Charlottesville Squash

The North American Open (Richmond’s Pro Tournament) Needs Your Help! (And Fast!)

12/19/2011 by grant | 0 comments

The North American Open has emerged as one of the premier professional squash events in the United States. Those of you who have been in the past will know how wonderful this event is. Those of you who haven’t can check the video below to get a taste. But the bottom line is that the economic downturn has hit the event pretty hard and, as things stand now, the tournament risks being downgraded if it misses its financial goal.  This would be a catastrophe for local squash and for an event that so many have worked so hard to establish as a world-class squash experience. And time is of the essence–the tournament organizers only have about a week left to raise the needed capital.

So, what can you do? Take a look at the attached information on sponsorship levels. There are sponsorship opportunities for virtually anyone at any level–private individuals, corporations, small businesses, lemonade stands, whatever. The important thing is that if we can just get a small bit of support from everyone in the local squash community, we will be able to help rescue an event that will pay huge dividends in the future for local players and enthusiasts.

If you’re interested in supporting the NAO, or if you know someone who might be interested, please contact me ( or one of the tournament organizers (David Hetherington or Gus Cook), whose information is listed in the PDF brochure. You can also check the North American Open website for more details.

Norfolk Yacht and Country Club

12/14/2011 by grant | 0 comments

Ed, Grant, and John (l-r) pose on one of NYCC's courts

Ed, Grant, and John (l-r) pose on one of NYCC's courts

The Charlottesville Squash Blog traveled to Norfolk over the weekend to put on a clinic at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. If you’re in the Tidewater area and looking for some great squash, NYCC is the place to be.

Thanks to our most gracious hosts, John Kreis (not pictured) and the Flemmer family (also not pictured).