Archived Information

January 2017

Kitchen begins new role in squash

Shelley Kitchen will be a familiar face to many in the squash community having been a professional player who reached a world ranking of #6. She returned to New Zealand at the start of 2015 and has been actively involved in the High Performance Programme. To start this year Kitchen has begun her new role as High Performance Programme Manager. Find out more

Kiwis start the year flying

Paul Coll’s hot streak continued into 2017, notching some impressive performances against top ranked opponents and reaching the quarter finals at the Tournament of Champions inside New York’s Grand Central Terminal. Joelle King battled hard in the same tournament but couldn’t quite close out the second-round match against eventual finalist Laura Massaro from England. Read more

Meanwhile Leo Fatialofa has claimed the under 15 boys title at the Australian Junior Open, whilst Kaitlyn Watts has taken away silver in the under 19 girls. Read more

Squash NZ links with SquashSkills

Coaches help more people play more often and with greater success. To help provide coaches with the knowledge and tools they need Squash New Zealand is proud to announce a new coach development partnership with the online UK-based coaching platform SquashSkills. The special partnership offers qualified New Zealand squash coaches who have attended a module from the Coach Development Framework with a discounted $50 per year subscription rate (normally $159). Find out more

Facilitators upskill to help coaches

A successful two day national CoachForce (coach developer) forum has recently concluded with 14 facilitators from around the country in attendance. This saw new facilitators upskilled as well as existing and former facilitators reinvigorated in the how of coaching. Feedback received was very positive with the CoachForce network now geared up to offer a range of modules to suit the needs of the coaches within their District. Find out more

Squash Case Studies

Clubs all over the country are using good practice to succeed and take their business to the next level. Your club can use this information to implement positive change within your own environments. Check out the range of case studies.

The latest:

  • SquashGym Palmerston North - Pot Plants
  • Shepherds Park Squash Club - Programme Scheduling
  • Club Kelburn - Virtual Leagues
  • Squash Otago - Tournament Posters
  • Mana Squash Club - New Member Welcome Process

Connect with other coaches

Coaches are signing up for the biggest opportunity of the year to share experiences and network with their peers at the upcoming National Coaching Conference in March. Presented by 2016 Performance Coach of the Year Winner Paul Hornsby and New Coach of the Year Winner Kylie Lindsay, the two-day event offers some new topics that will help coaches further upskill themselves and help their players go from strength to strength. Book your space now

Keep up with the play online

Every week in more than 300 facilities throughout New Zealand, tens of thousands of squash addicts with take to the courts for a game or hit. To keep in touch with everyone who ‘loves it’, Squash New Zealand utilises a range of different social media to engage the national squash family. Connect yourself with the conversation here

Upcoming National Events

The 2017 season is set to be a mammoth one with 3 international events on the calendar. Our events with current posters and entry information are listed below but make sure you check out the Junior, Senior and Masters events pages as the rules for all the events are going live at the end of the month.

Other News

  • Knight takes up role with Colombian Squash Federation. Read more
  • See why your work should let you play squash during the day. Read more
  • Discover some proven ways your club can manage busy periods and keep all members happy. Read more
  • 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 of becoming a squash coach here
  • Discover the different ways to play squash here
  • Locate your nearest court to have a hit or join a club with our courts maps here

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