Celebrating Women's Squash Week: Embracing Contrasts

As we celebrate Women's Squash Week, here's a lovely post from our superstar member, Kym Tracey-Patte, giving us a glimpse into her world. Kym is a winner of three QMSA State Titles in a row from 2018 to 2020, and has represented Queensland and Australia in national and international tournaments.

Celebrating Women's Squash Week: Embracing Contrasts
Women’s Squash Week (18-24th September) international campaign image from PSA Foundation
A Day in My Life: Balancing Passions and Wellness

Hello wonderful QMSA Community.

I'm thrilled to share a glimpse into my world — a world that might seem like two different universes, but for me, they're beautifully intertwined. As we come together to celebrate Women's Squash Week, I want to reflect on my journey as a woman who wears two hats — one as an Aesthetician in the realm of Dermal Therapy and another as a Coach and Mentor on the squash courts. These roles might appear to be poles apart, but they each contribute to a life rich in wellness, balance, and purpose.

During the day, my world is a symphony of fragrant creams, soothing touches, and meditative melodies. As a Dermal Therapist, I'm deeply immersed in the art of rejuvenation and self-care. I guide my clients toward their inner vitality, helping them find their own unique radiance. It's an intimate dance of grace and healing, where the power of touch and the aroma of creams blend to create an oasis of tranquillity.

As the sun sets, my energy shifts, and I find myself on the squash courts. Here, the scent of aromatic creams gives way to the exhilarating pulse of hot exertion and the rhythm of squash balls hitting the walls. I transform into a Coach and Mentor within the Daisy Hill Squash Junior program, helping young minds not only master the techniques of the game but also learn valuable life lessons. Through the intensity of the game, I instil values of teamwork, discipline, and personal growth — lessons that transcend the court.

My journey, encompassing both Dermal Therapy and Squash Coaching, is a celebration of embracing contrasts. It's a reminder that wellness isn't confined to a single realm; it's a holistic blend of passions and pursuits. Through the nurturing touch and the energy of the squash court, I find my balance, my purpose, and a sense of fulfilment that uplifts my life.

As Women's Squash Week unfolds, my story is a tribute to the amazing women who balance different aspects of their lives. It's a reminder that we have the power to shape our own narratives, to honour our passions, to prioritise our well-being and celebrate the strength that defines us.

With warmth and gratitude,

Kym Tracey-Patte

"Celebrate and raise the profile of female squash"

Thank you Kym for your contribution to our celebration of Women's Squash Week 2023, providing an inspiring insight to your beautiful world. ♥️ We admire how you balance life, with power and poise - just like you do on the squash court! We love having you at our tournaments, we look forward to watching many more of your matches and competing with you. I am sure our readers have thoroughly enjoyed this post, and dare I say will want more more more posts from you. 😊

For more information about Women's Squash Week events from around the world, please visit the PSA Foundation website.

Women’s Squash Week
Women’s Squash Week (18-24th September) is an international campaign that aims to celebrate and raise the profile of female squash.