The 2023 Trans Tasman Test Series has been concluded with the New Zealand team defeating our Australian team 2 Tests to 1 and thereby becoming the holders of the Vic Belsham Shield (see photo at right of page).
The next Trans – Tasman Series will be held in Perth in October 2025.
Short History of the Trans Tasman Series
After the success of two unofficial tours by Australian Masters players to NZ in 1982 and 1983, a meeting, under the Chairmanship of the Australian Squash Rackets Association (ASRA) President, Mr Vic Belsham, was held in Brisbane on 28 April 1984 between the ASRA Executive and representatives of the New Zealand Squash Rackets Association (NZSRA) with the object of the meeting being to rationalise the program of events between the two countries going forward. An item on the Agenda was the question of an official Masters Teams Series between the two countries. It was agreed that the inaugural official Teams Series would commence with a visit by New Zealand to Australia in Sept 1984. The Series was conducted on the Gold Coast during the Australian Individual Championships at Southport.
The Trans Tasman Series was conducted on an annual basis (1984 to 1993). Apart from some slight variations in the calendar between 1995 and 2000 due to World Championships. The Trans Tasman Series has been conducted on a Biennial basis since 2001.
There have been (26) Trans Tasman Series conducted since 1984 with Australia winning 21 and NZ 5.
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