The All-Glass Power Court cross country tour continues West to British Columbia for the 2022 Canadian Junior Championships from May 5th – 8th in Victoria, and then on to Vancouver from June 1st – 5th for the Canadian Squash Championships.
The Canadian Junior Championships will feature a Gold draw for the Top 16 athletes in the country in each of the boy’s and girl’s U13, U15, U17 and U19 divisions as hosted at Cedar Hill Squash Club and a companion silver event open to all competitors hosted at St. Michaels University School (SMUS). The silver event includes additional boy’s and girl’s U11 divisions.
“The City of Victoria and Squash BC are thrilled to host Junior Nationals and particularly excited to give our young athletes the opportunity to play on the glass court,” said Tournament Chair Benjamin Uliana. “We thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, officials and of course the participants for their support in making this event a huge success”.
Registration is now open for the 2022 Canadian Junior Championships HERE with an entry deadline of April 11th at 11:59pm EST.
From there, action moves to the mainland for a celebration of squash with the glass court being erected outdoors at the Jack Poole Plaza on the grounds of the Vancouver Convention Center. The iconic venue overlooking the ocean and mountains will be supported by the Vancouver squash community with host club Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club along with ancillary venues including the Evergreen Squash Club, Jericho Tennis Club, Vancouver Racquets Club and the nearby YWCA Fitness and Racquet Club.
The Canadian Squash Championships will feature something for everyone with Men’s and Women’s Professional Open draws, age categories from 30+ to 80+, companion A, B, C and D draws, a U23 division, and community/junior components including a Squash 57 demonstration.
Registration is now open for the 2022 Canadian Squash Championships HERE with an open/professional entry deadline of May 1st, 2022 and all other categories May 10th, 2022.
Tournament Chair and Canadian squash legend Viktor Berg believes it is time for the Vancouver squash community to take center stage by hosting this historic national championship. “We can’t wait to bring the Canadian Nationals to Vancouver to celebrate the return of squash,” said Berg. “With BC’s emerging junior development, amazing professionals, hosting facilities and a local community we will be ready to put on a world-class show. I want to thank our sponsors, committee members, volunteers and officials in advance – we are always in need of more support so please get in touch if interested in getting involved”.
Both events will be collaborations between the Squash BC and Squash Canada teams who are thrilled to be working together to increase the profile of our sport at all levels.
“Squash Canada is very pleased to be able to bring these two major events to British Columbia”, remarked Squash Canada President, Sandra Thompson. “With the support of our amazing hosts, supportive partners, the magnificent backdrop of Cypress, Grouse, and Seymour Mountains at Vancouver’s waterside Jack Poole Plaza combined with the spectacle of the Power Court we will deliver an amazing return to squash celebration. The squash community in Victoria on Vancouver Island always delivers a superior event in a city that is known as much for its warmth and hospitality as it is for its natural beauty. These two premier events give players of every age the opportunity to compete in a West Coast style Canadian Championship.”
Squash BC Executive Director Colin Latchford expressed “Squash BC is thrilled to see both the Junior and Senior National Championships heading to BC this spring. These are incredible opportunities for our athletes to show off their talent on home soil and compete against the country’s best. We look forward to leveraging these events to drive squash awareness, engage the community, and build momentum towards the growth of our sport”
Registrations for both events are now open as we look forward to a exciting spring and beyond for our national Squash Community to return to competition. Time to start training!