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Copeland, Butterfield Receive Awards at Howe Cup

At the Saturday night party in conjunction with the 2015 Howe Cup, the Women’s Committee of US Squash presented two annual awards, both to National Capital Squash women. Congratulations to AJ Copeland who won the prestigious Achievement Award, and to Mona Butterfield – whose passion and dedication to squash are demonstrated in her organizing the National Capital Squash C and D level DC teams despite the fact she herself can no longer play -- for the Sportsmanship Award. Here is the US Squash write up on the awards:

The revered Saturday night party took place at the Boston Aquarium where the Feron’s Wedgwood Sportsmanship Trophy and Women’s Achievement Bowl were presented to surprise winners, Mona Butterfield and AJ Copeland respectively. Both Butterfield and Copeland are active in National Capital Squash. Despite continued knee problems which now keep Mona away from actual competition, Mona can be relied on to rally the D.C. beginners … Continue Reading ››

NCS Fields Five Teams at 2015 U. S. Women’s Team Championship (Howe Cup)

National Capital Squash sent five teams in four divisions to the 2015 Howe Cup, held at the Murr Center courts of Harvard University in Boston, MA. This was the largest ever Howe Cup, with more than 250 women from all over the country and Canada participating in the three-day event November 7-9. A team
Left to right: Leslie Cameron, Chanel Erasmus, Maria Porras, Lindsay Wong, Casey Wong
Left to right: Leslie Cameron, Chanel Erasmus, Maria Porras, Lindsay Wong, Casey Wong
The NCS A team featured Baltimore high school senior Casey Wong at #1, the only woman returning from the 2014 Howe Cup championship A team. Howe Cup newcomer Chanel Erasmus, a recent Trinity graduate, was recruited to play #2. Recent George Washington University graduate and Colombia native Maria Porras played in her first Howe Cup at #3. Casey’s older sister … Continue Reading ››

The NCS WHoliday Hit photoomen's annual Holiday Hit was held on Sunday December 14 at McLean Racquet and Health Club. Eight women engaged in informal round-robin and "Queen-of-the-Court" play, nibbled on holiday baked goods and socialized.

We thank McLean Racquet & Health Club for donating the court time!

66th Annual Woodruff- Nee Squash Tournament

Entry form here. At The University Club of Washington, DC Entry fee: $65.00 for US Squash Members & $80.00 for non – US Squash Ball: Dunlop XX Scoring: Par 11 points Entry Deadline: Monday, February 2nd Eye Guards: Mandatory Open (5.5) (5.0) (4.5) (3.5) (2.5) Age Group 50+, 60+ Women (4.0) (2.5)

National hardball season kicks off in DC — Omar Sobhy captures Cardinal title

Report by Tefft Smith The US Squash Hardball Singles season got off to a GREAT start at the 12th Annual Cardinal in D.C. the weekend of November 8.  There was a significant new hardball entry -- Sabrina Sobhy -- the reigning US Squash Women’s National Champion! So now, hardballers can count both the US Squash Men’s and Women’s National Champions as hardball enthusiasts and promoters of hardball singles play, as both GREAT fun and an enhancement to soft ball performance.  Sabrina rapidly and progressively evolved as a hardballer.  She defeated several hardball veterans before falling to her brother, 23 year old Omar Sobhy, the Pro at the Metropolitan Club, a highly ranked 6.0 softballer. This year’s opening hardball singles tournament was played on the Met’s magnificent glass back walled, traditional hardball court.  Omar’s and Sabrina’s match came in the semi-finals.  Not surprisingly, it attracted quite a crowd. 18 year old Sabrina … Continue Reading ››

Women’s Squash Night Report

The third annual national Women's Squash Week event was celebrated in style in the National Capital region! More than 35 women attended the event at McLean Health and Racquet Club on Tuesday night, September 23. 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. Many thanks to McLean Health and Racquet Club, to National Capital Squash, and to … Continue Reading ››

Womens’ Squash Night

This event is FREE and open to women of all ages and skill levels! Kick off the season at McLean Racquet and Health Club 1472 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA Tuesday, Sept 23, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30pm After August 15, click here to sign up.
  • New to the sport?
  • Eager to get back into the game?
  • Want to learn about squash opportunities for women?
  • Meet other players at your level
  • Learn about local clinics, leagues and tournaments
  • Have a hit with old friends and new
Questions? Email NCS VP-Women AJ Copeland: Hosted by National Capital Squash and the McLean Racquet and Health Club Sponsored by US Squash