The 2023 Central Juniors took place in Ohakune over the weekend of 29th - 30th July with age group titles played for by Juniors throughout the central region.  Ohakune turned on stunning weather for the participants with one noticeable upset in the Under 19 Girls, third seed Isla Sweeney of SquashGym Palmerston North played some stunning squash to take down top seed Grace Burnard and take the title on countback.  Isla was playing up a grade and took her age groups Under 17 title as well!

What a massive weekend at the Whanganui Squash club with 120 players and their families packed into the club for the 3 day event.  Players from all over NZ came to compete in the second biggest Junior event on the New Zealand calendar.

Whanganui's Matthew Ratcliffe fought off rising star Brodie Bennett of Tararua in a hard 4 setter to take the 2023 Central Open Mens title for the first time in his squash career.  Meanwhile Eastern youngster Kiera Thompson took out the women's title over Ohakune's talented Grace Burnard.