Humble Beginnings- The History of the Maketu and Te Puke Squash Club
|First ball hit at Te Puke Squash club. Click image for more pictures|
Kevin Treloar, a farmer from Maketu, five miles from Te Puke, where the Arawa Canoe made landfall in NZ, built a squash court for his family and friends to enjoy.
Mr Treloar first played squash in Japan when, as a member of the New Zealand Occupation Force, he was coerced into a game at the 2nd World War Japanese Kamikaze Air Base, where the Japanese pilots spent their last two or three weeks before their last suicide flight.
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A third court was added in 1981 and upstairs toilet block in 1997.
Upgrading of the interior and exterior completed between 1999 and 2003.
The new kitchen was completed in early 2012
As the history shows, the club has always maintained and upgraded its facilities to meet the community’s requirements and needs.
The club is now planning to increase by one more court.