Jonathon Power is giving back to the Canadian Squash Community. He along with Jamie Nichols and Gary Waite are in the process of creating the National Squash Academy at Downsview Park in Toronto. I am lucky enough to be in the area and am definitely looking forward to visiting the facility.
Having such a facility in the city of Toronto is great for the local squash community. There are definitely other good clubs in the city of course but this is geared towards being a high performance center. To quote the information below it is a "center of squash excellence, combining all of the necessary elements of Long Term Athlete Development to grow the game and it’s athletes from playground to the podium" Clearly the focus is on training competitive athletes.
I am definitely looking forward to watching the development of the junior athletes that come through this Academy. Perhaps one of these athletes can follow in Jonathan Power's footsteps and make it all the way to #1 in the world!
Below is some information from their site regarding the facility.
Welcome to the National Squash Academy
We are pleased to announce North America’s first and only center of squash excellence, combining all of the necessary elements of Long Term Athlete Development to grow the game and it’s athletes from playground to the podium. Our new 10-court facility is currently under construction at Downsview Park in Toronto.