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New Zealand World Juniors Team Confirmed

A group of 12 New Zealand junior players with a distinct youthful look have been selected to compete in the 2022 WSF World Junior Squash Championship, 11-21 August, Nancy, France.

It is the first time in three years a junior team has travelled after Covid-19 issues have disrupted tournaments.  

Nations Cup Squash Scoring Format For New Zealand Revealed

The competition format for November’s Nations Cup Squash tournament in New Zealand has been revealed, with a new best-of-seven games scoring format being used throughout the four-day event.

Each game will be first to seven points. If the game scores are locked at 6-6, a sudden-death point will be played, with the winner of that rally taking the game. Each player can opt for a 'Power Play' twice per match where he or she can win two points.

Squash NZ Releases Updated Member Protection Policy

Squash NZ has recently updated our Code of Conduct and Member Protection Policy.  

This updated policy is an essential part of Squash New Zealand’s proactive and preventative approach to tackling inappropriate behaviour within our sport and providing the safest possible environment for all members to participate and compete in the sport of squash. 

National Coaching Roles World Junior Championships 2022

With the recent announcement from WSF that the 2022 World Junior Championship will now be held in Nancy, France in 11th-23rd August.

Squash New Zealand is seeking expressions of interest for lead coach and assistant/manager roles to provide leadership and support for players attending the 2022 World Junior Championships.

Squash NZ Partner With Friendly Manager To Build New Sport Management System

Squash New Zealand have confirmed a partnership which will take them into the future by linking with New Zealand-based tech group Friendly Manager to provide a complete new sport management system.  

The changing needs of the New Zealand squash community drove the exploration of tech solutions that could cater for their current and future needs from all clubs big and small around the country. 

The NZ Squash Open Returns To Tauranga 8-13 November 2022

The biggest squash tournament in the nation’s history will be held later this year with the New Zealand Open men’s and women’s PSA World Tour Silver event to take place in Tauranga 8-13 November.

The New Zealand Open will be another huge boost for the sport with world No 1 Paul Coll and women’s No 6 Joelle King set to be the star attractions amongst a top-class field that will line up at the Trustpower Arena in Tauranga on glass courts, and battle for the lion’s share of the US$150,000 prize fund.

Job Opportunity - General Manager National Squash Centre

Reporting to NSC Management Co Limited Directors with line manager Squash NZ’s National Development and Operations Manager, the General Manager role is to provide operational leadership that underpins the functions within National Squash Centre.  The General Manager will lead the administrative and customer facing support, community outreach and engagement, and ensuring all National Squash Centre’s spaces and services have maximum usage, revenue generation and/or are highly effective for users.

Paul Coll Is New Men's World #1

New Zealand squash player Paul Coll has been confirmed as the new men’s squash No 1 in the March PSA world rankings released this evening.

Coll moves from No 2 to the top ranking overtaking Ali Farag and ending the domination of Egyptian players at No 1 in the world.

New Zealand Team Confirmed For 2022 World Doubles

The New Zealand team has been confirmed for the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships to be held in Glasgow in April.

The team is headed by current men’s world No 2 Paul Coll and women’s No 6 Joelle King.

New Zealand Awarded 2023 WSF Men's World Team Squash Championships Hosting

New Zealand has been awarded the 2023 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships, marking a return of the elite team tournament to the country.

The biennial tournament, which sees four-man squads from top squash-playing nations around the world battle it out in best-of-three-match clashes, is set to be played in an exhibition centre on the North Island city of Tauranga and is provisionally scheduled for late 2023.

Squash NZ Confirms High Performance Funding Increase

Squash New Zealand is pleased to confirm an increase in High Performance Sport New Zealand funding which will assist the sport and its players to reach higher levels around the world and domestically as well.

The latest funding means three main areas of squash in New Zealand can be developed further;

Call for Expressions of Interest for 2022 Selectors, Athlete Commission and Director of Refereeing

Squash NZ is calling for expression of interests for Masters, Juniors and Senior Selector roles in 2022.  The appointed Selectors must understand the High-Performance Programme and Masters Programme to support the High-Performance Manager and Masters Director selecting NZ Representative teams, rank lists and most improved players. If you are interested in these roles, please click here to find out more information.  Nominations must be endorsed by a district so please contact your district administrator to submit an application.


2021 Men's World Squash Team Championships Dates Confirmed

The Men's World Squash Team Championships has been re-confirmed with the start date of 7-12 December and a huge 27 nations taking part at the National Squash Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Originally set to be hosted in Tauranga and then transferred to KL under new strict Covid-19 guidelines, the tournament has been a huge task for organisers and participating nations with travel during a worldwide pandemic.

Balance is Better - What Does That Mean For Squash?

Balance is Better is an evidence-based philosophy to support quality sport experience for all young people, regardless of ability, needs and motivations.  Ultimately, it is about young people staying involved in sport for life and realising their potential at the right time.

Balance is better has now become a broader conversation underpinning Sport NZ’s overall approach to youth, with two key considerations being developing talent and maximising participation.

Squash in NZ National Survey Results

Thank you so much to the over 2000 people who completed our survey.  Please see the high level results here.

We will dig deeper into the data over time as it will help our understanding on how we can grow and promote squash more effectively.  What this data does highlight is that we love playing because it is fun, we have a laugh, it is safe environment, we keep fit and healthy and we love to connect and be social with others.   

Squash NZ Sign With New Local Apparel Supplier Featuring Paul Coll And Squash Specific Designs

Iwi Athletica is the new official apparel supplier to Squash NZ with squash specific designs and worn by New Zealand’s own British Open champion Paul Coll  who assisted in the development of the clothing.

The agreement between Iwi Athletica and Squash NZ over two years will provide affiliated clubs and members with discounts as well as three percent of all sales going into the development of New Zealand’s young squash talent.

Squash New Zealand Clubs Raise Over $20k for Mental Health Foundation

New Zealand squash clubs and districts have done themselves proud raising money for Mental Health Foundation New Zealand with activities around World Squash Day last Saturday 9 October.

A wide range of squash fun ideas from one end of the country to the other saw the targeted $20,000 surpassed with the total still climbing.

National Coaching Role Assistant Coach/Manager 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Squash New Zealand team will compete at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, UK, 28 July – 8 August as set by the Olympic Committee.


Squash is proving to be an ideal opportunity for everyone to keep fit, and social as well especially those who have excelled in other sports.

For instance there are a large number of ex All Blacks who use the sport for fun, fitness and networking. Some are more competitive than others.

Covid Level 2 - Delta Guidelines

16 September 2021

Covid: Level 2 Delta Guidelines

2021 NZ Men's Team Coach EOI

The Squash NZ men’s national team will compete at the World Men’s Team Championships 2021 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 7-11 December as set by World Squash Federation, Covid-19 permitting.

Covid 19 - Alert Level 2 Delta

Please see below information regarding the covid 19 Alert Level 2 Guidelines.

Please pass onto to your club database asap.

National Survey - Current top club responders!

We have had over 1,300 responders to our National survey! This is going to provide Squash NZ amazing insights and we need more.

The survey will close in one week: a reminder there are prizes to be won and all clubs still have a chance to win.


New Zealand’s Paul Coll has risen to a new career-high in the latest PSA world squash rankings released today.

New Zealand’s  Paul Coll has risen to a new career-high in the latest PSA world squash rankings released today.

Coll, 29 the British Open winner last week has moved from No 4 to No 3 in the world to become the highest ranked Kiwi male since Ross Norman who reached No 2 in March 1987. Another Kiwi Stu Davenport also reached No 3 in the world in 1986.

Job Opportunity: Promotion and Competition Manager

Deanna Forsyth is departing Squash NZ next month.

Deanna has decided to take up a very new exciting challenge that will further develop her event management career pathway.

WSF Men's World Team Championship - announced!

A New Zealand team of four players has been named for the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship in Malaysia 7-11 December 2021.

The team is full of confidence and enthusiasm after the fantastic win by Paul Coll at the British Open this week where he beat the top two players in the world in consecutive matches to triumph.

With a current PSA world ranking of four Coll leads the side and has gone through the last two world teams championships undefeated.

Squash New Zealand National Survey - Prizes to be won!

Squash New Zealand is undertaking a national survey to learn more about the experience of those that currently play or have played squash previously.

This survey is designed to provide us with information to enhance the experience of those currently playing squash and help design initiative to grow and promote squash.  We would appreciate if you could take the time to complete the survey by clicking Here.

Paul Coll has created history becoming the first New Zealand man to win the prestigious British Open squash title.

Paul Coll has created history becoming the first New Zealand man to win the prestigious British Open squash title.

Coll defeated the top seed Ali Farag of Egypt 6-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-8 in 65 minutes turning a 1-13 win/loss record on its head to win his biggest title of his career.

National Coaching Roles EOI

Lead Coach Needed for the 2021 New Zealand World Men’s Team

The Squash NZ men’s national team will compete at the World Men’s Team Championships 2021 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 7-11 December as set by World Squash Federation, Covid-19 permitting.

Cancellation: Oceania Junior Championships & Trans-Tasman Junior Test Series

The Oceania Junior Championships and Trans-Tasman Junior Test Series due to be held in the Bay of Plenty have been cancelled for 2021.

New Zealand are fortunate to be the host again in 2022 and both of these events will be held in Auckland (official hosts to come)

Tony Brown backing Squash NZ support of the Mental Health Foundation for WSD 2021

There’s plenty of support in New Zealand behind World Squash Day 2021 as an ideal opportunity for the sport as well as the community to become more inclusive and also raise awareness and funds for the Mental Health Foundation.

Former All Black and now successful rugby coach as well as keen squash player, Tony Brown is right behind Squash New Zealand supporting the Mental Health Foundation for World Squash Day, October 9 2021.


The teams have been decided for Superchamps Nationals!

Congratulations to all the teams that are representing their District at the National Superchamps 2021!

B Grade Superchamps – Hosted by Squash City, Invercargill

The New Zealand Secondary Schools Squash Team has been named!

Congratulations to the following players that were named in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Squash Team for 2021

General Manager - Squash Auckland

About our organisation

Squash Auckland is the regional sports organisation for squash in the greater Auckland region.  Our vision is inspiring and enabling Aucklanders to play squash the way they want to.  Our mission is to engage with and enable clubs, commercial and community facilities to deliver a great squash experience to the Auckland community.

Squash New Zealand set to give back to the community

World Squash Day 2021 is getting closer with the sport in New Zealand keen to show it has plenty of depth and community spirit on and off the court.

Over 80 Squash Juniors are making their way to Burnside Squash Club

Over 80 squash juniors from around the country will take the court this week for the South Island Junior Age Groups which are being held this Thursday-Saturday at Burnside Squash Club.  

The age grades range from, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19 in both boys and girls and will feature a wide range of players from those relatively new to tournament play to others who have PSA World Senior Rankings.

Competition Framework - Have your say!

Squash New Zealand are conducting a review of our Competition Framework to ensure squash events are reflecting the latest research on participation in sport, particularly youth participation. We want to ensure the events are attractive to the whole squash community. This is a great opportunity to consider each event and assess whether it remains relevance and to recommend whether an amendment, replacement or removal is warranted.

Big Names for Howick Squash Open this weekend

There’s plenty of talent lining up for the Liquorland Howick Open, a PSA Squash Challenger event for men and women with players ranked inside the top 150 world rankings.

Talent shines through at the North Island Juniors

What an incredible weekend of top Junior Squash talent at the 2021 North Island Junior Age Group Championship!

Over 120 squash players to descend on New Plymouth this weekend

Around 120 squash players will be descending on New Plymouth this week for the North Island Junior Age Group Squash Championships to be held at Kawaroa Park Squash Club.

There is some real talent involved with players from around the country including a number who have PSA international world senior rankings .

Squash NZ taking the sport forward - We are Squash New Zealand, Poipātū Aotearoa

A renewed positivity and way forward for squash in New Zealand, as the sport looks towards its future with a unified approach led by the 2021-24 Strategic Direction, We are Squash New Zealand – Poipātū Aotearoa.

Oliver Sport New Zealand Squash Championships - Postponed

Due to the Covid-19 alert in the Wellington region, Squash NZ in partnership with Squash Wellington and Hutt City Squash Club have decided in the interests of the sport and players it is best we postpone the Oliver Sport NZ Championships until September 10-12 at the same venue Hutt City Squash Club. 


More information will follow.

Squash New Zealand are recruiting for two new roles

Squash in New Zealand has a new 2021-24 Strategic Direction, We are Squash New Zealand – Poipatu Aotearoa.   We have recently restructured and can announce two new roles that we are recruiting for who will form key members of a new team to grow the game of squash and support and add value to our clubs. 

 Our revised purpose is to support our clubs to be vibrant and sustainable, to inspire New Zealanders through telling our amazing squash stories, and continue to enhance the health and happiness of our communities via playing squash and a sense of belonging to our clubs.  Both roles will report to the Chief Executive, Coach Development Leader and National Development and Operations Manager. 

History of the New Zealand Squash Championships

Amazingly, until this year Wellington had only hosted the senior national championship once, in 1971. The Devonport Naval Base (1934 and 1939) had staged the event more often!

Cities that have hosted the nationals: Auckland (20), Palmerston North (13), Timaru (11), Christchurch (10), Hamilton (9), Hawke’s Bay (5), Whakatane, New Plymouth (both 3), Oamaru, Invercargill, Nelson (all 2), Masterton, Wellington, Dunedin (all 1). 

Draws for the Oliver Sport New Zealand Squash Championship are out!

The Oliver Sport New Zealand Squash Championship are just around the corner, kicking off in two weeks!


Defending champions take home the silverware at the Cousins Shield & Mitchell Cup

The long weekend saw teams from around the country compete for the prestigious Cousins Shield and Mitchell Cup. Last years event was cancelled due to Covid-19 so teams were extra hungry this year!


Superchamps Eligibility Cut off - 11th June

Superchamps is coming around quick! An important reminder, that you must be on your clubs grading list on the 11th June in order to be eligible to compete for your club

New Zealand players have moved forward in the latest PSA world squash rankings released today.

Paul Coll has remained at No 4 in the men’s rankings and Joelle King eight in the women’s but it’s the next group of players who have excelled.

National Champion Evan Williams and Australian Jessica Turnbull take home Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Open Titles

If anyone doubted the determination of New Zealand men’s squash No 2 Evan Williams they would be sorely disappointed as the 31-year-old from Wellington continued to hold off all rivals for yet another PSA Challenger title, this time at the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Open.


Barfoot & Thompson Auckland PSA Open - Live Streams

Tune into live action from the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland PSA Open starting the 27th of May


Barfoot & Thompson Auckland PSA Open draws intrest from over the ditch

Excitement is building in New Zealand and Australian squash with the confirmed entry list for next week’s Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Open showcasing most of the best players from each country.  


New Zealand relinquish hosting rights of 2021 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship due to coronavirus pandemic

The 2021 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship, originally scheduled to take place in Tauranga in December, will now be held in Malaysia.


Chas Evans - New Zealand Squash Hall of Fame

A huge congratulations to Chas Evans, who earlier this month officially became apart of the New Zealand Squash Hall of Fame at the awards dinner held at Hutt City, Wellington.

Oliver Sport New Zealand Squash Championships

Squash New Zealand are pleased to announce Oliver Sport as the naming sponsor for the New Zealand Championships 2021.


New Zealand Junior Open Results

The AON New Zealand Junior Open promised to bring the best New Zealand Juniors out to play, and it didn't dissapoint. With more than 125 juniors hitting the courts at Remuera Rackets Club the event was filled with fun and challenging matches. 

AON New Zealand Junior Open Highlights

Catch up on the action from the AON New Zealand Junior Open


AON New Zealand Junior Open: Preview

2019 New Zealand Junior Open

This weekend Remuera Rackets Club will host the prestigious AON New Zealand Junior Open. Remuera Rackets Club is one of New Zealand's biggest clubs hosting a membership total of more than 250. The club has a rich history including a record-breaking 29 Mitchell Cup (New Zealand Women's Club Teams) wins in the 60 years the event has been running.


Upcoming Squash NZ Working Groups

Are you keen to make a difference for Squash in New Zealand? 

Squash New Zealand are about to launch 4 new projects to help progress the sport going forward, and we need people who have the passion to help the sport and can add value!


End to End High Performance Pathway

An End-to-End Player Pathway has been put together to assist squash players from the beginning of a career playing the sport with a map and process of how to achieve goals and reach the potential peak of being a top squash player.


New Zealand Doubles Championships Results

The New Zealand Doubles Championships wrapped up this afternoon at SquashGym Palmerston North.

New Zealand Squash Hall of Fame Dinner

Join us in celebrating the newest member of the New Zealand Squash Hall of Fame, former top World Referee Chas Evans!

New Zealand Doubles Championships

The season is truly in full swing with the New Zealand Doubles championship starting on Friday with multiple divisions all filled with talent. The event held at Squashgym Palmerston North will be sure to bring the best doubles action out and on show.


Changes to New Zealand Junior Nationals

Balance is Better is an evidence-based philosophy that is shaping the way we look at youth sport in New Zealand. Balance is Better is all about putting the participant first and focussing on their needs; it is around maximising participation and skill development.

To ensure Squash New Zealand is listening to the research and doing what is best for our young children playing Squash, the following decisions have been made for the New Zealand Junior National Individual Championships 2021.

Squash New Zealand AGM - 31st of March 2021


Join us for our Squash New Zealand Virtual AGM at 3pm on the 31st of March 2021. To express your intrest contact

Squash New Zealand Request for Proposal

Squash New Zealand is seeking proposals from organisations for the supply and implementation of a squash administration solution called Squash Connect.

Kerikeri Squash Club So Close, But So Far Away After Arson

It’s been four and a half long years since squash in Northland suffered its greatest loss, when the Kerikeri  Squash Club had its facility extensively damaged beyond repair by arson. Now the club is close to building something new which they can be proud of, but there’s a funding shortfall.


Changes to the Squash New Zealand Grading List

The Grading Review committee spent 2020 working to address issues that had been raised by the Squash Community with the current grading system.

The aim of the review was to ensure we can maintain a grading system that accurately reflects a player’s level. 

Senior Nationals Update

Squash New Zealand are excited to announce some minor changes to the premier senior squash event.

After talking to stakeholders present at the event, we are sure this will enhance the excitement around the premier Squash Event in New Zealand. The event which has been known as the New Zealand Senior Nationals, will be renamed to represent the high quality of squash being played in New Zealand.

Opportunity to join the Squash New Zealand Board

Are you passionate about our sport? Want to help shape the future of squash?


Barfoot & Thompson PSA Summer Series Returns in 2021

Squash Auckland and Squash NZ are proud to announce that the Barfoot & Thompson PSA Summer Series will be back for a second season in 2021.  The series had a successful debut earlier this year with capacity tournaments hosted at the Henderson Squash Club, Eden Epsom Tennis & Squash Club, North Shore Squash Club, and Royal Oak Racquets Club.  The same clubs will again have hosting duties, each holding an Open tournament which will have various levels of PSA (Professional Squash Association) status attracting top players from around the country to compete for lucrative world ranking points. 


AON New Zealand Junior Open Entries Open

Entries are now open for the AON New Zealand Junior Open!

Changes to the Squash New Zealand Board

Last month David Hawes announced he was stepping down as Chairman of Squash New Zealand. David will continue to work on the board and will focus on areas that will assist in taking the sport forward.

The board thanks David for his time as chair and look forward to continuing to work with David in the coming months.

Susie Simcock Memorial Service

The squash fraternity are all invited to attend this Memorial Service which will celebrate Susie’s significant contribution to New Zealand and World squash.The service will take place at 2pm on the 26th of November at St Mary's in Holy Trinity, Parnell.

New Zealand Secondary Schools Host Expression of Interest

The NZ Secondary School Squash Championships is New Zealand’s single largest squash event, usually hosting over 50 teams over a three-day period. The event allows school aged players, from elite level down to beginners, to experience a national level event in a fun team environment. While this event caters to elite players, the priority of this event is to encourage participation from new players/schools, and to ensure every team enjoys participating.

Top Seeds Triumph For National Squash Titles

A couple of first-time triumphs for the top seeds at the 2020 New Zealand National Squash Championships in Auckland.


Emma Millar has her eyes on the Mitchell Rosebowl

The New Zealand Squash Nationals are traditionally held in the middle of the winter months and have top 10 ranked Paul Coll and Joelle King adding to their current total of five and eight titles respectively.


Evan Williams targets National Squash Championships title

The 2020 New Zealand National Squash Championships are set to be the most open for a number of years as a result Paul Coll and Joelle King not being able to return home to compete due to Covid-19 restrictions and travel difficulties.

That doesn’t make the tournament weaker, in fact it’s the strongest for some time with so many players looking to take the coveted title.

Welcome from CEO Martin Dowson


Welcome squash community

Club Support Series - Participant experience and engagement

Squash New Zealand are happy to share with clubs the Club Support series final chapter : Participant Experience and Engagement


National Referee Awards

Nominations are now open for the National Referee Awards !

Refereeing and referees form a critical part of the squash landscape in New Zealand. Referees from across the country at all levels donate their time and knowledge to referee squash at all levels helping to ensure a fair match for all competitors whilst getting one of the best seats in the house


Coach of the year nominations are now open

The Squash New Zealand award nominations are now open. Players, club administrators and districts are asked to nominate their coaches and to provide a description of their achievements in coaching squash. The coaching awards have been aligned to match the Squash New Zealand Coaching Framework,


New Zealand Juniors brings our young squash stars together

Over 300 matches played in a condensed three days of competition meant there was no easy road to a title as the AON New Zealand Junior Squash Nationals came to a conclusion in Christchurch.


National Squash Centre Invitational PSA

New Zealand squash players looking for some top level play will be hitting the courts this weekend in a PSA Satellite at the National Squash Centre Invitational PSA. 

The tournament contains prizemoney and carries PSA ranking points and is an ideal warm up for some players in the Junior Nationals in Christchurch early next month as well as the Senior Nationals at the beginning of November.

Kiwi squash stars Paul Coll and Joelle King return to tournament play

International squash and the PSA tour hits the court this week for the first time since March with the Manchester Open featuring defending women’s champion, Kiwi, Joelle King plus countryman, Paul Coll in the men’s draw.

Superchamps and Junior Nationals update

Following the Government announcement of the extension of both Aucklands Level 2.5 Guidelines and New Zealands Level 2 Guidelines.

Squash New Zealand is pleased to announce that Superchamps due to take place next week from the 23rd of September, will continue with additional safety measures in place.

Campbell Grayson in his own words

With his retirement from the PSA Tour one of the ‘good guys’ of the sport, Campbell Grayson was keen to pass on a message in his own humble words to those in the sport in New Zealand about his 17 years in international play. 


Campbell Grayson retires from the PSA

One of the unsung, hard-workers of New Zealand sport has called time on the professional circuit after 17 years travelling around the world.

Campbell Grayson the world No.25 ranked squash player and four-time Commonwealth Games representative has decided to hang up his competitive racquet to concentrate on coaching and family life in the United States.

Squash New Zealand welcomes incoming Chief Executive Martin Dowson

The Squash New Zealand Board are delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Dowson to the position of Chief Executive. Martin has been actively involved with Squash for 30 years across two districts and 3 clubs and is currently Vice President of Browns Bay Racquet Club in Auckland. He has participated in the last 3 New Zealand Master events so is no stranger to our game having a deep understanding from grassroots through to high performance.

His current position is General Manager, High Performance Sport New Zealand. He is stepping down from that role to pursue this leadership role in a sport he is passionate about.


Squash Player Magazine New Issue - Farewell Raneem

The new issue of Squash Player Magazine is now available to read for all New Zealand Squash members. This months issue includes a special article 'Remembering Susie'. Some kind words from former WSF Chief Executive Ted Wallbutton, who recalls his time with his great friend and colleague Susie Simcock.

The magazine has also complied a range of other stories as seen below by the Squash Player Magazine release:

New date for New Zealand Senior Nationals

We are pleased to announce that the New Zealand Senior Nationals 2020 will be going ahead between October 30th and 1st November.

The event will still be held at North Shore Squash Club.

New Zealand Senior Nationals Update

As many of you will be aware the Prime Minister and Director General of Health announced tonight that Auckland will be remaining in level 3 for the next 12 days until 26th August. Due to this announcement we are left with no choice but to postpone this event whilst we explore opportunities for rescheduling. If you have any questions please contact

New Squash New Zealand Board members

Squash New Zealand has appointed two new board members, Shiree Hart and Dame Susan Devoy.


Squash New Zealand Coaching Framework and Online Learning Platform

Squash New Zealand is excited to launch our refreshed coaching framework and Online Learning Platform. The framework has been developed in collaboration with our Coaches Advisory Group with input from Sport New Zealand. It describes the various coaching communities and the development opportunities associated with them.The framework introduces a blended learning environment which combines self-paced online modules with practical on court modules. To bring this learning environment to life Squash New Zealand has partnered with the Tarn Group to provide coaches with an online learning platform.

The online learning platform will provide coaches with access to online modules and resources related to the players they coach. We are pleased to announce that today this has gone live with three Foundation modules and resources. Further modules will be progressively added. Head over to our new coaching webpage to access view the framework and access the online learning platform.  

Squash New Zealand and Squash Player Magazine Partnership

Squash New Zealand are excited to announce our partnership with Squash Player Magazine. The partnership will allow squash players in New Zealand the opportunity to read the latest electronic version of Squash Player Magazine at no cost. 

Squash Player Magazine have been covering Squash since 1971 and the current issue features none other than New Zealand Number #1 and World #5 Paul Coll.

Squash New Zealand is looking for its next CEO

Squash New Zealand is currently searching for it’s next CEO to help drive the sport to new heights.

Squash New Zealand (Squash NZ) is the national governing body for squash in New Zealand. Its purpose is to provide opportunities for players to enjoy squash at all levels by leading, developing and promoting squash throughout New Zealand. Over 18,000 members play squash in over 200 clubs and schools across the country, and many more play on a casual basis.

Club Support Series

Coming off the informative webinar series ran by Squash NZ over the lockdown period. We are pleased to announce an upcoming 3-part club support series. The series will run from 3 topics, including a video and live webinar for each. We hope that all club representatives can hop on board and are helped by the information we wish to share.

The structure will allow participants to break down the video content and work together to share ideas and outcomes that best suit clubs.

Opportunity to join the Squash NZ Board

Are you passionate about our sport? Want to help shape the future of squash?

Squash New Zealand is currently seeking to appoint two new board members to help provide strategic vision and leadership on the Squash New Zealand Board.

Squash New Zealand Upcoming Events

Given the recent uncertainty that Covid-19 placed on a number of Squash events. Squash New Zealand are happy to confirm the dates for the below events. We are excited to be able to bring squash back to the competitive stage.

AON New Zealand Junior Nationals Individuals and Teams

Squash New Zealand are pleased to announce that the AON New Zealand Junior Nationals Individuals and Teams will be going ahead for 2020!

The event will be held at the Christchurch Squash Club on thier recently opened 8-court squash complex!

Squash New Zealand CEO moving on

Jamie Tong, Chief Executive, last week confirmed his resignation to the Squash New Zealand Board. 

Celebrating the life of Susie Simcock

Squash New Zealand joins the wider sporting community in celebrating the achievements of Susie Simcock who, following a short illness, passed away late last week.

A long-time member of Remuera Rackets Club, Susie has left an enduring impact not only on squash, but on the whole of sport in New Zealand.  Her inspirational contributions to squash included being elected the WSF's first, and only, woman President after serving as Vice-President for the previous seven years. On completing her maximum term of office in October 2002 she was appointed Emeritus President.

New Zealand Senior National Individual Championships

Squash New Zealand are excited to announce that the New Zealand Senior National Individual Championships is confirmed for the 28th – 30th August. The event will be held at North Shore Squash club, and we can’t wait to see New Zealand’s best in action.

Entries close August 3rd so get in quick! So you don’t miss out!To enter:

Squash NZ Events update

As New Zealand has now moved into level 2 and the playing of Squash can resume, we have established an events timeline that will keep you up-to-date as decisions are being made – This can be found here: Squash NZ Events Timeline

Club Update : May 2nd 2020

Firstly, I hope that everyone is ok in lockdown and as much as possible, making the most of some quiet time in your bubbles. This update covers the following:

What Alert Levels 3 and 2 mean for clubs Club support toolkits Online club forums Affiliation fees

Update on NZ Senior Teams and NZ Senior Individuals

Due to the impacts of covid-19; including funding being frozen, travel restrictions and players unable to currently take the court, it is with regret that New Zealand Senior Teams, due to be held at Hutt City, Wellington on the 28th-30th August have been officially cancelled for 2020.

The call has also been made to postpone New Zealand Senior Individual Championships on the 26th – 28th June, due to be held at North Shore Squash Club. We aim to hold this event from August onwards and an update will be provided on this following further government announcements – travel will play a major factor in this decision as well as player training time.

Home Advantage - Sky Sport Next

Check out Paul Coll and your other favourite sporting personalities as they take you through a number of challenges and pro-tips in the new YouTube series, Home Advantage, available on Sky Sport Next.

New Squash NZ Board members

Squash New Zealand has appointed 2 new board members who bring an exciting edge to our already established board members.

WSF World Junior Championship Cancellation

Unfortunate news for the squash world that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the WSF (World Squash Federation) and Squash Australia have regretfully agreed to cancel the WSF World Junior Championships that had been scheduled to take place in July 2020 on the Gold Coast.

Cousins Shield and Mitchell Cup announcement

The Covid-19 epidemic has taken the world by storm, and squash has been no exception to that. While we aim to offer all the best squash opportunities and competitions, we are currently facing unprecedented times.

Covid-19 - The impact on squash - 23rd March

The COVID-19 epidemic continues to spread through New Zealand and has already put a halt on the majority of squash activity.


Coronavirus Squash NZ Update - 19th March 2020

In line with the increasing preventative measures in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and our collective responsibility to the wider squash community, Squash New Zealand and the 11 squash districts have suspended all National and District run events/competitions/training squads until May 1st effective immediately.  It is strongly advised that clubs follow this lead and suspend all club events and competitions until the same date May 1st effective immediately.

AON New Zealand Junior Open update - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The global impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is having a significant impact on people’s travel plans and the delivery of large sporting events. To this end, Squash NZ have been monitoring the developments daily, and we are taking advice from the Sporting Community, Government and the Ministry of Health regarding large gatherings.

Recently, all PSA World Tour and PSA Challenger Tour events have been suspended and the Oceania Junior Championships and Trans-Tasman Test Match series scheduled to occur in April, have been postponed until a later date (Earliest possible rescheduled date is December 2020)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

With the number of Coronavirus cases increasing worldwide, and containment measures increasing Squash New Zealand recommends the following precautions in an effort to help keep the wider squash community safe.

Leung and Harrison Take Out Auckland Open Titles

After a remarkable comeback victory in his semifinal, Wellington squash player Evan Williams couldn’t continue his winning run in the final of the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Squash Open at the North Shore Squash Club.

Williams, 30, had a scored a comeback from two sets and 1-7 down to win his semifinal over Tang Ming Hong (Hong Kong) but was beaten in straight games by Leung 11-2, 11-8, 1-4 for the PSA Challenger title at the North Shore Squash Club.   The tournament second seed and New Zealand’s third ranked men’s player wasn’t allowed by his Hong Kong opponent and tournament top seed Henry Leung to get into the match, with Leung controlling the court and not giving Williams any free points making him work hard in every rally in front of the large crowd.

Trans-Tasman team confirmed

A strong team containing players from almost the full length of New Zealand has been confirmed for the Executive Travel New Zealand junior Trans-Tasman Squash Test Series.

The best of squash hits Eden Epsom

The Barfoot and Thompson Summer Squash Series is bringing out some of the best in the sport from New Zealand and beyond.

In the two events so far there have now been four different title winners.

Mixed results for Kiwi top seeds at Henderson

The first tournament of the Barfoot and Thompson Summer Series was completed at the Henderson Squash Club with mixed results for the Kiwi top seeds.

NZSSA coaching opportunities

The NZ Secondary Schools Squash Association is looking for two motivated coaches to join the management team to travel to Brisbane in August 2020 for the annual Trans-Tasman Secondary Schools Competition.

A great draw has been confirmed for the men’s Barfoot and Thompson Auckland Squash Open with three players ranked within the top 100 in the world and five different nationalities taking part.

The tournament to be held at the North Shore Squash Club 5-8 March is worth US$6,000 for the men’s tournament and a women’s Satellite will also be played at the same time.

Squash NZ is calling for expressions of interests for National Team coaches

Trans-Tasman 2019 winners


We are looking for coaches to create a high-performance environment that is cohesive, inclusive, supports growth and produces athletes capable of learning and succeeding on the world stage as per the goals of the high-performance mission.

WSF World Masters Championships - Entries Open!!!

Entries are now open for the World Masters Championships.

Top squash will be coming to New Zealand as Wayne Werder is handed the flag for the staging of the next WSF Men's World Teams Championship to be staged in Tauranga in 2021.

Werder had the flag passed to him at the recent tournement in Washinton DC, won by Egypt and where New Zealand finished fifth.

From left in photo; WSF CEO, William Louis-Marie, Wayne Werder, Anthony Lanier from Squash On Fire and far right WSF Vice President Peter Lasusa.

The New Zealand men’s squash team has secured their best finish in 20 years with a 5th placing at the world championships in Washington DC today.


After the disappointment of losing their Pool match to Scotland which knocked them out of a semfinals place they then rattled off wins in their following contests including a win over Australia, Spain and finally Germany.

New Zealand’s Paul Coll has fallen short at the World Squash Championships final, in Doha, Qatar losing to Egypt’s world No.3 Tarek Momen (Egypt) in straight games.


Momen was appearing in back-to-back World Championship finals after falling to world No.1 Ali Farag in the previous tournament and displayed a masterclass of attacking squash saw him draw World No.5 Coll into the front of the court time and time again to power into a two-game lead.

A strong New Zealand men’s squash team has been confirmed for the world championships in Washington DC in December this year


The team has three players at their career high rankings with Paul Coll No.5 in the world, Campbell Grayson, 31 and Lwamba Chilese at 160. The fourth member of the team is Evan Williams from Wellington who is ranked 104.

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