Squash in the Media! 📻

Recently Glenn Hitch, Squash WA Vice President, was interviewed by Nadia Mitsopoulos on ABC breakfast radio, as well as Gordon Allen on Northern Suburbs Community Radio.

The hot topic was the recent addition of our awesome sport to the Olympic Games, amongst all the goals the sport is kicking! 🤩🫶🏻

Listen to the interviews here:

Great job Glenn!!

📣📣📣 2023 World Junior Champs – Update #️⃣3️⃣

Day 1 – Tuesday 18 July 2023

First Round Results

  • Dylan Classen d Yi-An Pan (TPE) 3-0 (11-5, 11-3, 11-5)
  • Oscar Curtis d Keng In Leong (MAC) 3-0 (11-1, 11-0, 11-0)
  • Hannah Slyth d Louisa Kaven (SCO) 3-2 (9-11, 11-4, 12-10, 10-12, 11-9)

Second Round Results

  • Low Wa-Sern (MAS) d Dylan Classen 3-0 (11-8, 11-6, 11-5)
  • Oscar Curtis d Jack O’Flynn (IRE) 3-0 (11-8, 11-1, 11-6)
  • Ocean Ma (CAN) d Erin Classen 3-2 (6-11, 11-8, 11-7, 17-19, 12-10)
  • [2] Fayrouz Abouelkheir (EGY) d Hannah Slyth 3-0 (11-3, 11-1, 11-2)

Day 2 – Wednesday 19 July 2023

Third Round Results

  • [5/8] Joachim Chuah (MAS) d Oscar Curtis 3-0 (11-4, 11-2, 13-11)
  • Women’s Consolation Round of 32: Erin Classen d Mei Mei Chan 3-0 (11-2, 11-3, 11-0)
  • Men’s 33rd/64th Place Draw: Dylan Classen d Salem Al-Malki (QAT) 3-0 (11-8, 11-6, 16-14)

Day 3 – Thursday 20 July 2023 (times are Perth local)

Oscar can still finish as high as 17th in his draw, Hannah is playing for the Women’s Special Plate Round of 16, and Dylan is playing for a 33rd-place finish.

  • Women’s Plate Round of 16: 9:00am Isabel McCullogh (ENG) d Erin Classen 4-0 (11-13, 11-9, 11-4, 11-0)

Coming up!!

  • Women’s Special Plate Round of 32: 1:40pm Hannah Slyth v Ocean Ma (CAN) – Court 10
  • Men’s 33rd/48th Place Draw: 2:20pm Dylan Classen v Apa Fatialofa (NZL) – Court 7
  • Men’s 17th/32nd Place Draw: 3:00pm Oscar Curtis v Jacob Lin (CAN) – Court 4

All live scores available HERE.  Live streaming available (on selected courts) HERE.

Good luck superstars – Western Australia is behind you all the way!! 💪💪💪

#juniorsquash #WArepresent #gogetemtiger #proudaspunch

📣📣📣 2023 World Junior Champs, Melbourne – Update #️⃣2️⃣

First Matches kicked off today, Tuesday 18 July (all times listed below are Perth local):
Dylan Classen played Yi-An Pan (Chinese Taipei) at 9.35am and won in 3 (11-5, 11-3, 11-5).  His next match is against Low Wa-Sern (Malaysia) at 2.15pm.
Oscar Curtis played Keng In Leong (Macau) at 10.45am and won in 3 (11-1, 11-0, 11-0).  His next match is against Jack O’Flynn (Ireland) at 2.50pm.
Hannah Slyth played Louisa Kaven (Scotland) at 11.55am (finishing only moments ago – what a match!!) and won in 5 (9-11, 11-4, 12-10, 10-12, 11-9).  Her next match is against Fayrouz Abouelkheir (Egypt) at 5.10pm.
Erin Classen is yet to play her first match after a first round bye – she plays Ocean Ma (Canada) at 3.25pm.
#GoodLuck #proudaspunch #WArepresent #juniorsquash #gogetemtiger

📣📣📣 2023 World Junior Champs at Melbourne Sports Centres – Update #️⃣1️⃣

First Matches start TOMORROW Tuesday 18 July (all times listed below are Perth local)
#37 Dylan Classen v #38 Yi-An Pan (Chinese Taipei) at 9.35am – a win would see him play again at 2.15pm.
#89 Oscar Curtis v #90 Keng In Leong (Macau) at 10.45am – a win would see him play again at 2.50pm.
#126 Hannah Slyth v #125 Louisa Kaven (Scotland) at 11.55am – a win would see her play again at 5.10pm.
#5 Erin Classen (after a first round bye) v #8 Ocean Ma (Canada) at 3.25pm.
Follow the rest of the Aussie team via the World Squash Federation tournament software: https://wsf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draws.aspx?id=22ea5f58-2965-4f8a-bb8d-aee0fedf9d8f
#GoodLuck #proudaspunch #WArepresent #juniorsquash #gogetemtiger

Hannah Slyth Impresses in Europe 👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼

While the Interschool Competition and State Junior Champs have been taking place, 16 year old Hannah Slyth has been representing Aussie grit at the European Junior Open (EJO) in Cologne, Germany, as well as the Dutch Junior Open (DJO) in Amsterdam, Netherlands!!

At the EJO, Hannah won her first two matches in straight sets, before a loss in 3 to the no. 1 seed and overall winner, finishing 5th place in a draw of 24 players.  At the DJO, Hannah finished 16th place in a draw of 64 players.  WHAT an achievement from Western Australia’s no. 1 U17 girl, and no. 2 U17 girl nationally!  Blue Gum Squash Club and Hannah’s family – you must all be beaming with pride right about now – we certainly are!! 🫶🫶🫶

European Junior Open GU17 Results: https://www.europeansquash.com/sport/tournament/draw?id=62131E8E-AF9C-4AA3-918A-680E35841D3C&draw=4

Dutch Junior Open GU17 Results: https://esf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament/player?id=63A51B32-B580-43AE-A52C-3CFE5801EEAF&player=37

#proudaspunch #juniorsquash #WArepresent #gogetemtiger

Update time squash fans!! #2023britishjunioropen

Update time squash fans!! 🇬🇧 #2023britishjunioropen 🇬🇧

Our British correspondents Rich Grain(y) and Amanda Hopps are doing a stellar job in reporting back to us with photos and updates!

Grainy shared, “Oscar went down in an unbelievably close three,” (9-11, 8-11, 6-11) and unfortunately lost his next match in four against Canadian Jacob Lin (11-7, 11-5, 11-13, 11-5).

Aiden lost in three against Switzerland’s Nick Greter (9-11, 3-11, 7-11). “It was a tough match for them both,” Grainy said.

Amanda reflected, “Hats off to Madi Lyon winning 11-9, 11-4, 11-7. Great application across the T, forcing the play and moving the ball into all four corners. Showed up when the big points arrived. Erin is gutted but a great learning experience!”

“Erin started strong but then the nerves kicked in,” added Grainy.

Isla lost her match against Hungarian Nora Juhasz in three. You can see from the final scores that she fought hard right to the very end (9-11, 4-11, 10-12)!

Next matches (in Perth time) are:

  • Isla v England’s Zoe Tanner Friday 5pm
  • Aiden v Finland’s Raphael Orphanou Friday 5.40pm
  • Erin v India’s Vasudha Surange Friday 10.00pm
  • Oscar v Hong Kong’s Arthur Pak Ki Law Saturday 9.10pm

Watch. This. Space. 👊👊👊
#juniorsquash #aussieaussieaussie #gogetemtiger #proudaspunch

International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the United Nations General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, share their values, and promote their work among their communities.

Every single day, volunteers dedicate an epic amount of time and effort to ensure the smooth-running and growth of our sport, and WA Squash CANNOT thank you all enough for everything you do.  Your efforts do not go unnoticed.

#TogetherActNow #IVD2022 #Volunteer #squashfamily

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) – Saturday 3 December 2022

Today we celebrate International Day of People with Disability and acknowledge the 4.4 million Australians with disability.

Join the conversation this #IDPwD to help raise awareness, challenge perceptions and break down barriers.

Together we can help make our community more accessible, equitable and inclusive for people with disability.

The Squash WA 2023 Calendar has just landed…


The 2023 Squash WA Events Calendar has been published and can be found by clicking on ‘Calendar’ on the WA Squash website’s main menu, or on the following link: https://squashwa.asn.au/events/.

You can add the calendar to your own by clicking on ‘Subscribe to Calendar’ at the bottom right hand side of the page.

The calendar will be updated as necessary so keep an eye on it for changes.