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We are exceptionally fortunate to attract the dedicated, committed and enthusiastic people to the squash community. Award winners are presented at their the Ontario Junior Open in March of each year or the Annual General Meeting in June of each year.


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Established in 2016 by the Bannerman/Crossman family, this award is presented annually to the Under 15 junior player in Ontario who best represents the values of William Bannerman by playing with the utmost sportsmanship and respect for the game, and who has a genuine love and joy of the sport that is infectious. The award recipient will be an Under 15 junior player who is likely to play squash for life, encourage and coach others of any level and be a humble and enthusiastic shepherd of the sport. This player is not necessarily someone who has achieved high performance success, but someone who will clearly impact the sport and other players through his or her "spirit of the game". One male and one female will receive a $250 bursary each.

This award will be presented at the 2018 Ontario Junior Open. Nominate before March 5th, 2018.

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Jim Mason left an indelible mark on squash in Ontario at the junior level – his commitment to and passion for junior squash laid the groundwork for the programming which is in place now – he mentored coaches who carried the banner and he encouraged young athletes, many of whom went on to achieve national and international acclaim. But through it all, he believed in fair play – on the court and off the court.

This award will be presented at the 2018 Ontario Junior Open. Nominate before March 5th, 2018.

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Honouring a man who left an indelible mark on the game of squash in so many areas, the Simon Warder Officiating Achievement Award was created by friends who recognized Simon’s love of and involvement in the officiating side of squash. In the memory of Simon Warder, this award is given to an Ontario official who has earned the respect of the players and their peers; who seeks opportunities to upgrade their skills; who is committed to mentoring others, and who represents the game and profession of officiating with integrity and fairness. 

This award will be presented at the 2018 Annual General Meeting. Nominations are due June 4th, 2018.

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Squash Ontario will recognize two individuals each year, one under 19 and one under 15, who demonstrated success in competition throughout the current squash season. Athletes nominated for the Junior Player of the Year will be recognized for their results in Provincial Championship events, National Championships, and International competitions.

This award will be presented at the 2018 Ontario Junior Open. Nominate before March 5th, 2018.

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Squash Ontario will recognize two individuals each year, one under 19 and one under 15, who continues to grow as a player and demonstrates a history of continuous personal development throughout the current squash season. Athletes nominated for the Junior Most Improved Player of the Year will be recognized for their results in Squash Ontario Junior Grand Prix, Silver, and Gold circuit events, Provincial Championship events, National Championships, and International competitions.

This award will be presented at the 2018 Ontario Junior Open. Nominate before March 5th, 2018.

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This award was created by the Board of Directors of Squash Ontario to recognize outstanding coaches in Ontario. It is presented to a coach who has consistently exhibited, espoused and taught the principles of respect, integrity and fair play and who portrays a positive role model both for the game of squash and for the coaching profession.

This award will be presented at the 2018 Ontario Junior Open. Nominate before March 5th, 2018.

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The Barbara Cooper Award will be awarded each year to an individual in Ontario who has over the years built, promoted and enhanced the game of women’s squash.  This person exhibits fair play.  The individual should demonstrate leadership and achievement in both their competitive and social life. This person is an inspirational role model for others to follow. 

This award will be presented at the 2018 Annual General Meeting. Nominations are due June 4th, 2018.

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"If you do all you can, it can never be too little”. In 1979, the Board of Directors of Squash Ontario created its Special Achievement Award. It is given at the Board’s discretion, to a volunteer, player, coach or official who has worked on behalf of the game of squash. Recipients are traditionally those who have made very significant contributions to the game of squash, not only in Ontario but also on a national and international basis. It is Squash Ontario’s highest and most prestigious honour.

This award will be presented at the 2018 Annual General Meeting. Nominations are due June 4th, 2018.

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The game of squash thrives when there is growth at the local and regional levels. The Outstanding Achievement Awards program was created by the Board of Directors to recognize the contributions made by volunteers, corporations, officials, coaches and players at all levels of the game.

This award will be presented at the 2018 Annual General Meeting. Nominations are due June 4th, 2018.