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Squash New Zealand Code of Conduct

The purpose of the Squash New Zealand Code of Conduct is to encourage fair, ethical treatment of all persons and organisations involved with squash in New Zealand. All persons participating in Squash New Zealand activities will agree to abide by this Squash New Zealand Code of Conduct and acknowledge that any breach of the Code of Conduct, or any part of it, may result in disciplinary action. 

Squash New Zealand Code of Conduct. Click here

Squash New Zealand Regulations

Squash New Zealand’s regulations cover procedural matters, matters of misconduct and rules for individual competitions.

Member Protection Policy

The Member Protection Policy has been developed to provide an outline of Squash New Zealand’s responsibilities and the responsibilities of affiliated organisations and individuals associated with Squash New Zealand, on a range of key issues such as child protection, anti-discrimination, harassment.

Squash New Zealand Member Protection Policy. Click here

Disputes and Disciplinary Policy

The Disputes and Disciplinary Policy helps to determine alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct and Member Protection Policy.

Squash New Zealand Disputes and Disciplinary Policy. Click here

Squash New Zealand Policies

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:

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.

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

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