One of the most rewarding things I get to do is work with junior players. As an ambassador for Urban Squash and a board member of the Squash & Education Alliance (SEA), I have the privilege to give back to the Squash community through coaching and mentoring aspiring juniors. And through these volunteer programs, I have met some absolutely amazing people! These kids inspire me and are just so much fun too.
Urban Squash programs create life-changing opportunities for the kids. Because I love squash so much and developing the next generation of juniors, squash is such a fantastic global platform to provide kids in low income communities the tools they need to maximize their full potential, on and off court.
All participants in the urban squash programs learn to play squash. Equally important, they receive academic support and health and wellness guidance; they participate in community service and travel outside of their local communities; they learn about leadership and career readiness; and they receive guidance and mentorship to help make positive choices for themselves.
There are programs located in 23 US cities and 4 programs abroad enrolling more than 2,500 kids; They are connected to each other through the Squash and Education Alliance.
In my base city of Boston, I volunteer at SquashBusters and participate in their annual fundraising event in May called the SquashBusters Derby. I have coached and worked with SEA’s High Performance Team, performed Q&A’s for urban squash groups at tournaments, attended and donated in annual fundraisers, and hit with various urban squash kids throughout my travels! If you would like me to attend any Urban Squash Annual Fundraiser or Event whether it’s for an exhibition, meet & greet, talk, or hit around with the kids, then shoot me an email on my Contact Page!