Looking to improve your game in 2021?

Then Cole Harbour Place has the program for you!

Squash NS Provincial Coach Janet MacLeod is offering a program of group lessons at Cole Harbour Place

The six week program (Saturday Jan 23th to Saturday Feb 27th 2021) offers three sessions limited to 8 entrants each:

  1. A mixed gender session for players of all abilities from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
  2. A women only session for players of all abilities from 1:45 to 2:45 pm
  3. A mixed gender session for Junior (U19) players of all abilities from 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Players can register for up to two sessions. Each adult sessions costs $120, and the junior session costs $90. There is no multi-session discount.

All skill levels are welcome. Racquets and eye guards can be provided if required – please contact Janet directly to request.

Register at https://clublocker.com/tournaments/12349/info

New to Club Locker? – Please sign up for free at https://novascotia.clublocker.com/login

Calling all girls 8 and over interested in trying out squash

Squash Nova Scotia is proud to partner with Squash Canada and the Government of Canada in presenting a two hour Girls’ introduction to Squash Camp presented by NCCP Level 3 Squash Coach Melissa Shakespeare.

The free camp,  which will take place on Friday the 8th of February 2020 from 4-6 pm at the Homburg Centre for Health and Wellness of Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, aims to introduce the sport of squash to girls 8 years and up. No experience necessary. Indoor shoes and goggles are mandatory. We have a few pair of extra goggles and some racquets if you need to borrow, first come first serve. We look forward to seeing you on the courts!

Please register at https://clublocker.com/tournaments/11966/info

If asked to be a member of Squash NS, please select either the free Child Recreational (U13) or Associate for 13+ Membership types.

Brought to you by the

Women in Squash Encouragement Fund

Funding for gender equity in sport was announced in the 2018 federal budget and aims to achieve gender equity in sport at every level by 2035.  The Women in Squash Encouragement Fund has been established by Squash Canada to promote women and girls participation in squash in Canada. The fund will support stakeholders looking to develop new and/or expand current initiatives that build capacity for gender equity in Squash.

Are you looking to increase women’s and girls’ participation in squash?   Do you have an idea and need funding to support it? Do you have an established project that can use some additional money? Apply for the Women in Squash Encouragement Fund and get some backing.

Key details:

  • Funding will support new and current projects (i.e. clinics, special events, promotion, coaching, camps, leagues, mentorships, etc.)
  • What is available:
    • $7,400 is available in $700 and $400 denominations
      • Ten grants at $700
      • One grant at $400
  • Who is eligible:
    • Provincial/Territorial squash associations
    • Club administrators
    • Club Squash Professionals
    • Community leaders and/or organizations
    • Schools
    • Squash Associations
    • Committees
    • Squash players
  • Timelines:
    • November 11 – Online application opens
    • December 9 – Application deadline
    • December 10 to 18 – Applications reviewed
    • December 23 – Applicants notified of outcome
    • December 27 – Recipients announced by Squash Canada
    • By March 31 – Project/initiative must be completed
  • What Details we need from you:
    • Submission of your Application Form – CLICK HERE – between November 11 and December 9, 2019

See the full Women in Squash Encouragement Fund Application Guide for more complete information

Fund Links:

For information about the Fund and Eligibility Criteria: Application Guide

Fund Application Form can be found here: CLICK HERE


This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada

Outstanding Player Development Opportunity Moncton 1-3 Nov 2019

International Squash Coach Richard Millman will be coming to Squash
Moncton to Coach interested players of all levels the weekend of November 1-3, 2019. Richard is probably the foremost teaching professional in North America. He has coached, the U.S. National Squash Team, many PSA professionals, and players of all ages and levels and was recently awarded the United States Olympic Committee Developmental Coach of the Year Award for excellence in teaching the game of Squash. Richard is also a superb player in his own right and has won both the U.S. and Canadian Open Masters many times. Tom Evans who has played against him and attended his weekend Camps in the U.S. can personally vouch for the tremendous impact he can have on your game, both mentally and physically after even one lesson. Lastly, Richard is student of all facets of Squash and has been writing an instructional/squash philosophy column for “Squash Magazine” for many years. I have attached Richard’s column concerning the dubious?? philosophy of “The Winner/Kill Shot” to today’s post as one example.


Richard would very much like to establish a working relationship with a Club in
our region wherein he would come back two or three times per year to continue coaching interested members. His sense of the viability of that idea will be very much affected by the attendance at the first camp, November 1-3, 2019. For more information about Richard please see  https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-millman-13a48146/ ,  https://millmansquash.com/ and Richard Millman Information_0919

The program is very flexible you can attend one day or the whole weekend. We would especially like to invite Beginner players to sign up. Often, Beginners are reluctant  to join events like this for any number of reasons. That shouldn’t be the case here.  One group is being reserved exclusively for Beginners – so you will be well matched with male/female players of your level. Richard is also that special type of Coach who can help you learn the game regardless of your experience. There is no better time to learn great habits from a Coach like Richard than when you are just beginning…

To book please contact Peter Comeau at Squash Moncton at admin@squashmoncton.com or by phone at 506-388-9505 to register and for further information.

If you need a ride Janet is going early on Saturday morning (arriving in Moncton by 9 am) and retunning to the valley bu noon on Sunday if anyone is interested in a ride.

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