Here to foster deep, meaningful connections between people of color, and our heritage-to enrich our perception of self and community through a sporting-lifestyle.

Our Values

We empower everyone to experience Black Culture everywhere. So, we weave the threads of Black Unity, Global Excellence, and the inspirational legacy of Alexander Dumas into a rich tapestry of sport and travel experiences.

With profound dedication these values, we celebrate and uplift the vibrant cultures of people of color by crafting our unique squash camps and diaspora tours that not only hone athleticism, but also immerse participants in rich and multifaceted heritages.

Black Unity
Alexander Dumas
Global Excellence

Our Mission

Weusi exists to see the BIPOC Community, Play sports, know history, Go places, and Grow together in confidence.

Our Founder

James Dodson posing with a group of squash students
Meet James Dodson

Known to many as the squash dad, traveler and ambassador of diverse cultures.James studied at Howard University and pursued graduate studies in media and communications at Northwestern and the University of Iowa. His passion led to the launch of a publication covering youth and poverty issues for Youth Communication and the RFK Memorial. James has led several organizations strategically-guiding the development of youth oriented media channels from audiobooks, to print and digital publications. All of his action and passions seem to continuously lead him to an appreciation for the game of squash.

James is a founding/current board member and past Board Chair of Chicago’s MetroSquash as well as founder and Board Chair of Arizona Squash. His drive for impact in the communities of people of color has never waned and now he is stringing a thread of meaning to use squash as that vehicle that renews a sense of identity in the BIPOC community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Weusi based?

We are based in the United States, with a soul and partner structure that is culturally diverse, historically informed and globally curious.

What is the main focus of your squash camps?

Our squash camps are uniquely designed to combine the sport of squash with cultural immersion. We aim to motivate people of color to connect with their heritage, offering top-notch squash training in countries rich in diaspora history like Jamaica, Botswana, Ghana, Gambia, and Zimbabwe.

Who are the coaches at Weusi camps?

We partner with prominent local coaches in each country, who are not only experts in squash but also deeply connected to their cultural roots. They provide both high-level squash training and insights into the local heritage and customs.

Are these camps suitable for beginners?

Absolutely! Our camps cater to all skill levels, from beginners to advanced players. We personalize training to match each participant's experience and goals.

What age groups do you cater to?

Our programs are designed for both adults and teenagers. We ensure that each group receives age-appropriate training and cultural experiences.

What does a typical diaspora tour include?

Our guided diaspora tours are tailored to each location, offering a mix of historical site visits, cultural experiences, and interactions with local communities. These tours provide a deeper understanding of the local heritage.

How long are the squash camps and tours?

The duration varies, but typically our camps and tours range from one to two weeks, allowing for a comprehensive experience without overwhelming participants.

Do you offer travel packages?

Yes, we offer specific travel packages that include accommodation, squash training, diaspora tours, and some meals. These packages are designed to provide a hassle-free experience for our participants.

Is there a language barrier in the countries we visit?

While English is widely spoken in most of our destination countries, our local guides and coaches are equipped to bridge any language gaps, ensuring a smooth and enriching experience for all.

What are the accommodation arrangements?

We arrange comfortable and safe accommodations that reflect the local charm and culture, often in proximity to our training facilities and tour locations.

How do I book a squash camp and tour?

You can book through our website, where you'll find detailed information on each package. Our customer service team is also available to assist with any queries and to help tailor your experience.

Are meals included in the package?

Yes, most packages include daily meals, with a focus on local cuisine to enhance the cultural experience.

What safety measures are in place?

Safety is our top priority. We ensure that all locations, accommodations, and activities are thoroughly vetted for safety and security. Additionally, our coaches and guides are trained in first aid and emergency response.