This fall saw another successful Women’s Squash Week, held from September 20-29. In only its second year, the promotion experienced almost one hundred percent increase in participation from last year. Clubs in twenty-six cities across America and Canada hosted free events to promote squash among women of all ages and skill levels.
WSW activities ranged from round-robins to social gatherings. The Downtown Club at the Met in Houston kicked off WSW activities on September 20 with a Friday evening happy hour event promoting their women’s leagues.
Connecticut’s Squash Alley hosted a casual Sunday afternoon women’s round-robin on September 22.
National Capital Squash in Washington D.C., New York Squash, and Philadelphia Squash Racquets Association each put on a “Women’s Squash Night” mid-week, consisting of socializing and games for women and girls of all ages and skill levels.
Closing out the week, the Lake Forest Recreation Center in Chicago hosted a Saturday morning breakfast and women’s league sign up event and Detroit’s Northwest Activities Center offered beginner squash lessons taught by Racquet Up Detroit.
In total, more than six hundred women participated in WSW. The growth and success of WSW reflects the commitment of US Squash’s Women’s Committee to promote the sport among women and girls across the country.
Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Squash Racquets Association