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!


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!


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.

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!

World Squash Day


HOW IT ALL STARTED – World Squash Day

Stay informed with regular posts and please share them with the World Squash Day social media pages:
Twitter: @WorldSquashDay
Facebook:  WorldSquashDay
Instagram: worldsquashday

Whenever you post to social media, please make sure you copy in @WorldSquashDay @WorldSquash and @PSAWorldTour


World Squash Day:             www.worldsquashday.net

World Squash Federation:            www.worldsquash.org

PSA World Tour:                  www.psaworldtour.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


MetroSquash Career Opportunities

Join a great organization and fun team of diverse professionals committed to building meaningful relationships with our students and creating a cooperative working environment with support for everyone’s ideas. MetroSquash is a healthy, growing nonprofit, looking for motivated, enthusiastic individuals to fill integral positions within the organization. Information on how to apply is enclosed in each job description.

Check out latest job opportunities at MetroSquash at: https://metrosquash.org/careers/

MetroSquash is an equal employment opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

September 2021 Squash Highlights

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

As the temperatures drop (a bit), we’re all reminded of the prime squash season ahead! Check out the below reminders and updates on the IL squash calendar. Looking forward to seeing you out there…

IL Squash Board

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