Bayside Squash Club is going to give women a chance to try out squash this weekend, Sept. 14. — Submitted photo

Parksville club celebrates Women Squash Week

Bayside group offers locals a chance to try sport

Are women out there looking for a sport to try out? There is an opportunity for you to learn about squash.

This month, Squash BC is presenting it annual Women’s Squash Week to give British Columbian’s across the province an opportunity to be part of this unique sport community.

Bayside Squash Club is joining 25 other BC clubs and facilities in hosting a Women’s Squash Week event for newcomers and players of-all-levels from Sept. 14-22.

The club, located at 240 Dogwood St. in Parksville, is going to provide women in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area an opportunity to try squash for free on Sept. 14 from 1-4 p.m.

Helping to drive squash in the community is Rhonda Coleman, who is this year’s ambassador for Bayside Racquets Club. She aims to help girls and women to try out this very healthy sport.

“Squash is a great work out and offers a great social circle” said Coleman.

Coleman is the perfect fit to promote the sport for those who have never picked up a squash racket as she started in mid-life and never picked up a racquet before.

“The motivation was to stay active and fit but the club’s friendly and welcoming spirit was instrumental in our staying in the game,” said Coleman, who starting playing along with her husband” .

The free drop this weekend will feature demo match, game play opportunity, learn the basics and also free refreshments.

To ensure interest for squash stays elevated in the community Bayside Squash Courts will be having free drop-ins every Tuesday in September after its event this weekend.

To learn more about how to take advantage of Women’s Squash Week at the Bayside Squash Club contact: or visit squash week.

— NEWS Staff, Submitted

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