It's official: squash leaves tennis, cycling, running and rowing for dead when it comes to burning calories. And you never have to worry about the weather. To top it off, we have some of the best squash courts in all of Auckland.
The first thing to do is show up at Club Night (each Thursday from 6.30pm) for some social squash with other Club members. A grading can be arranged from our Squash VP George Crosby if you want to compete in interlcub or tournaments. Contact George at squashVP@hernebayrackets.co.nz.
Once you've got a grading you're ready to play interclub, the home and away team's event played one night a week. Home teams always put on the after-match spread, so although it's competitive, interclub's fairly social too.
Sure, as long as you play them outside peak hours (4pm - 8pm) and remember to pay the visitor's fee of $20 . After 3 visits you should probably start dropping a few hints about becoming a member too.
Fill in one of the visitor's fee envelopes outside the club office, stick in $20 for every 45 mins played, then leave it at the bar or slip it under the door of the Club office. Payment can be made by EFTPOS at the bar when open.
You should be able to find a spare court most of the time. But the courts do get booked for tournaments, interclub and juniors. So check the notice board at the club as well as the calendar of events . Better still make a booking on the court booking system.
The squash lights are operated on a panel to the right of the Pro Shop. You'll need two members' swipe cards to turn them on during peak hours (4pm - 8pm). Off-peak, you only need one member's swipe card plus the swipe card on the chain to the left.
As with most sports, squash can be damn frustrating if you're constantly making unforced errors. Grab a few tips on technique, ring craft and more from our resident professionals, and chances are you'll enjoy your squash a whole lot more. Details below.
Our coach Jarrod van Driel has many programmes and opportunities on offer for all ages and levels of junior squash players. This includes programmes such as Afterschool Programmes, Junior Interclub Coaching, Fitness Programmes, Academy Programme, Individual Coaching Programmes, and many more.
Jarrod van Driel was awarded as the Squash New Zealand Coach of the Year in 2017, and the Squash Auckland Coach of the Year in 2016. In 2013 he was awarded Squash New Zealand New Coach of the Year in 2013, and was a finalist of the Squash New Zealand Club & School Coach of the Year in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Jarrod is an experienced and qualified squash coach, with over 15 Squash New Zealand Coaching Qualifications. Jarrod has coached many players who have ranked top in NZ and Auckland for points improvement, with players improving over 1900 points in under one year. He has also coached many players that have ranked highly in NZ and Auckland, as well as having coached two Superchamps teams to national victories.
|1 x 1 hr||$60||$60 + $20 court hire|
For details on weekly, quarterly, and annual packagesclick here.
|1 x 1 hr||$59.00||$59 + $20 court hire|
This is a great starting point for both new and experienced players to ensure you can be confident of the rules.
All players competing in competitive play such as interclub and tournaments are expected to have completed and passed the exam.
The exam consists of 50 multi-choice questions and can be fully completed online through the Squash NZ website. The Club Referee qualification is valid for two years from the time of completion. Both players and non-players are able to complete the exam.
Link to online Club Referee Exam - Click here
List of current qualified Club Referees - Click here
A great video library to help you with your refereeing - Click here
Peter Cross goes to meet our new, well newish Squash VP
The reaction to the announcement that George Crosby was taking over as squash vice president was mixed. There was muted euphoria from those of us who knew and liked him on one side and a baffled ‘Why are you guys so pleased?’ from members who didn’t.
All court bookings are now displayed in our Online Squash Court Booking system. Please click on the link on the right hand side of this page to go to the bookings site.
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