Author: Liz Mackenzie

promoting SKILLZ in squash

18. #TuksSquash: Squash coaches at Tuks strive to make a difference

There is a good reason why the TuksSquash coaches love using the phrase “Green to Gold”. In a nutshell, it describes precisely what motivates them to spend hours on court getting players to master the finer skills of the game without ever losing focus that squash should be fun playing. Green is a reference to…
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December 10, 2019 0

17. TuksSquash Prize Giving

The end of a very successful year will be celebrated at the annual TuksSquash Junior Club Prize Giving. The highlight of 2019 was Helena Coetzee’s selection into the junior Protea team, which traveled to Malaysia to compete at the World Junior Champs. This accolade is at the top of accomplishments for a player under the…
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September 27, 2019 0

16. TuksSquash HS Festival 4-5 October 2019

Team event for all our juniors – all standards of play will be catered for. Come along and have loads of fun.


September 25, 2019 0

15. National u13 Academy

On 20 September the top South African u13 players will be landing in Pretoria – bags packed with enthusiasm and energy. Each player has received a special invite from the Province and was selected on their performance over the year. The criteria were not soy based on results, but the 5 P’s = Perseverance /…
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September 9, 2019 0

14. Are you ready to PEAK

Exams are dominating the day with long hours spent in front of the books, but as soon as the last paper is written our juniors will be heading off to the annual Inter Provincial Tournaments and will be expected to play the best squash of the year. Are you prepared for that? * Using study…
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May 30, 2019 0

13. Malaysia tour feedback

The Malaysia tour was all it was meant to be. Loads of on court time, matches, sightseeing and lots of laughter (even in the boiling heat) Hong Kong is a squash players paradise. Besides all the sights and a vibrant culture, the accommodation at the Salisbury YMCA, (overlooking the harbour) included 2 squash courts at…
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October 25, 2018 0

12. National u13 Academy

The TuksSquash panel of coaches will host the 2018 National u13 Academy on behalf of SA Schools and SquashSA. From 9 – 12 August, the top 3 players per Province will be hosted and put through an intense training program using the high performance centre as a base.


July 6, 2018 0

11. Back to the drawing board

The IPT’s marked the end of the 2018 season and many players are pondering their  pathway forward. Matches were won and some were lost. Matches went well and others not so well. Squash is a process which includes wins and losses and the progress or rankings are calculated over a period of time. Once-off wins…
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June 29, 2018 0

10. Pre IPT Training Session : Sat 16 June 2018

The count down has begun and the biggest event of the year is less than two weeks away. IPT is the  culmination of months and months of training, travelling and incurring expenses to play in tournaments outside of Pretoria, sacrifices to meet the selection criteria and lots of hard work on and off the court.…
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June 13, 2018 0