Squash is a fun, fast and exciting sport that is easy to learn and can be played all year-round. It was reintroduced to Mahurangi College in 2022. Our Year 7 and 8 boys team won the North Harbour Zone day competition, and the Senior Boys team were runners up in Division 2 of the Auckland Secondary Schools Teams Championships. Our boys team also competed at the National Secondary Schools event.
Practices and coaching takes place at Warkworth Tennis and Squash Club on Wednesdays 4-5pm during Terms 1-3, starting in late March. These coaching sessions are free during Term 1, however in Term 2 and 3 players must be a member of a squash club. Additional coaching sessions are available to Warkworth Squash Club members on Mondays after school.
There are several school and club competitions available for Mahurangi students to participate in.
Teacher in Charge: Aaron Webb
In Term 1, Mr Webb will hold a 4 week beginner squash coaching course commencing Wednesday February 22. This will be limited to a maximum of 12 students and is primarily for those players that have not played competitively in the past. Register below. Cost is $5 payable to accounts.
Fees are charged per competition. See below.
Mr Webb has racquets and balls that students can use during practices, and for competitions. Students must have clean sports shoes that are non-marking, and a Mahurangi College playing top.
Year 7 & 8 Zone Day
Mahurangi College competes in the North Harbour Zone Day, at the North Shore Squash Club. This is a full day event, and this year it is on Wednesday May 17. This will be open to any Year 7 and 8 student that has shown Mr Webb they can play squash at least once at practices in term 1 or 2. Numbers will be limited to 11 students unless parent help is guaranteed, in which case more can play. The cost of this event is $30 per student. Register your interest above..
Auckland Secondary Schools Individual Squash Championships
This is a new event on the squash events calendar that started last year. Players that have an official SquashNZ grade (j4 or above) can enter this tournament. Players are placed into graded draws. It is on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th of May at a yet to be announced venue in Auckland. Cost will be between $50 to 60 per student. Open to Year 7-13.
Auckland Secondary Schools Squash Teams Championships
This is a team event (5 players). Boys teams and Girls teams. There are two divisions and Mahurangi is currently in Division 2 for both boys and girls. In 2022, our boys team were runners up. This competition is on Tuesday 23 June and Wednesday 24 June, again at a squash complex in Auckland. Cost dependent on the number of teams entered (approx $70). Open to Year 7-13.
New Zealand Secondary Schools Squash Teams Championships
This is a team event (5 players). Boys teams and Girls teams. This year the National event is in Auckland in August. If there is enough interest, teams can be entered for this three day event. This is for any graded player. Players that are not graded but are capable can be graded prior to the event by Mr Webb. More details of this event to come, but this is the pinnacle secondary schools squash event in New Zealand, and one not to be missed.
Central North Island Schools Challenge
This is an exchange with potentially a number of North Island schools. More details to come, but this is a one day tournament on a Sunday most likely in May in Hamilton. Costs approx $30 per student and we will require some parent help. This is open to all players and there are grades for all ability levels, you do not need to be graded.
Auckland Secondary Schools College Sport Weekly Competition
This is a weekly schools interclub competition with most matches for boys and girls in teams of 4 played on Mondays in Term 2 from 4.15 to 5.15pm (we could have a boys team play on Wednesdays). For the school to enter a team in this Term 2 competition we would need parent help to drive the team(s) to the North Shore to play. Cost is approx $40 per player. This is open to all players and there are grades for all ability levels, you do not need to be graded. Open to Year 7-13. Register your interest above.