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Get Involved in the Fifth Annual Women’s Squash Week

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Join women around the United States, Canada and Europe for the fifth annual Women’s Squash Week. Use this experience as a time to promote the game of squash and get to know other women squash players in your surrounding area. Beginners– also use this as a time to learn more about the game! Women’s Squash Week 2016 is scheduled for September 16-25 and players can register to participate now by completing this form.

Stay tuned for more host location options. If your home club is not yet on the list urge the professional at your club to host an event! You can register your event here. You are welcome to attend more than one event on the list.

Women’s squash nights help to dramatically increase local tournament and league play along with the number of women seen on court at the clubs on a daily basis. They provide a welcoming and social introduction for those beginner players which in turn helps to build a strong community of women’s players.

Last year’s Women’s Squash Week saw record numbers with more than 1, 500 women participating twenty-seven cities across eighteen states within the U.S. as well as five cities in Canada and two in England, and the event’s fifth year aims to continue the upward trend.

Last year also saw the introduction of social media with a US Squash Women’s group Facebook page and #WSW2015 being used to build a national supportive women’s squash community. Reports came in from all over the country on Women’s Squash Week activities and successful events are now being shared nationwide.

In 2008, New York’s Jessica Green and Emily Stieff started “Women’s Squash Night” as a way for New York Squash to build growth in women’s squash. In 2011, after four successful events in New York, AJ Copeland reached out to Stieff to put a similar event together in Washington, D.C. In the fall of 2012, the night turned into a nation-wide celebration—Women’s Squash Week—and has been celebrated every year since.

If you have any additional questions about WSW 2016 please contact womenssquash@ussquash.com.

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