World Squash Day

World Squash Day from East Coast Squash Academy

By: East Coast Squash Academy  17-Nov-2014
Keywords: World Squash Day

East Coast Squash Academy and Willoughby Squash Club hosted World Squash Day on Saturday the 18th of October. The preparation started months before the event took place to ensure everyone would get value from the day’s activities so we could create awareness about squash within the community. More than 250 new faces came in to experience the game of squash. Some returning to a long lost love of the sport, many as first-timers. For me, World Squash Day is about creating awareness within the local community and giving people the understanding of how great our game is. Every squash athlete’s dream is to turn squash into an Olympic Sport as the pinnacle of the game for its elite players. Events like World Squash Day help create this awareness around the world. Over 185 countries participated, which is mind boggling that we’re still struggling to get into the Olympics! We hosted several different activities throughout the day with great support from Willoughby Squash Club members offering their time to play. The day’s activities included: - Adult Squash Clinics - Junior Squash Clinics - A blow up Squash Court – outside (include photo!) - Face Painting - Doubles Squash - NSW Squash Premier League featuring Michelle Martin former world #1, Matthew Karwalski PSA # 64 and Aaron Frankcomb former world #38 - Hot Shots - Lucky Door Prizes We also had a BBQ going and catering for our Premier League Players and supporters. It was fantastic to have great support from our local news paper - North Shore Times coming down for some photos and taking reports across the day. A big thank you goes out to all those who helped make this event a success without your support and contribution these events would not be as enjoyable. Thank you!

Keywords: World Squash Day