NJSA Round robin open final results

Please finds attached the various age group placings.

On behalf of NJSA a big thank you to the players and parents.  These weekends are long and the patience of the parents was unwavering!  The kids just want to get onto the court an play but the manner in which everyone partook in the weekends matches, behaved and waited patiently for their turn to play bodes well for the future of Junior Squash.

To our travellers, we trust you have arrived home safely and thank you for taking the time, effort and cost to meet and mingle with our Northerns Juniors.

To PCC and PHSOB, thank you for the use of your facilities.

To the new players who entered their first tournament, well done.  It is the first and the boldest step you can take towards the introduction to competitive squash.  Every other player also played in  their first tournament some time or another and  even though results may not have necessarily gone your way,  the experience gained is priceless and makes you stronger for the next event….so keep coming back!

Lots of learning took place both on and off the court:


  • Watch the 5 min warmup ie you need to be there during the warm up
  • Watch the 90 seconds break between games
  • Don’t be afraid to call a stroke and even a No Let
  • Be consistent with your calls


  • Loud and clear scoring
  • Get the scoresheets to the supervisor immediately after the match


  • Warm up (players should be warm and ready.  A lot of them take the 1st game to warm up)
  • Stretch down (yip, after the match)
  • Keep positive
  • Some calls are tough but a referee does not make errors on purpose
  • Thanks the markers and referee’s after your match, remember you up next.

I saw a lot of honesty this weekend ie players immediately stopping if there was a double bounce.  Thank you, that’s what sportsmanship is all about.

There seemed to be happier faces as well.  We play hard, play to win but we play fair and play to have fun!

Till the next time, keep those racquets swinging and legs turning…squash is an amazing game and your kids are lovin’ it!.


Brett Cousins

NJSA Squash