Squash feature on NBC Nightly News

Did you happen to see yesterday’s NBC Nightly News broadcast? The evening’s final segment featured Reyna Pacheco, a graduate of Squash Education Alliance (SEA)’s Access Youth Academy in San Diego.

Born in Mexico, Pacheco moved to the U.S. when she was four years old and in middle school joined Access Youth Academy, a member program of SEA. She went on to attend Columbia University as a Gates Millenium Scholar, played on Columbia’s varsity squash team, and after graduation competed for two years on the professional tour, reaching a world ranking of #61.

In 2018, Pacheco moved to New York City to join Goldman Sachs, where she is now an Associate in Structured Finance. Pacheco continues to play squash, serves on the board of New York’s CitySquash, and remains involved with Access Youth Academy.

Awesome to see squash feature on NBC Nightly News!

Watch now!


University Club Junior Silver

The University Club of Chicago is proud to host a junior silver tournament on January 22 & 23 of 2022. Sign up on ClubLocker!

All 6 courts at the University Club of Chicago will be used dependent on the amount of signups. We are really hoping to start 2022 of with this great junior silver tournament followed by the Windy City Open (WCO Feb 23rd – Mar 2nd). For more information on the WCO visit windycityopen.com

All details and information are available on the tournament page. This includes hotel discount rates, parking, WiFi etc. but please let me know if there is anything else I can help with.

Yoni Ellous – Squash Director
Ellous@ucco.com – 312 324 5765

Yoni Ellous | Squash Director
Ellous@ucco.com | 312.324.5765

University Club of Chicago
76 East Monroe Street | Chicago, IL 60603

LifeTime Vernon Hills Tournament Series December

Every month, LifeTime Vernon Hills hosts open league tournament series. We hope you can make it to the next session! All welcome.

Ask for more information at the Activity Center or contact squash pro Franz Schwerer about any of our squash programs at cell 224 829 1169 or fschwerer@lt.life

Next event is Saturday December 11th. More details below:

MetroSquash Evanston is in-person!

In-person programming is finally kicking-off again at MetroSquash Evanston! This past weekend 16 students, staff, and volunteers came together for a squash demo for their newest 6th and 7th graders. For most, it was their first time playing squash and they have all shared how they’re excited to continue improving in the sport during their time at MetroSquash. The fun-filled morning concluded with a tour of the classroom space at the McGaw YMCA where students will participate in tutoring and academic enrichment and a lunch on the terrace of Creative Coworking, where the new MetroSquash office is. To learn more about MetroSquash and for opportunities to get involved visit www.metrosquash.org.

Join us for MetroSquash Saddle and Cycle Club Event November 18th!

Women’s Squash Week Kickoff with Haley Mendez @LakeShore Sport & Fitness

Kick off  Women’s Squash Week with free event at LakeShore Sport & Fitness Illinois Center on Sunday 9/19 from 11-1pm.

Join us again for another LSF Women’s Mixer Sunday November 14th.

All welcome, no squash experience needed.

Bring non marking/indoor shoes. Racquets will be provided.

*Proof of vaccination & masks required*

Please complete waiver for Lakeshore

Upload proof of vaccination – League/District please enter WSW Illinois Squash


August PickleBall Recap

Great to see so many of you last weekend for Pickleball & Ravinia!

Shout outs

Thank you Eigo for inviting pickleball pros to teach us squashers the game and get great sweat on!

Cheers to Alex for bringing refreshing Kombucha Brava and Joanne for delicious homemade & handpicked blueberry muffins!

Hope to see you all at the next pickleball mixer – look out for date & details.



LifeTime Vernon Hills August Mixer

Every month, LifeTime Vernon Hills hosts open squash mixer. We hope you can make it to the next session! All welcome. Following LifeTime’s policy, kids 12 years and younger need to wear masks.

Ask for more information at the Activity Center or contact squash pro Franz Schwerer about any of our squash programs at cell 224 829 1169 or fschwerer@lt.life

Next Tournament Day:
Saturday, August 21st
Kids Level 2,3,4
Start: 11.00am Fee: $30.00
Sunday, August 22nd
Adults, Elite Juniors
Start: 9.00am Fee: $20.00


August 8 Pickleball & Ravinia Summer Outing

Please join Illinois Squash for our first ever Pickleball event on Sunday, August 8th from 1pm – 4pm at Danny Cunniff Park in Highland Park (2700 Trail Way, Highland Park, IL 60035).

The event is free and all are welcome. No Pickleball experience required! Equipment will be provided.

Register on Club Locker for reminders & communications.

Afterwards, please join us at Ravinia for some great music, food, and socializing! General lawn tickets for Ravinia may be purchased online at https://www.ravinia.org/ShowDetails/1932/cso-sinfonia-mozartiana