Women’s Squash Week

Women’s Squash Week 2022 – Sept 17-25

Women's Squash Week - September 17-25, 2022

SUBMIT FEEDBACK!

Did you participate in a WSW event this year? Did you enjoy your experience? Do you have some recommendations on what we can improve? We want to hear from you!

Submit our Women’s Squash Week 2022 Feedback Form and let us know about your WSW 2022 experience. We are always interested in hearing how to improve WSW for future years to best serve our community.

WOMEN’S SQUASH WEEK IS BACK!

Squash BC presents, Women’s Squash Week 2022.

Women’s Squash Week (WSW) is a province-wide special event for girls and women to try the #1 Healthiest Sport in the World and to encourage those who have taken a break to get back on court. Squash BC is presenting WSW to encourage new and returning female players to get on court and Play Squash.

IF YOUR CLUB IS PLANNING ON HOSTING AN EVENT FOR WOMEN’S SQUASH WEEK 2022, PLEASE SUBMIT AN EVENT SUBMISSION FORM HERE.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like more information, please contact sportdevelopment@squashbc.com.

2022 Participating Clubs / Facilities

NANAIMO

September 19 – Nanaimo Squash Club 

Intro to Squash Clinic

For more information or to register by email at nanaimosquash.operations@gmail.com


REVELSTOKE

September 18th – 2 PM to 5 PM – Revelstoke Squash Club 

Women’s Squash Clinic

Join us September 18th from 2pm to 5pm at the Revelstoke Squash Club (207 MacKenzie Ave.) for our Women’s Squash Clinic.

This event is open to all (you don’t need to be a member to attend)! All levels are welcome. Learn the rules, play mini-games, have a good workout and enjoy some social time.

Register Now at: https://clublocker.com/tournaments/14201/info


RICHMOND

September 24th – 3 PM to 5 PM – Vancouver Squash Academy

WSW Fun Event

Vancouver Squash Academy will host a fun event on September 24th for Girls and Women in Squash at the River Club from 3pm to 5pm.

There will be games and prizes for participants. Bring someone new to Squash with you! Registration is on Club Locker or confirm with Marco.

Register Now at: https://clublocker.com/tournaments/14201/info


SQUAMISH

September 18, 19, 20 & 22 – Squamish Squash Club

Intro to Squash Lessons  

Join one of five 1 hour female intro to squash lessons led by 2 instructors! Plenty of time for a rundown on the sport, a demo, and then some hands-on racquet-handling and ball-hitting! Visit squamishsquash.ca and sign up for a free drop in membership in order to sign up for the event/date/time of your choice!


VANCOUVER

September 19 – 6 PM to 7 PM – YWCA Fitness & Racquet Club 

Join us for an action-packed event to celebrate Women’s Squash Week! First, you will watch an exhibition match played between two experienced female squash players. There will be a Q&A with the referee during the match, so you can analyze and learn strategy in real time. Afterwards, work on basic skill development by playing some fun and friendly games. Recognize the excellence in women’s squash while having fun, learning more about the sport, and meeting members in the community! All levels welcome.

Register now by calling member services at 605-895-5777 or 604-681-0178


September 21st – 4 PM to 6PM – Jericho Tennis Club

Junior Girls Drop-In 

Junior Girls drop-in! Girls U9/U11 from 4 PM to 5 PM, Girls U13/U15 from 5 PM to 6 PM.

This is a Jericho Member only event. Register by emailing Head Squash Professional Richard Yendell at squash@jerichotennisclub.com


September 21st – 6 PM to 8 PM – Jericho Tennis Club 

Ladies Mixer

Women’s mixer event. 16 spots available from 6 PM to 7 PM, and 16 spots available from 7 PM to 8 PM

This is a Jericho Members only event. Register on the Jericho GameTime court booking system.


September 21st – 6 PM to 8 PM – Vancouver Racquets Club

The Skills Clinic will be led by Club Pro Josh Struthers, and will include a women’s only drop-in. Participants are invited to join the optional bar social.

Register Now at https://clublocker.com/tournaments/14191/info


September 21st – 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM – Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club

Women’s Squash & Sip 

Join us for a complementary Women’s Squash week celebration! All levels are welcome. No experience required. Learn the basics, play some fun drills and matches, and enjoy a drink afterwards. Equipment provided.

This is a Vancouver Members event, members can bring a guest! For more information or to register please contact Squash Pro Viktor Berg at vberg@vanlawn.com


September 22nd – 4 PM to 6PM – Jericho Tennis Club

Junior Girls Drop-In 

Junior Girls drop-in! Girls aged 5 to 7 from 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM

This is a Jericho Member only event. Register by emailing Head Squash Professional Richard Yendell at squash@jerichotennisclub.com


September 23rd – 10 AM to 12 PM – Jericho Tennis Club 

Ladies Learn to Play Mixer

8 Players max from 10 AM to 11 AM and 8 Players max from 11 AM to 12 PM.

This is a Jericho Members only event. Register on the Jericho GameTime court booking system.


September 23rd – 5 PM to 7 PM – Jericho Tennis Club

Junior Girls Drop-In 

Junior Girls drop-in! Girls U11/13 from 5 PM to 6 PM, Girls U15/U17 from 6 PM to 7 PM.

This is a Jericho Member only event. Register by emailing Head Squash Professional Richard Yendell at squash@jerichotennisclub.com


September 24th – 11 AM to 1 PM – Jericho Tennis Club

Junior Girls Drop-In 

Junior Girls drop-in! Girls U9/U11 from 11 AM to 12 PM, Girls U13/U15 from 12 PM to 1 PM.

This is a Jericho Member only event. Register by emailing Head Squash Professional Richard Yendell at squash@jerichotennisclub.com


September 24th – 12 PM to 3 PM – Vancouver Racquets Club

Opportunity for all females to experience squash and learn more about the Vancouver Racquets Club. The event will include group drill exercises with a volunteer mentor, speed round best of 3 point matches to reach the top of the ladder, a singles exhibition match and the event will wrap up with a Wine & Cheese Social with prizes!

Register Now at https://clublocker.com/tournaments/14189/info


September 26th – 10 AM to 12 PM – Jericho Tennis Club 

Ladies Learn to Play Mixer

8 Players max from 10 AM to 11 AM and 8 Players max from 11 AM to 12 PM.

This is a Jericho Members only event. Register on the Jericho GameTime court booking system.


Victoria

September 24th – 12:30 PM to 2:45 PM – Cedar Hill Squash Club

12:30-1:30 (Beginner/Intermediate),
1:45-2:45 (Intermediate/Advanced)

Payment must be sent at least  24hr hours prior to or in person the day of.
Cancellations without minimum 24hrs notice or no-shows will still owe the registration fee ($15)

Cost: $15 (plus drop in fee for non-members), reserve your spot now at https://forms.gle/F9HijDdFvaJkVJJP7 

Event Address: Cedar Hill Squash Club
Contact Giselle at (250)888 6416 or giselle@squashlife.ca (this email for payment)


West Vancouver

September 18th – 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM – Evergreen Squash Club

Sunday Morning Skills & Drills with Diane

New to Squash or looking to shake off some rust? Join our volunteer coach, Diane Grady who will tone up your skills by running you through some basic to intermediate drills. Beginner/Novice players start at 9:30am. Intermediate/Experienced players start at 10:30am. All levels welcome to stay until the session ends!

Register Now at: https://clublocker.com/tournaments/14199/info


September 19th – 6 PM to 9 PM – Evergreen Squash Club

Monday Night Hackers

Want to learn how to play doubles? Join the Hackers where you will have a bit of instruction on movement, general rules and get to play some fun games with a volunteer coach on court with you! Sign up here for a 1 hour session starting at 6pm, 7pm or 8pm.

Register Now at: https://clublocker.com/tournaments/14198/info


September 20th – Hollyburn Country Club 

Women’s Night 

Intro clinic for beginners and games for all!

This is a Hollyburn members only event, for more information contact Squash Professional Jeff Boag at jboag@me.com


September 20th – 6 PM to 7:30 PM – Evergreen Squash Club 

Tuesday Night Basics Clinic

Good for Beginners to Intermediates. Lots of drills with both one on one and group instruction from one of the club pros. Fee: $20.

Register Now at: https://clublocker.com/tournaments/14197/info


September 22nd – 7:30 PM to 9 PM – Evergreen Squash Club 

Thursday Night Drop-In

Open to adults who are wanting to play some fun, challenging matches! Spaces limited so sign up now!

Register Now at: https://clublocker.com/tournaments/14196/info


September 25th – 1 PM to 3 PM – Evergreen Squash Club

Open House 

Join us for a fun filled afternoon and an opportunity to experience squash at Evergreen!  Watch an Exhibition Match with commentary from Evergreen’s squash pro, Thomas Brinkman.  Buddy Up with another player while being mentored by an experienced Evergreen squash member.  Get your adrenaline going with rounds of speed squash in Queen of the Castle.  Get introduced to the world of Doubles Squash!  Meet and mingle with Evergreen’s members and get a chance to win a 3 month trial membership!  Pre-registration is required as spots are limited!

Register Now at: https://clublocker.com/tournaments/14200/info

Whistler

September 22nd – 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM – Meadow Park Recreation Centre/Whistler Squash Club

FREE Introduction to playing Squash for Women.

As part of a worldwide initiative, the Whistler Squash Club & Meadow Park Sports Centre partner to provide a FREE women-only squash event on Thursday, September22nd. Teens and women of all ages and all levels are welcome. Those interested in trying a new sport or returning to the squash. Great workout, ideal activity during any weather, and a fun way to meet people. In this session, you will meet players of the same level, learn the rules and the basics, and play casual round robin games.

Register Now at: https://clublocker.com/tournaments/14233/info


WOMEN’S SQUASH WEEK INFORMATION:

Women’s Squash Week (WSW) is a province-wide special event for girls and women to try the #1 Healthiest Sport in the World and to encourage those who have taken a break to get back on court. Squash BC is presenting WSW to encourage new and returning female players to get on court and Play Squash. Clubs and facilities around BC will host events for females in order to:

  • Understand the Rules
  • Learn to Play Games
  • Watch Exhibitions
  • Enjoy Social Events
  • and More!

Interested clubs/facilities should email sportdevelopment@squashbc.com to register to host an event, or complete the WSW event submission form here.

If you are interested in sponsoring Women’s Squash Week, please contact Squash BC Executive Director Colin Latchford at executivedirector@squashbc.com to learn more about the available opportunities.

SPREAD THE WORD! Invite your Family, Friends and Coworkers to take part in WSW events.

Resources and Additional Information

Women’s Squash Week (WSW) is a province-wide special event for girls and women to try the #1 healthiest sport in the world, and to encourage those who have taken a break to get back on court!

This year Squash BC is presenting a 10 week challenge to help females get mentally and physically prepared to return to court and playing squash!  We hope you find the below Videos and Resources helpful to get you back on the court!

Videos

“Building a Safe and Welcoming Environment to Attract and Retain Females in Squash” Panel Discussion
Couldn’t join us for this discussion?  Not to worry!  We’ve got you covered with a recording of the entire presentation! Join moderator Anna Kirbyson along with panelists Dara Sklar, Giselle Delgado, Sandy Reimer, and Tara Mullins as they explore how you can make your squash facility’s environment more welcoming and supportive to women and girls – giving your facility the competitive advantage.

“How to Avoid Injury” Squash Physio Tips with Jamie Sonego
A proper warm up before getting on court is so important! A dynamic warm-up can help to improve your athletic performance and also prevent injury. The purpose of a dynamic warm up is to increase blood flow to the areas which will be working and to wake up the nervous system. It should mimic movements that you will use consistently throughout the course of your upcoming activity. In the videos, Jamie Sonego, a squash player and physiotherapist in Vancouver, demonstrates some examples of different dynamic movements to help warm up the hips, the thoracic spine (upper back), and shoulders prior to getting on court! They will help get you warmed up so you can get into those deep lunges! If you have any questions for Jamie feel free to contact her at jamie@baselinewellness.ca

Return to Squash (R2S) – Caitlin Hungerford
What are you enjoying most about being back on court following the COVID shutdown in March?

Return to Squash (R2S) – Tessa Breukels
How do you manage your squash time (e.g. small pod, household only, solo only) since returning to the court?

Resources

Women’s Squash Week Logo designed by Robert Pacey of Squash Republic