Ascot Park is home of the International Women's Polo Association (IWPA), established in 1989, to promote and encourage more woman to learn and play polo. Affiliated to 35 countries worldwide, the IWPA hosts the UK National Women's Polo Tournament which is the largest women's polo event in the world.
Following it's initial conception in 1989 and its formal UK launch in April 1997, the IWPA now has representatives in 33 countries worldwide and is involved in the organization of 10 International tournaments. The Association's main sponsor is the Ascot Park Polo Club which supports its Founder and Chairman, Pippa Gillard (née Grace) and funds the Association's administrative costs.Aims
The Association assists with the International development of the growing number of women players. It aims are to:Playing Base
The IWPA creates opportunities for women at clubs throughout the world and in particular at its home base, the Ascot Park Polo Club were both the UK National Women's Polo Tournament and the Women's World Polo Championships are hosted.
Ladies Chukkas are held every Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. In addition, the IWPA organizes its annual subsidized National Ladies Training Day at the Club.