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30 July 2015

AD Long Cup Champions Crowned

It was always going to be a busy weekend at the Mount Maunganui Squash club with a record number of 20 teams for the AD Long Masters Club Team Event. Mount Maunganui was ready to show off their recent upgrades and the teams were ready for a big weekend of squash ahead of them.

Hamilton Tennis and Squash Club clinched the win on a tight count back and a hard fought battle over Devoy Squash and Fitness Centre.

Full story and results can be found here


South Island Age Group Champs Crowned

Scott Galloway and Madison Miles have claimed the Under 19 at the 2015 South Island Age Groups at the Marlborough Squash Rackets Club.

Madison Miles was seeded second in the Under 19 girls and faced a tough battle against her opponent Lucy Martin in the final, but she managed to clinch the win. In the Under 19 boys Scott Galloway took the trophy back across the straight with a win in 3 over his opponent Jayden Millard.

Full story and results from the weekend can be found here


World Squash Day 2015 - 10th October

National Squash Organisations and clubs all over the world are busy making plans to promote the wonderful sport of squash on Saturday 10th October. This year's World Squash Day also sees funds raised for Unicef, the world's leading children's organisation.

A popular annual event, World Squash Day gives us all the opportunity to share the fun, open the doors to a wider audience and attract new (or previous) participants to the sport.

Some excellent ideas on how you can get involved in this year's World Squash Day:

  • Make a whole day of squash with a sponsored 24-hour squash marathon.
  • Invite local organisations, schools and other community groups to join in with free coaching lessons, Kiwi Squash / Squash Start programmes and competitions.
  • Run exhibition matches with your top players taking on new players.
  • Arrange fun competitions and challenges for existing members.
  • Celebrate with a social activity.

More information about World Squash Day can be found here

To find your local club and get involved click here


North Island Age Group Champs Crowned

The best players in their age groups have been crowned at the North Island Age Groups held at Mitchell Park with all but one of the top seeds taking home their respective titles.

The Boys Under 19 saw Jamie Oakley claim his first Under 19 title after beating his fellow club mate Alex Revington in the final. The Under 19 Girls saw Abbie Palmer manage to claim her North Island title before she departed to the Netherlands to compete in the World Junior Championships. Palmer defeated Nikki Kennedy in the final.

Full story and results from the weekend can be found here


World Junior Championships

7 kiwis have been competing in the World Junior Championships in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. They have been fighting a valiant fight and on the final day of play Abbie Palmer is still going to compete for the Special plate.

All the information on the kiwis and their results can be found below


Upcoming National Events 

There are a number of national events coming up. Make sure you have read up on the events and you start to get your entries in for them soon. The rules for these 2015 events have been published as well. Have a look at these updated pages and get your entries in today!


In Other News...

  • A range of operational guides and templates are available for download for all clubs. Click here for more
  • Save your club $ with the free Liteclub service
  • Sam Iasona from Masterton competed at the Pacific Games for Tokelau – find out more here
  • Squash is delighted to by Tokyo 2020 announcement, find out all you need to know here
  • Our top kiwis are competing at the Victorian open. Find out how they are going here
  • Like Squash NZ or Kiwi Squash on Facebook to keep up with the latest news from around the country.
  • Find out where all squash clubs are located on our new interactive map
  • Subscribe to the NZ Coach newsletter.  New Zealand Coach is an online magazine published by Sport New Zealand.
  • Thank a volunteer: Send them an e-card plus the chance to win $500 of sporting goods.

10 July 2015

June PSA/WSA Series Completed

After the Palmerston North event concluded many of the PSA/WSA players headed off to Christchurch and Invercargill. 

The Doubledot Media PSA/WSA saw local player Megan Craig claiming the Women's draw, whilst Declan James of England claimed the Men's Open. Find out all you need to know about the event here

The ILT Southern Open PSA and South Island Champs saw Megan Craig going down in the final to Misaki Kobayashi of Japan, whilst Raphael Kandra of Germany took out the men's title. All the information on the event can be found here


Craig Is June PSA Women's Player Of The Month

New Zealander Megan Craig has picked up the PSA Women’s Player of the Month award for June 2015 after a spell of four weeks on home soil in which she reeled off a succession of fine performances on the women’s tour.  From a semi-final result in Palmerston North, reaching the final in Invercargill and winning the Christchurch event Craig has climbed the World Rankings this month getting to WR #38. Well done Megan!!

Full story can be found here


2015 Coaching Conference Achieves Goals

The 2015 National Coaching Conference, held at the National Squash Centre in Auckland on June 27-28, provided a swag of coaches with the tools and knowledge they need to better understand and cater for the individual needs of players they work with on a regular basis.

Prepared and expertly delivered by Paul Hornsby, the jam-packed conference contained a range of theoretical and practical workshops covering areas such as technique, feeding progressions, periodisation, movement and training situations from a HP perspective.

The weekend also featured a number of guests such as the current NZ number 4 Lance Beddoes (to demonstrate pressure training sessions and talk about life on the pro circuit; and Manu Yam (to discuss his coaching journey from a volunteer to running a full-time coaching business).

Squash NZ would like to thank the coaches who attended the weekend, as well as Paul Hornsby and the other presenters for helping make the weekend a success.

To read more about the Coaching Conference click here.


AD Long and South Island Age Group Draws Set

This weekend will see some of our most experienced and some of our newest players competing on the squash courts around New Zealand.

The AD Long Masters Club Team Championships will be held in Mount Maunganui and with a record number of 20 teams it is sure to be a great weekend. For all the draws and information on this tournament click here

The South Island Age Group Championships are being held at the Marlborough Squash Rackets club this weekend. With the event returning to the top of the south island there is sure to be some high class squash to be had. For all the draws check it out here


2015 North Island Champs Crowned

The winners of the 2015 North Island Champs have been crowned with both players getting their name on these trophies for the first time. First up was the Women's Open final between Ellie Epke and Rebecca Barnett. Barnett had her eye on the trophy she had won the previous year but her younger opponent managed to clinch the game in 4. The Men's Open final between Lance Beddoes and Evan Williams. These two players have had a number of encounters already this year and Beddoes was looking to try and claim his first win over Williams. Beddoes couldn't manage to clinch the win and Williams took the title in 4. 

For the full story find it all out here


Upcoming National Events 

There are a large number of national events coming up. Make sure you have read up on the events and you start to get your entries in for them soon. The rules for these 2015 events have been published as well. Have a look at these updated pages and get your entries in today!


In Other News...

  • A range of operational guides and templates are available for download for all clubs. Click here for more
  • Save your club $ with the free Liteclub service
  • The coach/manager for the 2015 World Mens Team has been named, find out more here
  • Squash is delighted to by Tokyo 2020 announcement, find out all you need to know here
  • World Junior Championship draws have been released, find out all you need to know here
  • Like Squash NZ or Kiwi Squash on Facebook to keep up with the latest news from around the country.
  • Find out where all squash clubs are located on our new interactive map
  • The World Mens Teams have been announced. See who our competition is here
  • Subscribe to the NZ Coach newsletter.  New Zealand Coach is an online magazine published by Sport New Zealand.
  • Thank a volunteer: Send them an e-card plus the chance to win $500 of sporting goods.

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