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Friday December 14th 2018



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Bronze Nationals, Day 2

NCS juniors played well in another successful day of squash Saturday at Yale University in New Haven, CT. Nine of the fifteen here at the Bronze National Championships will play in semifinal, third place and/or finals matches on Sunday, an incredible result. Quite possibly more would still be playing through Sunday, but in several cases two NCS players had to play each other today, and obviously only one could win.

Having all the NCS players playing here has been great -- the players are all doing their best to support each other. It's like having a home away from home and a fan base hundreds of miles from home.

In the BU15s, Zach Ho topped Theo Mendez in the quarterfinals. Zach advances to the semifinals, and Theo plays a semifinal for the right to the fifth place match. Cameron Bahadori lost in the third round of the consolations, meaning he finished in the top 24 of the 60 players here, a promising start for an NCS rookie junior playing in his [...Read More...]

Fisher Cup Invitational

First round
The format for this round is similar to the one used for World Cup Soccer. The field has been organized into four groups of four players each. Each group (box) will be assigned one court, and will play a double round-robin, with each player in the group playing two games against each other player in the group. The beginning service for each game will be determined by a spin of the racquet. At the end of the round-robin, the two players with the best records will advance to the next round. 

As this is a tournament all matches will be refereed. Eye protection is required.

Match Times
As we are attempting to play 12 individual games on each court of the first two rounds, it is critical that all players arrive on time so that the matches can begin and that there is a referee available.

Game Scoring
All games will be played with 9-point scoring, according to the international rules of [...Read More...]

NCS Strategic Action Plan

NCS Strategic Action Plan

An important document created by Former NCS President Meherji Madan in 2008.  Feel free to contact any member of the NCS Board or your Club Representative.  Your views are very important as we  grow and promote our sport.  All Aboard...On to the Next Level!

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Junior Participation in Fisher Cup

There were many impressive Junior performances in this year's Fisher Cup. Geoffrey Keating (div.5) won division five over Jeff Bede 3-1. Another title winner this year was Jacqueline Barnes of Bethesda who beat Donna Sharpe in the Women's C/D division. Merrit Moore also participated in Division 3, but lost in the first round. Kira Keating participated as well, but lost in the first round. Bryan Keating, playing Premier League, clawed his way to the finals after a victory over Results player Terry Hindermann. Bryan lost to Jake Gross in five in a grueling one hour twenty minute match, a rare sight at these events. The Fisher Cup is a great tournament Juniors can enter if they qualify, so get on court and join the league!

Princeton Coach at The Potomac School

Princeton Coach at The Potomac School

Bob Callahan, Men's Varsity Squash Coach at Princeton addressed over 50 junior squash players from the DC area and their parents at a forum called, The Path to Playing College Squash.

Coach Callahan spoke at the invitation of the DC Squash Academy, the DC non-profit urban youth squash program headed by Potomac School Squash Coach, Wendy Lawrence, former Princeton varsity player, Elizabeth Dupree and University Club pro, Howard Day.

Topics discussed included how to contact a college squash coach, how to evaluate a college squash program and the NCAA recruiting rules for college squash players and coaches.

Juniors in attendance included Results junior David Canner (pictured with Bob), who will play squash for Princeton this coming fall.

California Cruising

California Cruising

Local juniors, Joe Powden and Matt Tolf, traveled to California this summer (2005) to train with their former coach, Mark Allen and former world #2, Chris Walker. Allen now coaches at the Bay Club in San Francisco and is the US Girls National Team Coach. Walker coaches in Greenwich, CT.

The juniors trained with Allen and Walker during the week then played in the California Junior Open in San Francisco and the San Diego Junior Open.

Joe Powden won the California Junior Open U-15 division and was a finalist in the San Diego event.

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