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, DC. In the fall of 2012, the night turned into a nation-wide celebration—Women’s Squash Week.
Last year’s over fifty participating events engaged more than 500 women of all ages and skill levels for social round robins of singles, doubles, and “queen of the court.” The goal is social, not competitive, play to inspire women to get back on court after the summer, reconnect with old friends, and introduce new women players to the sport.
Women’s Squash Week not only brought players out in droves to local events, but it has helped spawn more participation in weekly round robins, league teams, and the development of new teams to participate in the Howe Cup.
Women’s squash nights really 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.
The 2018 Women’s Squash Week will take place September 22-September 30, and we hope to see the largest turnout to date with events hosted in Baltimore, Connecticut, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle Washington D.C, and many more. The event now also reaches to Canada, Ireland, Hong Kong, Bermuda and England and is becoming a truly international event.
To register a 2018 WSW program please complete this form
To participate in an a 2018 WSW event please click here
To see all the great events being held around the country click here
For additional ideas and marketing materials check out the Women’s Squash Week Toolkit
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Squash Week logo design donated by Squash Republic (http://squashrepublic.com/)