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June 2017

Coll and King Claim Senior National Titles

Top seed Joelle King has claimed her 6th New Zealand Senior Nationals title, whilst Paul Coll has claimed his third. Check out all of the stories from the weekend below:

  • King and Coll Claim 2017 New Zealand Senior Nationals Titles. Click here
  • Finalists Determined for New Zealand Senior Nationals. Click here
  • Semi-Finalists of New Zealand Senior Nationals Decided. Click here
  • Quarter-Finals of New Zealand Senior Nationals Completed. Click here
  • Round 1 of New Zealand Senior Nationals Completed. Click here
  • King and Coll Top Seedings for 2017 New Zealand Senior Nationals. Click here

World Junior Championships Around the Corner

The 2017 World Junior Championships are just around the corner. Check out the June Update and who is set to take the top titles (Draws predict Egyptian Double). Keep up to date with everything during the event and make sure you watch the action live by checking out the World Junior Championships page.

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 here.

The latest:

  • Squash Waikato and Waihi Squash Club - Micro Court School-Club Links. Click here
  • Otago Squash Club - Website and Social Media. Click here
  • Squash Midlands - Club Equipment Kits. Click here
  • Otautau Squash Club - Rural Community Hub. Click here

World Doubles Championships Team Announced

Squash New Zealand is pleased to announce a squad of 7 players will be attending the 2017 World Doubles Championships to be held in Manchester, England from 1-5 August. Read the full story on the players attending here and the other nations competing in the 2017 event can be found here.

Finding and Keeping Superstar Coaches

It is widely acknowledged that playing isn't coaching. Find out why so many sporting greats struggle as coaches here. Investing time and resources to build up a great team of coaches is the best thing you can do for your club. No matter what your club's vision, mission or goals are, you are going to need great people to help you get there. To make it easy a new coach recruitment checklist has been created which outlines the key things to look for when selecting a coach. Find out more

Rule of the Month

Many folks do not understand the difference between a 'Not Up and Down'. So what's the difference? If you think you can nail that, then sit our free online referee exam. Click here

Upcoming Events

Check out the upcoming events you can get yourself involved in:

  • North Island Junior Age Group Championships: 14-16 July at Whangarei Squash Club. Click here
  • South Island Senior Championships: 28-30 July at Otago Squash Club. Click here
  • SuperChamps 2017 - one of the biggest weekends on the calendar. Check out all you need to know here.
  • New Zealand Tertiary Teams Championship: 25-26 August at Otago Uni Squash Club. Click here
  • New Zealand Masters National Individual Championships Event: 15-17 September at Kawaroa Park. Click here
  • Champion of Champions - check out this great event and the rules here.

Helping Our Young Kiwis Fly

There are no prizes for guessing what research has confirmed as the main driver of childhood participation in sport - to have fun. If we can provide squash experiences that are fun, then our kids are more likely to develop the long-term skills needed to be successful both on and off the courts. Whether you're a parent, coach, teacher, administrator or supporter you can help more young kiwis fall in love with squash here.

June Events Windup

It has been a big month of events with 5 PSA events and the Cousins Shield and Mitchell Cup events being held. Follow up on all the excitement and where you can re-watch the matches below:

  • Grayson Claims Squash XL PSA Title. Click here
  • Landers-Murphy Claims Matamata Open. Click here
  • Lobban Takes NZ Southern Open Title. Click here
  • Scots Claims Doubles in Fitzherbert Rowe Lawyers New Zealand International Classic PSA 2017. Click here
  • Massive Wins for Devoy and Thorndon to Claim Cousins Shield and Mitchell Cup. Click here

Other News

  • Could swearing help you lift your squash game? Find out more
  • Do you wear protective eyewear on the squash court? Read more
  • Adam Odering has been appointed as a junior selector for the South Island. Read more
  • SquashStart is getting more people loving it. Find out more
  • Learn why your club should (re)engage with lapsed (suspended) members and casual players. Find out more
  • See how you can create a safer squash playing environment. Read more
  • Manu Yam has been appointed to coach during the non-sanctioned Junior Boys Teams Event at the World Junior Championships. Find out more
  • Find out the secret to long-term member retention. Read more
  • What are people saying about your club online? Find out more
  • Discover how you can secure new members by putting kids first. Find out more
  • Are you keeping track of everything? Read more
  • What will your squash club look like in the future? Find out more
  • The WSF has published a highlights of squash timeline. Read more
  • Read the WSF Instant Update for July / August 2017. Click here

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