Panmure Squash Rackets Club was formed in 1965 by a group of locals in Panmure including Bill Parker, the publican of the Fencible Hotel, Buddy Corlett (husband of Yvette Williams, who was New Zealand’s first female Olympic Gold medallist) and Lloyd McIver a local dentist, who was the club's inaugural president.
Not long after the club was up and running, Geoff Norman joined the club and encouraged his three sons to take up squash. All three boys went on to represent Auckland and New Zealand at junior and senior levels. Ross Norman was four times New Zealand champion and world champion in 1986/87. Ross also won the British over 35s championship. Grant and David, still playing ’A’ grade squash, have unfortunately left New Zealand to live in Australia. Ross is still currently living in England.