Estonian Squash Federation
HENN RUUBEL - henn[@]edel.ee
ZORAN GROJIC - zoran[@]squash.ee +372 501 3747
RASMUS KURM - rasmus[@]squash.ee
ANDRI TALTS - andri.talts[@]mail.ee
Name: MTÜ Eesti Squashiföderatsioon
Address: Väike-Ameerika 19, Tallinn 10129
Registration to the competitions reg[@]squash.ee
Squash in Estonia
A-league B-league Women Seniors Juniors
The history of the Estonian squash life dates back to August 7, 1993 when the first squash club was opened in Harjuoru in the centre of Tallinn. As the four courts in Harjuoru were the only ones in Estonia for years, all our best players today have taken their first squash steps there. The first Estonian National Championships were held in the spring of 1994 and Rauno Tiesel took the first title.
In 1997 Estonian Squash Association, the predecessor of today’s Estonian Squash Federation, was established and on April 4, 1998 it was accepted as the member of the European Squash Federation. The same year the Association became the member of Estonian Central Sports Union and later the member of Estonian Olympic Committee.
By that time Harjuoru Squash Club was not anymore the only squash club in Estonia. Two more clubs, Citysquash and Peterburi Squash club, had already opened their doors and in 1999 possibilities to play squash widened remarkably when Metro Squash, the Baltics biggest squash club at the time, with its 8 courts was opened.
From 1996 to 2000 Estonian National Championships were won by Philip Verzun. His winning seria was interupted by Paavo Piik in 2001, but Philip was there to take the title back in 2002 and 2003. Starting from 2005 Paavo's younger brother Paul Piik has been the champion.
Estonian players have not had a major breakthrough on the international arena yet. The highest result for our men’s team is the first place in the European Nations Challenge Cup in 2007 (held in Latvia, Riga) and also the women's team who won the competition in 2006 in Poland.
Today squash is played in all of our bigger cities and in some smaller ones too. There are more than 1,000 regular squash players. About 75-100 players compete on a regular basis. 40 best players in the A-league and all the others can compete in B-league. The competition of the year – the National Championships – is held annually in May. Also Estonian Squash Cup competition, comprising of 6 tournaments throughout the season, is held annually for men, women and seniors. Juniors can challenge each other at 6 tournaments of Dunlop Cup. Many of our players compete also in the Finnish league (Helsinki East Squash club and Club Sq-88)