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.
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):
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.
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.
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.
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.