Women's Squash week is coming soon September 19th to September 25th
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Little history of the women's Squash week, by US Squash
The Women’s Squash Week was created in 2008 by Jessica Green and Emily Stieff. It all started 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.
With over fifteen cities joining in, more than 400 women of all ages and skill levels participated in social round robins of singles, doubles, and “queen of the court.” The goal was 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.
In 2015 Women’s Squash Week run from September 19-27, and saw the biggest response ever, with events at clubs in Baltimore, Connecticut, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle Washington D.C, and many others. The event now also reaches to Canada, Bermuda and England and is becoming a truly international event.
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.
For more information please email: womenssquash@@ussquash.com
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2015 Women's Squash week review
Women’s Squash Week 2015 September 19th to 27th saw the most popular Women’s Squash Week on record with participation spanning 27 cities across 18 states within the US as well as 5 cities in Canada and 2 in England.
Over 1500 women kick started their season with a fun event combining some competitive play with much socializing. Events included Round robins, team tournaments, beginner clinics and even hitting with the Pros on a Glass Court. WSW 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 WSW, 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 WSW activities and successful events are now being shared nationwide. Click here to go to the Women facebook page.
Women’s squash in the US continues to go from strength to strength with a new Regional Team being formed from active centres of women’s squash activity. Members include active women players but also Club Pro’s whose support is very necessary to maintain and build on the success of WSW. To find your regional contact click here
Women's Squash Week in 2015
Last year Women's Squash Night was help at Results Gym (Now Sport&Health Capitol Hill) in SE and Sponsorded by Squash DC This was a our FUN, very SOCIAL, now-annual and now-International event that kicks off the squash season in the National Capital area. There were refreshments, door prizes, all manner of fun! all FREE
The Women's Squash Night, as been held as several club along the years and it is always a huge success. New players played and made new squash friends on September 25th of 2014.. Pink Shirts were printed with "Women's Squash Week on 2013"
More than 35 women attended the event at McLean Health and Racquet Club in 2013. Skill levels of the participants ranged from rank beginners to rusty old ex-varsity hardball players, some of whom have not been seen on a singles court in this area for more than 20 years! Players new to the area and new to the game were able to meet up with other players of similar skill level. Play started with queen-of-the-court to accommodate the large number of players, which segued into rotating 5-point PAR “games”. The first 30 attendees got a charcoal gray commemorative T-shirt, courtesy of US Squash.
The ladies had a great time and were grateful for the club's sponsorship with several hours of courts for this annual event!
Women's Squash Night as a long history