One of our main aims is to make squash a sustainable career choice for men and women. We’ve focused our efforts on making the sport equal, this includes pushing for equal prize money, exposure and finding ways to boost women’s participation.
Squash can make a difference, we’re working hard to make sure the world knows just how inclusive and progressive it is.
Squash Summit will be a yearly organized online and in person squash convention and networking event based alongside a major PSA Tour event.
The innagural event will take place in 2024 at The British Open, and will bring together a range of figureheads within the squash community, and will open the Squash Hall Of Fame
PSA FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADORS
We are developing a global network of international advisors and supporters of the PSA Foundation from all continents of the world.
A number of professional players are ambsassdors for the Squash for Development Organisations we work with, including Saurav Ghosal for Khleshala, Sabrina Sobhy for Access Youth Academy, Lucas Serme for Squash Dreamers and much more.
Players also meet and play squash with communities PSA Tournaments are present at, inspiring the next generation to pick up the sport.
We utlise our global digital platform to advocate for inclusion, equality, wellbeing & sustainability.
Campaigns include mental health awareness work, LGBTQIA+ spaces in squash, women in squash and much more. By championing these causes we ensure the sport is reflective and supportive.
Enabling initiatives that make squash more visible, accessible, and inclusive through shared knowledge and advising our network and partners.
WOMEN IN COACHING FUND
There’s a noticeable difference between the number of women compared to men on the World Tour, we want to change that. Squash is an inclusive sport but we need more young talent to come through the ranks and we want more female squash players to inject new life into the Women’s World Tour.
In 2023, we launched the Women In Coaching Fund to increase leadership and mentoring opportunities for women in the game. The fund commenced its first phase of coaching in the US and is now extending into Malaysia.
Additionally, Womens Squash Week showcases the stories of women in our game and the importance of female representation both within squash and sport in general.
EQUAL PRIZE MONEY
During the 2017/18 season the PSA announced a record level of prize money available on the PSA World Tour, with total financial compensation reaching $6.4 million – an 11% increase on the previous season. The pay gap between female and male players dropped by almost a third, with total prize money on the women’s tour totalling $2,599,000 million – a 31% increase compared to 2016/17 – while the men’s has increased to $3,820,000.
This trend is reflected in both the men’s and women’s top earners. The top earning female player on the PSA World Tour earned $218,814 last season – a 93% increase since the PSA and Women’s Squash Association (WSA) merged in 2015 to create a unified governing body. The top earning male player earned $278,231 last season, which has increased 72% over the past three seasons.