Want Olympic Squash? Join Flash Mob on Promenade Monday

Brooklyn Heights is a hotbed of squash–not the kind you eat, but the kind you play. As this Eagle article notes, the Heights Casino “might well be called the squash center of the universe.” Despite the sport’s international popularity, it is as yet not recognized for the Olympics. To boost its chances of being added to the 2020 Games, a “flash mob” will assemble on the Promenade at the Montague Street entrance Monday at 5:30 p.m. More details after the jump.

This week 17 of the top 20 professional women’s squash players in the world are in Brooklyn Heights for a major tournament on their tour calendar. They hail from 14 countries and have traveled from as far away as Malaysia and Australia. In addition to their amazing on court performances they have organized an event on the Promenade in support of the sport’s bid to join the Olympics in 2012. Please come out and join them by showing off Brooklyn’s hospitality and global spirit. They will be hosting similar events in iconic locations across the globe.

As the official “Back the Bid” colors are red and white, participants are asked to please wear red or white shirts.

Image: Heartless Doll.

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  • James


  • Tiger Lily

    Is this why I’ve heard so much clapping coming from the heights casino in the evenings this week?

  • sue

    so is the public invited to the tournament?

  • Wiley E.

    Let’s build a squash pavilion in BBP. Less grass to cut, and no room for weeds.

  • Gerry

    Anyone who is interested in squash at the Heights Casino may contact me I will help you enter to try our court and if needed facilitate an application for membership.

  • David on Middagh

    I am not sure that, modern trends to the contrary, the Olympics should be about inflatable balls and such being whacked back and forth.

  • David on Middagh

    (Exception to ping-pong.)

  • Boerum Bill

    Sounds good! Can I bring my friend, Tyrone?

  • Gerry

    @ Boreum Bill – sure bring Tyrone on over he may sit next to my sister in law Rifka.

  • Matt

    Hi Gerry,

    I am a squash player looking for information about joining the Heights Casino. How can I contact you?


    Matt Botwin
    9 Montague Terrace

  • Steve Johnston

    Hi Gerry, I have relocated to Long Island from the UK, and would also be interested in finding out about membership details for Heights Casino for me and my 10 year old son. Could you send me some details please? Many Thanks, Steve