division 2

Grace Hymers & Erin Ellery Jo Tully & Rochelle Montgomery

Men’s Division 1 Men’s Division 2

Paul Moran & Scott Gardiner David Schultz & Kevin Milne

Men’s Division 3 Men’s Division 4

Toni Liken & Dean Brown Iain O’Rourke & Aaron Goodmanson

Men’s Division 5 Men’s Division 6

Greg Atkins & John Tully Mike Madden & Nathan Seaward

Men’s Division 7

Andy Dopleach & Dylan Dopleach

Mixed Grade Division 1 Mixed Grade Division 2

Grace Hymers & Nathan Smith Kate Fox & Tristan Kilbur

Best Dressed Winners x 3

Kelsi Carrick & Bryan Ford Olivia McCoy & Jemma Erceg

Liam Quinn & Shaun Carter

Court Advertising/Sponsorship

Great news, we have secured a sponsor for Court 2. Please keep an eye out over the next few weeks to see who has come on board.

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


The next new round of Interclub will start mid to late April. Full details will be sent out in our April Newsletter.

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’s Senior Men’s Juniors

Eleanor Becker Andy Dopleach Di Barr

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.

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

If you want to be part of pennant night please email Trish @:

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.

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

Tim McVie

Nick Mita

M: 021 526 224

Group Coaching with Nick Mita

Levels 2100+

  • 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 - or 021 255 7403

Ladies all grades

  • Friday 5.00pm - 6.00pm

  • Members - $20 per player per week

  • Sign up now -

Club Shirts

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

Up Coming Events @ Christchurch Squash Club

Court Cleaning – We need your help.

Court cleaning is underway again. We are aiming to have the court walls cleaned up for the Opening Tournament on Fri 17 March.

Of course, as usual we require people to help - if you can help for one or more session/s that would be great. Each session is 2 hours and were hoping the schedule following will get the job done.

Please call either Craig Anderson 0224 958 950 or Phil Tough 0274 314 791 to confirm time/day etc.


  • Thurs 9/3 9.30am -11.30am & 1.30pm - 3.30pm

  • Fri 10/3 9.30am -11.30am & 1.30pm - 3.30pm

  • Sat 11/3 10.00am -11.30am

  • Sun 12/3 10.00am -11.30am & 1.30pm – 3.30pm

What to Bring

  • 1 or 2 ice cream containers

  • a medium size rags

  • an old towel

  • a smile

What we will be cleaning the wall with:

We will provide the 'magic sponge' things. Please don't be offended if we show you how to use these economically. The method is using a clean water container, and a dirty water container, rub the marks off the wall, use your wet rag to wash the black off , and vaguely dry the wall with your towel. Cool.

Looking forward to hearing from you

Phil & Craig

Christchurch Pre Season 17 & 18 March

Entries Close this Friday 11 March– Enter via iSquash

AGM - Christchurch Squash Club

Reminder 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.

Apologies and proxy votes can be forwarded to

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