Archive for April, 2013

NSA OPEN CHAMPION

Posted in Africa Squash, Finals, LASER LOGISTICS, Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, Technifibre, Top 50 on April 25, 2013 by siyoli

16th-19th April 2013
Pretoria Country Club

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Final
Opponent:   Kylie Lindsay
Nationality: New Zealand
Seeding: 1
World Ranking: 39
Result: Won 3-0; 11/9 12/10 11/7
 
Semi Final
Opponent:   Salma Nasser
Nationality: Egypt
Seeding: 7
Result: Won 3-1; 11/4 10/12 11/3 11/9
 
Quater Final
Opponent:   Mannat Nasser
Nationality: Eygpt
Seeding: Unseeded
World Ranking: 132
RESULT: WON 3-0  11/4 11/8 11/7
 
1st Round
Opponent:   Aparajitha Balamurukan
Nationality: India
Seeding: Unseeded
World Ranking: 132
RESULT: WON 3-0  11/4 11/8 11/7

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a special friend and brother…Clinton Leeuw.

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Laura Pomportes (France) + Farrah Sterne (South Africa)

Laura Pomportes (France) + Farrah Sterne (South Africa)

two secret mascots...can i take them back to cape town?

two secret mascots…can i take them back to cape town?

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CENTRAL GAUTENG OPEN

Posted in Uncategorized on April 25, 2013 by siyoli

9th – 12th April 2013
Parkview Squash and Aerobic Centre

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Finals
Opponent: Diana Haynes
Nationality: South Africa
Seed: Qualifier
Best Ranking/Result: SA Nationals Champion 2012
World Ranking: NA
Result: Lost 3-0; 11/8 12/10 11/9
 
Semi-Finals
Opponent: Salma Nasser
Country: Egypt
Seed: 7
World Ranking: 83
RESULT: WON 3 – 1;  7/11 11/5 11/4 11/5
 
Quarter Finals
Opponent: Kim GaHye
Country: South Korea
Seed: Qualifier
World Ranking:
Result: Won 3-0; 11/8 11/3 11/4
 
1st Round
Opponent: Farrah Sterne
Country: South Africa
Seed: Qualifier
Best Ranking: Former SA Champion and World Top 50
World Ranking: NA (local)
Result: Won 3-0; 11/5 11/7 11/7

 

ALL AFRICA GOLD MEDALIST

Posted in Africa Squash on April 25, 2013 by siyoli

CHAMPIONS IN NAMIBIA
February 2013

South African A Team won the GOLD medal for the team event

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South African u23 side won the BRONZE medal

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I won the Individual Ladies GOLD MEDAL

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 Botswana‏'s Alister Walker and Fruity

Botswana‏’s Alister Walker and Fruity

 Siyoli + Mauritians‏

Siyoli + Mauritians‏

Zambians‏ including Kelvin Ndhlovu

Zambians‏ including Kelvin Ndhlovu

All Africa Gold Medal Teeth

All Africa Casual Team Pic

All Africa Medal Winners‏

All Africa SA vs Zambia‏

All africa SA'B' vs Botswana‏

EASTERN CAPE TOUR

Posted in Africa Squash, Upcoming Squash Events on April 17, 2013 by siyoli

The month of March kicked off with a trip to the Eastern Cape, my province of birth. I wanted to visit the province and give back by doing clinics for juniors, linked in with existing development projects. The mini-tour included visiting Port Elizabeth, doing clinics on the Sunday and Monday afternoon. I then drove one and a half hours to Grahamstown Tuesday morning, to do clinics in the afternoon and evening. The last stop was a two hour drive to East London, for clinics on Wed afternoon, as well as Thursday afternoon and evening.

PORT ELIZABETH
3rd – 4th March 2013

On Sunday we had a clinic for some of the top ladies in PE. Monday, we held a clinic for local juniors, as well as had an exhibition match with the Eastern Province Champion, Lizelle van Niekerk.

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GRAHAMSTOWN
5th March 2013

I visited Kingswood college which is the growing hub of squash in Grahamstown. Not only do they have a development programme where they reach out to kids living in a nearby orphanage,  but they have revived the interest in squash in the town amongst juniors. Many players from other schools come to join in to some of the sessions they host.

EAST LONDON 
6th – 7th March

EL Clinic Junior Pic 1EL Clinic Junior Pic 2EL Clinic Exhibition Pic
Tim Leeuw was instrumental in getting the East London tour off the ground. We coached top juniors on the wednesday afternoon, then held a development clinic along with an exhibition match for both kids and adults. After the exhibition event, the adults were keen to get on court and learn for themselves how to play like the professionals.