We are very excited to announce this year’s upcoming NWT Territorial Squash Championships. Held in Yellowknife at the Racquet Club, this is the NWT’s premier squash tournament. As in the past, the Racquet Club works very hard at putting this event together and this year will be not exception.
The Racquet Club is hosting its first tournament of the year this week, the Investors Group Season Opener; a NWT Squash sanctioned event. You can follow the draws here: Season Opener Draws
Squash Canada, after completing an intense search, is excited to announce the hiring of Mr. DAN WOLFENDEN as the new Executive Director of the century old national sport organization, effective October 1st.
Read more on Squash Canada’s Website
The 2015 Territorial Squash Championships is underway at the Yellowknife Racquet Club. The tournament runs from May 25 to May 31 and includes all levels of play from juniors, women’s and men’s D, C, B, A and Open categories. Sponsored by Roy’s Audio Visual, NWT Squash and the Racquet Club (RC), the Territorials is a premier event attracting players from all over the NWT as well as the Yukon and Alberta.
From May 14 to the 18th of 2015, Keith Griffiths, international squash coach and former squash pro based out of Germany, visited Yellowknife to work with our high performance squash juniors and adult players looking to take their squash game to the next level.
The Squash NWT Charter Court of Excellence was formally opened Friday May 8th 2015, immediately before the finals of the Racquet Club’s Club Championships.
NWT will be represented by a boys and a girls team and the Canada Winter Games next week. Singles matches start Sunday and teams on Monday. On the boys’ side, NWT will be represented by James Huvenaars, Jeremie Kalgutkar, Stephen Messier and Cace Heffernan. For the girls, NWT will be represented by Simone Hipfner, Jada Hawkins and India Edwards. Coaches Ozzie Vallejos and Charmaine Wilson will be accompanying the teams. All of the members are excited to go and we know they will play at the best of their abilities and thoroughly enjoy this amazing experience.
This Thursday, six of our juniors will be heading down to Calgary to compete in the 2014 Jesters tournament held this year at the Winter Club. Stephen, Seth, Cace, Delaney and Simone will all be competing in the main draw while India is competing for her first time in a tournament outside of Yellowknife. The athletes will be accompanied by Racquet Club Squash Pro, Ozzie Vallejos and assistant coaches Jeff Hipfner and Devin Hinchey. Competition begins Friday morning.
Results will be posted after the tournament.
From Friday October 17 to Sunday the 19, Barb Cooper, Canada’s only level 5 squash coach, visited Yellowknife to give coach and player training sessions at the Yellowknife Racquet Club.