Queen City law are proud to support The Henderson Squash Club. Henderson Squash Club is one of Aucklands oldest and largest squash clubs. They are situated in Central Henderson, Waitakere City. They have 6 squash courts with a main centre court set up for television viewing. Two of the courts are glass backed. They have a large lounge area with a fully functional kitchen. A growing club with numbers growing rapidly every year. They have a strong juniors programme. Members include NZ representative players. The Henderson Squash Club E Grade men’s team started the year off strong by winning the Auckland SuperChamps, held at Herne Bay. The next stop was Nationals in Wanganui, but the team knew that this wasn’t going to be a walk in the park. Coach Apa Fatialofa and the boys all wanted the national title under their belts so they took to training straight away. Fitness, racket skills, tournaments and inter-club matches were on the line up for the next few months, not to mention plenty of fundraising.
Finally tournament week had arrived and the second seeds Henderson squash club were ready to do business not just for Henderson, but for Auckland. They took to the courts on the first day and delivered a 5-0 victory against Hawks Bay. Day two they had two matches! 5-0 against Whangarei and a nail biting 3-2 quarter final against Palmerston North. The boys were now in the semi finals and 2-0 down against The Bay of Plenty. They needed to win the next three games to move on to the finals. A win from Joshua Hobbs brings the score to 2-1. Luka Zubcic ties it’s at 2 all and Sharn Ashford brings it home for a 3-2 victory and confirms Auckland a spot in the finals.
Finals day, Auckland vs The home town Wanganui. Again Auckland drop the first two games leaving Josh, Luka and Sharn in a tough situation. Sadly Josh was unable to beat his opponent, losing to him by only two points! The boys had lost on the day but after a bit of grieving were overjoyed with their second place position. They later went on to celebrate a brilliant tournament with all the other teams that participated by joining together and watching the All Blacks thrash the Aussies. And that’s all that really matters in the end.