Dave Cooper, University of Toronto Women's Team Head Coach was honoured with a 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award from Squash Ontario and his recognition was circulated around the University! Read full story.
The Jesters Harrow Junior Silver Championships took place April 8-9 at the Executive Squash & Fitness Club. Athletes swarmed in from all over the province to participate in one of the last junior events of the season!
It was an emotional weekend during the Robert Harder Risk Consulting Ontario Junior Open at White Oaks. Every year the Ontario Junior Open brings the top juniors in the province together for their final provincial competition of the season. At the same time, outstanding individuals are recognized for their contributions to the sport and community, for it is these people who continue to make squash thrive.
This year the BDO T&D Men’s Squash League held their winter finals on March 29th at the Mayfair Lakeshore Club. This was a great evening of squash competition with five divisions playing for the championship of their league.
January and February was an extremely busy stretch in the province and witnessed many impressive results across all ages and levels. On behalf of Black Knight, Squash Ontario is pleased to award Samantha Cornett, Bruce Marrison, Keira Hickox and George Crowne as this period's Players of the Month.
With the wrap up of the Jesters University League Finals this past weekend, University of Toronto student Evelyn Moorhouse was named athlete of the week! Fourth-year veteran Evelyn Moorhouse led the Varsity Blues women's squash team to a silver-medal finish at the Jesters Championships.
University Squash in Ontario continues to be one of the fastest growing demographics with a record 21 teams taking part in the 2016-17 Jesters University League season.The finals were held on March 18th at the University of Toronto and the RCYC.
Pickering Recreation Centre's homegrown Chris Hanebury has relocated to the West Coast, but his Serious Squash brand is making it's way back to Ontario. Branded gear, blog articles, and videos, find a much of Chris' shared knowledge at www.serioussquash.com.
At the US Men’s & Women’s Masters Championships, which like Canada, runs in conjunction with the Closed National Champs, in all, about 11 Canadians and some partners visited the lavish and historic Philadelphia Cricket Club; we stayed out of trouble on Saturday night, and held good representation and respectable placings in Sunday’s finals.
Team Western (1 seed) takes first place at the 2017 Ontario Regional Junior Team Championships at Cedar Springs on March 10-12! Niagara Region (3/4) takes second place, followed my Toronto/Mississauga #1 (3/4) in 3rd place.
The 2016/2017 Women's Toronto & District Doubles Finals took place at Mayfair Lakeshore on March 8th. Here are some photos of the teams and their last night of play! For more information about the Women's T&D Doubles League, visit their website at http://www.tdwdl.com/.
University Squash in Ontario continues to be one of the fastest growing demographics with a record 21 teams taking part in the 2016-17 Jesters University League season, including debuts from Ottawa University, Guelph and Laurier Women’s teams and Glendon College.
Congratulations to Team Niagara 1 for their team victory at the Ontario Regional Masters Team Championships this past weekend at The Club at White Oaks. Team Ottawa came a close second with Team Central in 3rd place.
Squash Ontario, in conjunction with the TDWSA and the Ajax Community Center are thrilled to announce a Durham Women's Squash Open House. The event will take place Saturday March 4th at the Ajax Community Center from 1:00pm - 4:00pm and will include an instructional clinic for beginners and/or those coming out of retirement, an organized fun round robin, and an exhibition match featuring top Canadian females.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the one-day regional high school squash events, bringing us one step closer to securing squash as a recognized OFSAA sport. Throughout March and April, events will be held in Toronto, Ottawa, Windsor, Niagara and Kingston, acting as a warm up and prelude to the Provincial High School event on April 28-29 - The Jim Mas Cup. All High Schools in these regions are invited to participate in these full or half day events with instruction for beginner level players and plenty of game play against neighbouring schools. Schools are required to have a minimum 4 players on their team to participate.
The 2017Racquet Guys Ontario Open Championships took place February 10-12 at Mayfair Parkway featuring some of the deepest and most talented draws in the Open categories we have seen in years as well as our first official Men's 75 plus draw in some time. In addition, the Men's 70+, 65+, 55+, 50+ and 35+ were stacked with Ontario's finest players with compliment Men's & Women's A and C draws.
We are thrilled to release the draws for this weekend’s 2017Racquet Guys Ontario Open Championships. The event will feature some of the deepest and most talented draws in the Open categories we have seen in years as well as our first official Men's 75 plus draw in some time. In addition, the Men's 70+, 65+, 55+, 50+ and 35+ are absolutely stacked with Ontario's finest players ever to play the game.
February 3-5, 2017, saw the city of Toronto being taken over by doubles players as the Men's and Women's Veterans Championships took place at the Toronto Racquet Club and the Badminton and Racquet Club for the men's draws and Mayfair Lakeshore for the women's. This year 32 teams of men and 14 teams of women played for the Veterans titles.
The Ontario Squash Hall of Fame Board of Governors, Anne Smith (chair), Robert Brooks, Sherry Funston, Penny Glover, Peter Hall and Tony Swift, announced the newest members of the Ontario Squash Hall of Fame.