While playing at the Women’s Doubles Squash Association (WDSA) Crescent Capital Group pro/am event at the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles, Ed Malpass (L) and Dr. Sally Norgate (R) are Backing The Bid! reports Bob Hanscom
Since the WDSA formed in 2007 they have reached several of their goals. They wanted to increase the number of women playing professional doubles by encouraging former college players, current teaching professionals and WSA/WISPA touring professionals to play.
In addition to the tour growth with stops throughout the United States and Canada , the WDSA has helped foster and build women’s doubles on the amateur level, which has been achieved through pro am tournaments and U30 events at local clubs.
The WDSA, corporate partners, patrons and membership have established relationships with local urban squash non-profit programs, such as City Squash, Metro Squash, Mile High Squash and Squash Haven.
To further develop the WDSA tour, a non profit WDSA Fund has been established with U.S. SQUASH to benefit female squash programs, including urban, junior, collegiate and amateur players.
Crescent Capital Group, the Jonathan Club doubles event sponsor, has for more than 20 years, delivered consistent performance by providing debt capital to help companies grow.
Ed Malpass, attorney in Newport Beach, California playing squash for over 40 years and still loving it said, “Squash is played all over the world by people of all ages and would be a great addition to the Olympics.”
Dr. Norgate, former National Junior Squash Champion from Canada and currently serving as an assistant Squash Professional at San Diego Squash said, “Squash should definitely become an Olympic Sport. It is played all over the world by young and old, men and women and people from all walks of life. Not only is it one of the few games which requires both mental and physical athleticism, but it appeals to all types of people – and has already become a part of the Pan Am, Asian and Commonwealth Games. I believe the Olympics should be the next natural progression for the sport.”