US Squash celebrated International Women’s Day with twenty-six locations in ten states hosting ‘Bring a Buddy’ day with the goal of introducing more women and girls to the sport Tuesday, March 8.
The Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia hosted a social round robin with both singles and doubles and a drill court open to women and girls of all ages and skill levels.
In a historic first, the previously all-male Maryland Club hosted their first women’s event, boasting thirty-six women, which was followed by their inaugural women’s club championships.
Life Time Squash encouraged hundreds of players to participate at thirteen locations across the country.
Squash West in Boston will incorporate ‘Bring a Buddy’ nights on a monthly basis and involved more than a dozen women on their first night.
“We are so encouraged by the participation and enthusiasm we saw around the country for the first ‘bring a buddy’ day,” said Narelle Krizek, US Squash Director of Women & Girls Squash. “It’s essential for the growth and diversity of the game that we continue to introduce regular programming to bring new women and girls into the game, and retain their interest and love for a life sport.”
Save the Date, May 22-23, for the US Squash Women & Girls Summit.
Learn more about the US Squash Women & Girls Initiative here: