Every other year the Ontario Winter Games come around and every region in Ontario gets the chance to send their top juniors to experience the fun and exciting multi-sport games atmosphere. This year the Ontario Winter Games were hosted by the City of Orillia, and the Barrie Athletic Club took on the job of hosting the squash component.
It is with regret that we inform you of the passing of Sandy Morning on the evening of February 21st, 2018. Sandy held the Manager/Pro position at KW Racquet Club for nearly 25 years and worked at other clubs, including the Badminton & Racquet Club beforehand.
Looking to better a silver (men) and bronze (women) finish from last year, Ontario's top men and women take on other Canadian teams this weekend at the Windsor Squash & Fitness Club, the host of the 2018 Canadian Team Championships.
Ontario’s University program continues to grow in both depth and talent as 16 teams headed to Mayfair Lakeshore this past Saturday to compete in the Jesters League Finals. Congratulations to the top three teams that emerged from the weekend's event!
The Pickering Squash Club team, led by Nicole Pirko, has completed yet another outstanding Provincial Championship event alongside one of their popular singles events - the Lee Hanebury Memorial Squash Tournament. The 2018 Ontario Mixed Doubles Championships will continue to grow thanks to the event's great hosts and great community of squash players!
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.
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.
The Fall Provincial Championships season swings into high gear as 16 new Ontario Champions will be crowned on what is a busy weekend on the courts. The BMO Nesbitt Burns Ontario Junior Closed kicks off this afternoon in Vaughan at Executive Squash and Fitness with 150 of our finest looking to peak at this critical time of the season...
The first installment of this season's Black Knight Player of the Month celebrates a great start to the 2017-18 campaign by 4 worthy squash stars that had exceptional Septembers and Octobers on the Court. Congratulations this month to Nicole Garon, Howard Armitage, Iman Shaheen and Daniel Deverill.
From June 18-24 the 2018 Pan American Junior Squash Championships will take place in Brasília, Brazil. Squash Canada is looking to field a contingent of players as a key development opportunity for the country’s top ranked junior players.
A group of TAG Fitness members lead by Rod Brown, Murray and Gail Scott, and Larry & Barbara Hall have bought the assets of TAG Fitness and will operate the Club as the Collingwood Squash and Wellness Centre beginning seamlessly on October 3rd.