Officers of National Capital Squash are also Directors. The following officers were elected in June 2011:
|Past President||Ghirma Meres|
|VP — IT||Rod Crider|
|VP – Juniors||Carole Grunberg|
|VP – League||Abir Ray|
|VP — Membership||Tyler Stilwell|
|VP – Women||AJ Copeland|
|VP — Tournaments||Hunt Richardson|
President: David Keating – David has played at Bethesda Sport & Health for many years and has three children who are avid squash players. (His son Bryan, played for the US Junior Men’s Team at the World Championships and plays on the Cornell varsity squash team. His son Geoff, and daughter Kira play on the varsity boys’ and girls’ teams at The Potomac School.) Before being elected as President of NCS he had been VP of Juniors and served on the Executive Committee of NCS since 2009, and he was recently appointed as a regional representative for US SQUASH to coordinate junior tournaments in the Mid-Atlantic region.
David can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Stephen Weber – Steve started playing squash at the Nielsen Tennis and Squash facility (only 25 cents per court!) of the University of Wisconsin (Madison) while working for his Ph.D. in economics in the late Sixties. It was an easy transition from playing other wall games like handball and racquetball, and he has never looked back. Upon moving to the DC area in 1975 he joined the Regency Sport & Health Club where he played hardball, but was eventually persuaded by the late Jeff Fisher to switch to the international softball game. In the early Nineties he joined the Potomac Squash Club nearer his job as economist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Since retiring he has had time to improve his game under his mentor, Shahid Khan, and to serve as Treasurer of NCSRA.
Steve can be reached at email@example.com
VP Tournaments: Hunt Richardson – In addition to his role as our Vice President for Tournaments, Hunt is a US Squash National Referee, a Certified Referee Instructor and US Squash’s Director of Officiating for our District. A member of the NCS Board since 1991, Hunt has been active in player and program development since he moved to Washington from New York in 1984. Hunt is a founding member of the Board of SquashEmpower. He is also the Squash Expert on AllExperts.com.
Hunt’s full-time occupation is Head Squash Professional at the Sports Club/LA. He is an perpetual student of the sport, always learning and sharing his knowledge to students. He has learned from Hashim Khan, Geoff Hunt, Rodney Martin, Chris Walker, Natalie Grainger and Marty Clark. Hunt loves to share what he has learned about squash with people of all ages.
Hunt competed for 21 years at the Number 1 position on various teams in NC Premier Division. He won the NCS Fisher Cup Premier Division Championship in 2001 and he has won or been a finalist in virtually every regional tournament at one time or another. Hunt was also active in intercollegiate and national competition. He lettered for four years on the Men’s Varsity Squash Team at Princeton University and achieved a ranking of #12 in the United States Men’s “A” in 1987. He was consistently ranked in the top five in several national age group categories before he retired from competition in 2006.
In his spare time Hunt likes (in no particular order) to travel, speak French and Spanish, swim, hike, play golf, sing, play the guitar, cook and do funny voices. If you need to know anything about squash in Washington, DC, Hunt will be happy to tell you about it!
Hunt can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
VP Women: AJ Copeland – AJ started playing squash (hardball) at boarding school in 1975, and played through college on the Brown varsity women’s team. She played sporadically and then finally not at all while in medical school and residency, and picked up the game again in 1996 (now softball, of course). She was a member at Potomac Squash Club since moving back to the DC area in 2002 and at Results since 2010. She has played in the NCS Leagues intermittently, frequently in the Ladies’ League, and has played Howe Cup every year since moving back to DC. She joined the NCSRA Board in August 2007.
AJ can be reached at email@example.com
VP of Information and Technology: Rodrick Crider Jr – Rodrick started playing squash in 2006 while working in Ottawa, Canada for the RCMP. After having played racquetball for about 8 years during and after college,he was forced to make the switch due to the lack of racquetball courts in Canada.
After returning to the US he started playing squash at the Downtown YMCA and quickly joined the NCS as a Team Captain and a Club Rep. In 2011 he switched over to the Universtiy Club and accepted the position as VP of Information Technology.
Rodrick can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org