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...]
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...]
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...]
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.
Congratulations to the NCS Winners at the Potomac Fever (March 4) and Wintersun (March 16) tournaments in these divisions:
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
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.
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+.
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...]
All NCS League squash players and members (and fellow squash enthusiasts) are invited to attend the End of Season Party to celebrate a successful 2011-2012 NCS league season! Please join us at the Racquet and Sports lounge located in the basement level of the University Club at 1135 16th St NW, Washington, DC. If the weather is nice, we may move up to the roof!
We will have a short Awards Ceremony to honor the season's winning teams at 7, and then we will raffle off door prizes to those at the party.
So please come and enjoy Happy Hour prices all night and walk away with new gear for the Summer League! Hope to see you there!
Our Facebook event page has a list of who is coming, so if you're on Facebook and plan to attend, click on the "going" button to let others know you'll be there. RSVP is not necessary.
Per the University Club, Monday through [...Read More...]
That was close! #1 seed University Club defeats #4 seed Regency in the first round of the division 5 playoffs. Matches were tied at 2-2; games were tied at 8-8. It went to total points scored, and UC had 202 to Regency's 201! #2 Potomac Squash Club defeated Results the Gym 4-0, winning all games.
College Squash champion and USA#1 Amanda Sobhy cruised to victory over a strong field at last weekend's National Capital Open. Amanda did not drop a game in the entire tournament, and her closest match only allowed 20 points to her opponent.
Complete results are here.