Competitive squash in New Zealand is underpinned by the grading list which gives a grade to every squash player in New Zealand and monitors their progress relative to other players. Every time a competitive match of squash is played in New Zealand, the winner receives grading points, while the loser loses grading points. As players win matches and accumulate points they can rise to a higher grade.
Click here for more information on the grades and the points system: Grading Bands and Adjustments.
The grading list includes a useful online system enabling players to track their grading points - and the points of their rivals! We call this system 'iSquash'. But beware, squash can become very addictive!
Note: you will need to belong to a club to register for iSquash.
To register, please contact your club administrator (or follow the link to the iSquash homepage for full details of how to register).
You can login to iSquash and view the latest grading list details, or alternatively, we publish the grading list a round the 1st of each month.
The Combined Grading List was implemented in January 2014. The main changes / features included:
You may not be able to access all features of iSquash if you are using old, unsupported versions of internet browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer 8). We recommend downloading the free upgrade for your browser software.
For more information, please see this recent news article, or read these guidelines for players and clubs:
Under certain circumstances manual adjustments may be made to change players' grading points. For information on how this can occur, please see the Manual Adjustments Policy Information Sheet (PDF)
In January 2014 automatic points loss for inactivity was introduced. The aim of this was to incentivise match-play and activity among all players, and to ensure the accuracy and currency of the grading list.
Under this system, players lose 50 points if they are inactive for 12 months. They lose a further 10 points for each additional month of inactivity.
More information about this can be found here: Automatic points deduction Info Sheet.