EOI open for masters rep team coach

This year Wellington is hosting the NZ Masters individual and Team championships at Tawa and Mana Squash Clubs in October. A expressions of interest has already gone out for players for the team and Squash Wellington is now looking for the team coach.

For more information please click on link below to apply. EOI close 30th April.


AGM 22nd March at Tawa

Attached are important documents for the upcoming AGM, 7pm at Tawa Squash Club

2020 Draft AGM minutes


Chair and DM report

Annual-Chair_DM-Report-2020.pdf (squashwellington.org.nz)

2020 Financials

2020-Final-Report.pdf (squashwellington.org.nz)https://squashwellington.org.nz/content/uploads/2021/03/2020-Final-Report.pdf

EOI to become selector

We are inviting expressions of interest to become a Squash Wellington selector

Information on the role is include in the Role of a Selector document here

EOI application form here

2021 Squash Wellington Calendar

Tournament calendar here

2021 Tournament calendar (updated 5/03/2021) here

Referee Development

The SW Board are excited to share a new initiative aimed to lift referee capability and capacity in the Wellington region. 

Led by our SW District Referee Convenor Matey Galloway, participants will work closely with designated mentors through a personalised programme as well as collaborating and sharing ideas with fellow cohort members.

Please see the information below for more information and how you can get involved. We ask that you pass this onto your membership and anyone that maybe interested.

SQUASH WELLINGTON STRATEGIC PRIORITY “Improve the refereeing capability in the District”

To build a capable resource pool of District Referees in the Wellington District through a personalised referee
Short term:
• Capability uplift in Club Referees
• Club Referees progress through to District Referee accreditation
• Clubs have a wider pool of members willing and capable to referee games through to higher graded matches
Long term:
• District Referees progress to qualify to National Referee status.
The programme aims to prepare Club Referees for District Referee assessment. We will do this through:
• Mentors
o Mentor will be expected to support participant throughout the programme.
o They will be expected to be available to provide support and guidance particularly for practical
assessment preparation.
• Collaboration space
o Designed to provide a place where participants come together to share learnings and ideas with their
o Questions and answers forum
This programme is managed by our District Referee Convenor and is open to all squash players who are current Club
Referees. To express your interest (EOI) in this programme please contact Matey Galloway, SW District Referee
Once EOI have been received, individuals will be assigned a Mentor. Mentors will make contact within 5 business
days to arrange an introduction session.
In this session the individual and Mentor will work through the programme expectations and develop an Individual
Development Plan (IDP).
Observations will be encouraged so when participants meet with their mentor, we encourage them to find tournaments
where they will be able to observe the mentor and vice versa. Mentors will discuss this in more detail at the
introduction session.
To take part in the programme, a participant must be a current qualified Club Referee. The exam is free and online.
There is a minimum pass mark. Club Referee is the most common level for many members as it is a requirement for
most interclub and all SuperChamps teams.
Matey Galloway, District Referee Convenor
E: mateyandsri@gmail.com
C: 021 958 038



Competition Rules

  • Challenges to be played over one day. Suggested start time 12 Noon on the last Saturday or Sunday of the Month.
  • This event will run from April until October annually unless mutually agreed.
  • All players to play one match, best of 5, PAR scoring to 15 with a 2 point advantage.
  • Selections are to be taken from the grading list as at the date the challenging team is submitted.
  • Players MUST BE on the grading list of the Club they are representing.
  • The number of grades played shall be B to F plus J Grade.
  • There are no divisions in each grade i.e. B2, C2, D2 & E2 are deemed B, C, D & E grades respectively. Similarly, J1-4 are all deemed to be J Grade.
  • A lower grade can play up.
  • A maximum of 2 Men & 1 Woman can play in each Grade
  • A minimum of 3 Women must be entered in the women’s division.
  • Women players on the men’s grading list may play in the men’s grade ONLY if they are not playing in the women’s grade.
  • The Challenging Club will dictate which grades are played, but a Host Club cannot be forced to play in a grade if they do not have at least two active players in that grade on grading list at the time the challenge is submitted.
  • Clubs who register players for the challenge and then default them on the day, can be substituted but not with a higher graded player, otherwise loss of game.
  • The playing order to be decided by mutual agreement.
  • A win of a Match = 1 point, in the case of a draw the current holder retains the Shield.
  • The Challenging Club is to submit their Team to the Host Club by the Sunday night

Prior to the challenge, and in turn the Host Club is to submit their Team by the Thursday night prior to the challenge.

  • Challenges are not for grading points unless agreed by both Clubs prior.
  • Morning/afternoon tea is to be provided by the Host Club.
  • A successful challenge entitles that Club to get the result engraved on a panel.  3 successful consecutive defences entitle that Club to a ‘mini shield’ on the main Shield.
  • The winner of the shield is to immediately contact the next Club waiting to challenge of the next challenge date.
  • All disputes are to be referred to Squash Wellington SDM.
The 'MA-HRIBAR' Shield
This Shield was kindly
donated by
Mahina Hribar
Life Member of 
The Tawa Squash Club
Mahina (MA)

            How good Really is your Club? – Put a Challenge in to find out

Updated Squash Wellington code of conduct documents

Squash Wellington’s code of conduct documents have been updated. We will look to appoint a disputes panel in the coming weeks. If you or someone within your club would be interested please get in contact.

Updated documents

Isquash help for club administrators

If someone is new to squash, you can register them in iSquash and add them to your club membership by using “Add Member”.  If they have played squash before then they will already be members in iSquash and you cannot re-register them using the “Add Member”.

If a player is already registered in iSquash, they need to log in and apply for membership at your club (by going to My Clubs, clicking on Apply for Membership, using the drop down select your club and then click Add).  Once they have applied, you need to go in to Member Management, and accept the membership.

Accepting Pending Members
Once logged in on the left hand side is the menu.  Go down to “Member Administration” and just under that is “Member Management”. Click on this.
The District will be your District, the Club will be your club and Membership will be “All”.  Using the drop down arrow, change Membership to “PendingMember” and click on the black “Refresh” button.
Tick the empty box to the right of the person you wish to make a member and then click on the orange “Make Full Members” button

*To delete Members from your club Membership, you first have to suspend their membership.

Suspending Members
Once logged in on the left hand side is the menu.  Go down to “Member Administration” and just under that is “Member Management”. Click on this.
The District will be your District, the Club will be your club and Membership will be “All”.  Using the drop down arrow, change Membership to “Member” and click on the black “Refresh” button.
This will then show you all of the current members of your club and give the option buttons to Email, send the details to excel with Report, Promote Members (which is promote to Committee Status), Demote Members and Suspend Members.  Tick the empty box to the right of the person you wish to Suspend and then click on the Suspend Members button.  You can Promote, Demote or Suspend more than one person at a time by ticking more than one box.

Deleting Members
To delete members from your club you need to suspend them first (instructions in info above).  Once they are suspended, using the drop down change the Membership type to “SuspendedMember” and click the black “Refresh” button.  This will then give you the options to Make Full Members or Delete Members. Tick the empty box to the right of the person you wish to Delete and click the Delete Members button. You can Delete more than one person at a time by ticking more than one box.
Deleting Players from the Grading List
To delete a player from your clubs grading list and change them from a graded player to a leisure player for your club, you need to complete the Add/Move/Delete Player form.  This is on the left hand side under “Member Administration”.  Click Add/Move/Delete Player.  Using the drop down select “Delete Player”. Then using the drop down next to Select Member find the player you wish to remove from your clubs grading list.  Continue filling in the form and click Submit.  This will send the form to your District Administrator so they can remove the grading code.

You can only complete the Add/Move/Delete Player form and select Move (if they already have a grading code with another club) once they are a member of your club in iSquash.

Add or Move Player on to your clubs Grading List
As per the instructions above but select Add for players who do not have a current grading code and Move to move a player from another clubs grading code to your clubs grading code.  Select the member, fill in the form and click submit. This will send the form to your District Administrator so they can add or move the grading code.

Any member who has committee status in iSquash with the club has the ability to promote or demote the other club members to Committee Status. Once they have logged in, they click on Member Management (under Member Administration), change the membership type from All to Member and click the black refresh button.  This will then give them the Promote Members and Demote Members buttons they need to promote or demote club members to committee status.  They just tick the empty box to the right of the persons (or multiple people) they wish to promote or demote and then click the appropriate button.

Clubs maintain their own contact details in iSquash, including those shown to players looking for a club on the Squash New Zealand website http://www.squashnz.co.nz/play-squash/where-toplay/clubs.cfm

Anyone in your club with committee status can do this by logging in to iSquash and going to Club Administration > Club Maintenance.

The first tab is your Club Information and this is what is shown to players looking for a club in your area.  The third tab is Club Contacts and contains your clubs President, Treasurer, Secretary/Club Administrator and iSquash Administrator/Statistician.  If any of the names are incorrect, you can change this by using the drop down next to the role, find the correct person and then click Save.  If any of their e-mail addresses or phone numbers are wrong, their details can be updated in Member Management and this will flow through to the Club Contacts tab.

If a person’s e-mail address is incorrect or missing then they will not receive e-mails sent by the District, iSquash generated e-mails such as pending member requests or important notices from Squash New Zealand (such as Grading List cut-off date for SuperChamps, Roadshow details, Membership Return notices, Event Calendar close off dates, iSquash upgrades etc).