The Jesters Club was founded in England in 1929 by a schoolboy, Jock Burnett, to promote the enjoyment of court games. The games included Real Tennis, Rackets, Squash, Eton Fives and Rugby Fives. 

Today, the Jesters Club is an international club of squash players and other sportsmen, with headquarters in London, England. The club is dedicated in large part to the organization and promotion of squash throughout the world and the encouragement of the game at its most sporting best.

The club is centered in the United Kingdom with autonomous clubs in the United states, Canada, South Africa and Australia. The Canadian Chapter was founded in 1948 and is comprised of five regions; Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Western and Pacific. There are approximately 400 Canadian members.

The Ontario Chapter of the Jesters Club have approximately 155 members. We share our passion for the sport of squash and foster the playing of our game among junior, university and grassroot players through:

  • Sponsorship and underwriting of the Ontario Jesters University Squash League
  • Sponsorship of Squash Ontario junior tournaments
  • Helping Squash Ontario with their Outreach Program
  • Facilitating singles and doubles squash events between Jester members and university teams
  • Promotion of international goodwill through participation and hosting of Jesters touring teams

Our Vision

  • Instill a love and passion for squash for all succeeding generations

Our Mission

  • To enthusiastically promote the game of squash
  • To underwrite and organize programs including international tours
  • To promote camaraderie and the social side of the game

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Sportsmanship
  • Respectful for the game of squash
  • Willingness to give and promote the game of squash
  • Pride in everything we do

Our Goals

  • Sufficient funds to support initiatives and activities
  • Geographic expansion
  • Excellent communication
  • Expand squash participation
  • Active and involved membership