Squash For Development News: February 2024

Welcome to the first edition of our Squash for Development newsletter.

Organisations around the world that are using squash, academic tutoring, nutrition support and much more to help underserved populations around the world. As the charitable arm of the PSA Tour, we partner with these non-profit programs and provide resources and support they otherwise might not have.


We will use these newsletters to highlight the incredible work of our SDO’s around the world who actively make a difference in their communities.

Squashinhos Sensation: Lucas Reis Represents Brazil in South American Junior Games

Lucas Reis da Silva, a young talent from Squashinhos, an urban squash and education project in Rio de Janeiro, has been selected to represent Brazil in the South American Junior Games. The event, taking place in Brasilia from the 3rd to the 11th of February, sees Lucas competing in the Under 13’s category.

Squashinhos, dedicated to providing free squash and language classes to underprivileged children, has been a transformative platform for Lucas. Last year, he earned his place in the South American Junior Games, competing in Peru and making his mark on the international squash scene

As Lucas steps onto the courts in Brasilia, he not only represents himself but also becomes a symbol of hope and perseverance for his community.

Khelshala girls place third in national school games competition

The incredible GU-19 team clinched the third position at the 67th School National Games, well done to Kajal Kumari, Disha Sharma, and Kasifa Khan!

Khelshala is a non-profit organization based in Chandigarh India, committed to filling local gaps in education, life skills, access to sport, offering holistic activities such as yoga and meditation, and community service activities for underprivileged and underserved children.”

Rackets Cubed: National programme engaging with 500 school children on a weekly basis through squash

Check out this recent summary video that tells you all about the Rackets Cubed national programme. 

Founded in 2016, Rackets Cubed is a registered UK charity that delivers integrated STEM education, rackets sports and nutrition programmes. They work with school children aged 7-11 in underserved inner-city areas and currently support over 1,000 children per week across the UK and all racket sports.

Calder Community Squash in the news

Calder Community Squash recently made the news for their innovative Squash from the Mosque and Mixed Ability squash programmes in collaboration with England Squash. These programmes break down the barriers to playing squash, no matter your background. ITV News recently interviewed them about them about their amazing work!

Calder Community Squash are are a community based not for profit company, committed to making positive changes within society through health and well-being.

Access Youth Academy is looking for volunteers!

Ready to make a difference? Join Access Youth Academy in San Diego California, as a volunteer and help shape the future of their community! Whether you’re a pro on the court or a whiz in academics, there’s a role for you.

Plus, volunteers receive an exclusive 30% discount on private sessions! Let’s empower our youth together and take them to new heights. Reach out to raheem@accessyouthacademy.org for more info

Nicol David meets David Beckham

Eight-time World Champion and Former World Number One Nicol David met another sporting legend recently –  David Beckham!

Nicol and another former professional, Mariana De Reyes, were representing the Nicol David Organisation (NDO) that they co-founded, at an Adidas exhibition event. The NDO engages with children in Kuala Lumpura, Malaysia with squash, development of life skills, English tuition, academic support and food provision.