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Update from Charlotte Squash Club

Last week, Charlotte Squash Club was delighted to welcome 150students from grades 5 – 8 from Charlotte Preparatory School during their PE school sessions. Assisted by Coach Nosh, we showed the kids what squash was and coached them for 2 sessions of 40 minutes. Of the whole group, only 4 had previously played. We followed this up with a free open house and free clinics and 1 week passes for the families. We would like to thank the Athletic Director Jason Floyd for setting up the … Continue Reading ››

Charlotte NC East vs West Challenge

The 2nd annual NC East vs. West Challenge was a huge success! This included a Triangle team 7 vs a Charlotte Squash team 7. The Charlotte team avenged their loss from last year with a 5-2 victory. We had awesome matches up and down the ladder, including two 5-gamers. Thank you to the Triangle squash team who came out from the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area, and thank you to our members who came to play and watch! Truly another great day for NC squash.

The Charlotte team is looking forward to hosting an … Continue Reading ››

Dragon Doc Results

Thank you for being a part of a very special weekend.  We saw the continual rise of the juniors as they march through the various skill levels, the outstanding play of home touring pro Reuben Phillips, and many kind touchpoint moments between players, families, friends.

The 2017 DragonDoc, compliments of Dr. Gary Myerson and Dr. Pradeep Sinha, proved to be one of our best “major” events ever.

The play was deep and competitive, and in all cases, sportsmanly.

Final results:
2017 DragonDoc Pro:  Reuben Phillips ENG/ATL  def. Alex Ingham ENG/STL, 4,(9),6,7
6.0s:  Will Grady, ATL def. … Continue Reading ››

Westminster Season Summary in Vishan’s words

In the 2016-2017 season, the Westminster Boys experienced the best squash season in the programs history. The boys’ first trip of the season to Mercersburg Academy ended up with a 9-0 win over MICDS, 7-2 over Canisius, 8-1 over Mercersburg, and a trophy in Coach Byrd’s hand. Personally, playing #1, this tournament posed a challenge, losing 2/3 of our team’s losses. After handily winning the Mercersburg team tournament, the boys were poised for Nationals some two weeks later. As repetitive as they were, we knew the daily practices of boast and drive, rotating … Continue Reading ››

First Regional Junior Squads (June 3rd and 4th)

On June 3rd and 4th, we hosted the first Regional Junior Squads ever in the SESRA and Texas districts. This was a fantastic effort by all those involved in helping us establish this fundamental framework in our ongoing efforts to assist our juniors. The Regional squads is an invitational event hosted by US Squash for players that are within the Top.100 of the US. 19 players participated over the weekend, 12 of which were our local players from Atlanta.
The theme of the … Continue Reading ››

Charlotte Squash Club Summer Camps 2017

This summer, Coach Ali will be working with children of all ages and levels and your child will be added to a group of similar level aged and skill level to help improve their game as well as have fun participating in other activities. Your child will benefit from a terrific experience regardless of level. Campers will be divided into Groups 1, 2, & 3.  Note – there is $50 discount if paid more than 4 weeks before the camp! Summer Camps Fun.Junior.Camp  First is the Fun Junior squash camp for the 7 – … Continue Reading ››

A+ Cup on May 4-5, 2017

  Please join South Eastern Squash Racquets Association in promoting the efforts of Telvin Debnam and the Board and Volunteers of A+ Squash for their Second A+ Cup. This event will be held at the Piedmont Driving Club the weekend of May 4-6, 2017. This event is a "must attend" for anyone interested in advancing the grassroots of squash and spreading its message to encourage and engage Atlanta's youth. A+ needs you to show your support. Please visit the A+ website here to learn more about A+ and see below for more information about the tournament. Sign up … Continue Reading ››

2017 PDC Invitational

The 15th Piedmont Driving Club Singles and Doubles Squash Invitational Tournament was held on March 16 and 17th, 2017. The tournament was well organized and ran very smoothly, thanks to the efforts of the PDC staff and their Head Squash Pro, Ahmed Hamza. Play comprised both singles and doubles, a treat for many competitors, as the Driving Club hosts the only doubles courts in the state of Georgia and region. Double players ranged from novices to those who have travelled the pro circuit honing their skills. As seems to be the case in … Continue Reading ››

My First Hardball Doubles Experience

by Alex Rankin In this most recent 2017 Piedmont Driving Club (PDC) squash tournament, my friend Erik and I decided to take part in the hardball doubles draw. Although I have been playing squash for six years, I have never played a hardball doubles match, and Erik hasn’t either. To have some experience before the tournament, we decided to have a hardball doubles squash lesson with Ahmed Hamza, the PDC pro. Even in an one-hour lesson, Ahmed was able to prepare us well for the tournament. He taught us a simple, yet effective game-plan, which was to get the … Continue Reading ››

Andre Maur, Head Pro at Lifetime Fitness

Andre Maur, Head Squash Coach at Lifetime Fitness, is a 7 Time National Irish Champion, 3 Time US National Champion, US Open Champion 2010, 2006 US Team Copa Captain, Irish International, and US Open Champion, Professional Coach, Promoter and Author. Andre is one of the most highly educated and recognized squash players in the US. Andre has been ranked in the top 70 in the world and top 5 in Germany. He has also managed, coached and played for Ireland, as well as one of the top clubs in Germany. Andre’s qualifications include part … Continue Reading ››