World Squash Day – Plan an Event

To celebrate WORLD SQUASH DAY on OCTOBER 13th and help promote both your club and our great game of Squash, IRISH SQUASH urge you to organise a day of activity in your squash club. We encourage you to also fundraise for a local charity during your event to engage the event with your local community.

This is an opportunity to bring your club together and also to promote the club and Squash to the community in your area.

So please organise play in your club on Saturday the 13th of October.

Irish Squash particularly encourage you to organise play for juniors in your club/community, even if they have never played before. Visitors are especially welcome and should be encouraged to come along.

World Squash Day founder Alan Thatcher, a tournament organiser and author from England, is keen to promote the health benefits of playing squash.

He said: “Squash is rated one of the healthiest sports for players of all ages. At a time when many governments are spending a fortune on treating the effects of childhood obesity and a lack of physical activity among middle-aged people, squash can provide the ideal solution.

“Squash burns around 900 calories per hour and the health benefits can last a lifetime for those who continue playing into their 40s, 50s and 60s.

 

Ideas for Play

  • Mini Box league with play offs for the Day
  • Junior Mixed Open – Ranked by ability/Mix ages and girls & boys
  • Handicap singles for Seniors/Masters
  • Introduction to Squash for new players and juniors in particular.

IRISH SQUASH IS RUNNING A COMPETITION FOR THE CLUB WHO RUNS THE BEST WORLD SQUASH DAY ACTIVITIES

TO ENTER

  1. Send in full details of the activity which took place in your club on the day which should include:
  2. Description of play/activities which took place
  3. Numbers of all participants
  4. Numbers of under 18 participants and ages (an estimate)
  5. Number of visitors to the club who participated
  6. At least 8 pictures (minimum) of activities in the club on the day
  7. A least 1 picture including the World Squash Day Logo (available here)
  8. What you believe the day achieved for the club
  9. E Mail all the information and pictures to: [email protected]ash.com

PRIZE FOR THE WINNING CLUB

  • Three Unsquashable FUNdation rackets – Length 21″
    Three Unsquashable Improver rackets – Length 24″
    Three Unsquashable PRO rackets – Length 27″
  • Ten Dunlop I-ARMOR Junior Goggles
  • Twenty four double-dot Dunlop Squash Balls

The judges decision will be final with no appeal allowed. They will decide on the winning club entry, based on the quality of the activity and number of participants, particularly number of visitors – a group picture of all participants, with someone holding the ‘World Squash Day 2018’ logo is mandatory, otherwise the entry will not be accepted.