Women’s Squash Week 2023 Dates TBA!
WOMEN’S SQUASH WEEK 2023: CALL FOR AMBASSADORS & UPCOMING INFO SESSION
Squash BC is excited to make the 2023 Women’s Squash Week its biggest year yet this September! This year, Squash BC will be offering a new Ambassador Package, which includes grant funding support to help cover event costs, equipment, and a brand new Best Practices Guide that leverages success stories from previous years to help make your event as successful as possible.
Are you interested in becoming a Women’s Squash Week Ambassador for your club or community? Now’s the time to learn more about this exciting role!
Squash BC will be hosting two Women’s Squash Week Ambassador Information Sessions this summer virtually over Zoom. The session will discuss the support, tools & resources Squash BC has to offer to Ambassadors, how to set up a Women’s Squash Week event at your club, and more. Interested potential Ambassadors, club professionals, and club administrators can register for one of two information sessions below:
WSW Ambassador Information Session #1 – June 27 @ 5 PM
WSW Ambassador Information Session #2 – July 19 @ 5 PM
More information regarding 2023 Women’s Squash Week will be released soon, but if you have any questions please contact the Squash BC Sport Development Manager.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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!
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
- Shift Your Mindset Workshop Presentation – Presented by Natasha Doucas
- Shift Your Mindset Activity & Mood Journal to track your physical activity and how it affects your mood
- Shift Your Mindset Guide to Train for a 5K Run is a 10 week program to get you ready to run 5km. It also contains some great stretches to round out your workout.
Women’s Squash Week Logo designed by Robert Pacey of Squash Republic