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                                               The latest news and happenings from Squash NZ

                                                                                                      April 2011

Find out how you can
support   our   Christ-
church Squash Clubs on             Squash NZ Invests $150,000 into District Projects
page 2!!
                                   Two new initiatives this year will see a        (Wellington).
                                   $150,000 investment into the 11 squash          Three Districts will see the establishment
                                   districts, to deliver local projects that are   of part-time Squash Development Officer
In this Issue...
                                   aligned to national strategies.                 roles, with the opportunity to expand
                                                                                   those roles to full-time if other funding is
Squash NZ Invests $150,000 into    Squash NZ (SNZ) has returned a portion          obtained.
District Projects, p1
                                   of affiliation fees collected to the Dis-
Squash NZ Appeals to YOU to        tricts, but this year has changed the proc-     Projects that aim to increase junior mem-
Rally for Christchurch, p2         esses for this funding. Two funds were          berships in clubs also featured in the
Squash Canterbury Seeks Admini-    made available - one for coach develop-         funding, whilst other Districts focussed
stration Officer, p2               ment and the other for club development         on club facility maintenance planning.
Upcoming Events, p2                - and all projects had to align to the na-
The Voice at the Top (column       tional coaching and club development            Squash Canterbury will be developing a
from CE Jim O’Grady), p3           strategies.                                     strategy for quake-damaged clubs...
Squash NZ Welcomes Sharon
Sissing Abroad, p3                   CLUB DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENTS                  “Research has shown that sport is an im-
Squash NZ Listens and Reacts -                                                     portant part of bringing communities
You Said, We Did, p3               SNZ has just confirmed District Develop-        together during a time of natural disaster
Coaching Roadshow and National     ment Investments to the value of                in the recovery and rebuilding stages”
Coaching Workshops, p4             $100,000 to Districts, starting 1 April
Understanding the Athlete (Small   2011. The projects will have a big impact       Squash NZ will be monitoring all funded
Nix 5-8yrs), p4                    on our squash community in a variety of         projects through quarterly reporting and
14 New Trainers Ready for Ac-      ways.                                           by providing support and guidance
tion, p4                                                                           throughout the duration of the projects.
When Coaching Children, Re-        Many clubs will benefit from direct fund-
member…. p4                        ing to implement the Squash IT (SIT)             COACH DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENTS
2012 National Championships at     online booking system whilst many Dis-
Showcase Court, p5                 tricts will soon be running courses to edu-     The Coach Development grants will be
National Secondary Schools Sport   cate clubs and members about the SIT            confirming $50,000 to Districts through
Coordinator Contacts, p5           system. The system offers great member          letters this week.
HP Happenings—A Whole Lot of
                                   management options for clubs but many
Writing, p6                        clubs are unaware of this.                      The funding will assist Districts to recruit,
                                                                                   support, develop and retain coaches
How are our Kiwis ranked? p6
                                   “We are providing clubs with the tools          through a variety of projects. The major
Where are our Kiwis Playing? P6
                                   they need to function independently, but        emphasis of the fund is on the develop-
Code of Expected Behaviour, p7     with help on hand if they require it.”          ment of coaches through the support of
Introducing the Squash Director                              Squash Waikato        project based CoachForce roles. These
Role, P7                                                                           coaches will be facilitating the delivery of
Hawkes Continues Tradition, p7     Many districts are offering resources and       the Squash NZ Coach Development
Employment Law Changes             support to clubs through programmes             Framework along with the provision of
from 1 April 2011, p8              such as rules and refereeing roadshows          assistance for club coaches to develop
Contact Squash NZ, p8              (Southland), development of club mar-           junior and senior club and school squash
                                   keting tools (Auckland), ClubMark               programmes that are linked to each
                                   (Canterbury), and Governance workshops          other.
                                     April 2011                                   FROM THE BALCONY                               Page 2



                                                  Squash NZ Appeals to YOU to RALLY FOR CHRISTCHURCH

  Upcoming Events                                 Squash NZ and the Canterbury Squash          11/6 - the Challenger pays $18 and the
                                                  Foundation are leading a national cam-       club (or sponsor) pays $15
• 1-3 Apr: Midlands/Otago/Central                 paign to raise funds for badly damaged
   Otago Triangular; Whangarei                    squash clubs in the February earth-        However, we understand that this is a
   Junior 1-day; Henderson Memorial               quake in Christchurch.                     busy time for clubs and that you may not
   B; Waikato Doubles; Kapiti Open;
   Mt Maunganui B; Taneatua B;
                                                                                             want to organise yet another tourna-
   Ashhurst-Pohangina B                           We are asking all clubs to host a fund-    ment / event. Therefore Squash NZ wel-
                                                  raising event to con-                                    comes any fundraising ef-
• 3 Apr: Royal Oak Womens 1-day;                  tribute to the fund and                                  fort that can contribute to
   Waikato Junior 1-day
                                                  to let Squash NZ know                                    the clubs of Christchurch.
• 7-9 Apr: Edgecumbe B                            the details of that                                      Alternatively your club can
                                                  fundraising. We can all                                  make a direct monetary
• 8-10 Apr: Auckland/Waikato/BOP
   Junior triangular; Wellsford Open;             help individually, but                                   donation into this account:
   Kumeu B; Papakura Masters;                     together we can show our Cantabrian        Account name: New Zealand Squash Inc.
   Ruakura B; Te Kuiti B; Te Puke                 squash colleagues that in times of need,   Account number: 03-0155-0304279-001
   Junior C-J Grade; Hastings Open;
                                                  squashies stick together.
   Tararua B; Masterton Open;                                                                What do you do next?
   Wainuiomata Masters & Doubles;                 How can your club help?
   Khandallah D; Motueka D; Squash-                                                          Once your club has decided how you will
   ways Pre-season Open; Ashburton                Paul Wright (Remeura Rackets Club) has     be participating in RALLY FOR CHRIST-
   Open                                           provided an excellent suggestion for the   CHURCH, please phone (09) 815 0970 or
                                                  format of a fun night which can be held
              April 2011                                                                     email squashnz@squashnz.co.nz to regis-
                                                  at Club Night or run over a weekend.       ter your fundraising efforts. Squash NZ
  M    Tu W Th Fri Sa Su                          • 1 x top club player per court (eg. 6     will provide further information and a
                          1     2        3           courts = 6 players)                     poster template upon registration.
   4     5    6     7     8     9        10
                                                  • Each top player plays 5 people who
                                                     are seeded on ability                   100% of all proceeds will go directly to
  11    12    13    14    15    16       17                                                  rebuild the effected Christchurch squash
                                                  • Each match scored PAR 11 and play
  18    19    20    21    22    23       24          best of three                           clubs. In the coming weeks, we will gain a
                                                                                             better picture of the work that will be
  25    26    27    28    29    30                • Each match is worth $33
                                                                                             required to help get the clubs back up and
                                                  • The challenger will pay $33 minus        running and participating once more in
 • 14-16 Apr: Lakes High B                           any points they win. Eg. 11/4 11/5      our game.
 • 15-17 Apr: Auckland Open; Te
    Aroha Open; Mangakahia Juniors;                   The South Island Open will go ahead as scheduled over the Queen’s Birth-
    Marist B; Putaruru B; SquashGym
    PN Open; Island Bay Open;                         day weekend at Linwood. Another club will assist with overflow courts but
    Waimea Open; Northern B; Alex-                    this is to be confirmed. The club are excited about hosting this event in
    andra Jnr; Tapanui Open                           Christchurch and working together to deliver a high-class tournament.
 • 17-25 Apr: Australian Junior Series
 • 21-24 Apr: Te Puke Open
 • 22-24 Apr: Waipu Open; Hawkes              Squash Canterbury Seeks Administration Officer
    Bay SRC Easter; Manurewa Easter
    B; Wanganui Open; Okato B;
                                              Squash Canterbury is seeking a part-time administrator to join the staff. This exciting
    Hokitika Open; Clutha Open;
    Makarewa Juniors                          role will be for 20 hours per week and include a wide variety of tasks including Inter-
                                              club management, representative team coordination, event management, facility
 • 29 Apr - 1 May: NZ Junior Open;
    Auckland Squash Centre Open;              management and other administration.
    Red Beach B; Hamilton Old Boys
    B; Paeroa B; Geyser City Open;            For more information about this role, please visit
    Waipukurau Open; Inglewood                the Squash Canterbury website at
    B; Taihape B; Mitchell Park B;
    Christchurch Football Open;               www.squashcanterbury.co.nz or contact the Opera-
    Southland Doubles                         tions Manager Piet van Hasselt on 03 341 5438 or
                                              027 5337348.
April 2011                                    FROM THE BALCONY                                 Page 3



                                                        Monthly column from Squash NZ
The Voice at the Top                                      Chief Executive Jim O’Grady

In the aftermath of the          in the office shortly.         the near future and we
earthquake in Christchurch       Sharon Sissing started as      encourage your input
the squash clubs affected by     Business Administrator on
the disaster are beginning to    11 April whilst Brett Dennis   It was great to see Kashif
realise the full extent of the   begins as Squash Director      Shuja win the Swiss Open
damage they have suffered        on 26 April.                   after a long period off the
and the impact it will have                                     podium. Kashif has strug-               Squash NZ listens
on their futures. It is going    At the recent SNZ Board        gled with injury over the
                                                                                                           and reacts!
to be a long and expensive       meeting a decision was         last 12 months and this is a
process to fully restore         made to postpone the NZ        welcome return to form.
                                                                                                   In 2008, Squash NZ completed
these facilities and it will     Open for 2011. There were
                                                                                                   a Stakeholder Survey with its
have a significant effect on     a number of factors in this    The World Junior Girl’s
                                                                                                   Districts and clubs. The survey
squash in Christchurch for       decision but the Board         Championship has been
                                                                                                   provided us with plenty of
some time.                       signalled clearly their in-    moved from Egypt to the
                                                                                                   insight into what the squash
                                 tent to pursue hosting the     USA in July and the girls
                                                                                                   community wanted and over
Squash NZ and the Canter-        event in 2012 and shortly      squad is training hard in
                                                                                                   the last two years, we have
bury Squash Foundation           expressions of interest will   preparation for the event.
                                                                                                   been working hard to imple-
have been working on an          be sought for this & other     The World Men’s Teams
                                                                                                   ment changes.
appeal to help raise funds       national events next year.     event will be held in Ger-
for the affected clubs in                                       many in August and it will
Christchurch. This newslet-      The Board has recognised       be an opportunity for some
ter contains details on how      the unfinished nature of       of our emerging players to
clubs can contribute to this     the T2020 project and they     push for a spot in this                 You said...
fund and I would encourage       agreed at the meeting to       team.
every club in the country to     complete the work that
                                                                                                “High Performance is your only
get behind the appeal to         was started two years ago.     Sadly since our last news-
                                                                                                focus with 50% of your staff fo-
support Canterbury.              Progress has been made in      letter Lois Smith passed
                                                                                                cussed on this area.”
                                 many areas but the affilia-    away. Many in squash will
As mentioned in the last         tion and structural reviews    have fond memories of
newsletter SNZ has recently      are incomplete and need        Lois as the Director of Jun-
advertised for a High Per-       to be resurrected. Greg        ior Squash in NZ and the
formance Coach. From the         McKeown has agreed to          director of the World jun-                We did...
list of applicants three well    chair a task force that will   ior Championships in Ham-
qualified candidates were        reinvigorate these projects    ilton in 1989. Lois made a         The Squash NZ office has been
shortlisted and initial inter-   so that we reach an agreed     great     contribution    to       restructured. The new staff
views are now underway.          outcome by the 2011 AGM        squash at all levels and her       structure is
                                 in November. More infor-       friendly nature will be            - Chief Executive
There will be two new faces      mation will be circulated in   sadly missed.                      - Club Development Director
                                                                                                   - Squash Director
                                                                                                   - Coaching Director (Part-time)
Squash NZ Welcomes Sharon Sissing Aboard                                                           - High Performance Coach
                                                                                                   - Business Support Officer
With the restructure in the      with knowledge across          support to all SNZ pro-
national office nearly fin-      many systems. Sharon will      grammes, overseeing the
ished, Squash NZ would like      be trained on our Squash IT    financial accounts and co-
to introduce our new Busi-       system and will become         ordinating the AGM and
ness Administrator Sharon        the main contact for sup-      other SNZ meetings.
Sissing, who started in the      port of SIT.
office on Monday 11 April.                                      Sharon is originally from
                                 Sharon will also be updat-     South Africa and is a keen
Sharon comes from a strong       ing the Squash NZ website,     netball player who also
administrative background        providing    administrative    enjoys fitness and dancing.
                              April 2011                                      FROM THE BALCONY                                  Page 4


                                           Coaching Roadshow and National Coaching Workshops
                                           The ‘How to Coach’ National Roadshow             The North Island Coaching Workshop was
                                           has been underway over the past                  held on Saturday 2nd April at the National
  “You don’t know what
                                           month with fantastic turnouts in Whan-           Squash Centre in Auckland. The response
    you don’t know”
                                           garei, Hamilton, Napier, Gisborne, Wel-          was tremendous with registrations filling
                                           lington, Palmerston North, Oamaru,               early on!
                                           Dunedin and Invercargill.
                                                                                            Topics included
     14 NEW TRAINERS                       The workshops focused on 5 key topics            • Fun squash activities (5-8 years)
    READY FOR ACTION!                      • What is Coaching?                              • Teenage characteristics
                                           • Coaching Styles                                • Coaching in between games
14 Coach Facilitators com-                 • Questioning                                    • Player assessment detection and
pleted training in March.                  • Preferred Learning Styles                         correction
These new Trainers can now                 • Teaching Games for Understanding               • Technical assessment detection and
deliver “Get Started”, “Small                                                                  correction
Nix” 2 and 2a and “How To                  The feedback from the module has                 • Coping and refocusing strategies for
Coach” modules.                            been excellent with all participants be-            players
                                           ing challenged and introduced to some            • Coaches exchange
Look out for a workshop in                 new coaching ideas and thoughts.
your District soon!                                                                         The South Island Workshop due for Christ-
                                           The last two are in Auckland on 10 April         church is currently on hold but will take
                                           and in Tauranga on 18 April.                     place later this year.


 WHEN COACHING CHILDREN,
       REMEMBER...

  I am a young person, not a
         small adult ...
 sometimes I don’t understand
    what you are saying!


    I love playing squash ...
so please can we play, instead             Understanding the Athlete (Small Nix 5-8yrs)
    of talking all the time?
                                           One of the key aspects of coaching is un-          letes of the future.
                                           derstanding that children go through
  Don’t put me down when I                 many different stages of development in            In the first instance coaches need to
   ask a question, however                 their sporting life physically, socially, emo-     understand the physical and mental
          silly it is ...                  tionally and cognitively.                          characteristics of young people. By
 your answer might help me to                                                                 developing an awareness and knowl-
            learn!                         One of the biggest mistakes that we can            edge of how children see things in their
                                           make as a coach is to focus on coaching            world coaches can provide a coaching
                                           squash rather than coaching children. We           environment where young children can
    Don’t expect me to                     have to meet the needs of the young play-          experience success and develop a life
produce what we practice                   ers to get the best from them allowing             long love of squash.
in a match straight away...                them to develop into well rounded ath-
  I may not be ready to
     do that just yet!
                                                “Coaching Programmes and competitions for children should be like their
                                                         shoes - they should fit perfectly and feel comfortable”
April 2011                                              FROM THE BALCONY                                     Page 5



 2012 National Championships at Showcase Court

 In 2011, the NZ Secondary              onships. The organising
 Schools Squash Champs                  committee are working
 will be hosted by Hender-              with the Tauranga Squash
 son Squash Club (Auckland)             Club, who are building a
 on Fri 12 - Sun 14 August.             brand new facility in con-
                                        junction with Tauranga
 However, planning is al-               Boys High School, to host
 ready underway for the                 the 2012 event. With a
 2012 NZ Secondary Schools              brand new court, the event
 Squash National Champi-                will be an exciting one.



National Secondary Schools Sport Coordinator Contacts

Northland                               paulp@sportbop.co.nz            027 4414 115 / 04 939 1102                If you have any secondary
Sport Northland                         www.sportbop.co.nz              csw@collegesport.org.nz                   school related stories that
Grant Harrison                                                          www.collegesport.org.nz                   you would like to include in
027 494 2571 / 09 473 9600              Waikato
                                                                                                                  this newsletter, please
granth@sportnorth.co.nz                 Sport Waikato: Nigel Elvidge    Sport Tasman: Gary Alsop
                                                                                                                  email Geoff Ellis on
www.sportnorthland.co.nz                027 4742 563 / 07 858 5388      021 0226 3042 / 03 546 7910
                                        nigele@sportwaikato.org.nz      rsd@nel.sporttasman.org.nz                geji.ellis@xtra.co.nz
Auckland                                www.sportwaikato.org.nz         www.tasmanregionalsports.org.nz
College Sport Auckland
Jacqui Nassau                           Eastern                         Sport Wairarapa
021 308 689 / 09 845 8496               Eastland Sec. School Sport      Dayle Clarkson
school.sport@collegesport.co.nz         Sue Croskery                    0274 654 018 / 06 370 9157
www.collegesport.co.nz                  021 720 324 / 06 868 9943       info@sportwairarapa.org.nz
                                        suecroskery@xtra.co.nz
Sport Auckland                                                          Canterbury
Belinda Robertson                       Sport Hawkes Bay                School Sport Canterbury
09 623 7915                             Tina Arlidge                    Bill Grogan
belindar@sportauckland.co.nz            027 468 1665 / 06 845 9333      0274 354 693 / 03 373 5059
www.sportauckland.org.nz                tinaa@sporthb.net.nz            bill@canterbury.schoolsport.org.nz
                                                                        www.canterbury.schoolsport.org.nz
                                        www.sporthb.net.nz
Counties Manukau Sport
Barry George                                                            Midlands
                                        Central
021 841 965 / 09 269 0194                                               Aoraki Secondary School Sport
                                        Sport Manawatu: Ben Koch
barry.george@cmsport.co.nz                                              Bob Pringle
                                        06 357 5349
www.cmsport.co.nz                       ben.koch@sportmanawatu.org.nz
                                                                        03 686 3666 / 021 1766 250
                                        www.sportmanawatu.org.nz        regsport@xtra.co.nz                           1980s champion Stuart
Harbour Sport: Renate Smith                                             www.schoolsportaoraki.co.nz
                                                                                                                      Davenport        recently
027 479 9564 / 09 415 4652              Sport Taranaki: Steve McKean                                                  came out to support
youthsport@harboursport.co.nz           06 759 0930 / 027 4606 485      Otago
                                                                        Otago Sec. Schools Sports Assoc.              Canterbury by partici-
www.harboursport.co.nz                  steve@sporttaranaki.org.nz
                                                                        Des Smith                                     pating in a demonstra-
                                        www.sporttaranaki.org.nz
Sport Waitakere                                                         021 736 116 / 03 470 1337                     tion night for the Christ-
Gabrielle Gofton                                                        des@osssa.org.nz                              church High School
                                        Sport Wanganui
021 377 920 / 09 966 3113                                               www.osssa.org.nz                              Open, playing old rivalry
                                        Nicole Dryden
gabrielle.gofton@sportwaitakere.co.nz   027 440 2481 / 06 349 2318                                                    and Shirley Boys High
www.sportwaitakere.co.nz                                                Southland
                                        nicole@sportwanganui.co.nz                                                    School Old Boy Rod
                                                                        Southland Sec. Schools Sport
                                        www.sportwanganui.org.nz                                                      Hayes. It was great to
Bay of Plenty                                                           Fiona Ward
                                                                        03 217 7244 / 027 430 7509                     see Stu supporting his
Sport Bay of Plenty                     Wellington
Paul Pou                                                                info@southlandschoolsport.org.nz                 old high school and to
                                        College Sport Wellington        www.southlandschoolsport.org.nz
07 578 0016 / 027 654 6545                                                                                                  see he’s still got it!
                                        John Hornal
                            April 2011                                    FROM THE BALCONY                                  Page 6


                                             HP Happenings - A Whole Lot of Writing...
                                                                                     ...that is definitely worth reading!
 How are our                             Well, it has been a while since we’ve       ing great gains in their games. Towards
Kiwis ranked ?                           written about HP—so there really is a       the end of March the three boys (along
                                         lot to talk about! The WISPA circuit is     with Joseph Watts and Chris Lloyd who
                                         cranking in to action and the PSA circuit   are also playing well) travelled to Can-
Current Kiwi Top 100 World               is looking tougher than ever in terms of    berra for the ACT Open, where they were
        Rankings...                      competition.                                all unseeded. Lance made it through to
                                         So, where has everyone been? Where          the quarter finals where he went down to
14 Joelle King                           are they headed?                            3rd seeded Englishman Chris Trusswell.
                                         Joelle King has been training in Mont-      Paul however stood out, beating tough
15 Jaclyn Hawkes                         real, Canada with her coach Glen Wil-       opposition to get to the Quarter Finals
41 Kylie Lindsay                         son, and has reached her career high of     where he beat 2nd seeded Canadian (113
78 Amanda Cranston                       14 on the World Ranking List in April,      in the World) to get through to the Semi
                                         just edging ahead of fellow Kiwi and        Finals. A tremendous effort for the young
100 Amanda Landers-Murphy                Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist            Cantabrian who has moved up to Auck-
                                         Jaclyn Hawkes, who sits in at number        land this year. We will also have to watch
52 Martin Knight                         15. They have both recently finished a      the space of these up and coming young-
57 Campbell Grayson                      tournament in Montreal (Atwater Cup)        sters who will be taking on the Australian
                                         where Jaclyn made it to the semi finals     Circuit this year!
74 Kashif Shuja                          before unfortunately bowing out to
                                         Natalie Grinham in the semi finals, who     All in all, everything is looking rather posi-
                                         went on to beat Joelle in the final in a    tive! The World Men’s Teams Event is
                                         tough match. Although this is about         coming up in Germany later this year, and
                                         HP—I’d also find it fitting to congratu-    there will be some tough fought positions
  Where are our                          late Joelle on her engagement to fiancé     to get into the team.
  Kiwis playing ?                        Ryan Shutte, great stuff guys!
                                         Martin Knight has recently finished 2nd     All the best to our players in their upcom-
                                         in the Hibiscus Gardens Open in Bris-       ing tournaments, we look forward to see-
  Cayman Islands Open                    bane after a tough summer travelling        ing your good results.
  5th-9th April 2011                     and competing, being based in Canada.
  Jaclyn and Joelle                      Campbell Grayson has been abroad as         Be sure to check back next month for
                                         well, after a short return in January to    much more in depth details, and some
  Irish Open                             get in some training with the younger       good results!!!
  Dublin, Ireland                        guys and is now away again, hoping to
  13th-16th April 2011                   find good form in the Irish Open coming     If anyone has anything they would like
  Jaclyn, Kylie, Campbell                up soon.                                    added to HP Happenings, email it to pen-
  and Kashif                             Kashif Shuja will meet Campbell in Dub-     nie@squashnz.co.nz and she can pass it
                                         lin for the Irish Open, after he has just   on to me! Don’t be shy!
  Texas Open                             taken his first win on the tour in over a
  Dallas, USA                            year—beating in-form Australian Steve                Written by Michael Sunderland
  14th 17th April 2011                   Finitsis.
  Joelle                                 Alex Grayson has returned to New Zea-
                                         land after a “holiday” in Boston, USA.
  Best of Luck to all of                 Just kidding! He had some good results
  you!                                   which have seen him move up the
  If anyone wants to check               World Rankings to a career high of 144
  up on how they are go-                 in February. Be sure to watch this
  ing, visit                             space!
  www.squashsite.co.uk                   Back in New Zealand the younger guys
  (Top Right—Current                     (Lance Beddoes, Bryce Redman and
  Events)                                Paul Coll) are training hard in Auckland                        World no. 14 Joelle King
                                         with new trainer Tony Marsh, and see-
April 2011                                   FROM THE BALCONY                               Page 7



Code of Expected Behaviour
Joss Urban, the Squash NZ Director of            Late back on court between games
Refereeing feels that with the new season
starting, it is a good time to remind all    Players have 90 seconds between games
players and clubs of the code of expected    and a 15 second call is given so can be
behaviour within squash.                     back on court ready to play at the call of
                                             time. It has become more noticeable that
In our game of squash, bad behaviour will    players are taking longer than 90 seconds           The latest Rule Book is avail-
not be tolerated, including:                 and are not being currently penalised for           able as a download from the
• throwing of rackets                        it. A Conduct Warning or Conduct Stroke             World Squash Federation
• throwing away the ball                     can be given for being late, so please              (www.worldsquash.org) or
• bad sportsmanship because you are          make sure that you do not exceed this               follow the link from the
    losing                                   time limit.                                         Squash NZ website (in the
• tantrums on court                                                                              Forms section)
                                             Help clean up our game and make it more
• verbal defamation
                                             enjoyable for all.
• equipment abuse
                                                                            Joss Urban
• lack of respect
• being late back on court                             Squash NZ Director of Refereeing

These behaviours will not be tolerated by
any referees. Conduct Warnings or even         Good etiquette points:
Conduct Strokes can and will be awarded        • Shake your opponents hand at end
to anyone contradicting the Code of Con-         of match before leaving court               HAWKES CONTINUES TRADITION
duct by anyone refereeing any match. You       • Thank Referee and Marker
do not have to be a qualified referee to       • Applaud good play (not clapping at          Jaclyn Hawkes has continued the
award a Conduct Warning or Conduct               opponents errors)                           proud tradition of New Zealand-
Stroke.                                        • Have respect for the Club and its           ers holding top jobs on the world
                                                 facilities                                  squash scene.
We need to teach all players, particularly     • Winners offer to buy a drink for
our junior participants, that bad behav-         their opponent                              Hawkes has assumed the role of
iour will not be tolerated by anyone.                                                        acting President of the Women's
                                                                                             International Squash Players As-
                                                                                             sociation (WISPA). She replaces
Introducing the Squash Director Role                                                         American Natalie Grainger, who

Squash NZ are pleased to announce that       Performance Programme.                             has stepped down after eight
Brett Dennis will be starting at Squash NZ                                                      years. Hawkes, who is cur-
on the 26th April as the Squash Director.    His role will involve building relationships       rently vice-President, will be
                                             with a variety of organisations from media         acting President until the
Brett is the former Club Manager of Royal    outlets to delivery partners and Regional          board makes an official ap-
Oak Racquets Club in Auckland and has        Sports Trusts and he will be responsible           pointment.
substantial experience in leisure facility   for the feasibility of hosing a New Zealand
                                                                                                     "It has been and is a privi-
management in England.                       Open in 2012.
                                                                                                     lege to be a Board member
                                                                                                     as well as the WISPA Vice-
Brett will be responsible for a number of    Outside of work, Brett enjoy all aspects of
                                                                                                     President during Natalie's
areas of development within Squash NZ        sport - playing, coaching and officiating in
                                                                                                     tenure. It is an honour to
including management of national tourna-     a variety of sporting codes. Over the last
                                                                                                     be the acting President, a
ments and events (including the national     two years he has taken up squash and
                                                                                                     position which I will em-
calendar), referee development, the mas-     plays regularly at tournaments and inter-
                                                                                                     brace." says Hawkes.
ters programme, media relations and the      club competitions in and around Auck-
Squash NZ Hall of Fame and alumni. Brett     land. Since taking up squash, he has
will also be working closely with the High   moved from F grade to C2.
April 2011                                     FROM THE BALCONY                                Page 8



Employment Law Changes from 1 April 2011
If your Club or District employs any staff (permanent or part-time), you need to ensure
that you are aware of changes to Employment Law that will take effect 1 April 2011. The
most relevant points are summarised here:
• the minimum wage increases to $13.00 an hour
• the 'relevant daily pay' calculation (used for calculating sick pay, bereavement leave                CONTACT SQUASH NZ
     pay, public holiday pay and alternative holiday pay) has changed
• the employer is now permitted to "pay out" one week of annual holidays                                       09 815 0970
     (employers need to become familiar with the rules relating to "paying out" the an-                     Fax 09 815 0971
     nual holiday’s entitlement - because if the employer pays out when the employee                     squashnz@squashnz.co.nz
     has not requested it, effectively the employer will pay twice)                                       www.squashnz.co.nz
• employers may want to arrange "transfers" of public holidays, which will now be
     permitted in certain circumstances
                                                                                                              Chief Executive
• the April 2011 changes place emphasis on the fair (investigatory) process before any                         Jim O’Grady
     dismissal (or warning). Employers should ensure that all staff / volunteers (eg. Presi-               jim@squashnz.co.nz
     dent) that have the power to issue warnings, or dismiss, are trained, and that the                        021 875 203
     employer has guidance in place to avoid unjustifiable dismissal personal grievances.

There has been some confusion lately regarding Public Holidays so the following points                  Club Development Director
should clarify any issues                                                                                       Pennie Ball
• if you have an employee for example who works every fourth Saturday and the Pub-                        pennie@squashnz.co.nz
    lic Holiday falls on the fourth Saturday, then he is deemed to 'normally' work on the                      021 875 202
    day concerned.
• all Employees who work on any Public Holidays must be paid at least time and a half
    for the hours worked.                                                                               National Coach Director &
• if the public holiday is a normal / usual working day for the employee they are also                   Acting National Coach
    entitled to an alternative holiday to be taken later and paid at normal rates.                             Dave Clarke
                                                                                                         davec@sportbop.co.nz
• if they work one hour on a Public Holiday they are entitled to time and a half for the                      027 299 5110
    hour and an alternative holiday (day in lieu) paid at normal rates
• employees who would normally work on the day on which the public holiday falls,
    but do not work (perhaps because the business is closed) are entitled to be paid for                 Administration Assistant
    the day at normal rates and are not entitled to an alternative holiday                                      Jan Lewis
• employees who do not normally work on the calendar day on which the public holi-                      squashnz@squashnz.co.nz
    day falls and do not work on the Public Holiday are not entitled to any pay                               09 815 0970
• the only nationally recognised public holidays that are ‘Mondayised’ are the Christ-
    mas and New Year public holidays. All other nationally recognised holidays are ob-
    served on the day on which they fall. In 2011 Anzac Day (25th April) falls on Easter
    Monday. There is only one public holiday for the day - employees are not entitled to                  If you would like to in-
    double entitlements.                                                                                  clude something in the
• the Easter Public holidays are Good Friday and Easter Monday - Friday 22nd April                        SNZ newsletter, or on
    and Monday 25th April. Easter Sunday is not a public holiday                                          the SNZ website, please
                                                                                                          contact Pennie Ball
If your club or District would like to find out more about the new changes, or any other                  before the 30th of each
area relating to employing staff, then please visit the Department of Labour Employment                   month.
Relations Service website at www.ers.dol.govt.nz This website has many useful tools
including an Employment Contract builder, a Holidays Tool and a Paid Parental Leave
calculator.

Alternatively, please contact your District or the Squash NZ Club Development Director
Pennie Ball for more information.

				
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