SquashDrive was the official non-profit partner for the Oracle NetSuite Open for the 3rd year in a row. Each year the tournament is a space for SquashDrive to fundraise and spread knowledge about our program. This year we managed to raise over $50,000 thanks the SquashDrive community. Thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket, visited our bar and or merchandise table, your support means everything to our program.
Congratulations to Rajiv Parihar for winning our raffle for two tickets to the Tournament of Champions in New York; we hope you have a great time!
The weekend was full of many events like the pro-clinic and Fan Fest. At the pro-clinic, our students were enthusiastic to learn skills from pros Declan James and Simon Rösner. They enjoyed the competition and felt like the opportunity inspired them as players. One technique in particular that students remember learning is a boast. Our students also enjoyed getting to know other pro-squash players personally during the Fan Fest. Talking to the players off of the squash court made their professions seem more attainable to our students. Since the opportunity, our students have been showing even more dedication on the squash courts!
We look forward to the continuation of our partnership; the Oracle NetSuite Open is always a chance for the Bay Area Squash community to come together and we are honored to be able to participate. See you guys next year!