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Working hard . . . Vicki Rae, who won the Squash New Zealand Volunteer of the Year Award in December, will also be the director for the New Zealand masters championships and a masters test series between New Zealand and Australia this October. PHOTO: CHRIS TOBIN

by Chris Tobin

Squash in South Canterbury will receive a major boost this year.

Timaru will host the New Zealand masters championships and a masters test series between New Zealand and Australia.

Vicki Rae, who will be tournament director, said it was hoped former players would come back for the event.

To make this more achievable a “Great New Zealand Squash Reunion”would be held in conjunction with the championships.

“We’ve found there are are a lot of people who were involved in squash but who can’t play any more and who would like to catch up.

“So we’ve opened it up to as many people as we can.”

Anyone aged over 35 will be able to enter the New Zealand masters, as long as they are registered with a New Zealand club.

There will be six grades for men and six grades for women.

The event will take place in October.