MetroSquash Saddle and Cycle Club Event

MetroSquash – Back in the Swing of Things – Nov 18 Event!

We are very excited to be back with safe in-person programming this fall! It is a true joy to see our students back in the classrooms and on the squash courts. We thank you for your continued and generous support over these past 18 months. It has helped our team continue to provide essential scholarship support, best-fit high school and post-secondary access, and first class academic, enrichment, and athletic programming.

We look forward to hosting many in-person programming events safely this fall, including try-outs on October 16 and 23. Vaccinated volunteers are welcome to attend in person.

Read more about MetroSquash Evanston in-person programming kick off!

We hope you will join us for our fall event at the Saddle and Cycle Club on Thursday, November 18th from 6-9pm. The event will be held in a beautiful indoor/outdoor space with great food and fun games.

View sponsorship and event details at https://metrosquash.org/cocktail-dinatoire/.  We hope you can join us and help spread the word with colleagues, families and friends.

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.

 

 

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

Outdoor Squash

“The steel court plays like a dream,” says Arnie Dratt, President of the PSA Foundation and the pied piper leading local, national, and international squash community and culture builders to make outdoor squash dreams come true in Chicago and beyond.

Arnie flew in from Chicago to test drive the True court in Maspeth, Queens, NYC, and meet with Janet Hanson, Sari Chang, Jeff Anschlowar, and Robert Gibralter. Special thanks to the PSA Foundation for building teams and raising funds to build outdoor squash courts.

Maspeth Squash and @jacobschangarch are working on ‘functional art” – a very special design and build project for Chicago with @bulleyandrews1891 and MetroSquash, University Club of Chicago, LakeShore Sport & Fitness, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Squash Para Todos, Illinois Squash board and city leaders to bring this civic advocacy project dream to life in a very special setting as a ‘Beacon’ for squash outdoors!

Support and donations are appreciated. Donations are tax-deductible.

DONATE TO THE PSA FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT OUTDOOR SQUASH. Accessibility has been a top priority for the future of our sport for some time. Now, with outdoor squash, we have more ideas, possibilities, and opportunities. The PSA Foundation is taking a lead to raise funds and invest in building outdoor courts. A very exciting project is underway in Chicago, a first-of-a-kind outdoor squash attraction that will be accessible to neighbors and international visitors, and a beacon lighting the way for future building projects. Many players have asked how they might help. This is a great way.

Read more on Project Beacon

Outdoor
Outdoor Squash Coming to Chicago!