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NCS Officers and Duties

All officers have one year terms, except the president, who is elected for a two year term.  A new president will be elected in 2013.

The duties of the Officers are as follows:

(a)    The President shall be Chief Executive Officer, shall direct the business of NCS, and shall preside at all Board Meetings.
(b)    The President-Elect shall perform the duties of the President in his/her absence.
(c)    The Vice-President for League shall supervise the scheduling of league matches, order and distribute awards to league champions, be responsible for enforcing membership requirements for league play and rule on appeals against decisions by Division Coordinators, to the extent such appeals are permitted by NCS League Rules.
(d)    The Vice-President for Tournaments shall coordinate the scheduling of adult tournaments, to avoid conflicts within the district and minimize conflicts with neighboring districts and major national [...Read More...]

A Message from the World Squash Federation: Back the Bid for the 2020 Olympics

A Message from the World Squash Federation: Back the Bid for the 2020 Olympics

Dear Player,

I see some of you have already jumped on board WSF’s 2020 promo bandwagon which is good news!

WSA and PSA are trying to support WSF as much as possible in the bid process and that means support from all of you as well!

Squash’s Olympic Bid page is www.squash2020.com and it links to the other social media platforms. Adding #BacktheBid2020 to your relevant tweets and changing your facebook profile or facebook fan page to photos of yourselves supporting the bid, and then adding it to the collection at www.squash2020.com too will be great. (You should Email photos to elaine7an@gmail.com as you will not need to upload them themselves as the public will do). Meanwhile, if you have your own website it would be superb if you can add the bid logo (below) and use it to link to the bid site.
There are other [...Read More...]

Junior Championship Tournament — Mid-Atlantic, Deadline Dec. 28.

US SQUASH just announced that the January JCT has been moved to Baltimore.  This is a rare opportunity to play this tournament from home!

Sign up by Dec. 2 to get the lowest entry fee.

Three Methods of Scoring Matches

In point-a-rally (PAR) scoring points are scored by the person who wins each rally, whether or not he or she served. This can be played to 11 points or 15 points.

PAR-11 scoring is used for most tournaments and all national championship play. If the score is tied at 10 all under this method of scoring, then a player must win by two points to win the game.

For PAR-15, when the score is 14 all, the first player to 14 can select whether the game will be played to 15 or 17 points.

"Hi-Ho-9" is shorthand for hand in-hand out to nine points. With this system, a point is scored only when the server wins a rally. The first player to nine points wins a game. If the score reaches 8 all, then the player who reaches 8 points first decides whether that game is to be played to nine or ten points.

Winter League Kick-Off Happy Hour

Please come and join your fellow friends and squash players at
Public in Dupont on Thursday, November 17 6-9pm
and let's celebrate the beginning of our 2011-2012 league!
Click here to RSVP on Facebook

We reserved space on the lounge level.
Drink specials and happy hour prices all night!

FREE Raffle Prizes!!!
**Private Lessons with our Local Pros!**
**Sweet Squash Gear!**
We will draw raffle prizes at 7pm and 8pm - so come at any time to win!




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Siyoli Waters defeats Lauren Selby to win first Dread Series WISPA Championship

Siyoli Waters defeats Lauren Selby to win first Dread Series WISPA Championship



On Sunday, Siyoli Waters (RSA) defeated Lauren Selby  (ENG) 3-1 in the championship match of the 2011 WISPA Dread Series 1 tournament.  Read the match reports at SquashSite and WestEnd Squash



Agenda Suggested by the New NCS President

Here is the text of a memo David Keating sent to the NCS Board of Directors in June where he outlined his plans for NCS if elected as president of NCS.

To: NCS Board of Directors
From David Keating

Since Jim Zug resigned as NCS president nearly two years ago, our organization has been without an elected president.  I think NCS needs to fill the position so I volunteered to accept the nomination for President offered by AJ Copeland and that will be seconded by Andrew Mishkin.

While I plan to remain active promoting junior squash as I have done in my role as VP for Juniors the last two years, the position of president requires much more than that.

If elected as president, here are my initial thoughts on what I would do to serve our members and promote the game of squash in our area.

I ask for your vote and your time as a volunteer to help us implement new initiatives to build the game of squash in the [...Read More...]

Agenda for National Capital Squash

The position of president had been vacant for nearly two years, so I volunteered to run for president. I prepared an agenda for the Board to review, which I have reproduced below.

Memo

To: NCS Board of Directors
From David Keating

Since Jim Zug resigned as NCS president nearly two years ago, our organization has been without an elected president. I think NCS needs to fill the position so I volunteered to accept the nomination for President offered by acting president AJ Copeland and that will be seconded by Andrew Mishkin.

While I plan to remain active promoting junior squash as I have done in my role as VP for Juniors the last two years, the position of president requires much more than that.

If elected as president, here are my initial thoughts on what I would do to serve our members and promote the game of squash in our area.

I ask for your vote and your time as a volunteer to help us [...Read More...]

NCS 2010-2011 Winter League Champions

Congratulations to the Champions in each of the 2010-2011 NCS Winter League Divisions.  Here are the winning teams and their rosters:

Premier Division

The Sports Club/LA
Shai Ingber, Capt.
Juan Carlos Climent
Matt Davis
Ron Del Sesto
Dan Petrie
Scott Stossel
Cass Sunstein
Joel Vengrin

Division 2


Bethesda Sport & Health Club
David Elder, Capt.
Sanmay Das
David Easwaran
Geoffrey Keating
James Lansdale
David Moss
Carlos Picone
Samer Sadek
Teemu Suvanto

Division 3

University of Maryland
Rahul Nair, Capt.
Taimur Khan
Anuj Kumar
Michael Lieberman
Shyam Menon
Mark Rosato
Christian Von Hausen

Division 4


University of Maryland
Rahul Nair, Capt.
Jane Collins
Andrew [...Read More...]

Two Squash College Showcases This Summer

Two well known junior coaches have announced college showcases this summer. These events are common in other sports, but are new to squash recruiting.

Demer Holleran's Fairmount Athletic Club in King of Prussia (near Philadelphia) just announced their second annual "College Squash Recruiting Showcase."

NCS VP of Juniors David Keating reports that the first showcase was well attended by college coaches, including those from Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University, Princeton, Wesleyan University and many others.  The Fairmount is a one-day event, where juniors play games, not full matches, with players close to them in ability.

Baltimore's Lefika Ragonste has launched the inaugural "College Squash Exposure" demonstration [...Read More...]

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