KHANDALLAH SQUASH – SUMMER NEWS AND EVENTS

Welcome to 2021 – May it be everything you hope for, and more.  Thanks for continuing to keep yourselves safe at the club with contact tracking, hygiene practices and being kind to your fellow members/community.

We have a cracking year planned for the Club, and hope to see as many of you as possible on the courts, in the club, and encouraging squash fun/fitness with friends and family.

Keeping up-to-date

New WebsiteCheck it out – you’ll find a new look page for senior and junior squash, plus a calendar of events/tournaments as these are finalised (details further down this email). 

Facebook – like and follow our page for up-to-date information from Squash Wellington/NZ and club events.

Events – coaching, squads, fitness, innerclub and more

Women’s Circuit Fitness Training – Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm

After a few years’ hiatus, it’s back.  Women’s Circuit Fitness Training is on court 4 until end February.  Open to members (no cost), this is a chance to work out at your own pace, with bodyweight exercises for strength and fitness.  Bring a towel, water, and a smile.  Thanks to Jeanne Yells for leading this, and all welcome for a refreshment in the bar afterward.  Join the Women’s Circuit Training whatsapp group for support, and laughs.  Email kath.greenhough@gmail.com

Club Nights – Tuesdays and Thursdays – 7.30-9.30pm – all welcome

Nick Mita Summer Fitness – Wednesdays 7-8pm there’s still ~6 weeks left of this program to have you ready to lunge around the court and improve your play and recovery – 2021 is the year of the Ox and no injuries! Contact Nick at mitasquash@gmail.com to book and arrange payment. Get in!

Matt Green Squads – join the squad for fun, fitness, footwork, coached drills and match play.

  • Women: every 2nd Monday from 1st Feb – 7.30-8.30pm, $20pp (ongoing)
  • Men: every 2nd Monday from 1st Feb 8.30-9.30pm $20pp (ongoing)

Squads not your thing?  See the posters for details on private coaching with Matt.  Contact him at mattgreensquash@gmail.com .  Ask about joining the respective whatsapp groups for updates, support and getting to know your club members.

Innerclubsave the date – Thurs 18th Feb-Thurs 25th March 2021 – entries are open, watch the website/facebook for details.  Be ready for fun, frivolity, teamwork and match play with your fellow members (entry fee for members and guests tba).

Interclub

  • Autumn Interclub entries close 26th Feb, with games from 9/10 March until 13/14 April
  • Winter Interclub – entries close 30th April, with games from 11/12 May until 20/21 July and finals 10th August.
  • Divisions include Men’s/Mixed Open on Tuesday’s, Women’s Open and Masters on Wednesday

TOURNAMENTS AT KTSC IN 2021

After a cracking 2020 [eventually], that saw KTSC host the Wellington District Open, Women’s 800 Series Final/Prizegiving, Autumn Junior 900, Summer Junior 900 and the first Women’s Xmas Mingle & Jingle event, we have even more to be excited about in 2021:

  • Autumn Junior 900 series (May)
  • Wellington District Open 2021, inc Khandallah Open (June)
  • Khandallah Masters 2021 (July)
  • Women’s 800 Series Final/Prizegiving (August)
  • Khandallah Club Champs (~Sept, tbc)

Tournaments take significant volunteer power – from fundraising/sponsorship, creating the draws, TC/kitchen and general hands on.  Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers, please be sure to answer our call again this year to put on these great events.  The working bee list of jobs is underway, and many hands make light work.  You have to agree the club looks amazing after a good tidy up.

Are there any tradies out there that would be able to help the club with repairs/maintenance from time to time please?  Get in touch if you’d be happy to give us quotes for work that needs doing – builders, electricians, plumbers.

We’ll also be looking for sponsors for the big events on our calendar this year – the Wellington District Open and Masters in particular.  If you have a business/employer you’d like to showcase, get in touch with kath.greenhough@gmail.com – we have a range of options to be involved and put your organisation name in front of the whole District.

Other tournies of note is the NZ Senior Nationals at Hutt City, June 25-27th; and the NZ Masters at Tawa/Mana, Oct 15th-18th – plenty to get your teeth into in 2021!

KTSC clothing coming soon..

Look out for the chance to grab a KTSC hoodie or polo and rock the club brand on the courts. Watch this space

Stay well,

Jason Samuel (Club Captain), and the KTSC Squash Committee

Squash Innerclub – Autumn 2021

Our Autumn edition of Squash Innerclub is going to start on Thursday the 18th February and go through until 25th March.

Thursday 11th February will be an open evening. To catchup with your fellow members and to make new members and non-members welcome and play a bit of squash.

This is a social squash event that runs for 6 weeks on Thursday nights. You enter as an individual player, but we arrange everyone into teams – and each week you get to play someone of a similar level from another team. All games are held at the Khandallah courts, as this is an in-house competition.

This is a fun event, and is a great way to meet other players and get some regular games. We also open this up to non-members too, so if you have friends who would like to give squash a go for a few weeks then encourage them to enter too.

Entry fee is $10 for members and $30 for non-members. Please enter using the Survey Monkey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PWH35KR

Each week there’s a supper, quiz and prize giving, as well as a few extra team activities.

Entries close on Thursday 4th February.

Cheers 

Tracy, Andrew, Richard &  Jason 
Innerclub Organisers 

COVID 19 – Level 1

A superb effort from everyone means we are now at Level 1. Yeah! We can relax the requirements a bit more.

From today, seating in the lounge is back to normal, the sauna is open again, the water cooler and table tennis table are available for use.

But:
* if you are unwell, please do not come to the club, stay home.
* continue to observe hand washing and hygiene practice.
* we have a QR code for contact tracing for those who wish to use it. From now on it is up
to individuals to track their own movements.

https://ktscnz.wordpress.com/2020/06/22/covid-19-level-1/(opens in a new tab)

Please also note that visitors to the club MUST continue to sign the visitors book and pay the visitors fee ($10) to use our facilities. Visitors using the bar area must also sign the bar visitor book. This is a condition of our alcohol license.

Pat yourselves on the back, grab your racquet and go for it.