Paul Coll Claims Channel VAS $100k PSA Event
Paul Coll has claimed his largest PSA event title to date winning the $100K PSA 2016 Channel VAS Championship at St George’s Hill. This is Coll’s largest title and is sure to work wonders on his World Ranking. Congratulations Paul and make sure you check out the full story here.
A Year of Highlights
It has been a year to behold for squash in New Zealand, both on and off the courts. We take a look at 20 of the top news stories that gripped the nation (in reverse date order):
- Playing squash has been proven to help you live longer. Click here
- Squash New Zealand's newest life member. Click here
- New Zealand defeat Australia at World Women's Team Championships. Click here
- 'Jahangir moved the game forward by 20 percent' says Ross Norman. Click here
- Waikato and Northland claim 3 titles in Champion of Champions. Click here
- Kitchen shows skills to Masters title win. Click here
- Galloway and Epke claim under 19 junior titles. Click here
- CoachForce continues to help coaches develop their coaching to its potential. Click here
- Squash NZ adds a regional referee to the ranks. Click here
- Kiwi Squash creates participation growth in the Waikato. Click here
- Racketball becomes Squash 57. Click here
- Craig and Coll claim national titles. Click here
- Kiwi squash players strike gold in Australia. Click here
- Is the future of squash here? Click here
- Squashways go three in a row whilst SquashGym claim Mitchell Cup. Click here
- Squash NZ announces partnership with BLK. Click here
- Palmer and Oakley claim AON New Zealand Junior Open titles. Click here
- Back-to-back dives from Paul 'Superman' Coll to win rally! Click here
- Major world squash event heading for Tauranga. Click here
- Smythe claims title on Gold Coast. Click here
National Awards Winners Announced
More than 70 guests gathered to celebrate the achievements of the National Award Winners for 2016. The ceremony also provided a chance to reflect on the history of squash in New Zealand and in particular looked at the 50th anniversary of Ross Norman's famous victory over Jahangir Khan to break his 555 match winning streak. Master of Ceremonies Martin Devlin entertained the crowd and also announced the winners. See who took home the honours here.
World Masters Games Filling up Fast
Spaces are limited for the world's largest multi-sport event taking place in April 2017. More than 350 people over 35 years of age have already signed up to take part in squash at the World Masters Games. This means that only 50 spaces are left. If you want to be part of the action, don't forget to register now to avoid missing out.
New Sponsor for Next Year's World Junior Squash Champs in Tauranga
A promotional video highlighting next year's WSF World Junior Squash Championships to be held in Tauranga has stirred great interest since its launch in November. On Friday it was announced Tauranga-based investment advisory firm Craigs Investment Partners have signed on as a major sponsor. Check out the full story here.
Playing Squash Over the Holidays
It is that time of year when we can all indulge in an enjoyable festive season. Delicious food is suddenly everywhere and our time is often taken up with parties, gift shopping and other social activities - which can mean less time on court. After all, taking a break can do us all good and ensure we come back fully charged for a busy 2017 squash calendar. But if you want to hit the courts over the summer season, take a look at some ideas to help you out.
From the Squash New Zealand team, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to an even bigger and better 2017 both on and off the courts. Please note that the Squash New Zealand office will be closed from Friday 23rd December and will re-open on Monday 16th January.
- Buy someone a membership to PSA TV and use the code NZ50 here.
- Take a look at the World Masters Games medals here.
- See how Squash New Zealand works with DrugFree Sport New Zealand to keep squash clean here.
- Download all the performance solutions your club needs for every step of the way here.
- Read the latest research and strategy advice on how to grow participation and membership here.
- Access the full range of marketing materials to help promote your club here.
- Learn about the many benefits to becoming a squash coach here.
- Discover the different ways to play squash here.
- Save the date for the 2017 National Coaching Conference here.
- Understand the keys to keeping your members happy here.
- Locate your nearest court to have a hit or join a club here.