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
This year the Masters will be held from 7-11th November.
Below are package prices from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland, travel may also be booked from other departure points. They are privileged this year to have Sarah Fitzgerald returning to play in this event and speak at the presentation. Sarah first came to Norfolk Island for the 2015 Masters and loved the experience so much she is returning this year.
Seats are limited and filling fast, so please let Lisa at Burnt Pine Travel (firstname.lastname@example.org)know if you are interested in coming along for the squash, fun and holiday. Group prices may also be arranged if you have a group that would like to come over.
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
Early bird entries close Wednesday 31 August 2016 (11:59pm AEST). With general entries closing Monday 31 October 2016 (5pm AEST).
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.