Cedar Hill Squash Club recently hosted its first novice Junior girls tournament for girls aged 11 – 13. Organized and run by Coach Phil Green, the event proved to be a success, with a full draw of 32 participants! The day was filled with thrilling matches, food, and exciting prizes. 

The Junior girls were treated to a full day of fun and healthy competition. The young athletes participated in mini matches on the courts and showcased their skills and passion for the sport. During lunch, the players had the opportunity to enjoy an entertaining exhibition game featuring Grace Thomas, Head Coach of St. Michael’s University School, and Giselle Delgado, a Professional at Cedar Hill Squash Club.  

A significant portion of the event’s participants were introduced to squash through Coach Phil Green’s school program, which is hosted jointly by Cedar Hill Squash Club and the University of Victoria’s CARSA facilities. This program, operating in collaboration with nine Victoria elementary and middle schools, has been instrumental in nurturing interest and talent at a grassroots level. By providing accessible opportunities for students to engage with squash, the program has played a pivotal role in cultivating a new generation of players. Squash BC was thrilled to support the expansion of this program through our Squash in Schools program, generously funded by viaSport’s Rally Together Grant.

The success of the event would not have been possible without the support of sponsors and the dedication of volunteers; Charlene Parker, Nancy Sly, and Sandi Carson. Thank you to Cedar Hill Squash Club for hosting the girls and Coach Phil Green for organizing the amazing event. Squash BC is also proud to sponsor events like these through our Junior Pathway Program and Squash Starters Event Grant. We look forward to seeing more events like this in the future!