Team Match v UChicago Women Jan 22

On Saturday Jan 22 at MetroSquash, Illinois Squash 9-person team will play a match against the new UChicago women’s team starting at noon.

Here’s link to match in ClubLocker https://clublocker.com/divisions/3767/home

All welcome to come watch & there will be additional college matches happening throughout the weekend.

If interested in playing on team or any questions, reach out to illinSquash@gmail.com

Haley Mendez

Haley recently moved to Chicago in 2021 to start business school.

Originally from Brooklyn,  she began playing squash at the Heights Casino. During her junior career she reached a highest national ranking of #1 U19, was consistently ranked top three in her age group, and was a three time National Finalist.  She represented the United States at three Junior World Championships, helping the team to its first ever second place finish during her final appearance in 2011.  She was the winner of US Squash’s DeRoy Sportsmanship Award presented annually to one male and one female ranked junior who has best represented and demonstrated the principles of fair play and sportsmanship during their junior career.  While competing individually she was a four-time letter winner at Packer Collegiate High School and captained the boys’ team during her senior year.

Haley spent her collegiate squash career at Harvard University. During her four years representing the Crimson, she won three National Championships and three Ivy League Titles, earned three Individual All American honors and served as a captain during both her junior and senior years.  Off the court she majored in Human Evolutionary Biology graduating Cum Laude, and received Academic All Ivy honors.

Haley’s playing career was interrupted during her senior year when she suffered a torn ACL followed several months later by a torn meniscus.  While recovery was an arduous journey, her injuries and two resultant knee operations gave her the opportunity to build upon her coaching skills, in both individual, private lessons and school, team practices.

Following this playing hiatus and a successful rehab program, Haley finally embarked upon her professional squash career in the fall of 2016.

In July 2020, Haley did a Virtual Squash Workout for squashers to stay active during COVID lockdowns.

Watch Haley play December 10th in Pro Exhibition & Mixer @ MetroSquash!

 

 

POSTPONED Pro Exhibition & Mixer @ MetroSquash

Pro exhibition & mixer is POSTPONED! Stay tuned for opportunity to watch some fantastic exhibition matches & get on court to learn from the pros in 2022!

New date TBD.

All welcome. Registration & vaccination required for adults. Masks required. Bring non marking/indoor shoes. There will be loaner rackets and goggles available.

Sign up on ClubLocker or email illinSquash@gmail.com

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

Free for members & suggested donation to MetroSquash.

Event Postponed
Stay tuned for opportunity to watch some fantastic exhibition matches & get on court to learn from the pros in 2022!

 

LSF Women’s Mixer Sunday November 14th

With the first women’s mixer being so much fun we want to keep the momentum going and are all set on Sunday November 14th from 11am-1pm.

All welcome, no squash experience needed.

Bring non marking/indoor shoes. There will be loaner rackets and goggles available so please do not let that stop you from joining.

*Proof of vaccination & masks required*

Please complete waiver for Lakeshore

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

Very much looking forward to seeing all of you on the court again,

Luis Sanchez | Squash Director
luiss@lakeshoresf.com

Lakeshore Sports & Fitness
211 N Stetson Ave, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

UClub Women’s Mixer – Wednesday November 3rd

With the first women’s mixer being so much fun we want to keep the momentum going and are all set on Wednesday November 3rd from 5.30 – 7.00pm

Where: University Club of Chicago – 11th floor courts 1 – 4
When: Wednesday November 3rd from 5.30 – 7.00pm
Who: All of our female members regardless of any status like having played squash before, being an athletic member, being an athlete etc. Everyone should feel welcome and comfortable
Entry: Complimentary! Please register in advance on the club’s website “CLICK HERE
Disclaimer: A mask is required for your path of travel (*wearing a mask at all times is recommended*)

There will be loaner rackets, goggles, and shoes available so please do not let that stop you from joining.

Very much looking forward to seeing all of you on the court again,

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

University Club of Chicago
76 East Monroe Street | Chicago, IL 60603
www.ucco.com

 

Women’s Squash Week Recap

That’s a wrap for Women’s Squash Week 2021! Great to see so many old friends and meet some new! Illinois Squash partnered with local clubs & pros to host 4 events this year and we had a blast getting on court with everyone!

Here’s some pictures and we hope to see you all on court.

Check out upcoming events on our Calendar.

More pictures on Instagram & Facebook.

Network with us on LinkedIn.

Women's Squash Week 2021 Love All Squash Howe Cup teams reunite!
Women’s Squash Week 2021 Love All Squash Howe Cup teams reunite!
Women’s Squash Week 2021 Wraps up @LifeTime Vernon Hills
Women’s Squash Week 2021 Wraps up @LifeTime Vernon Hills

Kickoff with Haley Mendez @LakeShore Sport & Fitness
Women’s Squash Week 2021 Kickoff with Haley Mendez @LakeShore Sport & Fitness
Women's Squash Week 2021 with The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Women’s Squash Week 2021 with The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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

 

Women’s Squash Week Event @UClub

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

5:30–7 p.m.

If you’ve ever wanted to get onto the court and try out squash, tonight’s the perfect night for it.

To celebrate Women’s Squash Week we are hosting a Women’s Squash Mixer. All of our female members are welcome regardless of any status like having played squash before, being an athletic member, being an athlete etc. Everyone should feel welcome and comfortable joining the biggest and best complimentary Women’s Squash Mixer.

This is a great opportunity to meet and mingle within the women’s community at the Club, and to learn a new sport. If you’ve played squash before, this is also a great time to show someone what squash is all about or to share some pro tips.

Registration must be made in advance

*Masks are required unless seated and/or eating and drinking.