A First Look at the Event Dates for 2024

Start planning for 2024 by diarising these dates!

We have a view of some of the key dates for the squash tournaments and events for 2024.  What is important to note is that the June school holiday is starting much earlier in 2024 compared to previous years, which has an impact on tournaments that must be played prior to IPT team selection.

Please diarise these dates.  Note that the dates of tournaments are subject to change.

School Calendar for 2024

The Department of Basic Education published the school calendar for 2024 on 4 August 2022.  Please note that the terms for private schools may differ from the published dates listed below:

  • Term 1: 17 January 2024 – 20 March 2024
  • Term 2: 3 April 2024 – 14 June 2024
  • Term 3: 9 July 2024 – 20 September 2024
  • Term 4: 4 October 2024 – 11 December 2024

Public Holidays for 2024

  • 1 January 2024: New Year’s Day
  • 21 March: Human Rights Day
  • 29 March: Good Friday
  • 1 April: Family Day
  • 27 April: Freedom Day
  • 1 May: Workers’ Day
  • 16 June: Youth Day
  • 17 June: Public holiday
  • 9 August: National Women’s Day
  • 24 September: Heritage Day
  • 16 December: Day of Reconciliation
  • 25 December: Christmas Day
  • 26 December: Day of Goodwill

Squash Calendar for 2024

NJSA Tournaments

  • 26-28 Jan 2024: NJSA Ranking Closed (Pretoria)
  • 16-18 Feb 2024: NJSA Open Round Robin (Pretoria)
  • 19-21 Apr 2024: NJSA Open Graded (Pretoria)
  • 10-12 May 2024: NJSA Closed (Pretoria)
  • 13-15 Sept 2024: NJSA Start of Season (Pretoria)

Other Junior Open Tournaments

January 2024

  • 26-28 Jan 2024: KZN Natal Junior Open (Durban)
  • 26-28 Jan 2024: North West Junior Open (Potchefstroom)
  • 26-28 Jan 2024: Easterns Wilson Open (Boksburg)

February 2024

  • 2-4 Feb 2024: Joburg Junior Open (Parkview, JHB)
  • 16-18 Feb 2024: Boland Junior Open (Western Cape)

March 2024

  • 29 Feb – 3 Mar 2024: Bloemfontein Open (Bloemfontein)
  • 9-10 Mar 2024: Joburg Junior Open Graded (Western Rackets, Roodepoort)
  • 8-10 Mar 2024: Alan Stapleton EP Open (Qubertha)

April 2024

  • 12-14 Apr 2024 SA Schools Closed (By invitation only, Johannesburg)
  • 19-21 Apr 2024: Pointline WP Youth Squash Open (Western Province)

May 2024

  • 17-19 May 2024: Easterns Dunlop Open (Boksburg)

Aug 2024

  • 2-4 Aug 2024: Strand Junior Open (Strand)

September 2024

  • 13-15 Sept 2024: Easterns Pre-Season Open (Boksburg)
  • 7 Sept 2024: Joburg Junior Fun Tournament (u11 and u13, Johannesburg)

October 2024

  • 11-13 Oct 2024: Joburg Junior Start of Season Tournament (Randburg)

School Leagues & Festivals

  • 9-11 Feb 2024: St Andrew’s Invitational Festival (boys’ school teams, Bloemfontein)
  • 26-28 Apr 2024: Margery Taylor SA Country Schools Festival (Bloemfontein)
  • 24-26 May 2024: Northerns Top Schools Qualifier (Pretoria)
  • 8-11 Aug 2024: SA Schools National Top Schools Finals (Pietermaritzburg) – TBC depending on World Juniors date.

Interprovincial Tournaments

  • 15-19 Jun 2024: u19 IPT (Cape Town)
  • 15-19 Jun 2024: u16 IPT (Pretoria)
  • 15-18 Jun 2024: Castle/Wills u14 IPT (East London)
  • 15-19 Jun 2024: u13 Sally White IPT (Gqeberha)
  • 15-18 Jun 2024: Angela Difford u11 Festival (George)