Sibling squash success

Wednesday, Jan 19 2022

Sibling squash success

 The Holmes siblings have had a year of squash success in 2021.

Abbie the older of the two moving into the elite ranks of A Grade in March this year.


With the finer points of her game being honed on court under the guidance of former NZ Rep and Commonwealth games Doubles Silver medallist Tamsyn Leevey, Abbie’s game has gone next level.

Credits to Abbie this year include:

Central Junior Girls Champion

Central Junior Rep player

Kawaroa Park Girls Champion

Taranaki Junior Open Girls Champion

NZ Secondary Schools team selection

Kawaroa Park Mitchell Cup team – Central team of the year

While younger brother Reece has been on a similar track reaching a high B2 level to sit in a fantastic spot to start his 2022 season.

Credits to Reece for 2021:

Central Boys Champion

Central Junior Rep player

Kawaroa Park Boys Club Champ

NZ Secondary Schools team selection

Kawaroa Park B Grade Men’s team member – District Champions

The siblings are members of their home club Hawera and Kawaroa Park and are well liked personalities in the squash community.

Best of luck to Abbie and Reece for the 2022 squash season.


Club features at awards 


Kawaroa Park Squash Club (KP) had a successful year at the Central Squash Awards for 2021.

With five KP Club members taking out their categories at the awards, where winners were announced virtually with pre-recorded acceptance speeches.


The club winners were:

Logan Terrill – Most improved Junior

Mike Jack – Referee of the year

Kaye Carter – Coach of the year

Kim Peachey – Women’s master of the year

KP Mitchell Cup team – Team of the year

It has been another testing year but KP Squash Club has grown in membership, hosted several successful tournaments, has a thriving Junior programme and many social events to keep everyone busy and active.

Things don’t look like slowing down over summer as everyone strives to keep fit and continue their squash over the off season.