Please be aware the Squash Facilities are closed during this Level 3 Lock down Period. 

We appreciate your understanding.

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Interclub is Back Autumn rounds


Interclub is set to return with a 8-week Senior and a 8-week Masters Interclub competition.  Entries close on Friday 20th Feb so please let me know ASAP if you are interested in playing.  .  Please email me at Jim.kayes@gmail.com if you want to play.

Jim

Members

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Red Beach Summer Jam Open Tournament 2021

February 11th-14th

We hosted a fantastic tournament over the weekend with over 65 entrees!!

A lot of hard work went into hosting this early bird event in the squash calender, but we had some great results and games of Squash.

Congratulations to all our winners.

Open Mens Winner - Joel Arscott

Open Mens Runnerup - Campbell Maitland

Open Womens Winner - Crystal Tahata

Open Womens Runnerup - Anne Leakey

Masters Winner - Gary Catlin

Masters Div2 winner - Chris Drinnan

Mens Div1 winner - Grant Wilson

Womens Div1 winner - Sarah Bowden

Mens Div2 winner - Kevin Robinson

Womens Div2 winner - Sabrina Sidhu

Mens Div3 winner - Frank Phillips

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Interclub

Some Good News!!!!

Interclub is set to return  on the week of June 15, with a 5-week Senior and a 5-week Masters Interclub competition.  Entries close on Friday 5th June so please let me know ASAP if you are interested in playing.  This round is free and

will be regionalised to lessen travel.  Please email me at Jim.kayes@gmail.com if you want to play.

Jim

Membership News

(23/04/2020)

Dear Members

I trust that you are all keeping safe and using this opportunity to improve your fitness via zoom or out on the road. I'm not but I am eating a lot of home-baked food.

The committee has met and set the subscriptions for 2020/21 and we have requested feedback from every member regarding their intentions. We have had some replies but there are a lot of members for whom we do not have any information about their intentions and we need this information to plan for 2020

The lockdown has impacted on our access to the courts and will continue to do so at level 3. We are hopeful that we will be at level 2 in May at which time we envisage that social access to the courts will be allowed with some criteria for social distancing, basic hygiene, and recording of people who visit. The situation is fluid and we can't make any promises with our crystal ball, unfortunately, being in for repairs. As a combined club we will need to ensure compliance to government, surf-lifesaving, and squash organisation criteria and the management committee will be compiling the conditions under which we will operate during level 2 prior to the level change.

We are a club and as such our subscriptions need to cover our expenses. We are hopeful that we can get some relief from our creditors this year to compensate for the lack of access but they too have costs to cover so we can't guarantee this nor the extent of the relief if any. What we can say is that the remainder of the year will be jam-packed with social events and squash club activities so prepare yourselves!

We are trying to make membership as affordable as possible and would like to keep as many members on as we can; so please approach a committee member if you would like to remain as a member, but you are genuinely concerned about the affordability of the fees, and we will do what we can to assist.

We are using Facebook as our primary means of communication so please get all members to join the Facebook group.

Sincerely

SQUASH COMMITTEE

  

Interclub

Interclub – unlikely to resume until we reach Level 1.  At this current time, we are hoping to be able to start Masters Winter on the currently scheduled date of 10th June, as well as starting a shortened Senior Winter R1 the same week (8th/9th June) which would lead to a full round 2 from the end of July.  Should these start dates need to be delayed we will look at other options.  As soon as we can confirm start dates we will advise everyone of the formats and entry information. 


Open Club Tournaments – also unlikely to resume until we reach Level 1.  All tournaments scheduled to be held before the end of May should be postponed, and once we have a clearer idea of when we may be able to resume we will contact clubs who have had tournaments affected to try and reschedule where possible for later in the year.


In-house Club Events – we expect these will be able to be held under Level 2 on a small scale under the conditions specified by the government which is not yet clarified.  Clubs should be focusing on these in the short term to re-engage and reconnect with members as much as possible to assist with retention which is going to be all-important for clubs coming out of Levels 4 & 3.  Think about how you can run events like club nights, in-house leagues, coaching, drills, while still incorporating elements of physical distancing and playing within a particular bubble



INTERCLUB SQUASH DATES FOR 2020

WINTER SENIORS  -  TBA

WINTER MASTERS  -  TBA

SPRING MASTERS - TBA

SPRING MASTERS DOUBLES   -  TBA

SPRING SENIORS  -  TBA


Junior Update - TBA

Previous updates below

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Junior Update

Junior Club nights are back in full swing with increasing numbers turning up.   There is quite a bit of movement on the junior ladder which is keeping players very competitive!   Watch out at the top – there is some new blood coming through.

The Auckland Squash Junior Interclub (http://www.aucklandsquashjuniors.nz/) for term 2 saw a number of entrants from Red Beach.   This is a brilliant competition and all juniors should give it a go when it resumes next term.

Congratulations to Anne Leakey and Ashlee Pepper who were both selected for squash New Zealand development squads. For a small club like ours having 2 juniors earning national selection is an amazing achievement.

Red Beach Squash Club had 5 juniors listed in the Auckland top 10 ranking:  Shevaun Green U17 ranked #8, Ashlee Pepper U15 ranked #4 and Anne Leakey U15 ranked #6.

Social Squash League

The club's social league remains to be very popular. The league provides a competitive side while remaining relaxed and social, flexible on times, and reduces the travel of interclub. 

A new round of the handicap ladder challenge has started again. 16 members are playing. Should you be interested in participating in future ladder challenges, please email chris.harre@bluebarn.co.nz or send him a text on 021-848784. 

Email Chris

Help Bring back the Social Vibe!

The committee would still love to hear your ideas on how we can get the social vibe back into the squash club.  We kicked off with a great open tournament in February and it was great that players, members, and their families supported the weekend and the BBQ on Saturday night. Again, we will be looking at hosting more social events alongside our tournaments this year. These events could go a long way to:   a) help fundraise for future improvement to the squash facilities and;  b) most importantly get the social vibe back into the squash club again! So, whilst the committee may have some ideas in mind, please feel free in contacting any of the committee members with any suggestions on potential events you would see yourself participating in.

Submit your suggestions to redbeacsquashclub@gmail.com


2018 Upcoming Events at Red Beach

July 27th-29th    -    Red Beach A2 Tournament

August 24th - 26th    -   Club Champs  


Previous updates below

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The Red Beach Squash Club Open Tournament on 8-11 February 2018 was the best in the history of the club.  We had 88 contestants including 8 A grade players.

The final of the Men’s Open Division was between two Belmont Squash Club members, Gabe Yam (A1) and Sam Sayes (A2).  Watched from a packed gallery these two young players provided a spectacular display of skill and tenacity with Gabe taking the honors in 3 games.

Saturday evening saw over 80 players and guests relaxing in the club’s lounge and enjoying a truly magnificent feast from the spit roast of master chefs Chris Hare, Mike Beacham and Zane MacBeth

So congratulations to Mat Pepper for organising the whole event and to Kevin Robinson for his big contribution to the planning.  Also a huge thanks to all the committee members who helped run the tournament and organised the Saturday feast.

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Newsletter 17 November 2017

Tournaments for next year…

Red Beach Summer Open sponsored by SBS Bank 10-12th February 2018

This year will be hosting our first ever open tournament. Please enter on I-squash or email matt.pepper@sbsbank.co.nz 

This is a great time of year to dust of the racket and work off the summer festivities!!! We need as many club members as possible supporting this tournament. We are also hoping to attract some of the region’s top players therefore if you are unable to play there should be some great games to watch.

There will also be a dinner and party on the Saturday night. We haven’t had a decent get together as a club for some time so even if you are not playing please book the Saturday night in your calendars. Entry will be free for players and $10 for non-players.

Other tournament dates for next year are as follows…

Double Dot Junior Tournament at Red Beach May 6th

Red Beach A2 July 27th-29th

Club Champs  August 24th-26th

Squash Auckland Prizegiving

This year we picked up 2 pennants for winning interclub. Congratulations to our Masters Division 4 and division 11 teams who both won the Autumn Round of interclub!!!

Congratulations to Ashlee Pepper who picked up the award for the most improved Junior Girl in Auckland for 2017!!!. Ashlee improved by 1100 points this season which was more than any other girl in New Zealand. This is the first time for many years that a Red Beach club member has picked up an individual award at the prizegiving.

Aaron Webb was also nominated for the administrator of the year. Unfortunately Aaron had some stiff competition with Sharon from Browns Bay who organised the World Masters games taking the award. Aaron has done a heap of work for our club over the last 10 or more years. He has also been heavily involved the organisation of college squash. A well-deserved nomination!!!

Squash New Zealand Development squads

Congratulations to Anne Leakey and Ashlee Pepper who have both been selected by squash New Zealand in their development squads. For a small club like ours having 2 juniors earning national selection is an amazing achievement.

Auckland top 10 Rankings

Squash Auckland have published their top 10 rankiongs for November and Red Beach Squash Club has 3 juniors listed:  Shevaun Green U17 ranked #8, Ashlee Pepper U15 ranked #4 and Anne Leakey U15 ranked #6.

At the Sept 2017 AGM, the following committee members were appointed:

Red Beach Squash Club Committee 2017

Chairperson:                                     Kevin Robinson

Club Captain:                                    Blair Ashton

Junior Captain:                                 Nigel Leakey

Secretary:                                          TBC

Treasurer:                                          Paul Donald

Membership Manager:                    Nigel Leakey

Tournament Manager:                     Matt Pepper

Club Statistician :                             Aaron Webb

General committee members:       Michael Beacham, Chris Harre, Andrew Schofield, Fraser Williams, Kiria Hayes


Club Championships Sept 2017

Congratulations to all out club champions from the weekend. Open winners Mike Beacham and Ashlee Pepper.   D grade winners John Martin and Charlotte Green.  E grade winners Andrew Schofield and Shevaun Green. Old farts, oops I mean Masters Blair Ashton.  Most improved junior Anne Leakey.  Also service awards to Mike Beacham and of course an Outstanding service to Club award to Matt Pepper for all the amazing work and long hours he has put into our club over the past 15 years or so.