On Sunday September 20, Bay Club Santa Clara (Santa Clara CA) hosted a squash practice / round-robin event as a show of support for the 2015 Women’s Squash Week campaign.
The 20 participants were representative of 6 different Bay Area squash clubs, which included a strong showing of players from San Francisco, who drove almost 50 miles to participate at BCSC.
The youngest participant was a 7 year old, who was undaunted by the mix of different players that she faced (including several nationally ranked junior players), while most other participants were either avid competition players or local “squash-moms”. Two players were new to squash with no prior experience, and three players chose today’s event to “dust off their racquets” and return to the sport.
This was the second year that BCSC has hosted a squash event for Women’s Squash Week — and it resulted in a great mix of squash levels, ages and playing experiences.
The session was lead by Head Squash Professional Shirin Kaufman, Volunteers Pei Mei Huang and Mark Delany, and Teaching Professionals: Johann Huang, and Cyrus Varza. A special thank you to the aforementioned squash professionals and volunteers who donated over two and a half hours of their time.