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Four Women in One Div. 3 Match

Four Women in One Div. 3 Match

AussieNick Squash reports that "When Chevy Chase AC took on University Club in the NCS  'normally mainly male' Div 3 league August 8, it could have ended up an all women match - perhaps a first in NCS history. However University Club regulars Marian Lurio and Margaret Smith had a night off, but still, four ladies in a division 3 match up  is a great showing, and it representative of how many women are taking the game through college and returning home to brighten up the league. It also shows just how strongly they can play, with two girls at 15 (Kira Keating) and 16 (Jacq Barnes), yet regularly winning matches in the Division 3 league!"

Introductory Squash Rules and Referee Clinic

Introductory Squash Rules and Referee Clinic

Hunt Richardson will teach a 2-hour introductory clinic on Squash Rules and Refereeing

Date:  September 24, 2011 at 3.00pm

Location:  The Potomac School, 1301 Potomac School Road, McLean, VA 22101

Cost:  FREE for NCS Members.  $10 for Non-NCS members

Participants will learn the basics of officiating and tools and methods used by top Referees including:

Marking Systems & the Importance of Accurate Score Sheets
The Four Forms of Interference and Interpreting Rule 12
Player Rights &  Obligations in Interference
The Referee's Line of Thinking (RLOT)
Managing Unsporting Player Conduct
Becoming a Confident Referee



Hunt is a U.S. National Referee and Assessor/Instructor.  He has trained many Certified Referees and officiated matches involving all the world's [...Read More...]

Final Deadline EXTENDED for Women’s Howe Cup Teams

The final day to register a team for the U.S. Women's Team Squash Championships (Howe Cup) has been extended to September 23rd.

Contact VP for Women AJ Copeland at ajcopeland@copelandco.com if you would like to play on one of the National Capital Squash teams.

2011 Howe Cup

Meadow Mills

Baltimore, MD

2011 Don Ramon Tequila – Southwest Open Tournament

Tempe, AZ

Women’s Squash Night!

Women’s Squash Night!


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This is a great way to start off the squash season, or if you've never played squash before, it is a great way to learn about the game, give it a try and find out where to play it!

Harrow is sponsoring the event too and a new racquet as well as a squash bag will be raffled to two of the attendees.

Kick off the fall season
Meet other players at your level
Learn about local clinics, leagues, clubs and tournaments
Have a hit on the court with old friends and new

Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30pm – 9:00pm  at The Sports Club/LA

Open to women of all ages and skill levels!

If you are trying the game for the first time, be sure to bring shoes with non-marking soles.  Racquets, goggles and balls will be provided.

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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...]

Play-The-Pro with Nicol David and Amanda Sobhy

Play-The-Pro with Nicol David and Amanda Sobhy

On Friday February 4 and Saturday Feb 5, the National Capital area was honored to have the five-time World Open Women's Champion Nicol David and reigning World Junior Women's Champion Amanda Sobhy as honored guests in three clubs. The two women dropped into Washington after competing in the $50,000 WISPA Cleveland Classic in Ohio, where the 17 year-old Amanda distinguished herself by defeating Kasey Brown of Australia, the #6 ranked woman professional in the world!

Arriving on Thursday, the two professionals ventured to Results the Gym, Capitol Hill on Friday evening where they jointly gave a clinic for six lucky players.



Nicol David gives local top player Margaret Gerety (L) a run for her money in Play-the-Pro.

The two then participated in a Play-the-Pro challenge against local top players, and finally played a best-of-three game exhibition match where Nicol beat Amanda 2-0 in front of a gallery of 40 spectators.
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Squash Players Are Hot

Squash Players Are Hot

On Wednesday January 19, National Capital Squash and Sports Club/LA hosted a first-ever co-ed singles mixer and social event. Four brave women and 13 men, including local pros Brian O’Hora and Hunt Richardson, gathered to play, meet new people, and socialize.

The event was the brainchild of NCS Acting President AJ Copeland, who says “we at NCS are continually looking for new and innovative ways to serve our members, above and beyond administering the league play. I thought this might be a fun way to get some folks together who would not otherwise have an opportunity to play, and make a social event out of it. I persuaded Hunt to let me hold it at SCLA as it is the perfect venue for an event like this”.



NCS members Patrick Harris and Schuyler Haynes enjoy a rally



As they arrived, players were fed into a loosely constructed PAR play system which also featured a play-the-pro element as players encountered [...Read More...]

NCS Sends Six Teams to Howe Cup

NCS Sends Six Teams to Howe Cup

The A team, captained by former Trinity college player and pro Larissa Stephenson, finished third behind the championship Philadelphia team and a strong Boston team. Local GU19 junior Camille Lanier at the challenging #2 spot went 2-2 on her matches, as did first-time Howe Cup player Alex Franscechi at #4. The A team was happy to have Kim Clearkin of California at #3 and Colorado player Heidi Wagner at #5 completing the ranks. Congratulations to Larissa who won all her matches 3-0.

The B1 team had a great tournament, but ultimately fell in a heartbreaking 3-2 loss in the main draw to the champion Southport team.  That was the team’s only loss and they ended up coming in third thanks to a very deep team made up of three veteran Howe Cup players: Deb Phippard at #1, Carole Grunberg (#5) and captain Leslie Connolly (#4), Howe Cup newbie Maggie Smith (#2) and recently returned veteran, Jackie Corrigan Curay (#3).



The B2 team, headlined [...Read More...]

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