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OUR 2023 - 2027 EXECUTIVE BOARD​

The Federacion Panamericana de Squash (FPS) serves as the official regional governing body for squash in North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean. Collaborating closely with the World Squash Federation (WSF) and 23 member nations, the FPS actively promotes the sport’s development and fosters collaboration within the region. Notably, the FPS organizes two annual championships, namely the Pan American Senior Championships and Pan American Junior Championships. Additionally, every fourth year, squash takes center stage in the quadrennial Pan American Games, with the most recent edition hosted in 2023, Santiago, Chile.

History of FPS

 
The Federacion Panamericana de Squash (FPS), established in 1989, is comprised of  twenty-three (23) member nations with over 2 million active squash players. Squash is a recognized sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Currently, every FPS member nation is recognized by their country’s national Olympic Committee. The President of the FPS automatically becomes a Vice-President on the Executive Committee of the World Squash Federation (WSF), the global governing body for squash, where the FPS can continue to advocate for squash in the Americas.

The FPS is responsible for holding annual Junior Pan American Squash Championships and annual Senior Pan American Squash Championships except every 4th year being the year of the Pan Am Games; which squash has participated in since 1995. To date ten (10) different Pan American countries have medalled in squash at the Games.

Squash is committed to being recognized as a clean sport. The FPS, run by a volunteer board, oversees the technical management of all Pan American major games and championships and provides leadership and collaboration in raising the sports visibility and profile. The FPS also continues to spearhead regional coaching and officiating programs as squash experiences rapidly growth.  Squash continues to be afforded to the mentally, emotionally, physically and financially disadvantaged and has also become an excellent pathway for athletes to gain admission into many top universities and colleges.

Pan America currently boasts 3 players ranked in the top 10 on the world professional tour (PSA), the 2nd highest number of world top 10 players in a region next to the African Squash Federation.

Squash, recognized as one of the healthiest sports, is highly entertaining, inspiring and with its state of the art four-wall glass court technology has become an easily integrated sport being played in many of the world’s most iconic venues. Technology has exploded not only in manufacturing, broadcasting and live streaming but it has revolutionized teaching and training with its ability to instantly analyze both ball and player behavior and project interactive  training modules on the front wall of a squash court.

History of the executive board

 
  • *Appointed/Not elected
  • **Treasurer is by appointment only/ non elected position
  • YearPresidentVice PresidentSecretary GeneralVp North AmericaVp Central AmericaVp South AmericaVp Caribbean**Treasurer
    1989-1995Juan Carlos Barvo
    Alfredo Martinez
    Sergio Rodriguez
    Craig Brand
    Marco Antonio Rosales
    Claudio Fontanazzi
    Douglas Beckford
    Sergio Rodriguez
    1995-1999Alfredo Martinez
    1995-1997

    *Sergio Rodriguez
    1997-1999

    Sergio Rodriguez 1995-1997

    *Craig Brand
    1997-1999

    Eduardo Batista
    Craig Brand
    1995-1997

    *Jim McAuliffe
    1998-1999

    Marco Antonio Rosales
    Claudio Fontanazzi
    Cyril Angoy
    1995-1997

    *Francisco Paradisi
    1997-1999

    Eduardo Batista
    1999-2003Sergio Rodriguez
    Craig Brand
    1999-2002

    *Linda MacPhail
    2002-2003

    Eduardo Batista
    Jim McAuliffe
    Marco Antonio Rosales
    Claudio Fontanazzi
    Francisco Paradisi
    Eduardo Batista
    2003-2007Sergio Rodriguez
    Marco Antonio Rosales
    Francisco Paradisi
    Linda MacPhail
    Ricardo Weisskopf
    Claudio Fontanazzi
    Douglas Beckford
    Francisco Paradisi
    2007-2011Sergio Rodriguez
    Marco Antonio Rosales
    Larence Magrath
    2007

    *Nelson Neto
    2007-2011

    Kenneth Stillman
    Ricardo Weisskopf
    Ricardo Roude
    Douglas Beckford
    Nelson Neto
    2011-2015Marco Antonio Rosales
    Kenneth Stillman
    Raul Vargas
    2011

    *Linda McPhail
    2011-2014


    *Francisco Paradisi
    2014-2015

    Denis Bishop
    Roberto Hernandez
    Andres Nieto
    Craig Archer
    Keneth Stillman
    2015-2019Federico Serna
    Craig Archer
    Francisco Paradisi
    Peter Lasusa
    2015-2018

    *Dent Wilkens
    2018-2019

    Roberto Hernandez
    Juan Pablo Garcia
    Douglas Beckford
    Janet Sairsingh
    2019-2023Francisco Paradisi
    Sergio Becerra
    Lolly Gillen
    Dent Wilkens
    Italo Bonatti
    Esteban Casarinio
    Janet Sairsingh
    Janet Sairsingh
    2023-2027Sergio Becerra
    Esteban Casarinio
    Lolly Gillen
    Renato Paiva
    Cristina Echeverria
    Juan Pablo Garcia
    Karen Anderson
    Janet Sairsingh

 

 

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