Center Court

Saturday
Jul082017

Squash confirmed as 'Showcase Sport' for 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Squash has been confirmed as a showcase sport for the Buenos Aires 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games – due to be held between October 6-18, 2018 – following the fourth International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission visit to the Argentinian capital.

Following on from the IOC’s “Sports Lab” concept which was launched at Nanjing 2014 and saw skateboarding and sport climbing feature – sports which have since been added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games programme – the inclusion of squash in Buenos Aires 2018 could have a huge impact on squash’s aspirations to join the Summer Olympic Games roster.

Buenos Aires 2018 will mark the first time ever that squash will appear on an Olympic programme.

“We are delighted that squash will feature as part of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in what is a hugely positive development for the growth of squash worldwide,” said Professional Squash Association (PSACEO Alex Gough.

This is "significant news and is a crack in the door for us to put squash into the Olympics!!"

- Squash PEI President Lester Jinks

 

 

 

Saturday
Jul012017

#33 in the world takes on PEI's best

World #33 Sam Cornett and PEI's Emma Jinks getting some time in on the court at the Spa.

Tuesday
Jun272017

Islander off to World Junior Squash Championship

Congratulations to Emma Jinks on earning a spot on Canada's Junior Team for the upcoming World Junior Squash Championship.  All the best and have fun!!

http://squash.ca/en/news/squash-canada-announces-squad-2017-wsf-world-junior-squash-championships


Tuesday
Jun272017

New Squash PEI Executive

Thanks to those who came out for tonight's AGM. 
 After being elected at tonight's meeting, here is your new Squash PEI Executive:

President = Lester Jinks 
 Vice-President-Male = Zach Stephens 
 Vice-President-Female = Jo Spencer 
 Secretary = Brian Ashby 
 Treasurer = Ken Sampson

There was lots of great discussion and ideas tonight and I know we'll have plenty of things happening and lots to look forward to next season.

Tuesday
Jun272017

Fondly Remembered

Squash PEI fondly remembers John Aspin, who passed away on June 16th. He was considered the godfather of Squash on PEI and the name-sake of our popular Aspin Cup tournament.