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2019 National Coaching Roles Expression of Interest

Squash New Zealand will appoint national team and squad coaches to provide leadership and support to create an environment and culture for our players to achieve on the international stage in 2019.


Squash NZ Staff Update

Squash New Zealand is very pleased to announce the appointment of a new Events Manager Deanna Forsyth who will start on 5th November. Deanna is from a squash playing family, plays herself and importantly has a solid background in event planning and management in the sports sector, both in New Zealand and in the UK. We’re looking forward to seeing some of her exciting new ideas being implemented in the event space to enhance delivery in this area, particularly in our premier events.


Coll Reverses Commonwealth Games Result

A top win for in-form Kiwi squash player, Paul Coll this morning in England at the PSA Channel VAS Gold tournament in the Weybridge.


Coll Beaten In Semis At US Open By World Best

A great start, but the result proved too difficult for Kiwi squash pro, Paul Coll in the US Open semifinals in Philadelphia


Kiwi Squash Pro Wins Marathon To Make US Open Semis

New Zealand world No.8 Paul Coll became the first male Kiwi since the 1990s to reach the semi-finals of a major PSA Tour event after he claimed a huge 3-2 win over world No.3 Tarek Momen at the U.S. Open Squash Championships, PSA Platinum event.


Auckland and Waikato Win the NZ District Junior Teams Event

The final placings in the NZ junior inter-district teams event at the North Shore Squash Club have been confirmed for 2018 with the strong Auckland and Waikato teams winning the boy’s and girl’s competitions.


Christchurch Squash Club Build Starts

We’re pleased to bring you an update on the Christchurch Squash Club funding story from 8th August. Funding support has been secured and ground was officially broken on Friday 5th October for the Don Preston Squash Centre.


Squash Waikato General Manager

Squash Waikato is looking to hire a General Manager.

The core focus of this role is to maximise the use of Squash Waikato's squash infrastructure, increase revenue streams and maintain relationships with funders, increase the participation and performance of people playing squash within the Waikato, and meet the needs of Squash Waikato's squash community through providing excellent support to member clubs.


Top squash on display at New Zealand Junior Championships

There was some top squash as the national junior individual titles were decided at the North Shore Squash Club on Sunday with plenty of talent on display.


Finals Day at New Zealand Junior Nationals Underway

Today is finals day at the NZ Junior Age Group Nationals at North Shore Squash Club. Finals from 11am. Come and watch our aspiring future Paul Coll's and Joelle King's battle it out for the prestigious national titles and plate winners.


Youth Olympics Squash Showcase

Our two selected showcase players Matthew Lucente and Kaitlyn Watts and their mentor and ambassador, Ben Grindrod are travelling to Buenos Aires this week for the Youth Olympics squash showcase between 7th and 12th October.


National Tournament Dates Confirmed:

The 2019 Premier and Major tournament dates have been confirmed and can now be found on our website and facebook pages.


Nominations for National Awards Open

From Kaitaia to Bluff, Gisborne to Hokitika and everywhere in between, there are 200 clubs, over 1500 coaches and many more volunteers spread across the country who make up the New Zealand squash family. These passionate, dedicated and talented squash communities and people go above and beyond, constantly upskilling themselves and putting everyone else’s squash before their own. It is time for us to say THANK YOU!


The Squash Family Acknowledges the Death of Anne Murphy

Squash New Zealand and the wider squash community are mourning the death of Anne Murphy, a long-time supporter of squash and wife of former Chief Executive and life member Bill Murphy.

Anne provided over 20 years of invaluable support to squash through office administration when Bill led Squash New Zealand between 1979-86 and 1990-94. They were a formidable team who worked so well together. Anne was always extremely helpful and obliging and a pleasure to work with.

Our condolences go out to Bill and his family at this very sad time.


NZ Junior Nationals Entries Close This Weekend

Remember to get your entries into New Zealand Premier Junior event the NZ Junior Nationals. Entries are via iSquash and close on Sunday 16th September.


Kiwis Advance to Top 8

Last match of pool play for the NZ team was against 10th seeds Japan to decide who would make the quarterfinals.


Tough Day for Kiwis in China

The New Zealand women’s squash team lost to second seeds England for the anticipated top position in Pool B overnight at the world championships in Dalian, China.


Solid Start on Day 1 Against Finland.

Abbie was first up in her debut match for the NZ team. A good 3-0 win where she dominated for the majority of the match and showed no signs of any nerves storming through the 3rd 11-1.


Kiwis Ready For First Test At World Teams Event

The women’s world teams squash championships get underway tonight in Dalian, China at the Xigang Gymnasium in the Liaoning Province with New Zealand in with a good chance of making the top eight nations..


Paul Coll Beaten In China Open Final

New Zealand's Paul Coll has fallen short in the final of the gold status China Squash Open in Shanghai.


Paul Coll Through To Final Of China Open After Huge Win

New Zealand’s squash pro Paul Coll has won his semifinal battle at the China Open defeating Germany’s Simon Rösner in a brutal 90-minute contest and will now compete in his biggest PSA Tour final since he lifted the Channel VAS Championships trophy in December 2016.


Paul Coll Moves Into Semis Of China Open

New Zealand’s world No.10 Paul Coll came back from a set down for a win in the quarter-finals of US$120,500 China Open in Shanghai overnight and has set himself up a clash with the top seed.


Win And A Loss For Kiwis In China Open

A win and a loss for New Zealand squash players at the China Open in Shanghai.


Kiwi Squash Pro's Back On Court Around The World

New Zealand squash players are in action around the world for the start of the new international season.


Action to heat up on Finals Day

After a busy day one the Senior Inter Districts head into finals day which promises some great squash action. The Women’s competition has moved into a round robin format with the top three teams from day one Bay of Plenty, Auckland and Northland battling it out the K A Mackwell Cup. Defending Champions Bay of Plenty are spearheaded by Commonwealth Games gold medallist Amanda Landers-Murphy and will be looking to back up last year’s victory. They won’t have it easy with Auckland been led by NZ team member Abbie Palmer. Northland are led by Shelley Kitchen with a great mix of experience and youth rounding out their team.


Williams Into Semifinal

New Zealand Commonwealth Games team member, Evan Williams has made it through to the semifinals of the US$5,000 Shepparton International in Australia after a couple of easy contests.


Inter District Teams named

Nine Districts will battle it out in both the Men’s and Women’s draws to try and claim the prestigious Inter-District Teams title being hosted by the Panmure Squash Club from the 31st August – 1st September.


Williams Falls Short In Match 250

New Zealand Commonwealth Games team member, Evan Williams from Wellington has fallen short in his 250th match on the PSA squash tour. Williams the top seed a the Squash Melbourne Open has been beaten in the final of the tournament by Frenchman Christophe Andrew 11-4, 12-10, 11-1 in 33 minutes in what was his 250th PSA match.


Kiwi Update in Aussie

A couple of losses to higher ranked opponents for the Kiwi players at the $11,0000 Tarra Kia Bega Open, PSA Challenger Tour in Bega, New South Wales.


Kiwis In Aussie Action

Mixed results for the three Kiwis at the $11,000 Tarra Kia Bega Open, PSA Challenger Tour in Bega, New South Wales overnight.


Christchurch 8 Court Facility Needs Funding Support

Christchurch Squash Club has an amazing opportunity to build a world class, state-of-the-art 8 court squash club facility to open in March 2019. A facility of this calibre does not currently exist in the South Island and it would greatly benefit players locally, as well as the sport as a whole, by presenting many exciting new opportunities for the game. This building will replace the Christchurch Squash Club building which was damaged in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.


World Masters Wrap-Up

The World Masters Squash Championships were completed on weekend at the Boar's Head Club in Charlottesville, Virginia in America.


Susan Devoy Rated In Greatest Ever In World Squash

New Zealand squash legend, Dame Susan Devoy is put forward for voting for the Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T)) on the PSA website, but there’s only one day left to vote.

Devoy won four Word Open titles and eight British Open titles and is a former world No.1. Her name sits alongside other candidates such as Heather McKay (Australia), Nicol David (Malaysia) and Sarah Fitz-Gerald (Australia)

The voting is on the PSA website https://psaworldtour.com/news/view/5712/g-o-a-t-women-the-final-shortlist.


Two Kiwis In Aussie Open Quarters

The progress of New Zealand players continues at the Australian Open PSA squash tournament in Melbourne with two players through to the quarter-finals.


Good Start For Kiwis At Aussie Open

A good first day for Kiwi players at the Australian Open PSA squash tournament in Melbourne.


First Time Squash Team For New Zealand

A team of four has been confirmed by Squash New Zealand to compete in the 2018 FISU World University Squash Championships in Birmingham, England in September.


Palmer Beaten By Aussie Legend

Abbie Palmer has found the going too tough in the semifinals of the US$10,000 PSA Tasmanian Open in Devonport.

Palmer, 20 the sixth seed lost to the top seed and former world No.1 Rachael Grinham from Australia in straight games 3-11, 6-11, 7-11 in 19 minutes in her last four match.

Ranked 84 in the world Palmer will now play in the Australian Open this week in Melbourne as part of her build up to the world championships in China in September where she is a member of the New Zealand team.


Kiwi Team Finishes Creditable Tenth

After a challenging two weeks in hot and humid conditions in Chennai, India the world junior championships are finally over with the New Zealand men’s team finishing equal to its seeding.


Kiwi Squash Pro Makes Semis

A good win overnight for Kiwi squash professional Abbie Palmer at the US$10,000 PSA tournament in Devonport, Tasmania.


Kiwis Beat Fifth Seeds At Teams Event

A big win for the New Zealand men at the world junior squash team championships in Chennai, India.


Trans-Tasman Win For Kiwi Team

New Zealand has maintained squash dominance over Australia with a hard fought victory in the men’s world junior teams championships in Chennai, India.


Kiwi Team Beaten By Eighth Seeds

The New Zealand men’s junior squash team has lost its top 16 knockout clash against the United States overnight at the world championships in Chennai, India.


Kiwis take care of Qatar

New Zealand is into the knockout rounds of the men’s world junior squash teams event in Chennai, India after an easy 3-0 victory over Qatar overnight in their final pool game.


New Zealand Squash Team Cause Upset In India

New Zealand has caused an upset in the first game of round robin pool play at the world junior men’s squash teams event in Chennai, India.


NZ Ready for Team Champs

After the completion of the individual events the New Zealand junior men’s team has been drawn in Pool G of the squash world teams championships in Chennai, India alongside seventh seeds Colombia and 22nd seeds Qatar.


Marathon Match for the Youngest Kiwi of the Squad

Leo Fatialofa survived a thrilling five set match to earn one last match of the tournament. Leo fought back from 2-0 down to win the third 13-11 and then clinched the match with a nail biting 17-15 win in the fifth set. Anthony Lepper lost in four sets to Darosham Khan (Canada).


A Mixed Day for Team NZ

Georgia Robcke had a gruelling match against Helena Coetzee (South Africa). She played extremely well and had two match balls in the fourth. Unfortunately, she could not convert these losing the set 15-13 and then going down in the fifth 11-7. Kaitlyn Watts and Diya Joukani lost 3-0 and 3-1 respectively.


Two Big NZ Comebacks on Day 3

Temwa Chileshe fought back valiantly after being 2-0 down against Tristen Worth (South Africa). Temwa finished off his comeback with a 11-1 victory in the fifth set.


Tough Day for Kiwis in India

A close day, but not close enough for the two New Zealand males remaining in the world junior squash championships.


World Juniors Day One Round-Up

Two New Zealand players have reached the third round of the world men’s junior squash championships in Chennai, India.


Kiwi Update from the World Juniors


Victories for three out of six of the Kiwi players in action in the first round at the world men’s junior squash championships in Chennai, India this evening


Kiwi Players Ready For Action In World Juniors In India

New Zealand players are all set to try and make an impact at the WSF World Junior Individual Squash Championships starting with the opening ceremony tonight and first round matches tomorrow (Wednesday) evening in Chennai, India.


Experienced And New Players Named In New Zealand Squash Team

The New Zealand team for the WSF Women’s World Squash Championships in Dalian, China has been confirmed and features a couple of experienced team members as well as two new players.


First InteractiveSquash Court in New Zealand Launched

The future of squash has arrived at Howick Squash Club with a new interactive system, called InteractiveSquash to be put on display and checking out the new technology tonight will be members of the New Zealand Junior Squash Team who are on their way to the world championships in Chennai, India a day later.


Englishman Takes Title In Auckland

A win for third seeded Englishman Angus Gillams at the PSA pro squash event in Auckland as he continues his journey around the world in a bid to improve his world ranking.


Tough Loss For Kiwi In Semi Of SquashXL PSA

A finals spot was a step too far for Kiwi squash professional Evan Williams at the US$10,000 PSA Squash XL Open in Auckland.


Kiwi Causes Upset At SquashXL PSA

New Zealand squash pro, Evan Williams has scored one of the best wins of his career by knocking out the top seed and world No.61, Rex Hedrick of Australia in the quarter-finals at the PSA Squash XL Open in Auckland.


Expressions of Interest 2018 New Zealand World Women’s Team Coach

Squash New Zealand is calling for expressions of interest for the role of World Women’s Team Coach.


Tough Going For Top Players At Auckland PSA squash Event

It was tough going in the opening round of the PSA US$10,000 Squash XL Open in Auckland with seeded players being pushed all the way by their opponents.


Professional Squash Hits Auckland This Week

The PSA pro squash tour around New Zealand comes to a conclusion in Auckland this week with the US$10,000 men’s Squash XL Open in Auckland which features a wide variety of players including a couple of rising stars


Malaysian Wins Squash Title At Southern Open

Malaysian squash player Ivan Yuen scored his eighth career PSA title with victory over Australian Rex Hedrick in US$10,000 Southern Squash Open at Invercargill’s Squash City today.


Seeds Through At Pro Squash Event In Invercargill

All eight seeds have progressed with relative ease in to the quarter-finals of the US$10,000 2018 Invercargill Licensing Trust and Community Trust NZ Southern Squash Open tournament held at Squash City, Invercargill


International Squash Hits Southland

International squash continues its tour of New Zealand with the latest PSA tournament being held in Invercargill this week.


Title Wins To Joelle King And Paul Coll

It was business as usual as the top seeds continued their recent domination of the New Zealand squash national titles with straight games victories to Commonwealth Games heroes, Joelle King and Paul Coll in their respective finals at Henderson Squash Club.


Commonwealth Games Players To Contest Nationals Finals

It’s a Commonwealth Games special in the finals of the New Zealand squash champs with the top seeds in the draws to decide the titles


Top Seeds Through To Semis At National Squash Champs In Auckland

The top four seeds in the women’s draw reached their predicted places in the semifinals at the New Zealand Squash Nationals in Henderson.


Eye New Zealand Senior Nationals Streaming

You can watch the action at the Eye New Zealand Senior Nationals at the following links;


Commonwealth Games Stars Cruise Into Quarter-finals

The big names progressed to the quarter-finals of the New Zealand National Squash Champs in Henderson with relative ease after the first day of play.


Commonwealth Games Medal Winners Aiming For Titles

It’s a rare opportunity seeing New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games athletes competing against each other in their own nation. However starting tomorrow at the national squash championships in Auckland six of the seven players from the Kiwi team which won four medals on the Gold Coast two months ago will be in action.


King rules again

Commonwealth champion Joelle King tells Rod Gilmour about how a switch to Hadrian Stiff’s Elite Squash stable in Bristol has revitalised her career.

Credit Squash Player Magazine


Big week for New Zealand Commonwealth Games squash players

It’s a big week for squash with the nation’s two top 10 ranked players returning to New Zealand for the first time since prior to the Commonwealth Games two months ago.


AIMS Games Registrations Closing Soon

Reminder that registrations for Squash at the AIMS Games closes this week.

 

Head over to the event website HERE for further information.


Firsts At PSA Pro Squash Tournaments In Palmerston North

A couple of firsts provided close fought matches in the finals of the PSA professional squash tournaments in Palmerston North


Kiwi Makes Final At PSA Squash Event

A couple of upsets in the women’s semis, but the status quo in the men’s semis at the PSA pro squash tournaments at SquashGym Palmerston North


Seeds Through In PSA Pro Squash Tournament In Palmerston North

The top four seeds progressed to the semifinals of the men’s US$10,000 PSA pro tournament at SquashGym Palmerston North while the women’s US$5,000 tournament came close to doing the same with their seedings.


Joelle King Beaten In Final Pool Games At World Series Finals

New Zealand squash pro, Joelle King has lost her final pool match at the top-eight player World Series finals in Dubai this morning.


Tough Going For Kiwis At PSA Squash Tournaments In Palmerston North

The opening rounds of the men’s and women’s PSA pro tournaments at SquashGym Palmerston North provided plenty of tough opposition for New Zealand players.


SquashGym International Squash Classic Kicks Off Tonight:

SquashGym International Squash Classic Kicks Off Tonight:


Joelle King Beats World No.6 In Dubai

A good second day for Kiwi world No.4 Joelle King at the PSA World Series Finals in Dubai.


Plenty of Talent in New Zealand Teams to India

A large contingent of New Zealand’s rising squash players have been confirmed for the men’s and women’s world junior individual champs followed by the biennial men’s world junior team championships next month in Chennai, India.


Squash New Zealand update - business interruption due to office relocation

The Squash New Zealand team will be moving to its new offices this Thursday 24 May. There will be some disruption to our landline phone connections from Thursday 24th May untill this is reconnected. If you need to contact us  please either email us or call our mobile numbers.


Australian Top Seed Takes Title In Auckland

A first title wasn’t to be for Kiwi junior squash player, Kaitlyn Watts as she was defeated by top seed and world No.53 Christine Nunn of Australia in the final of the US$5,000 Court Tech Wormen’s PSA Classic in Auckland.


Top Seed And Top Kiwi Junior To Meet In Final

The top seed and the top Kiwi junior will meet in the final of the US$5,000 Court Tech PSA Women’s Classic at Squash XL Club in Avondale, Auckland.


Coll Beaten By British Open Champ

World No.10 Paul Coll has been beaten in the semifinals of the US$50,000 Sporta Guatemala XI Torneo Internacional PSA tournament by British Open champion Miguel Angel Rodriguez (Colombia).


Coll Makes Semis In Guatemala

New Zealand squash pro Paul Coll has made a good start to the US$50,000 Sporta Guatemala XI Torneo Internacional PSA tournament in Santa Catarina Pinula.


Kiwis In Squash Semis In Auckland

A New Zealand player is guaranteed a place in the final of the US$5,000 Court Tech PSA Women’s Classic at Squash XL Club in Avondale, Auckland this weekend


Home court players to the fore at Court Tech PSA Women's Classic in Auckland

A solid first round for local players at the the US$5,000 Court Tech PSA Women’s Classic at Squash XL Club in Avondale, Auckland.

Waikato junior, Anika Jackson scored the upset of the round with a win over sixth seed Liu Kwai Chi from Macau in straight game to set up a clash with top seed and world No.53 Christine Nunn from Australia.

Nunn made the third round of singles at the Commonwealth Games and is coached by former world champ Sarah Fitz Gerald but had an initial battle in her first round match against Kiwi qualifier Ellie Epke.

Epke, 20 had a game point at 10-8 in the first set but eventually lost 13-11, 11-7, 11-3 in 28 minutes.

Other Kiwis to win included seventh seed Emma Millar over her Korean opponent in straight games while third seed Abbie Palmer from Northland won in four games against Singaporean qualifier Sneha Sivakumar.

Top ranked New Zealand junior Kaitlyn Watts won her first two games in straightforward fashion, but in the third it was her opponent Gigi Yeung who fought back from 7-10 down to equalise before the hometown player won 13-11.

Watts will now play second seed Vanessa Chu from Hong Kong who accounted for Kiwi wildcard Casey Owen in straight games.

Fridays action starts at 6 pm at Squash XL and is free to view. If your not in Auckland the event will be streamed on NZSquash.TV facebook page and https://livestream.com/NZSportTV/events/8206157

First round results:

(1) Christine Nunn (Australia) bt (Q) Ellie Epke (New Zealand) 13-11, 11-7, 11-3 (28 mins),

Anika Jackson (New Zealand) bt (6) Liu Kwai Chi (Macau) 11-7, 11-9, 11-4 (17 mins),

(7) Emma Millar (New Zealand) bt You Jiyoung (South Korea) 11-3, 11-2, 11-3 (15 mins),

(4) Jemyca Aribado (Philippines) bt (Q) Alexandra Haydon (Australia) 11-6, 11-3, 11-7 (18 mins),

(3) Abbie Palmer (New Zealand) bt (Q) Sneha Sivakumar (Singapore) 11-6, 11-3, 8-11, 12-10,

(8) Au Yeong Yhann (Singapore) bt Min Gyeong (South Korea) 11-4, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7 (28 mins),

(5) Kaitlyn Watts (New Zealand) bt (Q) Gigi Yeung (Macau) 11-5, 11-6, 13-11,

(2) Vanessa Chu (Hong Kong) bt (WC) Casey Owen (New Zealand) 11-4, 11-0 11-1.


Auckland Junior Open Preview

The best juniors in the country are set to compete alongside the professionals of the PSA tour as the Auckland Junior Open and CourtTech Women's PSA Classic take to the court this weekend at SquashXL. The Auckland Junior Open will offer a final chance for the Junior Boys and Girls national squad members to shine in front of selectors as they battle for a spot in the NZ World Junior Boys team and World Individual Championships to compete in India later this year.


Paul Coll Beats Former World No.1 To Reach British Squash Open Quarters

New Zealand’s world No.10 Paul Coll secured a quarter-final berth for the first time in his career at the British Squash Open after defeating Egypt’s former World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad in a tight contest this morning.


Kiwi Juniors to Gain Knowledge from Pro Player

Squash New Zealand is tapping in to current knowledge to help enhance New Zealand’s young talent and develop new players for the future of the sport.


British Squash Open This Week - Kiwis Win And Loss In Qualifying

A win and a loss for New Zealand players in the qualifying draws of the prestigious British Open squash tournament in Hull, England.


Court Tech Women’s Classic

The Court Tech Women’s Classic is the first in a series of PSA tournaments In New Zealand. The event offers a USD5K purse and features players from 8 different countries. The top seed is current Australian champion Christine Nunn. Christine has won 6 PSA titles and has a highest world ranking of 36.


King wins Squash Player’s Player of the Month award

New Zealander Joelle King is Squash Player’s Women’s Player of the Month for topping the individual medals table at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.


2018 FISU World University Squash Championships

It is with great pleasure Squash NZ invite student players to participate in the 2018 FISU World University Squash Championships in Birmingham, England.


#LoveSquash Final Fans and Clubs Winners

Our final draw for the #LoveSquash competition has taken place alongside our clubs draw as well, the lucky winners are...


Matthew Lucente and Kaitlyn Watts named as Squash New Zealand’s Ambassadors for the YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES 2018

Adam Odering – Squash New Zealand Junior Selector, with 2018 Junior Champs Matthew Lucente and Kaitlyn Watts, Kevin Muir – Squash New Zealand Board member (right).

Squash NZ ambassadors for the Youth Olympics were announced following the NZ Junior Open played at Squash City Invercargill over the weekend.


New Zealand Tops GC2018 Medals Table As Squash Relishes Its 20th Anniversary

While Squash relished its sixth appearance in the Commonwealth Games since making its debut in Malaysia in 1998, hosts Australia together with New Zealand and England shared the gold medals in the five events at Oxenford Studios in Gold Coast - with New Zealand topping the medals table for the first time since 2002.


Another Gold Medal For New Zealand Squash Team

It was the 16th match for Kiwi squash player Joelle King who has played every day of the Commonwealth Games, but every match has been worth it as the 29-yearold from Cambridge finished with two gold medals and one bronze.


Bronze Medal For Kiwi Squash Mixed Pair With More To Come Tomorrow

Another medal for the New Zealand squash team as the mixed combination of Joelle King and Paul Coll won bronze in emphatic fashion at Oxenford Studios.


Squash Celebrates 20 Years Of Sport & Legacy In The Commonwealth Games

A strong united delegation of senior officials of the World Squash Federation (WSF), joined by the Professional Squash Association (PSA), are in Gold Coast this week to attend the XXI Commonwealth Games, as the sport celebrates the 20th anniversary of its inclusion in the event.


Gold And Silver Medals At Commonwealth Games Squash For New Zealand

Gold and silver at the squash singles finals for New Zealand as Joelle King played an epic match to win her final but Paul Coll found himself beaten by an in-form Englishman in his final.


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