The Father of New Zealand Squash
He helped organise and then won the first New Zealand championship, in Christchurch, in 1932.
Few in Christchurch had seen the range of drop shots and boasts that were part of the Kingscote repertoire.
After serving with distinction in World War I, he returned to New Zealand and became a leading accountant.
Kingscote was elected president of the New Zealand Squash Rackets Association when it was formed in 1932 and remained in that role until his health deteriorated in 1947.
He continued to play in national championships with some success until nearly 50 and spearheaded an attempt in the 1930s to set up Christchurch’s first public club.
His leadership was largely instrumental in squash resuming after World War II.
He became the first life member of the New Zealand association in 1947 and died in 1949, aged 60.