Squash Canada E-News - 2023 August Recap

Sep. 01, 2023

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Canadian Juniors Secure 3 Medals at 2023 Pan American Junior Squash Championship


The 2023 Pan American Junior Squash Championships in Pilar, Argentina have ended, and Team Canada has come away with three Bronze medals. The Championship, which ran from August 13-19, featured individual men’s and women’s, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles, men’s team, and women’s team events.


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2023 Canadian Junior Open presented by Forthlane Partners: Information and Registration Now Available


Squash Canada is pleased to announce The Club at White Oaks as the host of the 2023 Canadian Junior Open presented by Forthlane Partners, which will be held December 9 - 12, 2023, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The Canadian Junior Open is the most prestigious international junior squash tournament held annually in Canada. Information and registration is now available via Club Locker.


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Canada falls to USA at 17th Annual Battle of the Border


Over the weekend, 24 Canadian Juniors, their coaches, and support personnel travelled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to compete in the 17th annual Battle of the Border competition against the Team USA contingent. The event was held at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center from August 3rd to 6th. Team USA came out on top, winning 20 of 24 matches. 


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Canadian Squash Community Mourns the Loss of Former National Team Member, Arjun Gupta


The Canadian squash community is mourning the passing of Arjun Gupta, multi-time National Champion and former Canadian National Team member who left the world too soon on July 22, 2023. Arjun began his prolific squash career winning the Boys U13 Canadian Junior Championship in 2004, under the guidance of coach Jamie Nicholls. He followed this up with the Boys U15 US Junior Open in 2005 and the 2008 U19 Ontario Championships. Later that year, as a member of Team Canada, Arjun medaled at the Pan American Junior Championships in Lima, Peru. With training from Jonathan Power, Arjun went on to help Canada achieve their best historical finish at the World Junior Championships in 2010 alongside teammates Nicholas Sachvie, Andrew Schnell, Tyler Osborne and Coach Jonathan Hill, emerging victorious in the deciding match against England to earn the Bronze Medal. Arjun then starred for Cornell University as part of the Class of ’13, where the team peaked with a 4th place finish in the 2011 NCAA varsity championships.


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Squash Canada’s Road to Podium Fund: Donate Today and Support Team Canada


The 2023 international squash season is full of many opportunities for our Canadian athletes to develop, and blossom on the international stage, as well as earn some podium finishes for their country. With this being a Pan American Games year, there is an increased number of events on the calendar, coupled with a return to sport and competition post-pandemic, these realities have put a strain on Squash Canada and the families that support the expense of the country’s best and up-and-coming athlete participation.


Help is needed by the greater squash community to support Canadian Teams’ travel and expense to the following events over the next six months:

  • Team Canada at 2023 Pan American Games, Chile
  • Team Canada at 2023 Men’s World Team Championships, New Zealand


The Squash Canada Road to Podium Fund allows a donor to direct their support across all events. Donors will receive a tax donation receipt and take pride in being a Team Canada supporter - the team behind the team!


For more information or to make a donation, please click here.



Playground to Podium


Squash Canada is excited to announce our Playground to Podium Campaign. The Campaign will outfit new players in a grassroots or beginner program with a “Squash Starter Kit”, full of everything they need to get started: racquet, balls, goggles, and backpack. By providing the necessary equipment to new players in these programs, this Campaign will help address participation barriers and foster the growth and sustainability of squash in Canada.


From July 1st to August 31st, any donation of $250 or greater to the Road to Podium Fund will give donors the option of identifying a club or province/territory they would like their “Squash Starter Kit” to be donated to. At the end of the Campaign, Kits will be delivered to their new homes in time for the start of the squash season.


For more information on the Road to Podium Fund or to donate, please click here.

For questions, please contact Emily Hall, Programs and Communications Coordinator.



New Contact Information for Squash Canada Staff


Squash Canada would like to inform the squash community that Squash Canada Staff have new contact information. Staff can be reached by the following methods: 


Jamie Nicholls, Chief Executive Officer

E. jamie.nicholls@squash.ca

T. 416.880.1854


Geoffrey Johnson, Chief Operating Officer

E. geoffrey.johnson@squash.ca

T. 519.400.1649

Samantha Cornett, Manager of Athlete Development

E. samantha.cornett@squash.ca

T. 613.290.4103


Emily Hall, Programs and Communications Coordinator

E. emily.hall@squash.ca

T. 289.556.6660















Maximizing Coach Potential through the Power of the Mental Triad

September 13, 2023

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Powering Coach Wellness & Performance through Self-Care

September 20, 2023

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Promoting the Power of Mental Health through Coaching Practice

September 27, 2023

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NCCP Multi-sport Training Modules - Click Here


Provincial Coaching Course

September 8 - 10, 2023 - Toronto, ON

Information and Registration


Coaching Foundations Course

September 15 - 17, 2023 - Vancouver, BC

Information and Registration


Community Coach Clinic

September 16, 2023 - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Information and Registration


Community Coach Clinic

September 16, 2023 - Toronto, ON

Information and Registration


Community Squash Instructor Course

September 17, 2023 - Kentville, NS

Information and Registration


Community Coach Clinic

September 30, 2023 - Pickering, ON

Information and Registration


Provincial Coaching Course

October 20 - 22, 2023 - Edmonton, AB

Information and Registration


Intermediate Coach Course

January 5 - 7, 2024 - Toronto, ON

Information and Registration




Become a Certified Squash Official


Become a Certified Squash Official by taking the Online Officiating Exam!! Help give back to your club or local tournaments by reffing matches. And it may just help improve your squash game too!!


The Online Club Referee course/exam is now available via ‘The Locker’ hosted by the CAC (Coaching Association of Canada). 


To access this training and certification, you will require an NCCP# - if you are unsure whether or not you are registered with the NCCP, please email info@squash.ca for support.






Squash Canada recognizes the importance of long-term athlete development. That’s why our program teaches kids how to achieve healthy sporting success from childhood through adulthood. Programming resources available! Visit the website today.



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Upcoming Events

Sep. 30, 2023 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Squash Alberta Annual General Meeting
Location to be confirmed

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Oct. 01, 2023

ESC Junior Silver Open
Edmonton Squash Club, Edmonton

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Oct. 12, 2023 to Oct. 15, 2023

Clearport Open
South Calgary Squash Club, Calgary

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