Increased constraints on play due to Covid Lockdown Level 4
With the implementation of Covid Lockdown Level 4 on the 28th of June and the alarming increase in infections throughout the community, the Wanderers Squash Club has implemented tighter restrictions on the use of the squash courts.
In addition to the general regulations regarding social distancing and general hygiene, squash clubs are required to comply with the protocol described in Squash SA’s Operation Plan for Return‑to‑Play.
Would all Wanderers squash club members please do their utmost to prevent the further spread of Covid‑19 amongst the community by adhering to the following restrictions on the use of the courts.
SARS‑CoV‑2 Level 4 – Modified playing protocol at The Wanderers
▪️ Courts are open for bookings to paid‑up squash club members (NO visitors).
▪️ Only players registered with Squash SA may use the courts for TRAINING and for COACHING by registered coaches.
▪️ Only THREE non‑adjacent courts to be used at any one (courts 1, 3 & 5).
▪️ A maximum of SIX people to be in the court complex.
▪️ No changing of courts and players during a session.
▪️ No spectators are allowed.
▪️ Sanitize before and after touching the keypad, pen, doors etc.
▪️ Adhere to Covid hygiene protocols as shown on the posters.
▪️ Notify the Squash Club Chairman immediately if you test Covid Positive within ten days of having played.
▪️ Players must leave the premises once their activities are complete.
▪️ Anybody entering the squash premises for whatever purpose must:
✔️ Sanitize upon entry and regularly afterwards
✔️ Complete the attendance / track & trace register
✔️ Record their temperature using the instrument available at the booking computer
✔️ Not share kit, equipment or drinks. (Bring your own drinks container).
😷 Wear a mask when not playing.
🧍♀️–🧍🏽♂️Maintain social distancing.
These sessions have been temporarily suspended during Lockdown Level 4.
Wanderers Membership Renewal
If you haven’t already done so, please renew your membership before the cut‑off date in order to qualify for the 22% for members in good standing.
Joburg Squash Men’s League
With six rounds of the league season completed on the 8th of June, matches were put on hold when Covid Lockdown Level 3 was implemented on the 15th of June. They are planned to resume on 27 July.
The results so far as at 25 June 2021 are as follows:
Joburg Masters Squash League
The 2nd League matches are played every Thursday at The Wanderers Club and the 4th League matches are held at Chamber Exiles Club. Results so far are as follows.
Masters League has been suspended until Thursday 29 July.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR LEAGUE and TOURNAMENT PLAYERS
If you have not already done so, please renew your Squash SA registration via SportyHQ. Only registered players will be allowed to participate in League matches and accredited tournaments. If you have difficulty in registering, please contact Jacqui Fryer (011 442 8056, [email protected]).
Thusong Squash Development and Youth Training
Development training is currently on hold during the Covid Lockdown. However, if any young Wanderers members are looking for individual coaching or simply want to arrange some games, please contact the writer.
Appointment of new WSF President, Dr Lucky Mlilo
On Friday 28th of May the African Squash Federation held its AGM and Dr Lucky Mlilo (Zimbabwe) was elected as the new SFA President. A special tribute was paid to Lucky’s predecessor, the late Hany Hamouda for his significant contribution to Egyptian, African and World Squash over many years.
Special thanks were also extended to Liz Addison who retired as the SFA Secretary-General after more than forty years of service to South African, African and World Squash.
We wish Liz a very happy retirement, though we hope she now has more time to enjoy squash whilst others do the work!
Chris Hughes. Chairman – Wanderers Squash Club. 082 453 5298.