The Squash New Zealand National Awards have been running since 1974 and recognise excellence and dedication to squash in New Zealand. The National Awards ceremony itself is an annual event consisting of a formal dinner, a night of celebration and entertainment and has had some of New Zealand's biggest and most prestigious squash names attend.
The Awards cover the period 1 October - 30 September each year and all performances to be considered for a National Award must fall within this period. The following National Awards recognise the excellence and dedication of athletes, volunteers, clubs, officials and coaches:
Congratulations to all those listed below, as well as those nominated.
|Personality of the Year||Wayne Werder|
|Chairman's Award||Paul Coll & Joelle King|
|Club of the Year||North Shore Squash Club|
|Volunteer of the Year||Nic Dann|
|Derek Cook Memorial Trophy for Refereeing||Chris Buckland|
|Referees Trophy for Personal Endeavour||Paul Kennett|
|Rob Roche Award (Meritorious Service to Masters)||Lawrence Skurr|
|New Coach of the Year||Luke Jones|
|Club and School Coach of the Year||Jarrod van Driel|
|Performance Coach of the Year||Glen Wilson|
|Most Improved Senior Player (Male)||Paul Coll|
|Most Improved Senior Player (Female)||Joelle King|
|Most Improved Junior Player (Male)||Lwamba Chileshe|
|Most Improved Junior Player (Female)||Georgia Robcke|
The New Zealand Squash Hall of Fame was established in 2009 to recognise and honour the outstanding performance of players and achievements of coaches, administrators and other personalities within New Zealand Squash. Find out who has been honoured here.