September 19-27 saw the most popular Women’s Squash Week on record with participation spanning twenty-seven cities across eighteen states within the U.S. as well as five cities in Canada and two in England. Over 1, 500 women kick started their season with a fun event combining some competitive play with social aspects. Events included round robins, team tournaments, beginner clinics and even hitting with the pros on a glass court.
Women’s Squash Week builds in popularity year on year and has sparked or re-sparked enthusiasm for squash in many women players, inspiring them to get back on court after the summer, reconnect with old friends, or introducing new women players to the sport. As a result of Women’s Squash Week, clubs have introduced more women’s clinics, more women’s leagues and have seen an improved participation in club squash by women players.
This 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.
Women’s squash in the U.S. continues to go from strength to strength with a new Regional Team being formed from active centers of women’s squash activity. Members include active women players but also club professionals whose support is necessary to maintain and build on the success of WSW.
Howe Cup 2015 is next on the calendar for all levels of Women Players. 250 women converge on Boston, November 6-8, to compete for the U.S. Women’s Team title in four playing levels. This again is a record number of fifty teams—with much of this success attributable to WSW.
New Canaan, CT
New York, NY
San Antonio, TX
Santa Clara, CA
Sarnia and Windsor
University of Waterloo