Mixed fortunes for Team SA

Women’s World Team  Squash Championships

Nimes, France

In their first two matches in the pool event of The Women’s World Squash Team Championships being played in Nimes, France,  South Africa, seeded 14th met with mixed fortunes.

South Africa , captained by Siyoli Waters, had little difficulty in disposing of 26th seeds, Spain 3-0. Waters dropped only 14 points against the Spanish number 1, Marina de Juan winning through in straight games. New cap, Senade Haupt , a Tukkies student accounted for Christina Gomez also in straight games, while second string Milnay Louw dropped the first game against Xisela Aranda before regaining composure and winning the next three games.

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Tucker out of World Champs

Cheyna Tucker, who has jumped 20 places in the past 2 months on the world rankings, was 2 games all and 9 points all against England’s Victoria Bell on Saturday in the semi-finals of the Mackay Open in Australia when she seems to have torn her Achilles tendon. She is on her way back to South Africa for a final diagnosis. Tucker  has reached three consecutive semi-finals in 3 weekends.

Her place in the team will be taken by the non-travelling reserve Senade Haupt, a Tukkies student.

Liz Addison

Senade Haupt

392 play in Masters Doubles IPT

The biggest doubles tournament in South Africa – The SA Masters Interprovincial Doubles championships – will be hosted by Easterns Squash this weekend at various venues – Boksburg Squash Club, Benoni Country Club, Benoni Lake, Sunward Park, Kempton Park Country Club and Kempton Park Squash Club.

Former national players Craig van der Wath and Angie Clifton Parks (Easterns)  top the Continue reading

SA team to the Squash Women’s World Team Championships

Nimes, France, 12th– 17th November 2012

Siyoli Waters, presently ranked 48 in the world, will captain the South Africa women’s squash team at the World Team championships to be played in Nimes, France from 12th-17th November 2012.

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Inclusion of Squash in the World Masters Games 2013

Andrew Shelley, Chief Executive of World Squash was delighted to report that squash is now a confirmed sport for the World Masters Games which is taking place in Torino (Turin), Italy, 2 – 11 August 2013.

Any Masters players who may be interested in participating can find full details at the Torino 2013 World Masters Games website.

World Squash Day on Saturday 20 October

World Squash Day takes place on Saturday 20 October this year and presents us with a great opportunity to show the IOC that the whole squash family is totally behind our bid for a place in the Olympics, and that we are a truly worldwide sport.

The centrepiece is the World Squash Day Challenge, a squash event that every club and centre globally can be part of. It will not only support the bid, but it will also be fun and Continue reading