The Growthpoint IPT A-sections were hosted by Northerns Squash this year. All the fixtures took place at either the Glass court in Brooklyn Mall or Pretoria Country Club.

SACD won the ladies section and Joburg Squash won the men’s section. More reports on Squash South Africa’s website.

The schedule of the fixtures can be found at the bottom, with each day’s results listed directly below and the points table below that.

Congratulations to JP Brits and Farrah Sterne on winning the Northerns leg of the Growthpoint SA Regionals. They will go through to the quarter-finals of the SA Nationals.

The final results for the Growthpoint SA Regionals:

The Northerns regional leg of the Growthpoint SA National championships starts on Wednesday evening, 7 October at Pretoria Country Club. A progressive draw is in place and the Ladies’ top seeds will only be in action on Thursday, whereas the Men’s top seeds will start on Friday.

There will however be stiff competition to determine who will take them on after the preliminary rounds. Here are the full draws:

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 regulations, no spectators will be allowed at the matches. Updates will be posted regularly on the website and on social media.

The IPT squad is currently playing matches to determine the final order of the teams for the Growthpoint IPT that takes place from 19-23 October in Pretoria, Johannesburg, and Pietermaritzburg. Here are the results so far:

 

CHANGE OF PLANS:
With the World Health Organisation having declared the Corona Virus – Covid 19 a global pandemic, and in line with the Government’s no-nonsense approach and the declared national state of disaster, Squash South Africa has with immediate effect postponed all Leagues, (Masters, Senior, Junior, Schools): all Tournaments (Masters, Seniors, Clubs, Juniors, Schools), Sports Art and Culture funded development programmes) until after the Easter Weekend.
 
The Squash South Africa Executive will be meeting on Wednesday 19th March and action plans will be discussed and put in place for when normal activity will be allowed to return.

This weekend Northerns will host a PSA Challenger series satellite tournament at the Pretoria Country Club. Players get to earn PSA points that count towards their official world rankings. Play will start with play-offs for the A-section on Friday afternoon, followed by the first round later in the evening. Inbetween, the other sections will play their first rounds.

Some of the players to watch this weekend, are Kelvin Ndhlovu (Zambia), Gary Wheadon (WP), Dylan Groenewald (CG) and Dewald van Niekerk (SACD). Dewald has been playing some good squash in recent weeks, which earned him a 3rd place in the recent PSA Satellite tournament at Parkview.

In the ladies PSA section the 5/8 seedings of Alexa Pienaar (SACD) and Lizelle Muller (SACD) are probably not a fair reflection of their actual playing strength and they will set out to prove that against the likes of number 1 seed Bongi Seroto (CG) and 2 seed Jennifer Preece (CG).

Here are the full updated draws at 19h00 on Saturday: NSA PSA Closed Satellite tournament 2020

Click on this link for all the information on the SA Masters IPT in Pretoria.

SA SCHOOLS TOP 10 ANNOUNCEMENT

It is with great pleasure to release the SA Top 10 rankings for 2019 – u14, u16, u19. The SA Schools selectors have taken not just days, but weeks to get to the final rankings which has been thoroughly researched.

Congratulations to 16 NJSA players who, through their the hard work and dedication were selected.

 

Congratulations to all the players

NJSA Committee