The Ontario Squash Hall of Fame Board of Governors, Anne Smith (chair), Robert Brooks, Penny Glover, Peter Hall and Tony Swift, announced the newest members of the Ontario Squash Hall of Fame.
Barbara Cooper, will be inducted as a player/coach. Her contribution to squash in Ontario, Canada and internationally began as a player, having won numerous Ontario, Canadian and World titles and then moved into the area of coaching, where she has led the charge for certification having herself attained the level of 5 – highest of any squash coach in Canada.
Jay Gillespie, will be inducted as a player. He has an impressive record of 46 Ontario, Canadian, US and World titles. His squash career has spanned 4 decades and is one of excellence and outstanding achievement.
Melanie Jans, will be inducted as a player. She has had an outstanding career, having represented Canada for 14 years until her retirement in 2006. She achieved a world ranking of 25, the second highest world ranking ever achieved by a Canadian woman. Pan American Gold medals, 4 Canadian singles titles and one Canadian Doubles Champion.
Mark Sachvie, will be inducted as a builder. He name has been and continues to be synonymous with squash in Ontario. Tournament organizer, volunteer, Canada Games coach, mentor, advisor – his legacy is one of excellence, commitment and dedication – it is not likely to be matched.
The induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 9th at the Toronto Cricket, Skating & Curling Club, 141 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception.
Space is limited to the first 160 people. Ticket information and purchase will be available on Friday, January 30th. For more information, contact Sherry Funston – firstname.lastname@example.org .