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Squash HQ is now available for all to book and access online - come down to have a hit!

Courts start from $10's for a 30 minute booking per court. Squash HQ is situated at 8 Takaro Avenue, Sockburn, the venue has 4 squash courts, changing rooms and parking. Rackets and balls are available on request.  Click on the book now button above or register now at, down load the app and get playing. For further information contact Vaughan Utteridge on 0275 521281

Ella & DiLocal Champions Creating Opportunities For Children Through Squash

Di and Ella are local champions creating opportunities for young people in schools through squash.

"It's always so rewarding to see children laughing and enjoying the sessions."


hoodieSquash Canterbury Team Wear

We are pleased to inform you that Squash Canterbury (in partnership with BLK) is providing players with the opportunity to purchase Squash Canterbury Team Wear

We currently are taking orders. Orders need to be placed by 9am Monday 1st July

Canterbury Senior Team Coach Vacancy

The Squash Canterbury board wish to appoint a Coach for the Canterbury Men’s and Women’s Senior Teams for NZ Senior National Inter- District Team Championships – Christchurch Squash Club 30th August – 1st September.

The total hours will be 1.5 hours per week for the six weeks prior to the Nationals; starting the w/c 24-7-18 and taking place at the NEW Christchurch Squash Club. The successfully coach will be paid, and the coach may be required for the Nationals.


Round 7 Men's Open Interclub - results

If your reading this then you have your priorities right, that or you’re sick of turning on the TV and finding cricket live, replays or highlights. None the less Week 7 of Heller’s Autumn Interclub Men’s Open  was much more interesting than any game at the Cricket World Cup. With the last round of round robin at Squashways the low roof and warm conditions proved ideal for fast paced, attacking squash that would’ve made anyone sweat. Here’s a summary of what happened.

Canterbury Junior_SOCIAL TILE_opt2019 Canterbury Junior Age Groups 

Greymouth attracted credible entries for the 2019 Canterbury Junior Age Groups Tournament, no doubt helped by their excellent track record of event organisation and hospitality. Of 33 players, 10 were West Coast origin, 3 from Marlborough and the balance from Christchurch. There was a notable turnout of six CBHS boys.

Squash Canterbury would like to say a massive thank you to Brendan Giles, the Tournament Director and the Greymouth Squash Club and committee members for doing an amazing job in hosting the tournament. We would also like to thank Tim Preston for the awesome write up and Jo Clark and Paul Growcott for their help behind the scenes.


Round 6 Men's Open Interclub - results

Their were upsets this week as some weak teams did well and some  strong teams struggled. It was most likely the last ever Men’s Open Interclub matches at the Chester St. East Christchurch club which obviously gave a lift to the two home teams as they took full points each from the round.

Round 5 Men’s Open Interclub – results

Week 5 of the Hellers Autumn Men’s Open Squash Interclub was taken to Burnside. Whilst it may have been Burnside’s hunting ground, Football club was in hot form this week as both their teams came away with wins and Burnside was left icing two losses. 

Check out the lastest copy of our Newsletter


Canterbury Open_SOCIAL TILE_optCanterbury Open - Canterbury's prestigious event!

The 2019 Canterbury Open will take place at Burnside Squash Club 20th (Thurs) – 23rd (Sun) June 2019. Entries close Friday 14th June.


Checkout the lastest Canterbury Senior and Junior Player Rankings


2019 Canterbury Quads Team Announced

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent Canterbury at the 2019 South Island Quadrangular Tournament. The Quadrangular Tournament is an event between Canterbury, Midlands, Otago and Southland and will take place in Dunedin on the 15th & 16th June.

Round 4 - Hellers Autumn Interclub Men's Open Division     

Some fantastic squash played at Squashways on Tuesday in round 4 of Heller's Interclub Men's Open division; every moment of the night there was a quality match being played

Burnside went head to head. The Midland boys showed their strength and wins for Christchurch 1 and Football 1.

SuperChamps logo2019 Canterbury SuperChamps District Eliminations

26 – 28 July

  • B Grade – Football
  • C Grade – MCOB
  • D Grade – Greymouth
  • E Grade – Takaka

Check out the Player Eligibility Rules. Changes have been made. 3 weeks to go for 12th June deadline for player transfers.

Results from Round 3 of Hellers Autumn Men's Open Division 

The Hellers Autumn Interclub Men’s Open Division was back at Christchurch Football Squash Club this week where the courts were nice and warm for a great standard of play. This week’s round of interclub saw some very clinical squash as players started to find their grove as quite notably no five-setters were witnessed.

1_opt1Junior Girls Series Tournament #2

On Sunday the 5th of May our second Junior Girls tournament was held at Burnside club. There was a good turn out with 15 juniors entered, and a good representation of clubs, including one girl travelling down from Marlborough!


May & March 2019 Comparrison_opt2Have you completed the Squash NZ online Club referee exam?

Has it just expired? Is it about to expire?

This table shows the number of *graded players per club who have a current club referee qualification. 

Christchurch Football just holds onto 1st place in our Club Referee and awesome work by Marlborough Old Boys who jumped from the bottom of the table to top.

Men's Open - Round 2 Christchurch Autumn Interclub

This weeks men’s open interclub round was held at Christchurch club. Some dominant team performances were displayed as well as some closer battles

Joe Williams_opt2Meet Joe Williams, Squash Canterbury Board Member

My squash started at Christchurch Boys’ High School where I went from playing their social squash program when I first started to being the Captain of Squash in my final year. Before squash, I was always a keen cricket player but it was the warmth I received from the squash community that made me addicted to the sport. 


Men's Open Division - Round 1 Highlights

It was a great first week of autumn interclub in the Men’s Open division with all 8 teams meeting at Christchurch Football Squash Club. There was great energy about the club with all players keen to start the year off well. All teams were competitive and some close matches were witnessed meaning the difference between a win or a loss for a team.

Read more... 

March table_opt2Amazing work Christchurch Football!!

To compete in the Christchurch Interclub program and Squash NZ events – such as Champion of Champions & Nationals, all players must have completed the online club referee exam within the last two years

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Term 2 - Beginners & Improvers Squash Coaching for Girls (13+)



Catherdral Grammer_opt213 students from Cathedral Grammar recently opted into a 5 week Squash Program, ran by Squash Canterbury based at Christchurch Squash Club 

It was reported that the students returned to school absolutely buzzing with excitement following their weekly sessions, which encouraged the school to offer 51 year 7 & 8 students two introduction to Squash sessions also during the Term. 

Christchurch Autumn Interclub

The excitement all starts on Monday when the Men’s and Junior Interclub competitions start, followed by Women’s and the Men’s Division Open starting on Tuesday.

For information on each of the competitions, click on the links below: 

Tom Marshall & Nic Dann TransTaman 2019_opt2New Zealand Win Executive Travel Trans-Tasman Junior Series

Congratulations to Tom Marshall and Nic Dann, from Marlborough, who were part of the winning NZ Team.

Division 1 Winners_opt_optJunior 2100 & Below Tournament #1

Sunday 7th April, Christchurch Squash Club

Our 1st junior 2100 tournament for the year was a wonderful success.  The tournament was well supported with a record number of entries for the first in the series, with 40 junior players competing in 5 Divisions.  The Tournament was hosted by Christchurch Squash Club.


Read the latest copy of our Newsletter

No.6 12-4-2019


Image-11_optORIX 2019 Canterbury Sports Awards

The 2019 Canterbury Sports Awards took place on Friday 29th March at the Wigram Air Force Museum.

The Awards are the region's iconic celebration of sporting achievement, recognising coaches, officials, athletes and administrators. Squash had a great representation with six nominees;

Newsletter 5Read the latests copy of our Newsletter

This week’s newsletter includes:

  • See what’s coming up – Squash Canterbury Calendar
  • Christchurch Autumn Interclub – Entries open Monday
  • Club Development
  • Nelson Bays Junior Age Groups - Results
  • SuperChamps 2019
  • Easter School Holidays – Squash Program
  • Squash Canterbury Junior Girls #1 Tournament – Results
  • Meet our 2019 Rep Team Managers, Selectors & Conveners
  • Coach Development
  • Events coming up


SuperChamps version_opt_optCanterbury SuperChamps District Eliminations

  • 26 – 28 July

  • B Grade – Football

  • C Grade – MCOB

  • D Grade – Greymouth

  • E Grade – Takaka

Squash NZ have recently tightened up the rules.

Keen to enter a team this year?? Read more…

winners 2_opt2Nelson Bays Junior Age Groups

23-24 March, Waimea Squash Club

Congratulations to all those that took part in the Nelson Bays Junior Age Groups tournament at the weekend.


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Squash Canterbury Newsletter No.4: 15-3-19

This week’s newsletter includes:

  • See what’s coming up – Squash Canterbury Calendar
  • How to raise a champion
  • Club Development
  • Squash Canterbury AGM
  • Squash HQ Open Day
  • Coach Development
  • Meet Paul Monk, Squash Canterbury Board Member
  • Events coming up



Sport Cant club capability_opt'Grow Your Own Club'

Sport Canterbury is running an awesome series of 'Grow Your Club' capability development workshops. Perfect for supporting volunteers and paid sports administrators to lead quality, effective and sustainable clubs.

Their first workshop is a Finding Funding Workshop on Tuesday 19th March. This will provide you and your club with essential information for sourcing and applying for funding within the community sport sector across Canterbury. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions and discuss current problems and issues with our team and other local clubs.

 For further info go to

Di McCoyMeet Di McCoy, our Junior Development Officer for Christchurch  

I am delighted to be continuing in the role of Squash Canterbury’s Junior Development Officer again for 2019.  I am very fortunate as both a Squash Player myself, and as a parent of a junior player I feel I understand well what is needed to both support our existing players, and grow our number of players in this wonderful sport.  We are very fortunate to have great clubs in Canterbury and within our Squash region keen to develop their junior programmes.  I look forward to seeing you at the courts soon!

2019 – What a very exciting year ahead!!

barry and carly_opt2Barry Gardiner Receives New Years Honour

A massive congratulations to Barry Gardiner who was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2019 New Year’s honors for services to Sport, particular squash.

Paul moran u15 champion_opt2NZ Junior 2018 Individual Championships

Congratulations and well done to all our juniors who took part in the NZ Junior Individual Championships.

A massive congratulations to Paul Moran who won the U15 Boy's Championships. This is an outstanding result we are all very proud of you.

New-Squash-bldg 05_opt2“Ground Breaking News for Squash in Canterbury”

After many months of work and fund-raising activities by the committee at the Christchurch Squash Club, work has begun on the construction of their new facilities to accommodate 8 courts at Cashmere to be known as the Don Preston Squash Centre.

Canterbury Junior Teams_optNZ Junior Team Championships 2018

With no rest for the wicked, the Canterbury Junior teams headed straight into teams’ event only a few hours after completion of individuals. Both Canterbury teams headed into the event as 4th seeds. 

girls squash_optGIRLS ONLY Squash Coaching for beginners & improvers  - TERM 4


  • 13 years+
  • For 8 weeks (starting 16-10-18) Two sessions available; Burnside SC & Christchurch SC 


a big thank youWe would like to a say a BIG thank you to the Rata Foundation for providing us with the funding to bring our website into the 21st Century.

We are happy to the announce the work has been completed and our website is not only looking good it is also now friendly on all types of devices.

Superman is coming to Canterbury!!

Paul Coll v Diego Elias

  •  Nelson Tuesday 18th December
  •  Greymouth Wednesday 19thDecember

Squash Canterbury Awards 2018 - image_optThe Squash Canterbury Annual Awards Evening

The 2018 Annual Awards Evening will take place Friday 9th November at The Rydges Latimer Hotel, 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch.

Come join us for this exciting evening of recognition & celebration.

NZ Junior Championships 2018

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent Canterbury at the NZ Inter-districts Team Championships in Auckland 7th – 10th October. 

Canterbury 2018 Team_optNZ Senior National Inter-District Team Championships

The 2018 NZ Senior National Inter-District Team Championships took place the 31 August – 2nd September at Panmure Squash Club, Auckland. The Canterbury team was: 

Men’s Team: Jackson Beresford (CH), Matt Smith (CF), Simon Slade (MP), Charlie Barker (CF) and Nic Wilson (SW)

Women’s Team: Emma Cormack (CF), Ruby Turnbull (CF), Maria Hinz (OX), Amelia Wadsworth (MC) and Grace Hymers (CF)

masters - nz racing board_opt_optCanterbury Masters Team Announced 

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent Canterbury at the National Masters Inter-District Teams Event in Tauranga next week: 

Caelum Betteridge Jethro Moran Liam Gale Leonie Marshall_opt2Canterbury Junior Open 

Congratulations to Caelum Betteridge and Leonie Marshall for taking out the Junior Boys and Junior Girls titles in this year’s Canterbury Junior Open held at Waimea Squash Club in Richmond, Nelson.  Caelum won 3/0 against Henry Moran in the final and Leonie took out her Round Robin of four by winning all three of her matches against Caitlin Millard, Kayla Harvey and Jazmine Palmer-Bensemann.

Read more....

Champion of Champions District Elimination Winners 2018_opt_optCanterbury Champion of Champions 2018

Congratulations to all our winners of the 2018 winners. The Canterbury Championships took place at Linwood Squash Club 17th - 19th August. Read more...

South Island Under 11,13,15,17 Teams Event 

Overall team_opt2

Congratulations to our juniors who won 4 Team Golds and secured the Overall Trophy at this years event.

This years event was held in Dunedin 25th – 26th August. Canterbury was represented in 3 age groups U17, U15 & U13 in the boys and 2 age groups U17 and U15 in the girls.


22519120_10212873793553375_7987678062186233431_n_opt_optSquash Canterbury Annual Awards Evening

Save the date: Friday 9th November, Rydges Latimer, 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch

Come and join us at this year exciting evening of recognition & celebration.

Canterbury Team Named for the South Island Age Groups – Teams Event

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent Canterbury at the SIAG-Teams event in Dunedin this weekend:

kidsfestOver 100 children registered to “Give Squash a Go” in Christchurch during the July School Holidays.  

This was the 2nd consecutive year Burnside Squash Club had been part of the KidsFest holiday programme and they enjoyed a whopping 67 children registering to try squash at their club. The club has enjoyed a spike in junior membership with a good number of children joining the club after trying squash through 2017 KidsFest Programme, these children are now playing in the Junior Interclub combined division. 

Canterbury Team Announced for the NZ Senior National Inter-District Team Championships

untitledCongratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent Canterbury at the NZ Senior National Inter-District Team Championships the 31 August – 2nd September at Panmure Squash Club, Auckland:

Men’s Team: Jackson Beresford (CH), Matt Smith (CF), Simon Slade (MP), Charlie Barker (CF) and Nic Wilson (SW)

Women’s Team: Emma Cormack (CF), Ruby Turnbull (CF), Maria Hinz (OX), Amelia Wadsworth (MC) and Grace Hymers (CF)

Manager: Rod Hayes Coach: Adam Odering            

The team was announced by chief selector Lawrence Skurr after the recent Canterbury Open. The two teams have been training together at Squash HQ on Thursday nights since the announcement.

NZ Secondary Schools Trans-Tasman Team

Congratulations to the following Canterbury Juniors who have been selected for the NZ Secondary Schools Trans-Tasman Team:

  • Senior Girls: Leonie Marshall and Amelia Wadsworth - Marlborough Girls College
  • Junior Boys: Tom Marshall - Marlborough Boys College (non-travelling reserve)
  • Junior Girls: Caitlin Millard Christchurch Girls High School (non - travelling reserve)

Quads Gold Winning Team_optGOLD for Canterbury at the 2018 South Island Quadrangular event

What an awesome result!!



Koru Games

Koru Games

This year Squash has been included in the Koru Games for the 1ST TIME! 

The Koru Games was set up to provide South Island year 7 & 8 students with an accessible opportunity to develop their individual skillsets through playing team sport for their school.

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