Fellow Squash Players,
Joburg Squash 2021
Joburg Squash would like to welcome you all back on the squash court in 2021 during these tough Covid-19 times. The Joburg Squash Committee met last night and we are all eager to get league up and running ASAP. We are planning to start league towards the end of March/ beginning of April. However, before we make any solid commitments we wait for our President’s next speech in the middle of February 2021. We will do our best to allow for the Lockdown restrictions when scheduling the squash fixtures. Please start canvassing your players to see who is available to play in the league in 2021. We are also thinking about starting a Joburg Squash Doubles League. Please let us know if your club would be interested in entering a team or teams into the league.
In 2021 all players participating in Joburg Squash League or Joburg Squash Tournaments must be registered with Squash South Africa. All information regarding Joburg Squash can be found on the following Social Media Platforms:
WhatsApp Squash Updates: Message 073 791-2851 to join
Your Joburg Squash Committee servicing squash in and around Johannesburg.
Cell: O73 791-2851
Work: O86 010-4445
Cell: 079 528-4441
Work: O11 886-1740
Jarvis / Kaplan Cup & Tournaments
Cell: 082 372-1265
Cell: 073 791-2851
Squash South Africa has worked incredibly hard to enable us all to be able to play squash again and I urge you all to follow the Squash SA Covid-19 Return to Play Squash Regulations which can be found on their website: https://www.squashsa.co.za/
To that end, and for clarity, please take note of the following:
Announcement | Return to Level 3* Lockdown
Current Permitted Activities
League play is permitted, pending sanction and approval by the provincial body in your area (please note, the local hotspot conditions, and enacted Risk Assessments, by your committees may mean that no league (or variations, thereof are permitted). Please follow up with your Provincial Body.
Tournaments are permitted with a maximum of 50 persons or less (including staff) in a venue, assuming all players are registered with Squash SA (SportyHQ, register here), AND the club is approved to open under Level 3, or higher – you can check this list to see if your club is approved www.squashsa.co.za/covid-19/clubs/.
Club leagues, closed leagues, etc are permitted, pending the club only operates at 50% capacity, or a max of 50ppl, at any given time.
Doubles is permitted, although we strongly caution against this, owing to the obvious higher risk to the individuals.
As above, your Province/ Club may disallow doubles, based on the current risks in your area.
The onus is on you, to check with that body, before playing.
Criteria to continue play/ training and coaching
ALL Players and Coaches need to be:
Registered with their respective club AND province (including being in good standing).
Registered with Squash South Africa (SportyHQ), up to and including this year 31 March 2021 (R120pp), thereafter R150 pp. Please check if you’re registered. You can click through from the Squash SA website, main page. Look for the Player Registration button on the main page/ banner.
Masks must be worn at all times, if you show any symptoms of COVID, seek medical advice, and avoid the clubs for 10 days, or as advised by a medical practitioner.
A full register must be completed accurately on entering the club, with temperature checks, etc.
All Venues need to:
Make sure all hygiene protocols are being followed, and the facilities are being cleaned.
Access controls are used (screening and registers), to ensure only members and/or authorised persons enter AND can be traced.
Sanitizer is available at all times, for persons entering and using the venue.
Player bookings have to be used, and no “hanging around” at the club, before or after your games.
Bar/ Restaurants can only operate per their regulated permissions
Change rooms are not permitted to open
Toilets, only in the case of an emergency
Curfews, as per national criteria (9 pm to 5 am)
Play is voluntary, and it remains your responsibility to be safe and compliant with all National and Local rules and regulations.
Please do not hesitate to contact the committee should you need any further information.
I look forward to seeing you all on the squash court.
Joburg Squash Chairman