Women & Girls Community Coaching Course

Squash Nova Scotia is pleased to host a women’s only Community Squash Instructor Course including NCCP Making Ethical Decisions module!

The Community Squash Instructor Course trains coaches to help introduce the fundamentals of squash to beginners of all ages. By becoming a ‘Trained Community Squash Instructor’, you may assist Certified Coaches in your club or local community (ie. schools, clubs, etc.).

When: April 29, 2023 8:30am-5pm

Where: TBD in HRM

Price: Free! Course is fully subsidized by Squash Nova Scotia and Squash Canada

Who should attend: Gym Teachers, Juniors, Squash-playing Parents, B-C-D-E League level players, etc.

Course includes:

  • 8 hours of instruction
  • Coaches Manual
  • NCCP Making Ethical Decisions module

Register early! Enrolment is limited to 8 participants.

Learn more and register on Club Locker here.

OLIVER Sport Canada Nova Scotia Squash Open – March 23-26

SMUfit is pleased to host the 2023 Nova Scotia Open. 

The tournament starts on Thursday evening for local players, and Friday at 5pm for out of town players. The Tournament provides a souvenir, Pizza on Thursday & Friday, coffee and snacks on Saturday and Sunday morning, lunch on Saturday & Sunday, and a Saturday evening Social (details to follow!). Oliver Sport Canada is the exclusive racquet and prize partner.

Minimum draw size 4. Full draws will be formed created based on player ratings. Juniors are invited to enter their age division and a second division.  Junior divisions may be combined up, or merged into Women or All-Mixed to meet minimum draw sizes.

2 match guarantee although registration numbers permitting, the organizers will try to ensure that that players get minimum three matches.

Official Ball: Dunlop Pro. Exclusive Tournament Racquet Sponsor: Oliver Sport Canada www.oliver-sport.com and  www.oliver-sport.ca

Please come out and play!

Learn more and sign up on Club Locker here.

Registration Deadline Fast Approaching for the Ray Souchereau Memorial Squash Classic

The Ray Souchereau Memorial (RSM) Squash Classic is taking place February 9-12!

Please view the message below from the tournament organizers:

“I recognize not everyone knew Ray Souchereau from our community. That’s ok! His spirit was everything you love about squash.

I also recognize the titles of more familiar tournaments like the NS Open and the Atlantic Open are top of mind, but I can assure you this event will rival all tournaments.


    1. You will be guaranteed 3 matches. (not 2)
    2. You will get a quality Harrow t-shirt in a bold Souchereau colour.
    3. You will get an etched glass for sipping your favourite liquid.
    4. You will be provided food Thursday through Sunday. Including Saturday wraps from Ela!
    5. You will be part of the Souchereau vibe that we could all use in February.
    6. You will help send off our NS squash Canada Games team!

If you are considering playing just one tournament this year …make it this one!


The deadline to register for the RSM Squash Classic is February 5th @ 5pm AST.  Learn more and sign up on Club Locker here.

Squash Canada Joining Abuse-Free Sport on March 31, 2023

“Squash Canada is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to join Abuse-Free Sport, the new independent program to prevent and address maltreatment in sport.

Squash Canada, and its stakeholders at the national level (Board, Staff, Athletes, Coaches, Coach Developers, Officials, Event Volunteers, Committee members, participants of National Championships, etc.), will have access to the services of the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC), which serves as the central hub of Abuse-Free Sport, following a transition period which will end no later than March 31, 2023.

“Squash Canada recognizes that safe sport is everyone’s responsibility. We’re fully committed to doing our part to support a growing national movement that is changing the culture of sport in this country. As part of that commitment, we’re pleased to sign on to Abuse-Free Sport and to soon have the OSIC to administer our safe sport complaints,” said Mark Roberts, CEO of Squash Canada. “The sport community has been asking for just this kind of consistent national program. It’s an important step forward for everyone involved in sport in Canada.”

During the transition period, Squash Canada is completing full adoption of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS), which it must do before it can become part of the Abuse-Free Sport program, and making the required policy changes.

Prior to March 31, 2023, Squash Canada participants who have experienced or witnessed abuse will continue to have access to independent third-party services through the Squash Canada Safe Sport Officer Brian Ward at safesport@squash.ca.

There is more information about the Abuse-Free Sport program HERE, on the OSIC HERE, and on the Squash Canada website – Click Here.”

-Squash Canada (https://squash.ca/2023/01/squash-canada-joining-abuse-free-sport-on-march-31-2023/)

Women’s Registrations Outpace Men for Ray Souchereau Memorial Tournament

Thanks to the hard work of volunteers and initiatives to support the participation of women in squash, women’s registrations have now exceeded men’s registrations for the Ray Souchereau Memorial Tournament.

Thank you to all the women who are involved – coaches, volunteers, athletes, and first-timers. We are looking forward to seeing you at the RSM!

Learn more and sign up on Club Locker here.