The Ontario Closed Championships is one of Squash Ontario’s largest provincial championship events of the year and this weekend was no different. Congratulations to all champions, finalists, and third place finishers for their hard fought matches this weekend!
Squash Ontario is pleased to introduce Endeavour Sports Performance and Rehabilitation as the Official Therapy Providers for Squash Ontario, as well as our brand new member benefit! Endeavour Rehab is one of Toronto’s leading sports medicine and rehab clinics. With their team of elite physiotherapists, personal trainers and massage therapists, Endeavour is equipped to provide a high quality of care to its patients, especially those looking to recover from a sports injury.
The Queen’s Athletic Recreation Center and the Kingston-Garrison Squash Club were filled with energy as 22 university teams from across Ontario and Quebec competed in the first crossover event of the 2018 – 2019 Jesters University League season. The event is the first of the season for teams to see how they stack up against others outside of their own geographic divisions.
Eight of the top junior programs descended on Mayfair Lakeshore last weekend to see who is the club to beat in the inaugural Roundtable Capital Cup U15 Team Club Champs. The event was the brainchild of long time Squash Ontario supporter Peter McCarthy and his team at Roundtable Capital in order to build teamwork and camaraderie in a fun intercollegiate style format.
Squash Ontario is pleased to announce a new Gold Corporate Partnership with the prestigious The Hazelton Hotel of Toronto that will include a generous contribution towards supporting Junior Squash in the province.
The Ontario Masters Championships kicked off a championship event lineup for the 2018/19 squash season over the weekend at Mayfair Parkway. Brand new Ontario Tournament Organizer Cole Osborne (Mayfair Parkway Head Squash Professional) welcomed over 100 masters athletes with thanks to tournament sponsors Bruce Marrison with Performance Finishing Solutions and Scott Benson.
We were proud to welcome the world to the Toronto Athletic Club at the beginning of October, as we hosted the World Deaf Squash Championships. Hosted every 2 years, this year’s event was the 9th World Championship, and it marked the first time the Championships were hosted in Canada.
The Ontario Squash Hall of Fame Board of Governors are pleased to announce that the 2019 Ontario Squash Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 4th at the Granite Club, 2350 Bayview Avenue, Toronto.
Our province has one of the BEST Masters communities in the world and we need to show it! For those that have been procrastinating, sitting on the fence or waiting for that niggly injury to heal, this is a sign that you need to sign up for this event as the deadline has been extended to Sunday October 21st at 11:59pm!
Please join us in congratulating Jack Fairs as he is honored by the Western University Mustangs Sports Hall of Fame with a Lifetime Achievement Award. This is a second recognition as he was first inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991. Jack will receive his award at the Western Mustangs Hall of Fame Dinner on October 19th, 2018, at the London Convention Centre.
OTTAWA, ON, October 4, 2018 – The wait is finally over for squash as it will debut as a “showcase sport” next week at the Youth Olympic Games being held October 7-12, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The World Squash Federation (WSF) and Squash Canada are thrilled about this opportunity as it is the first-time squash will be involved in any Olympic platform.
Squash Ontario is thrilled to announce that Slaight Music, one of the great patrons of our sport, will continue to go above and beyond in supporting the development of squash in our province. Slaight Music has been a long time sponsor of all things squash for the better part of a decade and will now join Equity Builders, Jesters of Ontario, Sprott Resources and YDC Pro as Platinum Corporate Partners for the 2018-19 season.
University squash team lineups are gearing up for the 2018-19 Jesters University League which kicks off on Saturday, October 13th, where top athletes from each participating University will look to defend their titles or move up in the University squash rankings.
FREE Squash Open House events are happening all over Ontario and we don't want you to miss them! This is a great opportunity to try squash (or get others to try) alongside certified instructors and coaches, starting everyone off on the right foot! See below for a list of this weekend's events, and make sure to check out the website link for several others coming up later on!
Each year a few individuals from the squash community are recognized at the Squash Ontario Annual General Meeting for their tireless (often volunteer) work for the game. This past weekend Chris Campbell was presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award thanks to his role administering the South Western Ontario Squash League.
In Kingston this past weekend, the Women's Masters Squash community celebrated the 12th edition of the Ontario Team Tournament, with gritty competition on the court, followed by fantastic food and dance party off the court. Saturday night's festivities were held at Historical Fort Frontenac, a one in a lifetime experience.
Presenting, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary Sharif Khan’s first North American Open Championship (1968), a new biography, The Sheriff of Squash, The Life and Times of Sharif Khan Legendary Squash Champion authored by Rob Dinerman and Karen Khan.
Squash Ontario is pleased to announce our newest Platinum Corporate Partner YDC Pro, a cutting edge Digital and Artificial Intelligence Firm, with thanks to Javed Khan and family who continue to be generous benefactors of our sport.
Mayfair Lakeshore is seeking a squash professional to help grow the doubles program and assist with After School Junior programming. This is an exciting opportunity to start off as a part-time coach and grow with a rapidly developing program.
Squash Ontario is thrilled to welcome back Sprott Resources as one of five Platinum Corporate Partners that will support athlete development programs across the province in 2018-19. Sprott joins Equity Builders, The Jesters of Ontario, Slaight Music and new partner YDC Pro as the pillars that will give the top players and coaches in Ontario the tools to achieve continued international success.
Team Canada received the bronze medal in four events and the silver medal in one event at the 2018 Pan Am Championships! Congratulations to all our amazing athletes, you played your hearts out and made Canada very proud!
The Ontario Squash Hall of Fame Board of Directors is very pleased to let the squash community know that it will now be easier for people to find their way to the Hall at White Oaks Resort & Spa, 253 Taylor Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Through very generous donations from Hall benefactors, we have purchased four Niagara Regional Road directional signs. These have been strategically positioned at road intersections around White Oaks.
Squash Ontario is looking for a part-time Programs Coordinator to join a team of three full-time staff. The incumbent will support several different program areas during the September – April squash season. Program areas will include office administration and event support with specific roles based on the skill set of the incumbent.