Penny Glover’s contributions to the game of squash in Ontario and in Canada have spanned over 4 decades. She began her squash career on the court and chalked up a number of Ontario and Canadian women’s championship titles. But the lure of the clipboard beckoned her and she turned her attention almost exclusively to officiating. She started at the bottom of the rung as a lowly D1 and in a few short years, attained her provincial examiner status to be followed by national examiner status. Referees in squash are usually not paid and if they are, it is not much and as a result, the hundreds and hundreds of hours Penny has devoted to officiating squash matches were out of a love and passion for the game.
Penny has been chair of Squash Ontario’s Officiating Committee but has also served on the national officiating committee as Ontario’s representative and as its chair.
In 2006 Penny was recognized by the Government of Ontario with the Syl Apps Volunteer Award and in 2013, and perhaps the award she treasures the most, she was presented with the Simon Warder Officials Outstanding Achievement Award – nominated and voted upon by her peers.
There is an old saying that, if you give all you can, it can never be too little. Penny Glover epitomizes this adage – she not only gives of her time to officiating but mentors up and coming players and officials.