The 2019 Pan American Junior Squash Championships are now underway at the Mayfair Lakeshore Racquet Club in Toronto, Ontario until Saturday June 22, 2019. This is the first time in history that Canada has the honour of hosting the prestigious event.
For the first time in history, Canada is hosting the prestigious Pan American Junior Squash Championships. Canada’s top juniors will battle it out on home soil against a field of 11 other Pan American countries from June 16-22, 2019 at the Mayfair Lakeshore Racquet Club in Toronto, Ontario.
One of the most successful junior cohorts in recent Squash Ontario history added another feather to their caps this past weekend as the Canadian Women’s Junior National Team will be made up off entirely Ontario athletes. Congratulations to Charlotte Orcutt and Brianna Jefferson who were selected to the team earlier in the month based on two seasons worth of results and Erica McGillicuddy and Molly Chadwick who clinched their spots at trials this past weekend at the Toronto Cricket Club.
Squash Ontario is now accepting applications for a Summer Programs Assistant to help both in the office and at various squash camps this summer! If you are a student looking for summer work, apply to this position!
2019 Jim Mason Cup High School tournament took place at Executive Squash and Fitness this weekend. Over 100 players from 12 different schools across Ontario participated! Congratulations to all players and teachers who brought intensity, passion and top notch style to the courts!
The 2018-19 Junior Silver series wrapped up this past weekend with the Mortgage Company of Canada Junior Silver Championships at Mayfair Lakeshore. The Silver events are an important step in the Squash Ontario Athlete Development Pathway, where athletes will graduate into the Gold and Provincial level events next season and gain exposure to international quality competition.
Saturday evening was a very special day for our Ontario junior squash community as we came together as family to recognize the amazing group of young athletes in our province. This is a quick wrap-up of the evening including thank yous, pictures and award winners.
The Granite Club welcomed 150 guests at the April 4th Ontario Squash Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, where three new Hall of Fame members inducted as the Class of 2019: Clive Caldwell, Peter Frost, and Vincent Taylor. Clive, Peter and Vincent with now join the 25 current members of the Ontario Squash Hall of Fame who have been inducted since the Hall’s 2005 inauguration.
Rea Godbold of the Toronto Racquet Club, Sydney Maxwell of the Cricket Club/Queen’s University and Ontario’s double gold medal winning Canada Winter Games Junior Team highlight the many incredible Ontario performances in January and February 2019. Please join Black Knight and Squash Ontario in congratulating them on representing their province and achieving excellence.
The 2019 McWil Ontario Open Championships took place March 22-24 at the brand new Ten X Toronto facility featuring the largest number of players in recent history, which included a Professional Squash Association ranking for the Men’s and Women’s Open events. A special thanks to Title Sponsor McWil Canada (David Carr), Presenting Sponsor IPS Insurance (Simon Kay), Tournament Referee Dave Howard and the referee team, the beautiful Ten X Toronto facility and Calendon Hills Brewing Company for keeping us hydrated!