Wellington & Khandallah Open Squash Tournament 2021

Taking place 18- 20 June 2021. We have 140 entries!

  • Dinner on Saturday night is sponsored by Khandallah New World. 
  • A variety of food will be available to purchase from the kitchen on Friday Night and throughout the weekend. Thank you Domino’s Khandallah!
  • Bar will be open from 5pm Friday and midday on Saturday and Sunday for alcoholic purchases, all times for non-alcoholic purchases.
  • Come and support the players!
  • Palliser Wine tasting from 5.30pm -6.30pm Saturday!
  • Thank you to our sponsors – Pilates by Design, Domino’s Khandallah, Wildfire Restaurant, Skillsoft, Mitre 10 Crofton Downs, Pelorus Trust, The Window Man and Twigland Garden Centre for making this happen!

CPR and Defibrillator training

KTSC is hosting free CPR and defibrillator training from Wellington Free Ambulance.

When: Monday 28th June at 7.15pm – 8.45pm.

Length: 1.5 hours.

Purpose: to find out what to do in the first 10 minutes after an incident and before the ambulance comes.
Also how to use the Defibrillator.

Where: Clubroom upstairs. We require a minimum of 5 people and maximum of 30.

RSVP: Please let Felicity know if you wish to attend by emailing ktscnz@outlook.com

Note: Please no parking in the Club Managers car spot during this time as this will be reserved for Wellington Free Ambulance.

COVID 19 – Level 1

Wellington is now at Level 1 (as at 6am Sunday 7th March). As a reminder of the full guidelines under this level, please refer to this link below.


For KTSC we are back to normal, 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.

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.

Kia Kaha

2021 KTSC Junior Tennis Club Champs – Entries Open Now!

After missing 2020 due to Covid, the club champs are back for 2021, and registrations are now open. All key details follow.


  • You can register here.
  • To register, your child will need an account on  https://tnz.tournamentsoftware.com/. If your child is not already registered, they will need to do so.
  • As part of the registration process, a value for ‘Member ID’ will be required. For the ‘Member ID’, use the ‘Code’ field linked to your child’s tennis record at GradingList (tennis.org.nz) .  (e.g. will start with ‘WNKH…’, and include your child’s initials)


  • Open to all KTSC junior members including those playing junior and senior interclub with the exception of Premier Tennis.
  • Also open to non-KTSC members playing for a Junior Khandallah Interclub Team in 2020/21..
  • Juniors who have played Premier Tennis are ineligible (please enter the Senior Club Champs instead !)


  • Registrations close Sunday 14 March
  • Tournament is Saturday 27 March
  • Friday 26 March (evening) – will be used if entries received exceed our ability to complete the event on the Saturday
  • Sunday 28 March –  will be used as the rain delay.

Other details

  • Cost (payable on the day): $5 singles / $10 singles and doubles
  • Catering – all entrants are requested to bring a plate
  • Draws – final draws will depend on the number of entries / event.
  • Matches – all entrants will be scheduled to play a minimum of 3 singles and one doubles.

Any questions / queries – contact Jimmy Kemp  – jimmywkemp@gmail.com / 021 100 8381


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).


  • 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


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

Midweek Tennis

Summer season January to April 2020

Come and play midweek Tennis. The summer season has just begun. It runs from now until Thursday 9 April with play every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am. Special dates to note are:
10 February: Ladies interclub starts
14 February: Mixed interclub starts
20 February (or 27 Feb if wet): Tui McLauchlan Trophy
3 March (or 10 March if wet): Faye Gates Plate
19 March (or 26 March if wet): Dianna Wishart Tournament
2 April: Prizegiving