Holiday squash clinic at Uitsig

JP Brits and Christo Potgieter will have a squash clinic at Uitsig Courts over the period 3-7 October 2016.

 

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St Mary’s DSG Pretoria Girls OPEN Tournament

30 September – 2 October 2016

U11, U13, U14, U16 & U19 GIRLS

VENUE:  St Mary’s DSG School

Entry form: St Mary’s DSG Girls Squash Open 2016 ENTRY

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NJSA Start of season results

The inaugural tournament for the NJSA 2017 Season is done and we are humbled by the attendance and attitude of the players and parents. Almost 150 entries for a provincial tournament is an awesome achievement.

THANK YOU Easterns, Central Gauteng, Free State, North West and KZN for bringing players to Blue Bull Country.

Certainly one of the biggest entries experienced, learnings also dealt their hand, the odd miss-seeding or court timing, but for over 350 matches in 48 hours, it was a great experience for all.  Massive respect for the Bloem Open.

And little word for a big heart to Cassie Liebenberg, our 6 year old that played his first official provincial tournament.  Lost every match but had a smile of a champion!

NJSA is driving hard to increase the Marking and Refereeing standards, understanding of the rules and communication.  We ask the parents to do the same.  Encourage and support your kids, they just want to play and have fun, do the same.  Please keep an eye on our website for future tournaments and lets support our other provinces and go play there, it is an NJSA IPT selection criteria, but more importantly an amazing experience.

Thank you again to all involved, a weekend that brought great memories.

Regards

NJSA Committee

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NJSA Start of season tournament draws

Please note the following critical requirements:

  1. VENUES will be
    1. Pretoria Country Club (PCC): 241 Sidney Avenue, Waterkloof, 0181 (S 25° 47′ 28″, E 28° 15′ 04″)
    2. Pretoria High School Old Boys (PHSOB): 378 Queen’s Crescent, Lynwood, Pretoria (S 25°45’ 34”, E28°15’ 12”)
    3. Venue will have refreshments for sale
  2. ARRIVE at least 30 minutes before your allocated timeslot.
  3. Matches will commence IMMEDIATELY after the preceding match is completed.  If both players are not available the next scheduled match will be played. We cannot wait for players.
  4. There are many SECTIONS this year and there will be CROSS POOL playoff’s (where applicable)
  5. Please REPORT to the control table upon arrival so that the court steward is aware you are at the venue
  6. Players WILL mark and referee (M&R) after their match.  FAILURE may result in disqualification from the tournament and disciplinary action.  A major focus for this season will be M&R and we are investing in ensuring we can assist and guide the players at every tournament.
  7. The players, marker and referee details must be completed on the SCORING SHEET
  8. Players playing the SECOND match of day must also M&R the first match of the day.
  9. The SCORING FORMAT will be
    1. U11 – u13: Best of 5 PAR 15 and the double yellow dot ball
    2. U14 – u19: Best of 5 PAR 11 and the single green dot ball
  10. PARENT involvement is not allowed during play.  Any disruption may result in penalties being instituted against the player.  We ask that the parents approach the tournament referee in the event of any incidences or enquiries.
  11. PRIZE GIVING will be at PCC after the final match on Sunday around 13h30.  Prize winners MUST please attend otherwise they will forfeit their prize.  Valuable feedback is also provided by the Tournament Referee.

This weekend is all about the players, so please encourage them, show enthusiasm of support, humble in victory and gracious in defeat.

Looking forward to a Happy Squashing Weekend:

Notes to the updated draws – this replaces all other draws issued or online:

  • Due to over 10 withdrawals yesterday, after issuing the Friday draw, there have been changes so please study the draw carefully.
  • It has been a long night and early morning so if unsure of anything please give me a call or even better WhatsApp me with your child’s name and age group.
  • When checking the draw, check the numbers playing e.g. A1 v A4 or C3 v C2.   This is the main indicator – in the event a name or two has got mixed up

Brett Cousins

Tournament organiser

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Tuks Inter High-Schools Festival

The Tuks Inter High-Schools Festival will be held from 14 – 16 October 2016.

Last year we had 20 teams participating and we hope to include more teams from outside Pretoria this year. Teams consist of 4 players and can be made up of – Girls teams, boys teams or mixed teams are welcome.

To strengthen the standard of the weekend, we have also allowed players from non-squash schools to enter their own teams.

Accommodation and meals are available at the hpc (Emile Smith on 012 484 1700) or contact the TuksSquash office via email (tukssquash@up.ac.za) for more options

Entry form: 2016 Inter High-Schools Festival. More details on www.worldofsquash.co.za

Looking forward to hosting your team/s in October!

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