All posts by admin

Play in the Inaugural NCS Championship — Self-Scheduled Tournament — Jan. 17 Sign Up Deadline

All National Capital Squash members -- all skill levels and ages -- are invited to participate in the inaugural NCS Championship.  This tournament is open only to NCS members and no matter your skill or age, from junior to masters, there is a division for you. The entire tournament prior to the finals is self-scheduling.  You will typically have 1 week to 2 weeks to schedule and play each round.  The amount of time will depend on the size of your draw. The deadline to sign up is January 17.  Play begins as soon as draws are constructed. All players are guaranteed at least three matches.  All finals matches will be on Thursday evening, April 18.  Please make certain you can play that night prior to registering.  The venue for the finals is to be determined. You can enter one or more of the following draws (enter online here now): Continue Reading ››

October DC Squash Newsletter — Junior News

Setting a new record for playing far from our area, Jacqueline Barnes recently won the consolation final at the Australian Junior National Championships, beating the nation's #7 and #8 ranked players in three games in each match. In the first round, she lost a tight four-game match to the player who took 3rd place.  At the Women's Squash Association Ipswich Open last week, Barnes took former Women's World #60 Zoe Petrovansky to four games. Washington Gold Over 200 players from 15 states plus Canada competed last month in the largest and strongest junior field ever to play in our area.  Twenty three NCS juniors competed and proved our region is now home to some of the nation's top players.  NCS thanks George Washington University, Sports Club/LA, Bethesda Sport & Health, Results, The Gym and University Club for hosting the matches. Congratulations to Kira Keating, who won GU17; Shalika Neelaveni, who took … Continue Reading ››

October DC Squash Newsletter — Adult News

NCS Women Take Howe Cup "C" Title National Capital Squash sent three teams to Seattle last weekend to compete in the annual U.S. Women's Team Championship, better known as the Howe Cup. The B team, captained by AJ Copeland, won their pool in round robin play and then lost two tough matches to a strong Seattle team and a tough California team, finishing third in a field of 9 teams. One of two C teams, the National Capital Squashers, captained by Mona Butterfield, won all their matches including a 3-2 nail-biter against the hometown favorite Seattle team in the finals, taking first place.  Congratulations to Squashers Candance Craig, Mary Coolidge, Wendy Hall, Sydney Ku and Cindy Vojtech on the win.  The second C team, captained by Christi Tezak, played valiantly and had fun. Of note, only Seattle had more teams than National Capital Squash in the Howe Cup as a whole. NCS … Continue Reading ››

October DC Squash Newsletter

Squash League -- Sign up Now Teams are forming now for ALL skill levels -- from novice to expert -- for league play from November to March. Juniors are welcome to play on teams too. If you have not played in a squash league before, it is a great way to meet other squash players in the area at your skill level and play in a team setting, which is a lot of fun! You don't have to play every week as teams have rosters with extra players. Click here to get more info on each squash club's teams and how to join a team.  Teams are open to men and women as well as adults and juniors. If your club does not have a team listed at your skill level or has too many players, register your interest hereContinue Reading ››