Ra’anana Squash Center

The Ra’anana Squash Center, home to the first SquashBond program, was initially built in 1986 with four squash courts with funding from Jewish businessmen in South Africa, Australia, Israel and the UK. It was expanded and renovated in 2009 to its present eight court International Standard Squash Center with donor funds from the USA and Israel, matched by the Ra’anana Municipality.
The Ra’anana Municipality and Squash Center management both support the growth of SquashBond. Likewise, the vibrancy of the center in general is an asset to SquashBond in recruiting coaches and volunteers from the community.

Haifa University

The city of Haifa is the metropolis of the north, a multi-cultured environment of diverse populations. Tucked often just blocks from each other Haifa residents live in both comfort and dire poverty. Likewise, the city is home to Jews, Muslims and Christians.

Three squash courts were built in 1997 at Haifa University. Even 20 years later these remain some of the best maintained squash courts in Israel. SquashBond is privileged to have its second center in Israel in cooperation with this prestigious institute of higher learning and with Haifa Municipality.

Future Locations

As the program matures, Squashbond hopes to expand to a number of other municipalities around the country.  Some of these locations, like Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, already have excellent squash facilities that are available for usage. Others, like Or Akiva, have plans to build squash facilities and are actively looking to create public-private partnerships to fund the construction of these facilities.  For more information on future sites and/or capital projects in the planning phases, contact Hillel Bloomberg here.