With the dead of winter now upon us there is no better way to keep fit, have fun and beat the cold by getting together with friends and fellow competitors at some of the province's very best and long standing sanctioned events. During January and February, first class tournaments for all ages and levels will keep your body active, your game sharp and make you forget all about the winter blahs.
See below for upcoming staples on the Squash Ontario circuit - pick your favorites or play them all!
Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament (Jan 27-29) - Only $55 + HST, Nicole Pirko and the Pickering Rec team put on a fun weekend on and off the courts in honour and support of one of the great matriarchs of junior squash in our province. Competitors can play singles or doubles in this classic event that includes a full social package and all the squash you can handle in one of Ontario's longest standing events.
SPIN VFX T&D Open/Ontario Women's Veterans Doubles (Feb 3-5) - Squash Ontario Hall of Famer Barb Cooper has been running one of the great Toronto tournaments for over a decade and this year's event will be even more exciting with both the SPIN VFX T&D singles open AND the 2017 Ontario Women's Veterans doubles running alongside one another. Mayfair Lakeshore will be buzzing with activity all weekend long as this tournament typically brings out strong and deep draws in all categories to maximize your squash experience.
2017 Ontario Singles Open (Feb 10-12) - The very best of the best will descend on Mayfair Parkway in mid February as top professionals will compete for $4000 in prize money in men's and women's open divisions. Past champions and competitors include world class players such as Diego Elias, Shawn Delierre, Samantha Cornett, Maria Toor Pakay and two time women's defending champion Micaala Seth. The event runs alongside masters age categories and companion A and C events whom will also be competing for provincial titles.
Goodfellow Classic (Feb 24-26) - The Toronto Athletic Club is the place to be in late February as the dynamic duo of Josh McDonald and Andrew McDougall put on one of Ontario's best full service tournaments featuring top professionals and amateurs in honour of the late, great Dennis Goodfellow, an icon of our sport. With an all inclusive food and beverage package and a beautiful setting on the 21st floor of the downtown TD Center, this tournament is first class all the way whether you are a national team athlete or new to tournament play.