A Great Weekend of Women’s Squash in Toronto & District

On March 3 & 4, the TDWSA ran programs that brought 75 women onto squash courts around T&D! Our thanks to host clubs Mayfair Parkway, GoodLife Dunfield, and Glendon Athletic Club who made these events possible and to sponsor Chocosol and Emily Wat (shown left next to TDWSA volunteer Vanessa Thoo) who contributed sweet chocolate prizes.

One-Day Women’s Tournaments

We held 2 one-day tournaments – one for A/B players and one for C/D/E players. We’ve received strong positive feedback from participants who especially liked the one-day format. Many women took this opportunity to challenge themselves and play up with some success. We look forward to seeing the winners push themselves to the next division up in future events!

A/B Tournament at GoodLife Dunfield

On Saturday, March 3, Bryan Chin ran a fun, fabulous tournament for 18 A/B players at GoodLife Dunfield. The event was a great opportunity to sweat and socialize in good company while eating delicious food and snacks.

Right to left: Host pro Bryan Chin with A draw players – winner Julie Hisey, runner-up Paula Gillespie, Jennie An, Alison LeBer, Anna Tomei, Christine Horner, and Bridgette Badalamenti.

Right to left: Host pro Bryan Chin with B draw players – winner Lynsey Yates, runner-up Kerime Arisan, Emily Watt, Jenny Truong, Angela Eichel, and Diane Belanger.

C/D/E Tournament at Glendon Athletic Club

On Sunday, March 4, Aaron Rodrigues ran a busy tournament for 35 C/D/E players at Glendon Athletic Club. The event brought together experienced T&D players and players new to our league and to squash. Our E league players were well represented with Puja Ahluwalia winning the D draw and Simone Visram and Isabel Gerety placing first and second respectively in E. 


Host pro Aaron Rodrigues with C winner Diane Belanger. Karen Budden from Balmy Beach Club took 2nd place.

Left to right: C Winner Puja Ahluwalia, runner-up Hania El Ayoubi, and host pro Aaron Rodrigues.

Left to right: E runner-up Isabel Gerety, Winner Simone Visram, and host pro Aaron Rodrigues.

E League at Mayfair Parkway

Our combined Sunday E League at Parkway drew 20 participants and featured a special visit from Canada’s top female squash player – Sam Cornett. Sam got on court with our volunteers and beginners, ran us ragged, gave us pointers, and offered an inspiring glimpse at professional level women’s squash. For beginner Stephanie, this was a real treat as this was only her second time on court! E league player Anisha Rehmtulla’s husband had been at TAC watching Sam play in the Goodfellows Tournament earlier in the day. Anisha was pretty pumped that she got to experience being on court with Canada’s #1 rather than watching on the other side of the glass!

Left to right: Volunteers Wendy Train and Angela Eichel with Sam Cornett and E League player Anisha Rehmtulla.

We all look up to Sam Cornett! In Wendy’s case…literally!