SquashFEST, an annual squash tournament run by the good folks at Squash Republic and sanctioned by Squash BC, is just around the corner. This year’s dates are July 21-23, 2017 and registration will open in early June. We’ve sold out the last couple of years so make sure to register early.
2016 marked our sixth anniversary! The event took place in the lovely town of Summerland on the 22nd – 24th of July. Nestled between Kelowna, to the north, and Penticton, to the south, Summerland is approximately 400 kilometers from Vancouver BC and sits on the south end of Okanagan Lake. Thanks to everyone who came out and made it such an amazing weekend. Check out the results HERE.
Check out our Dingles (Doubles on a Singles court) video to the tune of Kid n’ Play’s “Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody”:
GET YOUR SQUASH ON!!! https://t.co/I6Yxr1U6EF
— Christopher KID Reid (@kidfromkidnplay) July 19, 2016
SquashFEST is the perfect squash tournament for families as children and dogs* are always welcome. There is lake access directly in front of the club and a large family beach about 50 feet away. Most of the participants choose to camp on the property which makes it a truly unique and memorable event.
The matches are played on the three courts of the Lakeshore Racquets Club which also boasts three beautiful drop-in outdoor tennis courts. (Yes, you can play tennis but there is a drop-in fee.) A glass back was added to court 1 in 2014 which truly makes it the “show court”.
Matches begin on Friday night (usually after 6pm) and the finals are played early on Sunday so that we’re all done by the afternoon. On Saturday night we’ll set up tables and chairs outside the club and enjoy a potluck dinner. Everyone is asked to contribute something and we provide the BBQ:)
This year we will again be running our famous midnight “Dingles” (doubles on a singles court) tournament. Dingles teams will be decided before the first round of play on Friday night with additional matches and the finals taking place on Saturday night.Team uniforms are encouraged and make sure you note your partner’s name when you register. You don’t need a partner to sign up or to play. We’ll sort you out on Friday.
We invite players to organize their own table tennis competition and try out Pickleball with demo paddles supplied by Manta World Sport.
See you soon!
(*NOTE: Dogs must be on leash at all times on the property and are no longer allowed into the club house. Thanks for your understanding. Unfortunately, the Bourbon Street Grill will no longer be joining us as they’re moving to Alberta. Lucky Alberta. Best of luck to them!)