The Squash New Zealand National Awards have been running since 1974 and recognise excellence and dedication to squash in New Zealand. The National Awards ceremony itself is an annual event consisting of a formal dinner, a night of celebration and entertainment and has had some of New Zealand's biggest and most prestigious squash names attend.
The Awards cover the period 1 October - 30 September each year and all performances to be considered for a National Award must fall within this period.
The following National Awards recognise the excellence and dedication of athletes, volunteers, clubs, officials and coaches:
Congratulations to all those listed below, as well as those nominated.
|Personality of the Year||Paul Coll|
|Chairman's Award||Kashif Shuja|
|Club of the Year||Ohakune Squash Club|
|Volunteer of the Year||Don McDonald, Cromwell Squash Club|
|Derek Cook Memorial Trophy for Refereeing||Glenn Carson|
|Rob Roche Award (Meritorious Service to Masters)||Kaye Jackson|
|New Coach of the Year||Keri Rhodes|
|Club & School Coach of the Year||Manu Yam|
|Performance Coach of the Year||Mike Allred|
|Most Improved Senior Player (male)||Paul Coll, Squashways Canterbury|
|Most Improved Senior Player (female)||Ellie Epke, Remuera Rackets Club|
|Most Improved Junior Player (male)||Jamie Oakley, Devoy Squash & Fitness|
|Most Improved Junior Player (female)||Zoe Dykzeul, Whangarei Squash Club|