Squash communities around the country celebrated Women’s Squash Week 2023 with fifty registered events held across nineteen states, September 18-24.
The goal of Women’s Squash Week is to inspire women and girls to get back on court after the summer, reconnect with old friends, and introduce new women and girls to the sport.
The largest event took place at Harvard University where more than seventy-five women from Massachusetts Squash jumped on court. More than thirty-women enjoyed a hit-n-sip at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia.
US Squash Community Affiliate programs including Atlanta Community Squash, Urban Squash Cleveland, YMCA of Greater Richmond, StreetSquash in Harlem and Portland Community Squash in Maine hosted events.
Germantown Cricket Club welcomed the new SDA Pro Tour season with the first women’s professional doubles event of the year–the Czar League/Frank Reidy Open. Top seeds Marina Elena Ubina & Kayley Leonard defeated Suzie Pierrepont & Nikki Todd in an exciting five-game final. Germantown also hosted ninety-three women during various events throughout the week.
“It’s so encouraging to see so many women participate in women’s squash week events around the country, and hearing stories of first-time players and former players reconnecting with the game,” said Narelle Krizek, US Squash Director of Women & Girls Squash. “Women’s Squash Week is just the first event on the women’s squash national calendar and we want to keep the momentum going into Howe Cup in November and for the rest of the season.”
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