New Coach for Equinox program by Squash on Fire
Squash on Fire in the WestEnd part of the District is looking for a new Coach after the departure of Maria Porras. The Coach will specifically be focusing on coaching local Junior girls team, Women University Team and paying attention to the Squash on Fire members to give them the opportunity to Learn, Improve, and enjoy the game of Squash.
Candidates must be able to provide profession instruction to individual and groups of all ages and ability levels.
Squash on Fire or SOF promises competitive compensation and a start date to be ASAP.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Applications are reviewed until the position is filled.
Squash on Fire as took over the Squash program at Equinox DC (Formerly Sports Club /LA) since 2015 and as run their program on the courts provided by Equinox.
Learn more about the facility
Squash on Fire is opening their flagship Club at the end of the year ( According to their press release) We will give you more details about the new facility when it is open to the public. The club will have eight courts
Women's Squash week is coming soon September 19th to September 25th
Make sure to register below.
Little history of the women's Squash week, by US Squash
The Women’s Squash Week was created in 2008 by Jessica Green and Emily Stieff. It all started as a way for New York Squash to build growth in women’s squash.
In 2011, after four successful events in New York, AJ Copeland reached out to Stieff to put a similar event together in Washington, DC. In the fall of 2012, the night turned into a nation-wide celebration—Women’s Squash Week.
With over fifteen cities joining in, more than 400 women of all ages and skill levels participated in social round robins of singles, doubles, and “queen of the court.” The goal was social, not competitive, play to inspire women to get back on court after the summer, reconnect with old friends, and introduce new women players to the sport.
Women’s Squash Week not only brought players out in droves to local events, but it has helped spawn more participation in weekly round robins, league teams, and the development of new teams to participate in the Howe Cup.
In 2015 Women’s Squash Week run from September 19-27, and saw the biggest response ever, with events at clubs in Baltimore, Connecticut, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle Washington D.C, and many others. The event now also reaches to Canada, Bermuda and England and is becoming a truly international event.
Women’s squash nights really help to dramatically increase local tournament and league play along with the number of women seen on court at the clubs on a daily basis. They provide a welcoming and social introduction for those beginner players which in turn helps to build a strong community of women’s players.
For more information please email: womenssquash@@ussquash.com
Register for Women's Squash Week 2016
2015 Women's Squash week review
Women’s Squash Week 2015 September 19th to 27th saw the most popular Women’s Squash Week on record with participation spanning 27 cities across 18 states within the US as well as 5 cities in Canada and 2 in England.
Over 1500 women kick started their season with a fun event combining some competitive play with much socializing. Events included Round robins, team tournaments, beginner clinics and even hitting with the Pros on a Glass Court. WSW builds in popularity year on year and has sparked or re-sparked enthusiasm for squash in many women players, inspiring them to get back on court after the summer, reconnect with old friends, or introducing new women players to the sport.
As a result of WSW, clubs have introduced more women’s clinics, more women’s leagues and have seen an improved participation in club squash by women players.
This year also saw the introduction of social media with a US Squash Women’s group facebook page and #WSW2015 being used to build a national supportive women’s squash community. Reports came in from all over the country on WSW activities and successful events are now being shared nationwide. Click here to go to the Women facebook page.
Women’s squash in the US continues to go from strength to strength with a new Regional Team being formed from active centres of women’s squash activity. Members include active women players but also Club Pro’s whose support is very necessary to maintain and build on the success of WSW. To find your regional contact click here
Women's Squash Week in 2015
Last year Women's Squash Night was help at Results Gym (Now Sport&Health Capitol Hill) in SE and Sponsorded by Squash DC This was a our FUN, very SOCIAL, now-annual and now-International event that kicks off the squash season in the National Capital area. There were refreshments, door prizes, all manner of fun! all FREE
The Women's Squash Night, as been held as several club along the years and it is always a huge success. New players played and made new squash friends on September 25th of 2014.. Pink Shirts were printed with "Women's Squash Week on 2013"
More than 35 women attended the event at McLean Health and Racquet Club in 2013. Skill levels of the participants ranged from rank beginners to rusty old ex-varsity hardball players, some of whom have not been seen on a singles court in this area for more than 20 years! Players new to the area and new to the game were able to meet up with other players of similar skill level. Play started with queen-of-the-court to accommodate the large number of players, which segued into rotating 5-point PAR “games”. The first 30 attendees got a charcoal gray commemorative T-shirt, courtesy of US Squash.
The ladies had a great time and were grateful for the club's sponsorship with several hours of courts for this annual event!
Women's Squash Night as a long history
Results Gym is Now Sport&Health Capitol Hill
Results the gym lost their last pro a few years ago and have waited a long time to find a new pro and create a new program.
The Squash Courts are now being managed by Squash Revolution and the Pro is Fabien Sarran
If you are interested in the club you can find more info here: Sport&Health Capitol Hill
Help and Care with Squash
Helping beyond Washington D.C.We are excited to announce our partnership with SquashCares in our effort to help grow squash, foster and help squash programs.
We will be now also gathering squash balls to be reused as components of ball blankets for people with ADHD and autism. All balls will be donated to SquashCares to help their 2016 new Goals. Squashcares has a ball blanket sewing events planned for October, so please keep us in mind when you are discarding your dead balls and used squash gear.
In our current program we distribute the shoes and rackets to squash programs that can benefit from the extra equipment. We also use the broken gear to teach kids and pros how to string and provide services for their club.
Please contact us for any any gear or drop off. You can also drop them at our convenient location.
If you would like to donate gears you can drop them at our multiple Locations
Join the August 13th Junior Tournament at CCAC
On Aug 13 CCAC will be holding a mini tournament for the 6 – 10 yr olds at CCAC
CCAC held this event in May was a wonderful time. The event is about having fun, have some friendly competitive matches, learning how tournaments work.
The event includes matches, certificate of participation, gifts/ prizes
When – Aug 13, 11 – 3pm
Cost - $45 pp
Payment – HERE
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All NCS League players are invited to play in the National Capital Squash (NCS) Fisher Cup Championship.
Play in this unique tournament is strictly limited to league players and spaces are limited.
There is no charge for playing in this event.
The deadline for entry is Thursday, August 4 at 8 PM. If you enter after that time, you may be less likely to gain entry in the tournament.
Enter online now for free by clicking here. If you have already registered for the tournament, you do not need to register again.
This fun tournament is only open to NCS members who have participated in each division (Open, 5.0, 4.5, 4.0, 3.5 and 3.0) of the NCS league this season. It's a big tournament, with tremendous history in Washington.
The tournament sports prizes for winners, finalists and the consolation winner. The Open division crowns "The Best League Player in Washington" while lower divisions have historically been won by some of the best upcoming juniors and seasoned adult players. Matches are recorded in US SQUASH.
To be eligible you must have played at least three matches in one division for your league team this season. If more than 16 players enter in any division, the top 16 players by skill rating will be placed into the draw in most circumstances (see the rules tab on the tournament page for complete details). The Open division will be limited to 8 players.
Matches will be played on a self-scheduled basis, starting August 7. You should play each round within no more than two weeks.
The final matches for each division would be played on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Sport&Health Capitol Hill.
All players must be available to play all of their matches. If you can't play in all the matches then you should not accept the invitation to the tournament. To see more rules and learn more about the history of the event, visit this page .
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It was a huge success for Squash Empower to host the Squash Empower and Australian Embassy Wine Tasting and Auction Event. The event brought them closer in reaching their goal of $28,000 for 2 new squash courts in the district.
A special thanks to Ambassador Hockey and the Australian Embassy for hosting this one of a kind event. The embassy has been a perfect location for hosting this worldly event.
With an outstanding participation from the world-renowned pianist Jeremy Filsell by his captivating and amazing performance.
The Cardozo students attended the event and had a chance to talk about their SquashEmpower Experience.
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In less than 6 weeks, NUSEA's 3rd Annual Urban Squash Citizenship Tour will embark on its 8-day educational and athletic journey (July 6th - 13th) from New York City to Washington D.C. with a stop in Philadelphia. We have some exciting updates to share with you and hope you will be able to intersect with us when we are in your city.
We are thrilled to announce that our group will have the opportunity to meet Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan on Monday, July 11th. The meeting will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our 22 urban squash high school and college students and a historic moment for urban squash.
We would also like to invite you to events in New York City and Washington D.C. to meet our students, hear about our Tour travels, and engage generally with the urban squash community in each city.
On July 7th, we will host a hit-around at StreetSquash Harlem from 5:30 - 7pm, with welcome remarks by NUSEA Executive Director Tim Wyant. Our Washington D.C. events will include a July 11th hit-around at George Washington University from 5-7pm and a July 12th Citizenship Tour Reception at the University Club of Washington D.C. from 5:30 - 8pm. The reception feature a keynote address by Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, Representative of the U.S. Virgin Islands and will be followed by a squash exhibition featuring World #149 Ahmad Alzabidi and World #205 Mubarak Mohsin.
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