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8 New Squash Courts to Open Sept. 15

The St. James will have a grand opening on September 15, including 8 new squash courts.

This mega facility has state-of-the-art facilities with fields, rinks, pools and courts galore.

The grand  opening will feature a day of free squash. There will be round robins, play a pro, a clinic for juniors and exhibitions.

There are eight international squash courts.

More info here.

The St. James is located at 6805 Industrial Road, Springfield, VA

Three National Championships Coming to DC in 2019!

The 2019 U.S. Women’s and S.L. Green U.S. Men’s Championships and 2019 National Squash Championships (aka the Masters age group championships) have been awarded to Squash on Fire!

These are three of the most prestigious events on the championship calendar.  The U.S. Women’s and S.L. Green U.S. Men’s Championships will determine the best US squash player.  All the top  players are expected to compete.

The events will be held March 26-31, 2019.

2018 Silver and Bronze National Championships Report

2018 Silver and Bronze National Championships Report

National Capital juniors racked up many impressive results at the US Squash Silver National Championships, held at Meadow Mill Athletic Club in Baltimore.  Three made the finals.

Emma Wolf, who played up an age group into GU19 and was seeded 14th, beat the #3 seed 3-0 in the round of 16. She won the final in five closely contested games.

Emma Wolf (right) sends her opponent scrambling in the GU19 final.

Ellis Chung took the GU11 title, scoring an upset over the #1 seed in the quarterfinals in four games. She went on to win the final in five games.

Sofia Arseniev (GU15) dropped just one game on the way to the final, where she lost in four close games.

Rohan Bhatia, down 2-1 in games, came back with 11-9 and 12-10 wins to take 5th in BU13.

Aalia Husain made the quarterfinals in GU15. Erica [...Read More...]

2015-2016 Junior Awards

National Capital Squash is pleased to announce the sixth annual junior awards and recognize the achievements of juniors who have excelled in US Squash sanctioned tournament and high school match play during the 2015-2016 season.

All awards were based on objective standards and we plan to continue presenting these awards on an annual basis for future seasons.

Each award winner was presented with a nice trophy at a reception and ceremony sponsored by Squash on Fire.

Congratulations to all the award winners for a fine season! 

Rookie of the Year

Christopher Kang -- Boys Under 13

Most Improved Players

Julien D. Berman -- Boys Under 13
Cameron Darnell -- Boys Under 15
William Chen -- Boys Under 17
[...Read More...]

Copeland, Butterfield Receive Awards at Howe Cup

Copeland, Butterfield Receive Awards at Howe Cup

At the Saturday night party in conjunction with the 2015 Howe Cup, the Women’s Committee of US Squash presented two annual awards, both to National Capital Squash women.

Congratulations to AJ Copeland who won the prestigious Achievement Award, and to Mona Butterfield – whose passion and dedication to squash are demonstrated in her

organizing the National Capital Squash C and D level DC teams despite the fact she herself can no longer play -- for the Sportsmanship Award.

Here is the US Squash write up on the awards:

The revered Saturday night party took place at the Boston Aquarium where the Feron’s Wedgwood Sportsmanship Trophy and Women’s Achievement Bowl were presented to surprise winners, Mona Butterfield and AJ Copeland respectively. Both Butterfield and Copeland are active in National Capital Squash. Despite continued knee problems which now keep Mona away from actual competition, Mona can [...Read More...]

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 Twitter. All posts to the website will be immediately cross-posted to the NCS Facebook and Twitter accounts. As well, the website posts will give you an option to "Like" the post or to "Share" the post on your own Facebook wall. You can use the links below to enable the new Facebook and Twitter features on your accounts. Then "Share" this post with your squash friends using the link below so that they can join also.

NCS Juniors Make Huge Strides in 2010-2011

By any standard, NCS juniors have improved tremendously as a group in the last few years, both in number of national class players and in national ranking.

2009-2010 Statistics

Three juniors qualified for the US SQUASH National Championship, open only to the top 32 players in each age-gender division.

Four juniors qualified for the US SQUASH Silver National Championship (open to the best 32 who are ranked no better than US #33).

Fifteen played in the US SQUASH Bronze National Championship (open to players ranked no better than US #65).

A total of twenty NCS players played in one of the national championships, eliminating the duplicates.

There was some overlap in 2010 as a few played in more than one event, which due to a rule change greatly discouraged such play in 2011.

2010-2011 Statistics

Twenty-seven unique players participated in [...Read More...]

NCS Players Excel at Masters

NCS was well represented at the US SQUASH Masters Squash Championship, which was held at Harvard University earlier this month. Here are some of the highlights.

Jahangir Naseem lost a close five game match to the eventual winner of the 40+ division, but played well the rest of the way and took 6th place. Ross Campbell made consol semis, losing in five games to the consol winner in 45+. Page Lansdale made plate finals, losing a close five game match in 50+. Andrew Strasfogel made the consolation finals in 65+, losing a close 4 game match featuring two tiebreakers. In 70+ Steve Weber played Jerry Welch in the 3rd place match, with Jerry winning in five games. In 75+, Charles Gunn won the consolation finals (5th place) and Robert Pirie reached the consolation semis.

Among NCS women, Leslie Connolly took 3rd in 35+, Deborah Phippard reached the consolation finals in 45+, AJ Copeland advanced to the consolation semis in 50+ and Carole Grunberg made the [...Read More...]

Singles Night – COED Handicap Mixer and Social

Singles Night – COED Handicap Mixer and Social

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Record Number of NCS Juniors Compete in US SQUASH Junior Championship

Six NCS Juniors, a Record, Qualify for Harvard Frank Millet Junior Championship Tournament at Harvard University

Congratulations to Cameron Bahadori, Jacqueline Barnes, Geoffrey Keating, Kira Keating, Camille Lanier and Theo Mendez, who qualified to play in the US SQUASH Junior Championship Tournament (Frank Millet at Harvard) November 12-14.

The JCTs are the most difficult tournaments in the nation, and the JCT series of four tournaments is open only to the top 32 nationally-ranked players who apply in each age group. It is a high honor to qualify for this tournament and this is the largest number of NCS Juniors ever to qualify for a JCT. It was especially difficult to gain entry in this JCT as it broke US SQUASH records for applicants.

Kira Keating dropped just one game in four matches to qualify for the GU15 finals, where she lost a close four game match to the #1 ranked player in the nation. Prior to this tournament Kira had not [...Read More...]

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