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Monday July 6th 2015

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Potomac School Seeks Head Varsity Squash Coach »

The Potomac School, a K-12 coed day school located on a 90-acre campus in McLean, VA (three miles from Washington DC) is seeking qualified candidates with prior successful coaching experience at the high school level or above to serve as head squash coach. Required characteristics and skills include effective communication with students, parents, administrators, faculty, and the community; ability to educate and motivate students and help them build character; willingness to lead by example through a high level of organization and effort; and experience in building an athletic program that is successful and respected in the community.


A minimum of three years of related experience and a bachelor’s degree are required. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Cas Blanchard, Director of Girls Athletics, at [...Read More...]


NCS Women “A” Team Wins Howe Cup for the Third Time in Seven Years »

NCS Women “A” Team Wins Howe Cup for the Third Time in Seven Years

The 81stannual U.S. Women’s Team Championship, also known as the Howe Cup, was held the weekend of November 14-16 at the McArthur Squash Center at Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, VA. Over 150 women competing in 5-woman teams in the singles divisions A, B, C, and D. The A team, organized by NCS member AJ Copeland, included former Results pro Larissa Stephenson (who now lives in Houston), NCS junior Isabel Young, Baltimore junior Casey Wong, and two “orphan” recruits, Alli Rubin from Boston and Mei Lin Ong from California. The team was dubbed the “Four Corners”, reflecting the geographic diversity of its members. The Four Corners team beat out three other strong A teams in a  round robin format to win the Howe Cup for NCS. The team’s first match against Boston was split 2-2 and came down to a nail-biter contest between captain and #1 player Larissa and her Boston opponent and close friend Fernanda Rocha; Larissa won in 5 games. With Larissa nursing a groin [...Read More...]


National hardball season kicks off in DC — Omar Sobhy captures Cardinal title »

Report by Tefft Smith

The US Squash Hardball Singles season got off to a GREAT start at the 12th Annual Cardinal in D.C. the weekend of November 8.  There was a significant new hardball entry -- Sabrina Sobhy -- the reigning US Squash Women’s National Champion! So now, hardballers can count both the US Squash Men’s and Women’s National Champions as hardball enthusiasts and promoters of hardball singles play, as both GREAT fun and an enhancement to soft ball performance. 

Sabrina rapidly and progressively evolved as a hardballer.  She defeated several hardball veterans before falling to her brother, 23 year old Omar Sobhy, the Pro at the Metropolitan Club, a highly ranked 6.0 softballer.

This year’s opening hardball singles tournament was played on the Met’s magnificent glass back walled, traditional hardball court.  Omar’s and Sabrina’s match came in the semi-finals.  Not surprisingly, it attracted quite a crowd. 18 year [...Read More...]


Women’s Squash Night Report »

Women’s Squash Night Report

The third annual national Women's Squash Week event was celebrated in style in the National Capital region! More than 35 women attended the event at McLean Health and Racquet Club on Tuesday night, September 23. Skill levels of the participants ranged from rank beginners to rusty old ex-varsity hardball players, some of whom have not been seen on a singles court in this area for more than 20  years! Players new to the area and new to the game were able to meet up with other players of similar skill level. Play started with queen-of-the-court to accommodate the large number of players, which segued into rotating 5-point PAR "games". The first 30 attendees got a charcoal gray commemorative T-shirt, courtesy of US Squash. Many thanks to McLean Health and Racquet Club, to National Capital Squash, and to US Squash for supporting this popular event! [...Read More...]


Cameron Bahadori, Kira Keating and Jeremy Barnes win All-American awards »

US Squash began naming All-Americans this season to recognize the top junior players who compete in high school leagues or tournament play.


Cameron Bahadori and Kira Keating were selected as the top players in the Mid-Atlantic Squash Organization, a regional high school varsity league that just completed its fifth season.  Kira finished the season ranked #5 in the nation among all high school girls, while Cameron was ranked #42 among boys.  Jeremy Barnes was selected by the coaches in the Washington Area Squash Association league, a local high school club team league that played its inaugural season as a US Squash sanctioned league.  Jeremy finished the season ranked #102 among high school boys.

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News

Howe Cup Women’s Team Championship (All Skill Levels) »

National Capital Squash is fielding women's teams to play in this event.  Teams are available for all skill levels!  Learn more here. [...]


Regional Tournaments List »

National Capital Squash has created a page that lists all the adult tournaments in the Mid-Atlantic region.  The page also has links to each tournament's entry form and information page.  Click [...]


Updates for NCS Website, Facebook, and Twitter »

NCS has been making updates to this website that include layout improvements for increased usability, better functionality for the calendar of events, and also full integration with Facebook and [...]


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