An Enduring Record
There has never been a New Zealand player with a record quite like Jenny Webster’s. She came to squash relatively late at 25, after moving from Taranaki to Auckland. The first time the mother of three appeared on a grading list, in 1968, she was an A grader. And that was still her grade when she hung up her racket in 2003!
She remained a nationally ranked senior player until 1988, when she was 46, a testament to her longevity and enthusiasm. Webster won three national titles, one New Zealand Open and, with Pam Buckingham, ruled the women’s game for a decade. Then she turned her attention to masters squash and was even more dominant, winning 17 national titles plus the small matter of world crowns in 1983, 1991, 1997 and 2001. A tough and canny player, she wore New Zealand colours proudly from 1969-2001.