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SquashStart Resources

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SquashStart is a set of resources that are available for purchase, to make it easy for clubs to run beginner squash coaching programmes for ages 13 and over. SquashStart consists of a manual outlining eight lessons to teach new squash players how to play the game. In conjunction with the manual, a DVD demonstrates all activities. SquashStart’s aim is to make it easy for clubs and coaches to run beginner squash programmes to encourage members of their community to learn the sport and therefore hopefully join the club.

  • 65 page manual outlining eight lesson plans: $20 (+GST)
  • DVD demonstrating all activities included in the manual: $15 (+GST)

 Download the Squash NZ Order Form Here

Squash NZ have developed some programmes that use the SquashStart resources so that clubs can easily run programmes for specific groups within their community. Initially we launched with two programmes but we hope to add to these in the future. Existing programmes are:

SquashStart Video Clips

Kiwi Squash

Kiwi Squash is New Zealand’s national branded junior squash development programme. This world-class initiative is designed to engage primary and intermediate aged children into squash-based activities, developing their fundamental skills and improving their speed and agility, all whilst having fun. Kiwi Squash is delivered collaboratively by teachers, qualified coaches and squash club volunteers, creating strong links between schools and local squash clubs.

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Clubs can easily run junior programmes using the manual which contains eight lesson plans and has an accompanying DVD demonstrating every activity. Kiwi Squash coaching modules (Mod 5: School & Tertiary) are also run by the District Associations and can be scheduled for a club and school if required.

Kiwi Squash resources

  • Small Nix 86 page manual outlining eight lesson plans: $20 (+GST)
  • Big Nix 58 page manual outlining eight lesson plans: $20 (+GST)
  • DVD demonstrating all activities included in the manual: $15 (+GST)

Clubs can download free resources (including certificates, posters, parent and school information leaflets and logos) from our website. For more information visit the Kiwi Squash section of our website.

Coach Resources

For every coach development modules completed through your District Coaching Coordinator, you will receive a coach guide for that particular module.

Find out more about the Squash NZ Coach Development Framework and all modules here


Coaching videos

Squash NZ have produced short videos highlighting the techniques for 16 different shots, including slow motion replays. Click on each link below to view the video and relevant coaching points. Each clip will show three shots at normal speed, the same three shots in slow motion and then again back in normal speed. The clips can be paused at anytime.

New Zealand Coach Magazine

Sport New Zealand provide a regular publication entitled New Zealand Coach Magazine that contains information on the latest trends in coaching. 

Additional Programmes

Sport New Zealand

Performance Coach Advance: The Performance Coach Advance programme aims to improve the quality of coaches working with talented pre-elite 15-21-year-old athletes.

Coach Developer Programme: The Coach Developer programme aims to improve the effectiveness of coach developers across all sports.

High Performance Sport New Zealand

Coach Accelerator Programme: The Coach Accelerator programme aims to accelerate the development of outstanding coaches, capable of coaching athletes to become World and/or Olympic champions.

Prime Minister's Scholarships: Prime Minister's Scholarships help fund the professional development of high performance coaches.

Carded Coaches Programme: The Carded Coach Programme provides individual support to the country's top coaches.


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