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“OLD SCHOOL” HANDICAP SQUASH TOURAMENT AT SCLA – ONE DAY ONLY

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.

Schedule:

August 13 - 17 from 12 - 1pm

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

Adult Clinics with World Famous Coaches

Total Squash Clinic with Mike Way, June 16-17

Everyone who has ever taken this clinic at Episcopal High School in Alexandria raves about it.  This year it is headlined by Mike Way, the current Harvard Varsity Mens and Womens Squash Teams coach.  Way was coach to world champions Jonathan Power and Sarah Fitzgerald and was recently the head squash coach at the National Squash Training Centre in Canada.  There is an all-star line up of coaches with Way, Brian O'Hora, Mark Lewis and Gus Cook (English level 3 certified coach).  Learn more and register here.  Just 8 spots were left as of May 28.

Greg Gaultier and Shahier Razik Adult Clinics at Chevy Chase Athletic Club July 27

Greg Gaultier is one of the [...Read More...]

Squash Camps for Kids

There are many squash camps in our area that provide instruction from beginner through nationally-ranked elite levels.  This page summarizes the camps in our area, with links more information for each camp.

AussieNick Squash Camps.

These are available every week from June 18 through August 20 (ending on Aug. 24).  These day camps are held at Chevy Chase Athletic Club, with the exception of one sleep away camp in Plains VA.  Coaches include Squash maestros Greg Gaultier (former World champion)  and Shahier Razik (#26 PSA ranking) , Director of Squash Connie Barnes, elite coach Rod Barnes, Squash Coach legend Australian Marc Forster, Mir Zaman Gul (former world  #6 player), PSA player Lekgotla Mosope and members of the GWU team.  More information and an online registration form is [...Read More...]

Stilwell, Craig Win Titles at National Skill Levels

It was an all Stilwell final at the US Squash Skill Level Championships in the Men’s 4.5 with unseeded Tyler beating #1 seed Justin in four games.

Carson Craig won the Men’s 4.0, dropping just one game in the whole tournament.

Jahangir Naseem reached the semis of the Men's 6.0 (the highest skill level division) where he lost in four games to the eventual winner of the tournament.

Abir Ray won the consolation finals of the Men 4.5.

Ross Campbell reached the consolation finals of the Men 5.0.

Potomac Fever and Wintersun Winners

Congratulations to the NCS Winners at the Potomac Fever (March 4) and Wintersun (March 16) tournaments in these divisions:

Potomac Fever

Open 5.0 -- Ben Rind
Women’s 4.0 -- Sarah Davidson
Open 3.5 -- Syed Ali
Open 2.5 -- Chris Doerr
Women’s 2.5 -- Hitomi Miyake
Men’s 50+ -- Ross Campbell
Men’s 60+ -- Bruce Simons-Morton

Wintersun Report

Carroll Cavanagh won the Men’s 5.0, beating Rod Barnes in five games, including a 12-10 tie breaker in the fifth.  Brent Harris won the 4.0 over Jacq Barnes in a tight four game final.  Two top juniors had a tight four game final in the 3.0 with Liam Rotzoll beating Zach Najera.  Zach won the 2.0.

NCS Players Shine at Masters

Jahangir Naseem reached the finals of the men’s 40+ at the U.S. Masters Squash Championships where he lost in five games.

Carole Grunberg reached the semis of the Women’s 55+, where she lost a tight 4 game match to the winner of the tournament, who won in three games.  Carole won the third place match in four games.

AJ Copeland won the women’s 50+ consolation final.  Deb Phippard reached the consolation finals of the women’s 45+.

Bruce Simons-Morton beat Andrew Strasfogel in the 5th place match that went to five games in the men’s 65+.

Terry Hindermann and Bryce Harding reached the quarterfinals in the men’s 50+.

Thank You Gus Cook

A great friend of squash, Gus Cook, has decided that after 10 years building and directing the squash program at The Country Club of Virginia, it was time to move on.  NCS members likely know about Gus’s role with the excellent Total Squash Camps at Episcopal High School in Alexandria for adults and juniors that are held each summer and his role with the fabulous North American Open, one of the premier PSA tournaments in the World.  During this time a great number of fine juniors have emerged from the Richmond area thanks in part to his commitment to help build a solid junior program.

Prior to moving to live in Richmond Gus coached the Boys and Girls Varsity and JV teams at Episcopal High School for three seasons and was the head professional at the Meadow Mill club in Baltimore for a short time. He has intimated that he would like to remain involved with promoting the sport throughout this region with [...Read More...]

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