Elzandri van Rensburg – Taking names at the Tswalu National Squash Doubles 2024

A last minute paring of Elzandri, with accomplished and top ranked Alexa Pienaar proved the undoing of previous champs and number one seeds, Alexander Fuller and Cheyna Wood. Targeting the 15 year old Elzandri, was a poor decision when she went toe-to-toe with the previous world number 22, Fuller, and the single- handedly, slotted 5 consecutive winners to take the match away from the astonished SA champions ( and her doubles partner),  with a 2-1 win. Elzandri is from Northerns & a SA Schools player who recently came 3rd in a Singapore tournament After her magical Tswalu debut, Elzandri had Continue Reading

Why do Squash Players need safety glasses?

Why do we need safety glasses ? – By Shelly Manning Because squash is the only sport in the world where we play with 2 blunt objects (racquets) and a speeding missile, within a confined space of 4 walls. Every other racquet sport, you hit towards the opposite side of the court where your opponent is, and you can see them all the time. Our sport is like physical chess where you can manoeuvre the ball and your fellow player to all 4 corners of the court, and hopefully keep them behind you! For this reason, all the rules of Continue Reading

Outdoor Squash in South Africa

A great piece by Tshepo Molefe The few early stories about what is known as squash today indicate that in the early 1800 the ball was hit against any available wall in the front. The history of squash on WSF indicates that squash started with one wall in the front. Then side walls were introduced as players wanted to use whatever space that was available. Initially it was played in the outdoors of schools like Harrow and prisons like Fleet Prison and Kings Bench Prison. With the popularity of the game it evolved and was played in a three wall Continue Reading

2024 Player Information

2024 Player Information Welcome to squash 2024.  The season runs from September and finishes with IPT’s in June.  Below are all the details of the upcoming season. Tournaments  JJS will host the following tournaments at a cost of R380 each. To add the tournament to your calendar, click on the link. These tournaments are open to all age groups. This day is aimed at U11 and U13 players but any beginner player is welcome. All players need to be paid up members of Squash SA to play in tournaments.  Membership to Squash SA is done through SportyHQ at a cost of R250 per Continue Reading

Joburg Junior Squash AGM and Prizegiving

It is once again time for our annual prize giving and AGM.  AGM PRIZE GIVING The annual prize giving will take place immediately after the meeting.  Certificates will be handed out to all school league winners and runners up as well as all IPT players. Last year was really badly supported and we encourage players to come along this year.  It is open to all players, not only prize winners.

Upcomming Joburg Junior Squash Events

Just a reminder of the upcoming Joburg Junior Squash events. The Fun Tournament is taking place next month, the details of which are: Date:                   09th September Venue:                St Stithians Squash Centre Time:                    8.30 – 12.30 Cost:                    R150 per player Bank Details:      ABSA 9070751024 Age groups:        U11 and U13 Closing Date:      1st September This is a great tournament for young players, so we encourage as many players as possible to enter.  Bring your friends along (even friends who have never played squash) and come and have fun on the courts. To enter, please click here. To this to your calendar, click Continue Reading