National Club Development Strategy

Squash New Zealand has highlighted the importance of club development in its strategic plan and the National Club Development strategy identifies the priorities and what Squash New Zealand will be doing in the area of club development.

To grow the sport of squash, we must have capable and effective Clubs and Districts, run by enthusiastic people in attractive facilities, using modern technology. By working together we can achieve this vision so that every New Zealander has the opportunity to play squash. 

Vision: to have healthy, welcoming and relevant squash clubs that will grow and transform our sport

 Download the full National Club Development Strategy here


 Squash New Zealand have identified three priorities in the area of club development

  1. Modern facilities
  2. Information technology
  3. Capable people

Within each of these projects, read below to see what Squash NZ will be doing...

1. Modern Facilities

The Facility Modernisation Programme includes:

  • Development of a Facility Management Pack, including a model facility, audit tool and resources
  • Practical involvement with selected clubs who wish to modernise their facilities
  • Support available to all clubs for facility management and maintenance including Facility Maintenance Plan Templates

2. Information Technology

The Information Technology Programme includes:

  • Continuous development  of the iSquash platform, particularly in the areas of competition and membership management, online booking, and  access and security
  • Practical involvement with selected clubs who wish to embrace IT in their club environment 
  • Communication to the squash community about the opportunities
  • Support available to all clubs to ensure effective use of iSquash

3. Capable People

Squash New Zealand will become a service hub by providing the following practical resources and support to people in the Clubs and Districts:

  • Collect and share best practice
  • Online index of resources
  • Lead a creative national promotional campaign
  • Bringing people together
  • Volunteer development opportunities
  • Support the use of the Organisation Development Tool (ODT) 
  • Work with unaffiliated clubs 
  • Relationships (especially with schools and RSTs)
  • Standardised branding available
  • Participation programmes

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