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.

2020 Eastern Junior Teams
Back John Cornforth (Coach), Geordie Calder, Jack Cornforth, Blake Knox, Josh Cornforth, Isaac Pilcher, Ryan Millar.
Front Jena Gregory, Ruby Hinton, Rakairoa Joyce, Zara Evans, Kiera Thompson, Winona-Jo Joyce (Coach)
The team will be running a quiz night 3rd Sept & a couple of fun one day tournaments including a doubles tournament 27/9/20 so please support us.

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.

A huge congratulations to the Napier Girls High School team who, last weekend, took our the NZ Secondary Schools competition.

The team coached by Mike Willis consisted of:Jess Dean, Sam Harding, Ally Harding, Sara Dooney, Libby Dean

Congratulations, to Winona-Jo Joyce & Jess Dean to being selected for the Senior NZ Girls Team and

Jena Gregory for the Junior NZ Girls team

WIllz Donnelly for the Senior NZ Boys team, as Captain.

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