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Member Newsletter - September 2021

Good Morning Members

Welcome to September and a dropping of a Covid alert level.

I hope you and your family are keeping well and coping at this challenging time.

Unfortunately going to level 3 today still requires the Christchurch Squash club to remain closed.

Hopefully Canterbury can go down to level 2 next week, and you can start playing squash again.

I will be heading to the club this week to prepare the complex ready for a level 2 opening.

Once I have received the government’s final guidelines/rules for indoor sports and Squash NZ expectations I will forward these on to you.

It will be very important that all members and visitors comply to these rules to make it a safe

environment for everyone.

Finally, if you do need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your continued support.

Paul Growcott - Club Manager

Paul Coll - British Squash Open Champion

Most you would have heard from social media that Paul Coll won the British Squash Open final last week, making him the first NZ male to win this prestigious event.

This outstanding performance is the result of all his hard work and dedication over the years.

If you don’t know, Paul is on the Christchurch Squash club grading list. Unfortunately,Paul has been out the country for the past 3 years and hasn’t had an opportunity to get home and play at our new facility.

We are looking forward to seeing Paul at our courts when he is next back in Christchurch.

Here are a couple of links if you would like to watch Paul winning the British Open.

Highlights - Free @

Full Replay and Live Upcoming Tournaments - Subscriptions @Squash TV!/subscription-selection

Squash New Zealand Survey - Chance to Win one of 6 Spot Prizes

Squash New Zealand is undertaking a national survey to learn more about the experience of those that currently play or have played squash previously.

This survey is designed to provide Squash NZ with information to enhance the experience of those currently playing squash and help design initiative to grow and promote squash.

Here is the link to complete the survey and have a chance of winning one of 6 spot prizes.

Club Days

Club days are designed for members to have a social hit and get to know other club members.These are held Wednesday from 7pm and Saturdays from 3pm, just turn up on the day.

Solo Bookings

The solo training option is for solo training only. Some members are using this to double book courts or bringing in non-members and not paying the visitors fees.

Can you ensure you click ‘visitor’ when playing a non-member and pay the visitors fee on-line.


Squash Canterbury has not confirmed if Winter Interclub will be played at level 2 restrictions.If Interclub is not played under level 2 our club will be running an inhouse competition.


Put these dates in your diary.

Christchurch Open – unfortunately this was cancelled due to level 4 lockdown

Christchurch Club Championships - 17th-18th September

Please enter via iSquash NOW – Entries Close 10 September

Christchurch Doubles - 5-7 November (may finish on the 6th Nov depending on entries)

Club Shirts

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

Club Pro Shop.

Chopping & Cheese Boards

The club still have a limited number of Chopping and Cheese boards for sale. These are made from the court flooring from the old club at Chester Street East.

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

Cost $99 Chopping Boards & $69 Cheese Boards

Finally,if you need any information about the club competitions,

please contact one of the club captains below.

Senior Ladies

Eleanor Becker - 021860062

Senior Mens

Nick Greene - 021996074


Di McCoy - 0212450966

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