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Jump on Court for the Fourth International Women’s Squash Week

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Kick off the season and participate in the fourth annual international Women’s Squash Week, September 19-27.

Meet other players, play casual round robin games, organize your league teams, and learn about upcoming women’s squash events. All are free and are open to US Squash members and non-members of all ages and skill levels. Sign up on the Women’s Squash Week page or contact your local organizer to let them know you will join in the fun.

“Women’s Squash Week provides such a great platform to get women involved in the game, ” said Kim Clearkin, US Squash Director of Events. “Be they returning players dusting off their rackets after a long hot summer or women completely new to the game wanting to find out what the fuss is about, all players are welcomed to play in a friendly, non-competitive environment. It is the perfect way to start the season.”

Just one month away this burgeoning movement, scores of events are set to take place across the United States, Canada, Barbados, Bermuda and the United Kingdom. In the U.S. alone, a record number of events are set to take place in forty-one cities from across the country representing a 20% increase from last year.

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.

Contact Kim Clearkin to host an event at your club, kim.clearkin@ussquash.com. Get involved in Women’s Squash Week and beyond on social media by joining the US Squash Women’s Squash Facebook Group.

To sign up for an event in your area and for more information, visit the Women’s Squash Week page.

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