The prestigious Canadian Junior Open (CJO) presented by Forthlane Partners is just around the corner, held December 9-12, 2023, at The Club at White Oaks in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This year is on track to be the largest event in the CJO’s 27-year history and will be played on the all-glass Power Court presented by Syra Group.
The 2023 CJO will showcase the world’s top young squash players, many of whom are National Champions in their home country. The event is a staple in the calendar for players, coaches, and parents because of its “all-in-one” atmosphere with the hotel, squash courts, dining, and more all located within White Oaks Resort and Spa. With the addition of the all-glass Power Court erected in the tennis pavilion and digitally broadcast worldwide, the event offers junior athletes and their families a unique sporting experience.
The event will kick off on Friday December 8th with the NextGen PSA Satellite draw where top Canadian seeds Nikki Todd and Cory McCartney will headline draws filled with depth and talent. The junior categories begin on Saturday December 9th and will see U19 National Squad members Iman Shaheen, Maria Min, Hermione Cao, Wasey Maqsood, Daniel Deverill, and Sam Boulanger lead a contingent of over 200 Canadians against the best in world.
Squash Canada thanks Forthlane Partners, Syra Group, White Oaks Resort and Spa, the Government of Ontario, Dunlop and Tournament Chairs Matt Easingwood and Cindy Sachvie for bringing world-class international junior squash to Canada.
“Our government is proud to support Squash Canada and the 2023 Canadian Junior Open through the Ontario Sport Hosting Program,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “This event provides an excellent opportunity for elite squash players to showcase their skills in one of Ontario’s premier athletic facilities. The Junior Open will boost both sports tourism and the local Niagara economy. I am confident these athletes will set an example that inspires the next generation of squash players to pursue athletic excellence.”
For more information, please visit the event page.
Draws can be viewed here.
All questions can be directed to Samantha Cornett, Manager of Athlete Development: firstname.lastname@example.org.