squash in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia

Thursday October 2nd 2014

Coaching Services

Coaching Services are listed in alphabetical order by club name.

Chevy Chase Athletic Club

Rod and Connie Barnes are now at their new club in Chevy Chase, MD.  Former Australian State League players, Rod and Connie are ranked in the US SQUASH #3 and #11 respectively in their skill level rankings.  Connie is also a Level 2 US Squash certified coach, one of the highest levels of certification.  The husband and wife team has developed the largest high school and middle school squash programming in the DC area.  Rod is the elite junior coach and head coach of the Chevy Chase Squash Academy, including 8 of the top DC area juniors who train and attend tournaments together. Assistant coaches Teddy Weiss (former Vassar captain and #1 player) and Jacqueline Barnes ( US Squash ranking GU17 #17) also give lessons at CCAC.

Contact – conniesquash@gmail.com,  301-807-9905  Rod – aussienicksquash@gmail.com, 301-801-1609  www.aussienicksquash.com

Potomac Squash Club

Jahangir “Jay” Naseem is one of the top players in the region and won the 2011 US SQUASH 5.5 Skill Level National Championship.  He is the head teaching pro at Potomac Squash Club.  Juniors he coaches won the rookie of the year and MVP awards from National Capital Squash in 2011.

Contact:  www.jahangirsquash.com, 410-905-6317, jay@jahangirsquash.com

Results, the Gym

Brian O’Hora, Results, The Gym, Capitol Hill. Brian is the top-rated player in the region, is a former Irish National Team player, has coached many top-10 nationally ranked juniors from the DC area and has coached Natalie Grainger, world #2 among women. One of the juniors he coached played in the World Junior Men’s Squash Championship in 2010 and three won MVP awards from National Capital Squash.

Result, The Gym, Squash Website

Contact: briano@resultsthegym.com, 202-460-0527.

Sports Club/LA Downtown, 22nd between L & M Streets

Hunt Richardson – has taught thousands of people to play better squash since he began coaching  in 1990.  He was a member of Princeton’s three-time College Squash Championship Team.  After college, he played league  in NCS’s  League Premier for 21  years.  During that time he reached the rank of #12 in US Men’s A squash and was ranked in the top four or five in various age groups  from 1989 to 2005.  Hunt won the NCS Fisher Cup Premier Division Championship in 2001.  He’s been coached by top professional PSA players and he loves to impart their wisdom to players of all ages and skill levels.

Fabien Sarran, US Level II Coach.  A native of New Caledonia, Fabien began playing squash at age 13.  There he earned a French Government Certificate in Squash Coaching and Officiating, then  spent the next year coaching squash in New Zealand.  Later in France he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Sports Management and another in Psychology.   In 2005 his team won France’s National University Team Championship after which he taught squash there for two years.  Fabien loves to share his knowledge and experience in squash with people of all ages and abilities.

Contact: dcsquashpros@mp-sportsclub.com

Sport & Health Clubs

Bethesda Sport & Health

Ian Brown is the Director of Squash at Bethesda Sport & Health.  He has over 17 years of experience developing recreational and nationally ranked squash players.  From 2005 thru 2006, Ian was ranked #5 in the U.S. Men’s 35+ division.  He was the 2005 and 2006 U.S. Open Squash Championship Consolation winner.  Ian has developed hundreds of juniors to play intercollegiate squash as well as led juniors to US National titles and rankings.

Contact Ian at 301-717-0507 or ibrown@sportandhealth.com.

More information on Ian here.

Regency Sport & Health (McLean)

Legkotla Mosopewas Botswana’s National Champion and he has won major tournaments across South Africa.   In 2010 he was ranked 132 in the world.  He has also played in England and participated at Wycliffe College’s prestigious summer training camp and was offered a scholarship.  He has trained with top players under the supervision of John Milton from Squash Prospects in England.

He has a friendly and outgoing personality, and instructs can be reached or texted on his cell 410-528-3691. His email is   mbombo22@yahoo.com or lmosope@sportandhealth.com.

He is a terrific player and you can watch this one minute video to see an example of his skill on court.

Rio Sport & Health

Beverly Supanick is the head squash and racquetball pro at Rio Sport & Health in Gaithersburg, MD.   More information on Bev here.

Contact Bev at mastersteacher59@yahoo.com

Worldgate Sport & Health (Herndon)

Jude Odeh, a native of Nigeria, and was the Nigerian junior squash team captain for three years from 1996-1999.  He has been both the Nigerian National Junior Champion, the Nigerian Nationals Men’s Champion and the Nigerian Senior
Men’s Squash Captain. He also participated in the All African Games in 2003, held in Abuja, Nigeria where he took home the bronze medal.

In addition to all his playing experience and awards, he has been teaching the sport of squash for over 10 years. He began at the Lagos Country Club in Nigeria where he coached from 1995- 1999 serving as assistant head coach his final year.

In 2004, he began his coaching career in the United States, working as an assistant Squash Pro at the Valkyrie Squash Club in New Jersey.  He is an international elite coach at Princeton Squash Camp, where he tutored nationally ranked junior players.  In 2006-2007, Jude was the Men’s Head Squash coach at George Washington University and in 2010, he coached the Men’s Squash Team at Georgetown University.

Jude earned his bachelor’s degree in human kinetics and sports psychology from the University of Lagos.

You can read Jude at jodeh@sportandhealth.com.