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Tough Day for Kiwis in India

A close day, but not close enough for the two New Zealand males remaining in the world junior squash championships.


World Juniors Day One Round-Up

Two New Zealand players have reached the third round of the world men’s junior squash championships in Chennai, India.


Kiwi Update from the World Juniors


Victories for three out of six of the Kiwi players in action in the first round at the world men’s junior squash championships in Chennai, India this evening


Kiwi Players Ready For Action In World Juniors In India

New Zealand players are all set to try and make an impact at the WSF World Junior Individual Squash Championships starting with the opening ceremony tonight and first round matches tomorrow (Wednesday) evening in Chennai, India.


Experienced And New Players Named In New Zealand Squash Team

The New Zealand team for the WSF Women’s World Squash Championships in Dalian, China has been confirmed and features a couple of experienced team members as well as two new players.


First InteractiveSquash Court in New Zealand Launched

The future of squash has arrived at Howick Squash Club with a new interactive system, called InteractiveSquash to be put on display and checking out the new technology tonight will be members of the New Zealand Junior Squash Team who are on their way to the world championships in Chennai, India a day later.


Englishman Takes Title In Auckland

A win for third seeded Englishman Angus Gillams at the PSA pro squash event in Auckland as he continues his journey around the world in a bid to improve his world ranking.


Tough Loss For Kiwi In Semi Of SquashXL PSA

A finals spot was a step too far for Kiwi squash professional Evan Williams at the US$10,000 PSA Squash XL Open in Auckland.


Kiwi Causes Upset At SquashXL PSA

New Zealand squash pro, Evan Williams has scored one of the best wins of his career by knocking out the top seed and world No.61, Rex Hedrick of Australia in the quarter-finals at the PSA Squash XL Open in Auckland.


Expressions of Interest 2018 New Zealand World Women’s Team Coach

Squash New Zealand is calling for expressions of interest for the role of World Women’s Team Coach.


Tough Going For Top Players At Auckland PSA squash Event

It was tough going in the opening round of the PSA US$10,000 Squash XL Open in Auckland with seeded players being pushed all the way by their opponents.


Professional Squash Hits Auckland This Week

The PSA pro squash tour around New Zealand comes to a conclusion in Auckland this week with the US$10,000 men’s Squash XL Open in Auckland which features a wide variety of players including a couple of rising stars


Malaysian Wins Squash Title At Southern Open

Malaysian squash player Ivan Yuen scored his eighth career PSA title with victory over Australian Rex Hedrick in US$10,000 Southern Squash Open at Invercargill’s Squash City today.


Seeds Through At Pro Squash Event In Invercargill

All eight seeds have progressed with relative ease in to the quarter-finals of the US$10,000 2018 Invercargill Licensing Trust and Community Trust NZ Southern Squash Open tournament held at Squash City, Invercargill


International Squash Hits Southland

International squash continues its tour of New Zealand with the latest PSA tournament being held in Invercargill this week.


Title Wins To Joelle King And Paul Coll

It was business as usual as the top seeds continued their recent domination of the New Zealand squash national titles with straight games victories to Commonwealth Games heroes, Joelle King and Paul Coll in their respective finals at Henderson Squash Club.


Commonwealth Games Players To Contest Nationals Finals

It’s a Commonwealth Games special in the finals of the New Zealand squash champs with the top seeds in the draws to decide the titles


Top Seeds Through To Semis At National Squash Champs In Auckland

The top four seeds in the women’s draw reached their predicted places in the semifinals at the New Zealand Squash Nationals in Henderson.


Eye New Zealand Senior Nationals Streaming

You can watch the action at the Eye New Zealand Senior Nationals at the following links;


Commonwealth Games Stars Cruise Into Quarter-finals

The big names progressed to the quarter-finals of the New Zealand National Squash Champs in Henderson with relative ease after the first day of play.


Commonwealth Games Medal Winners Aiming For Titles

It’s a rare opportunity seeing New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games athletes competing against each other in their own nation. However starting tomorrow at the national squash championships in Auckland six of the seven players from the Kiwi team which won four medals on the Gold Coast two months ago will be in action.


King rules again

Commonwealth champion Joelle King tells Rod Gilmour about how a switch to Hadrian Stiff’s Elite Squash stable in Bristol has revitalised her career.

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Big week for New Zealand Commonwealth Games squash players

It’s a big week for squash with the nation’s two top 10 ranked players returning to New Zealand for the first time since prior to the Commonwealth Games two months ago.


AIMS Games Registrations Closing Soon

Reminder that registrations for Squash at the AIMS Games closes this week.

 

Head over to the event website HERE for further information.


Firsts At PSA Pro Squash Tournaments In Palmerston North

A couple of firsts provided close fought matches in the finals of the PSA professional squash tournaments in Palmerston North


Kiwi Makes Final At PSA Squash Event

A couple of upsets in the women’s semis, but the status quo in the men’s semis at the PSA pro squash tournaments at SquashGym Palmerston North


Seeds Through In PSA Pro Squash Tournament In Palmerston North

The top four seeds progressed to the semifinals of the men’s US$10,000 PSA pro tournament at SquashGym Palmerston North while the women’s US$5,000 tournament came close to doing the same with their seedings.


Joelle King Beaten In Final Pool Games At World Series Finals

New Zealand squash pro, Joelle King has lost her final pool match at the top-eight player World Series finals in Dubai this morning.


Tough Going For Kiwis At PSA Squash Tournaments In Palmerston North

The opening rounds of the men’s and women’s PSA pro tournaments at SquashGym Palmerston North provided plenty of tough opposition for New Zealand players.


SquashGym International Squash Classic Kicks Off Tonight:

SquashGym International Squash Classic Kicks Off Tonight:


Joelle King Beats World No.6 In Dubai

A good second day for Kiwi world No.4 Joelle King at the PSA World Series Finals in Dubai.


Plenty of Talent in New Zealand Teams to India

A large contingent of New Zealand’s rising squash players have been confirmed for the men’s and women’s world junior individual champs followed by the biennial men’s world junior team championships next month in Chennai, India.


Squash New Zealand update - business interruption due to office relocation

The Squash New Zealand team will be moving to its new offices this Thursday 24 May. There will be some disruption to our landline phone connections from Thursday 24th May untill this is reconnected. If you need to contact us  please either email us or call our mobile numbers.


Australian Top Seed Takes Title In Auckland

A first title wasn’t to be for Kiwi junior squash player, Kaitlyn Watts as she was defeated by top seed and world No.53 Christine Nunn of Australia in the final of the US$5,000 Court Tech Wormen’s PSA Classic in Auckland.


Top Seed And Top Kiwi Junior To Meet In Final

The top seed and the top Kiwi junior will meet in the final of the US$5,000 Court Tech PSA Women’s Classic at Squash XL Club in Avondale, Auckland.


Coll Beaten By British Open Champ

World No.10 Paul Coll has been beaten in the semifinals of the US$50,000 Sporta Guatemala XI Torneo Internacional PSA tournament by British Open champion Miguel Angel Rodriguez (Colombia).


Coll Makes Semis In Guatemala

New Zealand squash pro Paul Coll has made a good start to the US$50,000 Sporta Guatemala XI Torneo Internacional PSA tournament in Santa Catarina Pinula.


Kiwis In Squash Semis In Auckland

A New Zealand player is guaranteed a place in the final of the US$5,000 Court Tech PSA Women’s Classic at Squash XL Club in Avondale, Auckland this weekend


Home court players to the fore at Court Tech PSA Women's Classic in Auckland

A solid first round for local players at the the US$5,000 Court Tech PSA Women’s Classic at Squash XL Club in Avondale, Auckland.

Waikato junior, Anika Jackson scored the upset of the round with a win over sixth seed Liu Kwai Chi from Macau in straight game to set up a clash with top seed and world No.53 Christine Nunn from Australia.

Nunn made the third round of singles at the Commonwealth Games and is coached by former world champ Sarah Fitz Gerald but had an initial battle in her first round match against Kiwi qualifier Ellie Epke.

Epke, 20 had a game point at 10-8 in the first set but eventually lost 13-11, 11-7, 11-3 in 28 minutes.

Other Kiwis to win included seventh seed Emma Millar over her Korean opponent in straight games while third seed Abbie Palmer from Northland won in four games against Singaporean qualifier Sneha Sivakumar.

Top ranked New Zealand junior Kaitlyn Watts won her first two games in straightforward fashion, but in the third it was her opponent Gigi Yeung who fought back from 7-10 down to equalise before the hometown player won 13-11.

Watts will now play second seed Vanessa Chu from Hong Kong who accounted for Kiwi wildcard Casey Owen in straight games.

Fridays action starts at 6 pm at Squash XL and is free to view. If your not in Auckland the event will be streamed on NZSquash.TV facebook page and https://livestream.com/NZSportTV/events/8206157

First round results:

(1) Christine Nunn (Australia) bt (Q) Ellie Epke (New Zealand) 13-11, 11-7, 11-3 (28 mins),

Anika Jackson (New Zealand) bt (6) Liu Kwai Chi (Macau) 11-7, 11-9, 11-4 (17 mins),

(7) Emma Millar (New Zealand) bt You Jiyoung (South Korea) 11-3, 11-2, 11-3 (15 mins),

(4) Jemyca Aribado (Philippines) bt (Q) Alexandra Haydon (Australia) 11-6, 11-3, 11-7 (18 mins),

(3) Abbie Palmer (New Zealand) bt (Q) Sneha Sivakumar (Singapore) 11-6, 11-3, 8-11, 12-10,

(8) Au Yeong Yhann (Singapore) bt Min Gyeong (South Korea) 11-4, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7 (28 mins),

(5) Kaitlyn Watts (New Zealand) bt (Q) Gigi Yeung (Macau) 11-5, 11-6, 13-11,

(2) Vanessa Chu (Hong Kong) bt (WC) Casey Owen (New Zealand) 11-4, 11-0 11-1.


Auckland Junior Open Preview

The best juniors in the country are set to compete alongside the professionals of the PSA tour as the Auckland Junior Open and CourtTech Women's PSA Classic take to the court this weekend at SquashXL. The Auckland Junior Open will offer a final chance for the Junior Boys and Girls national squad members to shine in front of selectors as they battle for a spot in the NZ World Junior Boys team and World Individual Championships to compete in India later this year.


Paul Coll Beats Former World No.1 To Reach British Squash Open Quarters

New Zealand’s world No.10 Paul Coll secured a quarter-final berth for the first time in his career at the British Squash Open after defeating Egypt’s former World No.1 Karim Abdel Gawad in a tight contest this morning.


Kiwi Juniors to Gain Knowledge from Pro Player

Squash New Zealand is tapping in to current knowledge to help enhance New Zealand’s young talent and develop new players for the future of the sport.


British Squash Open This Week - Kiwis Win And Loss In Qualifying

A win and a loss for New Zealand players in the qualifying draws of the prestigious British Open squash tournament in Hull, England.


Court Tech Women’s Classic

The Court Tech Women’s Classic is the first in a series of PSA tournaments In New Zealand. The event offers a USD5K purse and features players from 8 different countries. The top seed is current Australian champion Christine Nunn. Christine has won 6 PSA titles and has a highest world ranking of 36.


King wins Squash Player’s Player of the Month award

New Zealander Joelle King is Squash Player’s Women’s Player of the Month for topping the individual medals table at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.


2018 FISU World University Squash Championships

It is with great pleasure Squash NZ invite student players to participate in the 2018 FISU World University Squash Championships in Birmingham, England.


#LoveSquash Final Fans and Clubs Winners

Our final draw for the #LoveSquash competition has taken place alongside our clubs draw as well, the lucky winners are...


Matthew Lucente and Kaitlyn Watts named as Squash New Zealand’s Ambassadors for the YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES 2018

Adam Odering – Squash New Zealand Junior Selector, with 2018 Junior Champs Matthew Lucente and Kaitlyn Watts, Kevin Muir – Squash New Zealand Board member (right).

Squash NZ ambassadors for the Youth Olympics were announced following the NZ Junior Open played at Squash City Invercargill over the weekend.


New Zealand Tops GC2018 Medals Table As Squash Relishes Its 20th Anniversary

While Squash relished its sixth appearance in the Commonwealth Games since making its debut in Malaysia in 1998, hosts Australia together with New Zealand and England shared the gold medals in the five events at Oxenford Studios in Gold Coast - with New Zealand topping the medals table for the first time since 2002.


Another Gold Medal For New Zealand Squash Team

It was the 16th match for Kiwi squash player Joelle King who has played every day of the Commonwealth Games, but every match has been worth it as the 29-yearold from Cambridge finished with two gold medals and one bronze.


Bronze Medal For Kiwi Squash Mixed Pair With More To Come Tomorrow

Another medal for the New Zealand squash team as the mixed combination of Joelle King and Paul Coll won bronze in emphatic fashion at Oxenford Studios.


Squash Celebrates 20 Years Of Sport & Legacy In The Commonwealth Games

A strong united delegation of senior officials of the World Squash Federation (WSF), joined by the Professional Squash Association (PSA), are in Gold Coast this week to attend the XXI Commonwealth Games, as the sport celebrates the 20th anniversary of its inclusion in the event.


Gold And Silver Medals At Commonwealth Games Squash For New Zealand

Gold and silver at the squash singles finals for New Zealand as Joelle King played an epic match to win her final but Paul Coll found himself beaten by an in-form Englishman in his final.


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