Behind the Scenes at the Tournament of Champions!

As an official charity partner of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, StreetSquash had the honor of participating in a range of events throughout the week-long competition. To kick off the tournament, one lucky StreetSquasher, Conner ’21, participated in a Pro-Am on the glass court with Nick Matthew, World #4 and founding member of the StreetSquash Professional Squash Advisory Board.

Throughout the tournament, StreetSquash students volunteered as ball boys and ball girls, keeping the court safe and clean for the pros. StreetSquashers also attended a clinic in Grand Central, where they received squash instruction from Nele Gilis, Belgium’s #1 female squash player, and Nick Matthew. StreetSquash alumna, Jazmin Matos, presented an inspiring, thoughtful speech at the Women’s Leadership Luncheon, recounting her experience in urban squash. To round out the week-long excitement of the Tournament of Champions, three lucky StreetSquashers sat court side for the finals, representing the program while taking in the world-class competition.

StreetSquash alumna, Jazmin Matos, with the TOC Women's Leadership Luncheon honoree, Nicol David.

StreetSquash alumna, Jazmin Matos, with the TOC Women’s Leadership Luncheon honoree, Nicol David.

StreetSquash is delighted to receive support from New York Life at the Tournament of Champions. George gladly accepts the check alongside StreetSquashers Jalil '19 and Issey '19.

StreetSquash is delighted to receive support from New York Life at the Tournament of Champions. George gladly accepts the check alongside StreetSquashers Jalil ’19 and Issey ’19.

Naheem '20, Nicolos '20, Issey '19, Jalil '19 and Kyra '20 return to the T with Belgian #1, Nele Gilis.

Naheem ’20, Nicolos ’20, Issey ’19, Jalil ’19 and Kyra ’20 return to the T with Belgian #1, Nele Gilis.

Inaijah '20 has Nick Matthew working up a sweat on court, preparing for a cross-court shot that will surely give Nick a run for his money.

Inaijah ’20 has Nick Matthew working up a sweat on court, preparing for a cross-court shot that will surely give Nick a run for his money.

Zeinab '19, Geraldo '19 and Jonathan '17 sitting court side for the finals at the 2017 Tournament of Champions. We look forward to seeing a StreetSquasher playing on that same court some day soon!

Zeinab ’19, Geraldo ’19 and Jonathan ’17 sitting court side for the finals at the 2017 Tournament of Champions. We look forward to seeing a StreetSquasher playing on that same court some day soon!

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