Masters squash is one of the strongest age groups within Squash New Zealand. Masters make up the majority of our playing numbers and regularly represent New Zealand with distinction at World Championships. The masters age group is catered to with a range of tournaments (for players over the age of 35), and district organised interclub (generally for players over the age of 40). In addition to this Squash New Zealand also organises and runs a series of Masters National Events, which clubs around the country take turns at hosting. For information on hosting these events, click here.
The Squash New Zealand masters programme is organised by Wayne Seebeck (director). Wayne is also the convenor of the national masters selection panel, which also includes Stephen O'Toole and Kaye Jackson.
The masters selecton panel selects the New Zealand team for the biennial Trans-Tasman Test series versus Australia.
Director: Wayne Seebeck: firstname.lastname@example.org
Selector: Linda Matson
Selector: Stephen O'Toole: email@example.com
As of 2016 three Masters Rankings lists will be published a year. For full details on how to appear on these lists please read the following:
The current masters rankings can be found here
The Americas Masters Games is being held in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, August 26 to September 4, 2016. We would like to invite you to join us for these special inaugural events and help us spread the word and encourage Squash players around the world to come out for some friendly competition.
Here are some more details about the event:
Who can participate? Participants must be 30 years of age or older at the time of the event.
Where are games played? Games will be held at three prestigious clubs around Vancouver; Jericho Tennis Club, The Arbutus Club and Vancouver Racquets Club.
What skill level is required? Participants can be any skill level. The events will be split into age categories.
What events are available? There are 25 sports in total and there will be 3 Squash events; Singles, Doubles and a team event. You can participate in all 3 Squash events for the price of one sport registration.
The registration deadline, July 29, 2016, is not far away so it is important to let your squash communities know about the Games.
More information can be found on our website: http://www.squashbc.com/americas-masters-games-2016/
And you can register here: http://www.americasmastersgames2016.com/
We hope to see you in Vancouver for the Americas Masters Games in August!
The Squash BC Team
Entries for the 2016 World Masters Squash Championships which will be held in Johannesburg in September are now open.
Enter before the end of February to get the early bird discount and encourage your friends to join you and enjoy South African hospitality and sunshine.
The event will be held from 23-30 September 2016.
All information on the event can be found on the WSF World Masters website here
Poster: World Masters Squash A4 Leaflet
The Jupiters Pan Pacific Masters Games are held every two years on the Gold Coast with the next edition held from 5-13 November, 2016.
More than 13,000 participants from Queensland, interstate and overseas will converge on the Gold Coast to compete in world’s largest biennial masters games with competition in more than 40 sports, including Squash. It is a celebration of masters sport alongside a jam-packed entertainment program at the Games Village.
At the 2014 Games, the Squash competition attracted 69 participants across 38 teams competing in men’s, women’s and mixed divisions. The minimum age is 30 years old.
More specific event information can be found on the Games website by clicking here
Poster: Pan Pacific Masters Games Poster
The World Masters Games 2017 will be held in Auckland with North Shore Squash Club being the host club for Squash. More information can be found in the link below
Squash has joined the Golden Oldies stable and will make its debut at the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018.
Christchurch has a proud history of participation in squash, being one of the first venues for major events in New Zealand. It continues to produce top quality players and with some outstanding facilities it is well-placed to provide some wonderful opportunities for the 35+ age group of players who partake.
Make sure you check out the website here http://christchurchgoldenoldies.com/sports/squash/
This will be updated when Squash New Zealand is informed of other events.