It was 1998 when the Canadian Squash Championships were last hosted in Montréal, Quebec. Twenty-five years later, Club Atwater, with support from the Montréal Forum and various other local clubs, will be hosting the first ever tandem Canadian National Squash Championships: The Canadian Junior Closed Championships will run from May 6-9, followed by the Canadian Squash Championships, May 10-14.
“We are proud to partner with Squash Canada and look forward to welcoming the national squash community to Montréal,” says Jeff Tory, Chair, Partner, Director, and Portfolio Manager of Pembroke Private Wealth Services. “Pembroke is a supporter of sports, the values they bring, and the excellence produced in competition. We hope Montréalers will join us downtown at the Forum de Montréal for this weeklong celebration of squash to cheer on the best athletes in the country.”
Québec-native David Baillargeon will seek to capture his third consecutive National Title, this time with the hometown advantage on his side. As Canada’s #1 male player, Baillargeon has earned two PSA Titles this season, featured in several Finals matches, and will be fresh off competing at the 2023 PSA World Championships in Chicago, USA. “I’m super excited to compete for the National title in my hometown of Montreal,” shared Baillargeon. “I’m certain the crowd will be behind me throughout the event and family and friends will have a rare chance to watch me play! The only other time I played a National Championship in Quebec was my very first one, the 2007 Canadian Junior Championships where I lost my 3 matches … Hopefully I can do a bit better this time around! Having played at the Forum on a glass court before, I can tell you it’s a unique experience that players will remember for a very long time.”
These kinds of events would not be made possible without the support of the squash community or our sponsors. We would like to thank our Title Partner Pembroke Management and Pella Montreal Windows and Doors as Presenting Partner. As well, thanks go to Platinum Partners Club Atwater and the City of Montréal, and Gold Partners Mortgage Company of Canada, Portage Ventures, Sonder, the Government of Québec, Richter LLP, Syra Group, AirSprint Private Aviation, Slaight Music, RBC Wealth, Dunlop, the Government of Canada, McGill, Richardson, Squash Québec, Midtown Sanctuaire, Altas Partners, and Xamsa.
“Pella is excited to be a part of this exceptional display of professional and amateur talent. These athletes show what it takes to succeed: determination, perseverance, hard work…the qualities required to succeed in squash are the same in business as in life. Squash is more than a sport, it’s a microcosm of life. Bringing together the squash community from across the country will provide an exceptional experience to engage our current and future clients and we look forward to enjoying the week with the squash community,” says Marc Côté, President of Pella Windows and Doors, Eastern Canada.
Tickets are now available HERE for the Canadian Squash Championships May 10-14. Tickets are not required to watch the Canadian Junior Closed Championships May 6-9.
For more information about the event such as scheduling, location, ticketing, broadcasting, and more, please see the corresponding links below.
Junior Closed Championships: