Welcome to Squash Eastern.

We hope you enjoy our new website.  Please feel free to comment and give me feedback and suggestions.  We look forward to your input in the future – photos, posters, news – just keep it coming, please.

Squash Eastern’s purpose is to lead, develop and promote squash in the Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne Region, and to work with the clubs to deliver and grow the game at all levels.

Squash New Zealand are coming to Napier on Thursday 15th March.

Come along to HBLT from 6.30pm and have your say:

What is the biggest challenge your club is facing?
Who is the target audience of your club?
What do you want to know about Squash New Zealand?

Click on this link for more details.

Eastern Poster – roadshow

Please take some time out and complete this survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3THZS5L


Junior Academy student come up trumps again


Wow it still hasn’t fully sunk in yet that yesterday I was able to obtain the Oceania Junior Championships U17s trophy 🏆🤩Going through the quarters and semis winning in 3, then playing the finals in 35+ heat is was extremely challenging, but the prize at the end of the hard work was well work it 💫 Thanks to everyone at home that was supporting me, watching the live stream on my dads fb page and for all your kind words of encouragement!! I have to thank the New Zealand coaches Robbie and Nick for their support throughout the week. And also the NZ managers Barry, Ange and Robynne for looking after me and the rest of the NZ team, (supplying mean as feeds). Like to thank my sponsors Technifibre and Havelock North Focus Health Physiotherapy for their support leading upto this tournament and everything else they have done for me.

And last but definitely not least I’d like to thanks my parents for the support, encouragement, love, and commitment they have for me 💞Thanks Dad for the coaching in between sets, and thanks Mum for the cold cloths you draped over me each set, because without those I would have possibly passed out in that heat 🔥😂 A huge congratulations to everyone that won a title, especially the New Zealanders. New Zealand believe it or not is bringing home ATLEAST half of the titles 💪🏽🇳🇿 But now it’s time for the Trans Tasman against Aussie, and then I’m off to the Gold Coast for the Australian Junior Open 👍🏽Wish me luck!


National Rankings – October 2017

Congratulations to the following who have achieved top rankings on the final lists in 2017:


Under 13 Boys
No 15 Mikarore Joyce
Under 15 Girls –
No 2 Jena Gregory
No 11 Ariata Kutia
No 15 Rakairoa Joyce
Under 17 Girls
No 3 Winona-Jo Joyce
No 13 Ally Harding
Under 17 Boys
No 2 Willz Donnelly
Under 19 Girls
No 4 Rhiarne Taiapa
No 9 Rosemary Mair
No 16 Jess Dean


Men –
No 13 Cameron Jamieson
Women – 
No 15 Winona-Jo Joyce
No 16 Rhiarne Taiapa


35+ Women – 
No 7 Tania Tatana-Walker
No 13 Puti Ferguson
40+ Women – 
No 13 Mel Goodchild


A reminder that any players involved in National teams events each year much sit and pass their
Club Referee Exam, click on the following link:

If you do not pass this exam, which is valid for 2 years, your results will not be counted for your team.  
The events affected are:

Senior Nationals 
Superchamps Nationals 
Junior Nationals 

Advice – whether or not you will playing for a team, why not take the exam anyway.  A great help with your marking and refereeing skills for interclub and tournaments in general.

Our Clubs

Gisborne High School Old Boys Squash Club
Hastings Tennis & Squash Club
Havelock North Squash Club
Hawke’s Bay Lawn Tennis & Squash Club
Hawke’s Bay Squash Rackets Club
Surf City Squash Club, Gisborne
Waipukurau Lawn Tennis & Squash Club

Become a member

Click a Club link above or contact the Squash Eastern Administrator, Jacquie Sutherland:
021 802 883


Interesting facts

Which sports provide the best exercise to long life revealed –

Regularly playing squash could help stave off death the longest, a new study suggests.

Scientists have narrowed down the sports and types of exercise that are linked to significantly lower odds of dying before those who do not do those activities.

Racket sports, swimming, aerobics and cycling seem to be the best for prolonging life, the research concluded.

Meanwhile, those who partake in swimming, aerobics and racket sports such as squash, badminton and tennis, also have a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases such as strokes.

The study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, examined information on more than 80,000 adults across England and Scotland who took part in national health surveys between 1994 and 2008.

For the full article, click here


Book a court online

Club members and visitors can book a courts online using Pay2Play, an online booking, payment and access system where you can book a court for a game at your convenience. Simple instructions are given on the site. 

This facility is available at Havelock North Squash Club and Hawke’s Bay Lawn Tennis & Squash Club.

Visit www.pay2play.co.nz