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.
Illinois is proud to see MetroSquash join Community Affiliate Network as fifth facility to be accredited and second Regional level Community Affiliate – the highest tier!
See what it’s all about in new video featuring Barrett Takesian below (watch past 20sec).
Join us Thursday Sept 30 at 3:30pm Central for a 50min session with Luis Sanchez in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Luis is a former professional soccer player in Mexico & current squash pro at the Lakeshore Sport & Fitness.
Session will include dynamic warm up followed by fast foot work & agility circuits focusing on legs and core.
Squash World Championship Contenders Arrive in Chicago!
The top squash players from all over the world have begun to arrive to the University Club of Chicago. The Squash World Championships, presented by The Walter Family, begins this Wednesday, July 14 in Cathedral Hall.
So far we have seen several candidates arrive early to train for the upcoming tournament. Ali Farag, currently ranked #1 male in the world, arrived last week and has been using the facilities to strength train and practice on the court.
Two other competitors practicing together included Joel Makin (#9) of Wales and Shahjahan Khan (#51) of the United States.
All time lines are based on the time zone of the tournament
Regular Tournament Entry is until 8/4/2021 at 12:00pm, NOON at $110*
Late Tournament Entry is after 8/4/2021 at 12:00pm, NOON at $125*
Includes a non-refundable $10 processing charge per entrant.
NO REFUNDS will be issued to players who withdraw from the main draw after the regular entry deadline.
Players who remain on the waitlist and do not gain entry into their division will automatically receive a refund for their entry fee less the $10 processing fee within 1-2 weeks after the completion of the tournament.
All players who withdraw after 12:00pm, NOON in the time zone of the event, on the Monday prior to the start of the tournament will receive a ranking penalty as described in the Junior Rules, Guidelines, and Timelines.