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Play in the Inaugural NCS Championship — Self-Scheduled Tournament — Jan. 17 Sign Up Deadline

All National Capital Squash members -- all skill levels and ages -- are invited to participate in the inaugural NCS Championship.  This tournament is open only to NCS members and no matter your skill or age, from junior to masters, there is a division for you.

The entire tournament prior to the finals is self-scheduling.  You will typically have 1 week to 2 weeks to schedule and play each round.  The amount of time will depend on the size of your draw.

The deadline to sign up is January 17.  Play begins as soon as draws are constructed.

All players are guaranteed at least three matches.  All finals matches will be on Thursday evening, April 18.  Please make certain you can play that night prior to registering.  The venue for the finals is to be determined.

You can enter one or more of the following draws (enter online [...Read More...]

14th Annual Potomac Fever Tournament

The 14th annual Potomac Fever starts Friday evening, February 22 through Sunday, February 24, 2013.  Played on Potomac Squash Club's three international courts, the Fever is the perfect tune-up for the USQ National Skill Levels Championships on March 8-10.  Traditionally the Fever attracts a full bracket of competitive players in every division:  Women’s 2.5, 3.5 & 4.5; Mens 5.5+, 5.0, 4.5, 4.0, 3.5, 2.5; and  Masters: Ages 40+  50+ 60+.  2013 will be no different.   Potomac Squash Club is the only venue that offers free food and frosty beverages [...Read More...]

October DC Squash Newsletter — Junior News

Setting a new record for playing far from our area, Jacqueline Barnes recently won the consolation final at the Australian Junior National Championships, beating the nation's #7 and #8 ranked players in three games in each match. In the first round, she lost a tight four-game match to the player who took 3rd place.  At the Women's Squash Association Ipswich Open last week, Barnes took former Women's World #60 Zoe Petrovansky to four games.

Washington Gold

Over 200 players from 15 states plus Canada competed last month in the largest and strongest junior field ever to play in our area.  Twenty three NCS juniors competed and proved our region is now home to some of the nation's top players.  NCS thanks George Washington University, Sports Club/LA, Bethesda Sport & Health, Results, The Gym and University Club for hosting the matches.

Congratulations to Kira Keating, who won GU17; Shalika Neelaveni, who took 5th in GU11; and Cameron [...Read More...]

October DC Squash Newsletter — Adult News

October DC Squash Newsletter — Adult News

NCS Women Take Howe Cup "C" Title

National Capital Squash sent three teams to Seattle last weekend to compete in the annual U.S. Women's Team Championship, better known as the Howe Cup. The B team, captained by AJ Copeland, won their pool in round robin play and then lost two tough matches to a strong Seattle team and a tough California team, finishing third in a field of 9 teams. One of two C teams, the National Capital Squashers, captained by Mona Butterfield, won all their matches including a 3-2 nail-biter against the hometown favorite Seattle team in the finals, taking first place.  Congratulations to Squashers Candance Craig, Mary Coolidge, Wendy Hall, Sydney Ku and Cindy Vojtech on the win.  The second C team, captained by Christi Tezak, played valiantly and had fun. Of note, only Seattle had more teams than National Capital Squash in the Howe Cup as a whole.

NCS Season Opener Tournament

The NCS Season Opener tournament was hosted [...Read More...]

October DC Squash Newsletter

Squash League -- Sign up Now

Teams are forming now for ALL skill levels -- from novice to expert -- for league play from November to March. Juniors are welcome to play on teams too.

If you have not played in a squash league before, it is a great way to meet other squash players in the area at your skill level and play in a team setting, which is a lot of fun! You don't have to play every week as teams have rosters with extra players.

Click here to get more info on each squash club's teams and how to join a team.  Teams are open to men and women as well as adults and juniors.

If your club does not have a team listed at your skill level or has too many players, register your interest [...Read More...]

Barnes defeats #7 and #8 seeds at Australian Junior Championships

Jacqueline Barnes won the consolation final at the Australian Junior Championships, beating the #7 and #8 seeds in three games. In the first round, she lost a tight four-game match to the player who eventually won 3rd place.

See complete results here.


Play squash for fun with equipment from good old days!  The Sports Club/LA will provide players with lively one-dot Dunlop balls and authentic smaller-headed racquets from the Seventies and Eighties.

Players will be assigned handicaps based on skill level.  Everyone has a good chance of beating the best player.  Each player will receive a beautiful commemorative polo shirt and a ticket for a raffle of great squash equipment! One day only on Saturday 10th November.  Anyone can enter!

Register here

Najera Wins Three Rivers Silver

Najera Wins Three Rivers Silver

Zach Najera traveled up to Pittsburgh last weekend and won the BU15 Draw at the Three Rivers Open Silver, crushing the competition from Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania by 3-0 match scores.  Congratulations!

Gaultier and Shabana Pro Squash Exhibition match at Chevy Chase AC

Squash giants Gregory Gaultier and Amr Shabana will grind it out on Sunday October 14th at 12:00 Noon!

$40 p.p. to watch

See AussieNick Squash for details

Free Intro to Squash for Kids (and Moms) August 13-22

Jacqueline Barnes is one of the region's top junior squash players. She graduated from Whitman High School and will attend George Washington University in 2014. She is currently taking a gap year while she trains in Australia with the Australian Juniors team with the goal of qualifying for the World Junior Squash Championships July 2013.

She is in town for two weeks and is on a mission to show as many local children (and their moms) as possible what a great game squash is!

On the following days she will use the Chevy Chase Athletic Club squash courts to show your child how to play - it's free. There is also a special mom's only session August 18.

The only requirement is that you and your child must wear non marking shoes so as to not mark the wooden floors. Equipment is provided.


August 13 - 17 from 12 - 1pm

Monday -- High School and middle school students
Tuesday -- Middle [...Read More...]

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