King’s County Squash Tournament for Education

King’s County Squash Club (KCSC) is pleased to once again host the King’s County Squash Tournament for Education.  Proceeds from this event are in support of Fiona Iluyomade, a Grade 12 student at Horton High School in Greenwich, NS.  Originally from Nigeria, Fiona now lives in the Annapolis Valley, has been playing squash for 2 years out of KCSC, and is planning to move to Halifax next fall to attend Dalhousie University where she intends to pursue a B.Sc. in Medical Sciences.

Learn more and sign up on Club Locker here!

The tournament starts on Friday Dec 2nd at 5pm for local players, and 6pm for out of town players.  Tournament Division finals play out Sunday afternoon Dec 4th.

The tournament provides a souvenir, snacks all weekend, lunch on Saturday, and a Saturday evening Social.

2022 Nova Scotia JUNIOR Squash Open

SMUfit is pleased to host the Nova Scotia 2022 JUNIOR Squash Open!

Learn more and sign up on Club Locker here!

The tournament starts on Friday Nov 25 at 5:30pm for local players and 6pm for out of town players.  We will aim to finish the tournament on Saturday late afternoon but if numbers are high, finals may be played on Sunday morning.

The tournament provides a souvenir, lunch on Saturday, and snacks throughout the event.

2023 CANADIAN MASTERS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

Squash Canada is excited to host the 2023 Canadian Masters Team Championships in Charlottetown, PEI from January 27-29, 2023 at the Eastlink Centre (46 Kensington Rd).

The event website can be found here and the entry form is here.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Thursday January 5, 2023 at Noon ET

IMPORTANT NOTES:
1. Please ensure all entry forms are completed in full – this is the P/Ts responsibility prior to submitting
2. Please list the players in the Playing Order and identify the Team Captain with their contact information
3. Please ensure all participants understand they must complete the following mandatory requirements:
• Participant Acceptance of Risks and Release of Liability: Each team member must read and acknowledge the following: Tournament Regulations, Anti-Doping Policy, Release of Liability Waiver of Claims and Indemnity, Photo and Video Consent Waiver and Code of Conduct by no later than Sunday January 15, 2023 at Midnight. Instructions to complete this requirement will be emailed directly to players after registration closes.
• New Officials Certification Requirement for participation in Canadian Championship Events: All competing in the Canadian Masters Championships must be a certified official at a minimum of the Club Referee level. This policy came into effect as of December 1, 2021. To access the online Club Referee Course and Exam: Click Here (to complete this mandatory requirement, players must have an NCCP# available through the Coaching Association of Canada ‘Locker’ database – if you require assistance please email info@squash.ca). Cost is $35.

Canadian Masters Teams 2023 – Entry Form

Squash Canada Announces New CEO

Per Squash Canada:

OTTAWA, ON (October 19, 2022) — The Board of Squash Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Roberts as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. Mark was the CEO of Tennis BC for 7 years where he developed a self-sustaining financial business model, including Tennis BC’s HUB operations, for the organization. Mark has exceptional knowledge of governance and a strong record in compliance and risk management within both private and non-profit organizations.

Mark played NCAA Division I tennis in Texas and represented Tennis Canada on the National U21 Team. Upon retiring from international competition, he continued to compete at high level tennis tournaments in BC and Canada. During this time, Mark also played at a high level in the Vancouver Squash League.

Mark’s successful income generation at Tennis BC ensured they were able to withstand revenue cuts during the Covid downturn but also grow revenue through the creation of the “HUB System” of tennis player development. He is a collaborator who values his relationships with stakeholders, sponsors, staff, and athletes.

Prior to working for Tennis BC, Mark worked in the hospitality industry building restaurant concepts from the ground up, eventually selling to Canadian (Cara Foods) and US (Landry’s) national entities, which resulted in profitable returns to seed funding investors. He has owned, managed, and consulted for many of the top hospitality brands in Canada and the US. He also has consulted for sports organizations focused on business and brand development. Mark’s background and skill set position him well to deliver on Squash Canada’s ambitious Strategic Plan.

He brings a wealth of experiences and successes from his entrepreneurial and sport backgrounds and will provide fresh and innovative ideas. In addition to an exceptional history in income generation, Mark is a strong mentor and developer of talent, which enabled former employees to succeed at senior management positions. Squash Canada is committed to retaining and developing its staff and looks forward to Mark helping personnel achieve their career goals.

The selection committee was composed of Steve Wren, Squash Canada past president, Lisa Henderson Squash Canada Director at Large and a human resource professional at Red Deer College, Faheem Gwadry, Squash Canada VP Finance, and Sandra Thompson, Squash Canada President. Sport Law, a leader in Canadian National Sport Organization governance and policy development, provided their expertise and guidance during the entire selection process from start to finish.

Mark will assume his duties on October 25th, which will provide crossover time with retiring Executive Director, Dan Wolfenden. He will be based out of Vancouver with regular visits to the national office in Ontario.

World Squash Day 2022

Hello Everyone,

World Squash Day is TOMORROW! To celebrate Squash Nova Scotia well be hosted a junior tournament at Saint Marys University. For more details contact Leah Boody at leahcboody@gmail.com.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.