Level 3 Regulations

Reminder that under the current Level 3 regulations, clubs are to please advise their members that only LEAGUE members may play under these rules, NO SOCIAL players allowed. Only approved paid up players and clubs. Maximum of 2 players on a court at a time – NO DOUBLES. Players are asked to kindly Play and Go.

Message from Squash South Africa

Message from Squash South Africa

Best wishes for 2021 to each of you and your families. May you stay safe and healthy.

At the Annual Convention of Squash South Africa held on 24th October 2020 at the Johannesburg Country Club, it was agreed by the provincial delegates present that the Individual Registration Fee for 2021 would be increased to R150-00. (It was noted that since 2015 there had been no increase).

The date for registration has been moved to 31st March of 2021 which means that your registration for 2020 is valid until 31st March 2021.

Please note that if you had not registered in 2020 and wish to play in a tournament or league prior to the 31st March 2021, you will need to pay the R120-00 for 2020 and then pay the R150-00 for the 2021 registration.

On behalf of Squash South Africa I wish you a happy and enjoyable 2021 season.

Liz Addison

National Director Squash South Africa

COVID-19: Squash Update

Please see the notice from Paul Vermaak, our Covid Officer, below. It is really important that we still observe all the protocols, which are still in place.
STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY.
As we all slow down, and take time to review the year, Squash South Africa, request that with the steadily increasing COVID positive numbers, that you be safe, take responsibility for your own health, and that of those around you. We further echo the President, in his family meeting last night, when we do want to see you all safely back and healthy next year (this won’t be the last Christmas for our players, friends and family).
The current National State of Disaster, remains at Level 1. To that end, we remind you that the following criteria remain in place for all squash (this includes returning to Squash in the New Year).
All COVID Protocols Remain in place
Screening on entry remains mandatory (clubs to keep these records for 6 months),
Total Numbers in a venue, are limited to 50% of capacity, or a maximum of 100 persons (which ever is smaller),
Masks are to be worn at all times (excluding whilst playing your match),
Sanitizer is still required in the club (provided by the club),
Social distancing rules, remain in place
Regular cleaning protocols for the clubs/ facility to remain in place,
Curfews are 10pm to 4am (staff can then cash-up and clean, etc, to make sure they’re home by 11pm).
Food (hot and cold), may still be sold according to Food & Beverage criteria, and
The sale of liquor is strictly governed by the terms of the facilities liquor license.
Breaching any of these rules, will result in the license being revoked.
Should you exhibit any of the symptoms, please self-isolate immediately, and if they worsen, seek medical guidance),
Failure to adhere to any of the above, may result in a fine and/or a prison sentence of up to 6 months.
ALL Facilities throughout the country may only operate if it has been authorised by Squash SA, to do so (the full list of approved clubs is on our website (Club’s Approval Status). Your club may be listed, but this does not mean it’s approved (check the last column)
All provinces and clubs are requested to ensure this criteria is met
All players taking part in squash activities are required to be paid up members of Squash SA (Player Registration, on SportyHQ). Your expiry of your 2019 registration, has been extended to April 2021.
SCHOOLS: as governed by the department of Basic Education (dBE), are required to have either:
Written approval for squash to commence from the dBE (specifically mentioning squash), or
Written approval from Squash SA, per the standard Squash SA club approval process
All the best, stay safe and see you in the New Year.

Assore/Balwin Joburg Open 2020


Assore/Balwin Joburg Open 2020
MEN  A
1 Kelvin Ndlovu
2 Dewald van Niekerk
3 Sipho Ncube
4 Joshua van der Wath
5 Ruan Olivier
6 Makho Ntuli
7 Jonty Matthys
8 Kundanji Kalengo
9 John Kuhn
10 Kyle Maree
LADIES A
1 Teagan Roux
2 Keschia Scorgie
3 Jennifer Preece
4 Angie Clifton-Parks
5 Kimberley McDonald
6 Makgosi Peloakgosi
7 Helena Coetzee
8 Bongi Seroto
9 Amy Farrell
10 Nadia Ramchandra

 

Chairman’s Letter 2020

Chairman’s Report – Joburg Squash AGM 2020
I would like to welcome the club representatives to the 2020 AGM. Today we step back and reflect on the squash year and the services that we provided on behalf of you the members.
The 2020 COVID year has been a terrible year for South African sport and South Africa at large. We have had to deal with the loss of game events but also the loss of loved ones.
I joined Gauteng Squash back in 2007 and have been honoured to develop with a team dedicated to providing a service to its membership. With Angie at the helm of school squash and Paul at Gauteng masters squash we will continue to develop our relationships.
I need to mention the successfully managed service to our squash members such as the:
• Efficient administration – Jeannie and Sharon
• Sound budget and finances – Roland
• Regular and effective committee meetings – the committee
• Firm relations with the schools committee – Angie
• On-going development of the game into disadvantaged areas such as SOWETO and Braamfontein and successful mass participation programmes and coaching – Glenn
• Our flagship development programme – Egoli Squash
• Well run tournaments – Our clubs and committee
• Triumphant Jarvis Kaplan teams – Devon and his team
• Coaching programmes – Dikana
• A tradition of history and recognition of our provincial players through the awarding of colours ceremony – the committee / JK committee / Schools committee
• Communication through our administrative office and web site – Jeannie and Glenn
• League planning, management, record keeping – John
These above points are some of the services that we provide from the membership fees that members pay every year.
Successes for 2020
1. Egoli representation in schools’ teams and Jarvis / Kaplan squads
2. Jarvis / Kaplan wins and performances – Men’s A winners 2020
3. Egoli community programmes and in 2020 the COVID food packs programme
There are many challenges that we still face but now I can finally state that that is the responsibility of the new committee. Thank you to those who participated in and congratulations to those who succeeded in winning the various leagues and tournaments – juniors, masters and seniors. I would like to thank the committee members for their sterling work in the past and for their contribution to the organisation over the many years.
Thank you also to:
• Our sponsors for their continued support and
• Club chairmen and chairwomen who ensure that their clubs survive and grow
• Squash SA for their support and funding
I now bid you farewell after 13 years of service, all the best, its been one hell of a squash match.
Adieu
Barry Hendricks – Chairman – Joburg Squash

Assore/Balwin JHB Open PSA Satellite

Assore/Balwin JHB Open PSA Satellite
As 2020 draws to a close we bring you the last PSA Satellite event of the year, from 26th to 29th November. This event is open to all players of varying standards as we will be hosting various sections. All COVID precautions will be in place and the event will be held at Parkview Squash Centre.
Entries close: 21st November 2020
To enter please click here: https://www.sportyhq.com/tournament/view/ASSORE-BALWIN-JOBURG-OPEN-SQUASH-CHAMPIONSHIPS

FINAL JOBURG SQUASH BLITZ LEAGUE POSITIONS 2020

Well done to all players for participating in Joburg Squash Blitz league. Congrats to all of you playing during this difficult time. Thank you for your support and dedication, we really appreciate it.
The following are the final blitz league results for 2020. I will send your certificates shortly, please print them if you wish to do so.
FINAL JOBURG SQUASH BLITZ LEAGUE POSITIONS 2020
MENS 1st LGE
Winner
Randburg RB01
Runner-up
Parkview PV01
MENS Reserve LGE
Winner
Randburg RB02
Runner-up
Parkview PV03
MENS 2nd/3rd LGE
Winner
Bryanston BS02
Runner-up
Western Rackets WR02
MENS 4th/5th LGE
Winner
Western Rackets WR03
Runner-up
Jeppe JQ01
MENS 6th/7th LGE
Winner
Chamber CE04
Runner-up
Modderfontein MD05
MENS 8th/9th LGE
Winner
Wanderers WN05
Runner-up
Bryanston BS04

Joburg Squash AGM: 26 November 2020

Joburg Squash AGM
Date: 26 November 2020
Time: 18h00
Venue: Zoom Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the 28th AGM will take place via a Zoom meeting on the 26th November 2020 at 18h00. Please make sure that someone from your club represents you.
Barry Hendricks who has been our amazing chairman for 12 years is retiring, so this portfolio will be open. If you know of someone who would be interested please nominate them.
Any other nominations for members to join our committee are most welcome.
Thank you for your continued support through this very different year!
Agenda: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TS_QpG4BdUjAEq687_ZtaFS3BjWrrRvg/view?usp=sharing
Join Zoom Meeting
https://isometrix.zoom.us/j/98176167865?pwd=ajZDVkdEd0dvU2hxMSt3UU9mQ0ZHQT09
Meeting ID: 981 7616 7865
Passcode: 996560
Find your local number: https://isometrix.zoom.us/u/ad55EUY1NH

2020 GPCE PSA Closed Satellite

2020 GPCE PSA Closed Satellite
Starts: Thu, Nov 12th 2020
Ends: Sun, Nov 15th 2020
Deadline: Sat, Nov 7th 2020 11:45pm
Venue: Parkview Squash Centre
Details: This tournament is part of the PSA Closed Satellite series. Points are awarded to the top 16 men and women count towards world ranking for PSA members. Prize money is US$750 for men and US$750 for women.
The PSA section draws may be limited to 16 players but playoff rounds may be necessary. This section will be on a knockout system with the relevant Plates
For the Lower League sections there must be a minimum of 8 players to constitute a section. The division of sections may be adjusted to suit the entries received. The tournament will be played using the Swiss Pairing format.
Enter online: https://www.sportyhq.com/tournament/view/7280?e=a91e2531475e6f8833d5d5f16f369361&t=1604458519&teu=5f9f75174e91f4.86959444