The PSA Foundation engaged with a variety of activities working with the HKFC PSA International Challenger Tour event and the local squash hubs to see the occasion create real positive impact to the local communities and beyond.
This event was a huge success in collecting significant quantities of donated squash gear. The local squash communities of the tournament showed great generosity, donating new clothing, court shoes and 40 squash rackets, some being top of the range with barely a scratch on them! All of this equipment will be distributed to our programmes of support, granting children from underserved backgrounds the gear they need to take part in squash.
We thank the tournament promoters and local clubs for their great generosity and support of this initiative, a community that truly loves squash and enjoys engaging with its wider growth.
This session of the Squash University series introduced the esteemed Vivian Lee, Asian Games Silver Medalist in Swimming, Founder and Managing Director of Action House International who have a proven track record of managing some of the largest sporting events in the region. She was joined by PSA Foundation trustee Brian MacDougall, delivering a workshop to our players around social media and building on their athlete profile. Another insightful experience for the players and opportunity to grow on the strength of the professional tour and its global reach.
The local juniors also got the opportunity to jump on court with a large range of the tournament’s best players across a variety of clinics! The players included; Greg Lobban, Donna Lobban, Dimitri Steinmann, Low Wee Wern, Nadda Abbas, Ivan Yuen, Anna Serme, Henry Leung, Rachel Arnold, Annie Au, Lucas Serme, Ineta Mackevica Tessa Ter Sluis, Leo Aou, Chris Gordon and Wen Li Lai.
It’s great to see our players making themselves available for opportunities to grow the sport as they travel the world!