Women's Squash Association

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The Women's Squash Association (WSA) was the union of all female professional players in squash .


In 1984 the organization was founded by 23 members under the name Women's Squash Players' Association (WSPA) in the Belfast Boat Club in Belfast, Northern Ireland . First President was Robyn Blackwood from New Zealand , First Treasurer and General Secretary was Australian Rae Anderson . The first published by WSPA world rankings led Susan Devoy at the top. The headquarters of the WSPA later moved to London, and the name was also changed to the Women's International Squash Players' Association (WISPA). In 2011 it finally became the Women's Squash Association (WSA). Four years later, under the leadership of Kasey Brown as President and Tommy Berden as Managing Director , the WSA was merged into the Professional Squash Association , until now the association of male professional players, as this step was hoped for better marketing of both tours. The WSA was a member of the World Squash Federation .

WSA World Tour

Main article: WSA World Tour


From 2004, the WSA honored the most successful female athletes in three categories at the end of each season: Player of the Year , Young Player of the Year (junior player of the year) and Most Improved Player of the Year (player with the greatest increase in performance) . Vanessa Atkinson became the first female player of the year in 2004.

Individual evidence

  1. a b WSA Marks 30th Anniversary. In: europeansquash.com. European Squash Federation , February 26, 2014, accessed January 3, 2018 .
  2. PSA Unveils Brand New Look For Professional Squash , psaworldtour.com, July 7, 2015.