For the first time in over a decade, a major PSA tournament will hit the GTA in the form of the $50,000 2018 Canada Cup. Brought to you by Title Sponsor WorkForce and presented by Cooper Mediation, Cambridge Group of Clubs and the Sheraton Center, the event is headlined by WR #10 and adopted Ontarian Diego Elias, Ryan Cuskelly (WR #15), Cesar Salazar (WR #21) and Leo Au (WR #22).
We are pleased to welcome the Master Fitness and Squash Complex as a member facility with Squash Ontario! Locally owned and operated, the club has two squash courts but looking to expand and add more thanks to it's vibrant and active group of squash players.
Earlier this squash season, in August, the squash community had an enormous wake up call at the Barrie Athletic Club when Steve Rush, an avid squash player and coach, suffered a cardiac arrest on court. Thanks to an AED machine and a few knowledgeable tournament participants and staff, Steve is still with us today. This is his story.
Last weekend, 60 juniors, 10 coaches and 30 parents boarded the US Open bus to New Haven, Connecticut, in one of the most ambitious trips in SO history. With the launch of our newly revamped high performance program, our goal was to give our top juniors exposure to critical international competition and gauge our level for an assault on the podium in the coming years.
As the holidays and close of 2017 draw near, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the number of amazing matches and tournaments this year has seen. Congratulations to all those who worked hard to earn a provincial title, those who played in almost every tournament, those who stepped into tournaments for the first time, and those who encouraged their friends and family to pick up a racquet and join them in squash.
Congratulations to the four Ontario athletes who placed in the top three at the 2017 CJO:
- Iman Shaheen (GU13) - Finalist
- Molly Chadwick (GU15) - Finalist
- George Crowne (BU17) - Finalist
- James Flynn (BU19) - 3rd Place
Has squash made a positive impact on your life in 2017? With the year winding down, Squash Ontario is closing in on their most successful season ever with participation, membership and fund raising all reaching historical marks. We are now only $14,000.00 away from a goal of $120,000.00!
Squash Ontario is pleased to announce their new partnership with PBL Insurance Ltd. Members of the squash community are invited to take advantage of discounted home and auto insurance rates by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the weekend of November 24th 2017, 145 athletes from across Ontario gathered at Executive Squash and Fitness Club for the 2017 BMO Nesbitt Burns Ontario Junior Closed. Congratulations to the following 2017 Provincial Champions, Finalists, and 3rd place winners, with thanks to Keira Lee Rawlins for the personal note below.
We thank all participants in this past weekend's 2017 Slaight Music/Ridley Windows and Doors Ontario Doubles Championships. The energy buzzing around Championship Sunday at the Cricket embodied that friendly competition and great camaraderie experienced all weekend.