–by Mary Helen Darah
PUBLICATION DATE: July 07, 2020
Two’s Athletic Club, winner of the 2019 Facility of the Year by the USTA, has recently added another racquet sport to its already impressive resume. Starting in mid-June, the All-American Squash Club will be open for play at the 2222 Cass Road location. With the addition of the only regulation squash court in Northwest Ohio, the All-American Squash Club hopes to bring the sport to people looking to play squash at a more affordable level. Two’s now boasts member access to five different racquet sports with tennis, platform tennis, pickleball, table tennis and now squash.
“The All-American Squash Club is a club within a club,” according to General Manager Jeff Mielcare. “Membership to the All-American Squash Club also includes the use of the Fitness Center and access to the clubs’ two pickelball courts.” The squash court is a conversion court made from an existing racquetball court. This conversion required a new glass back wall which was constructed by local business, City Glass Corp. Other local Toledo companies also assisted in the construction of the court including the sanding of the floor, painting and re-striping of the court and building the ‘tin’ – the squash equivalent of the net in tennis. The All-American Squash Club also sports a luxury lounge for players to relax following their matches featuring several art elements with an All-American theme including a Squash Legacy mural from local artist Kim Seidel.
“Two’s Athletic Club is excited to offer yet another great racquet sport to the city of Toledo all in a state-of-the-art facility,” said Mielcarek. Two’s also has 11 outdoor tennis courts, six indoor tennis courts, two platform tennis courts, two pickleball courts, one table tennis and now one squash court, in addition to a fitness center, upscale locker rooms, on-site childcare services and full-service pro shop.
“The addition of a quality, new squash facility will help increase the games’ exposure in the Toledo area”, said squash coordinator and long-time local professional John Seidel. “The focus is on squash here and playing the game in a first-class court within a first-class facility. Squash has a wealth of health benefits and the key for us is placing the membership fees at a level where the game becomes more accessible and attractive to many people in the Toledo area that want to play this great game.”
Additional information can be found at twosathleticclub.com.