The University of Pretoria’s Squash Programme has been one of the strongest competitors in USSA Squash for many years. Students wishing to pursue both an academic and sporting career have made the right choice by enrolling at the University of Pretoria. With the support of TuksSport and the hpc (high performance centre), TuksSquash has seen a move away from a culture of just social squash to participation in International squash.
The various programmes presented by TuksSquash are open to ANY interested player. The only requirement is to be a member of the Club. A mentoring programme gives top players the opportunity to give back to squash by playing with younger and newer players and this creates a welcoming atmosphere for all levels of play.
Tournaments catering for all ages and levels are regular features on the TuksSquash calendar. Non-competitive players are accommodated in the internal programme making TuksSquash a friendly squash environment.
Commonwealth scholar at UP focuses on relationship between artwork and onlooker - 30/07/2014
Johan Thom, a prolific artist who has received numerous awards and is currently a lecturer in the University of Pretoria's Department of Fine Arts, will soon receive his PhD from the University College of London (UCL) through the Slade School of Art. Thom was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship by the Canon Collins Trust in 2008 and returned to South Africa last year, when he joined the staff at his alma mater as the coordinator for postgraduate students.
First ERSA Dynamic CGE Modelling Course - 29/07/2014
The Department of Economics hosted the first Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA) Dynamic Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Modelling course during July 2014. The course was presented by Prof Peter Dixon and Prof Maureen Bleazby from the Centre of Policy Studies, now located at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia.
UP now has a satellite health research facility in Thohoyandou, Limpopo! - 29/07/2014
The Department of Urology and the School of Health Systems and Public Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP) have been performing human and environmental health research in the Vhembe district of the Limpopo province for the past twelve years. This National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)-funded study is a collaborative effort between Prof Brenda Eskenazi, who is the Director of the Center for Children's Environmental Health Research at the University of California, Berkeley Campus, San Francisco, USA, and Prof Riana Bornman of the Department of Urology at UP.
Research explores the drivers behind commitment and achievement - 28/07/2014
It is a known fact that commitment is fundamental to most notable human achievements. But how does identity shape and strengthen people's commitments and provide a framework for the attainment of future goals? Which factors make people’s behaviour predictable and sustainable in the long run, and what are the consequences of commitment? These are the questions that Prof Salomé Human-Vogel aims to answer through her latest research on the factors that drive people to reach their goals, particularly those that play a role in how people regulate their own behaviour.
TuksSport athletes taking part in the Commonwealth Games - 25/07/2014
The 2014 Commonwealth Games (officially the XX Commonwealth Games) are held in Glasgow, Scotland from 23 July to 3 August 2014. It is the third largest multi-sport event after the Olympics and the Asian Games, and it will be the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland. Around 4 560 athletes will be competing in 17 different sports.
Important Dates and Events
SA Schools Closed
Northerns PSA/WSA Open Qualifying
Northerns PSA/WSA Open
Tuks Junior "Blitz" Tournament
under 16 & 19 Open – Durban
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