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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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