B.C. is developing a thriving community of female squash players that come together to play, compete, and share their love of the game. For opportunities to get more involved in squash, either recreationally or competitively, check out the following events and/or get in touch with your local squash facility to discover what opportunities are available for your level of play.  Get involved and connect with our community of passionate players!

Check out our Women in Squash calendar to find out information as to how to get involved in B.C.'s squash community.

Women In Squash Calendar


Emerging Female Leaders Forum ~ Summerland 2019

On October 5, 2019, Squash BC in partnership with the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) presented the Emerging Female Leaders Forum. The forum, the first of its kind Squash BC, was developed for the squash community and focused to increase squash participation and retention of women and in British Columbia.

“Great event!  Loved all the passion and enthusiasm from everyone!  Very motivated about moving forward with a bunch of the ideas and suggestions that came up, including having a central forum where all the participants as well as other like minded individuals can continue sharing experiences and feedback!”

Quote from Helen Kim, Ambassador, Women’s Squash Week,Vancouver Racquets Club

How YOU can Participate in the Conversation



Grants for Emerging Female Leaders in Squash

Supporting Squash BC’s Women in Squash initiative, the purpose of these grants is to support member clubs that promote participation of women and girls in squash and to recognize female volunteers/participants who are committed to promoting squash programs for girls and women in their respective clubs.

In 2019, Squash BC was proud to present two $500 grants to clubs that promote women and girls in squash ~ Bentall Athletic Centre in Vancouver (Elsa Snyder) and Nelson Squash Club (Rebecca Vassilakakis).

Click here for more information on the 2019 Emerging Leaders.

The 2019 grants were made possible by the generous support of ProMOTION Plus/Sport BC and BUNTAIN Insurance.




Women's Squash Week ~ Sept 14th to 22nd, 2019

THANKS to all the clubs that participated in the 2019 Women's Squash Week. We increased the number of participating clubs, the number of events and the number of participants over the past 2 years.

Women’s Squash Week (WSW) is an opportunity for clubs to encourage women and girls of all ages and skill levels to participate in singles and/or doubles squash in a fun, social environment. The goal is social, not competitive, play to inspire women to get back on court after the summer, reconnect with old friends, and introduce new women players to the sport.

Past WSW News & Events

Faces of Women in Squash

The Faces of Women in Squash is dedicated to highlighting the broad spectrum of female squash players in British Columbia. This section celebrates the diverse group of women and girls, from beginner to seasoned player, who play the sport for fitness, competition and fun. We hope that you will feel inspired by their stories.

 

Julia Dorrius ~ November 2019

Julia started playing squash when she was 7 when her father, Kevin, was running a junior squash program in her home town because she wanted to by just like him.  He was instrumental in her training, as was Adam Terheege, her coach for four years. With these individuals’ amazing knowledge, experience, and talent, she says it was hard not to try new things.  

 

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Doubles - Hardball

Squash BC has an active and engaged doubles community. For more information Click Here.

League Play

Playing league is a great way to get/stay fit, meet new friends, and have fun. There are many opportunities for women to play league in B.C., both recreationally  and competitively.

The Vancouver Squash League (VSL) being the largest league in the province is an amateur league for players in the Greater Vancouver area. There are both open and women only divisions. The teams are club based and players and it is expected that players are club members. For more information please check out the VSL website.

Victoria has a Women's Squash League. Please contact one of the local squash clubs to get more information. Cedar Hill Squash Club; St. Michael's University School; and University of Victoria.

For those in other parts of the province, please drop by your local squash club to see what leagues are available. You can find a list of our member clubs by clicking here.

And, for those who are interested in Doubles, Vancouver has a Ladies Doubles League (VLDL). The clubs that offers doubles are: Vancouver Racquets Club; Evergreen Squash Club; Hollyburn Country Club; and Vancouver Lawn and Tennis Club. Please contact the individual clubs to find out more about doubles squash.

There are more leagues across the province.  Check with your local club or contact the Squash BC office at [email protected]

 

A Special Thanks To Our Women & Girls in Squash Sponsors