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Squash New Zealand Policies / Recommendations

Squash New Zealand policies are approved by the Executive Council, and are binding on all districts and clubs.

Eyewear: Squash New Zealand requires players to wear protective eyewear in all junior National Events, and all doubles events. Click here for the full policy document. To access a cheap deal on eyewear organised by Squash Auckland, click here.

Ball Manufacturer: The eleven affiliated districts of Squash New Zealand have signed an agreement to exclusively use the Dunlop squash ball in tournaments held under the jurisdiction of Squash New Zealand.

Clothing: This document outlines Squash New Zealand's required court attire standards for national events.  Squash New Zealand recommends the adoption of these standards in all other events.

Choice of Ball: B2 (and above) graded players shall use a double yellow dot Dunlop squash ball.  C1 (and below) players shall use a single yellow dot Dunlop squash ball.  

  • Where a B2 graded (or higher) player and a C1 (or lower) graded player meet in competition play (including where a man plays a woman), the player with the highest grading points shall have the choice of which ball is used. 

Performing Count-backs: Where a count-back is required to decide placings in a pool/round-robin competition, Squash New Zealand uses the same methodology as the World Squash Federation.  This methodology is used for all National Events, and its use is recommended in all District and club events.

Anti Doping: Squash New Zealand adopts the Sports Anti-Doping Rules made by Drug Free Sport New Zealand, and as amended from time to time. 

Anti Match-fixing: The Squash New Zealand Executive Council has adopted the following policy on match-fixing:  SNZ Model Anti-Match-Fixing and Sports Betting Policy 9-10-14.

Squash New Zealand Recommendations

Squash New Zealand recommendations are not binding, but clubs are strongly encouraged to follow the following best practice recommendations:

Eyewear: Squash New Zealand recommends that players wear protective eyewear in all junior events, and all doubles events.  To access a cheap deal on eyewear organised by Squash Auckland, click here.

Scoring: Squash New Zealand recommends the use of PAR (point a rally) scoring - to eleven for higher graded players (roughly B1 and above), and to fifteen for players graded roughly B2 and below.  The scoring system used should be the same for every player in a tournament grade/division.

NB: at national events, PAR to 11 scoring is used for B Grade Superchamps, A & B Grades in Champion of Champions, Cousins Shield/Mitchell Cup, the under 19 age groups of national junior age group events, and the top divisions of open events.  PAR to 15 is used in grades C-F/J in Superchamps and Champion of Champions, all national Masters events, and where appropriate (using the guidelines above) for lower divisions of open events.

Clothing: This document details Squash New Zealand's required court attire standards for national events.  Squash New Zealand recommends following these standards in all other events.

Defaults: This document provides recommendations to frequently asked questions about what to do when defaults occur.


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