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Incredibly sad news with the passing of former New Zealand Squash Rackets Association President Murray Day last week aged 90.

Day led Squash in NZ from 1968-1971 and became the President of the International Squash Rackets Federation (now World Squash Federation) from 1975-1981. He was also the inaugural President of the Oceania Squash Federation from 1992-1995.

He was made a life member of the New Zealand Squash Rackets Association in 1976, the Squash Rackets Association (England) in 1977, and the Oceania Squash Federation in 1997. He was made an honorary member of the International Squash Rackets Federation in 1981, and was an inaugural inductee into the New Zealand Squash Hall of Fame in 2009.

In the 1981 New Year Honours, Day was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, for services to squash

Murray will be sadly missed by the squash community at his home club Hamilton Squash & Tennis Club (where he spent time as club member, committee member, Secretary, President, and Patron), across New Zealand and around the world. 

Murray Day


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