Darien Squash, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the growth and development of squash for young residents of Darien (kindergarten-12th grade).

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Fall 2020 Darien Junior Squash Club (K-12th grade)
 
Effective Monday, September 21, everyone will be required to wear a mask or cloth face covering at all times when inside Ox Ridge Clubhouse – mask are now required when on court.
 
 

GUIDELINES FOR THIS SEASON

  • Our season begins this Friday 9/4, runs for 10 weeks, and ends on Friday 11/13. 
  • This week teams and schedules will be added onto dariensquash.com
  • We DO have practice this Monday 9/7. 
  • We are a club team, so we do NOT follow the district school calendar for holidays and closings.
COACHING
  • Wick Clothier is the primary coach for Darien Squash and the current Darien High School Varsity Team Coach.  Wick works with our youngest players, and grooms them in preparation for our middle school team, high school team, and tournament play.  If you have questions about your child's progress, their practice format, and their court assignments, please email Will and Wick at 
ORDER YOUR TEAM SHIRT
  • A team shirt is included in your registration. The store is closed and shirts will arrive early to mid October.
SCHEDULE YOUR PRIVATE LESSONS
  • Two 45-minute private lessons are included in your registration
  • We encourage new players to schedule their lessons at the start of the season, so that Wick can work with them on their technique
  • Lessons expire on June 30, 2021
  • Email Coach Will and Coach Wick at   to schedule your two lessons
COVID PROTOCOLS
  • Enter the clubhouse through the member’s entrance, the side door closest to the stables 
  • Wear your mask when in the clubhouse and when not on court
  • Coach and staff will take attendance for contact tracing
  • Arrive in your squash clothes, and be ready to play
  • Drop your bag in the designated are outside your court
  • As of Septmber 21, masks are required when on court
  • Bring your own equipment: mask, towel, goggles, racquet, and filled water bottles  
  • At this time there is no access to water foundations, showers, lockers, or towels
  • At this time parents, siblings and spectators are not allowed in the clubhouse
CLUBHOUSE RULES
  • Speed limit on the property is 10 MPH, please drive slowly
  • Please do not approach the barn and horses
  • Please be careful when you see a rider on a horse, as not to spook the horse
  • Players are not allowed in the fitness area (on the second floor)
  • Players are not allowed in the dining room (on the first floor)
DRESS CODE & EQUIPMENT
  • Players must wear all white, shirt and shorts (colored socks and sneakers are okay)
  • Bring non-marking sneakers, squash goggles, squash racquet, towel, water bottle, and mask
  • Wear street shoes into the clubhouse, and change into squash sneakers before getting on court
  • Stop by the Ox Ridge Pro Shop to purchase squash whites, racquets, sneakers, goggles, etc.
  • Learn more at https://www.leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=111264&org=dariensquash.com
CODE OF CONDUCT
  • The Codes of Conduct exist to elevate and maintain the high standard of sportsmanship in squash competition. They have been developed to maintain enjoyment and safety at accredited events, and are aligned with US Squash values of fairness, sportsmanship, and respect.
  • Read more at https://www.leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=110341&org=dariensquash.com

RULES OF SQUASH

  • This ABBREVIATED VERSION of the World Singles Squash Rules is to help players to understand the basics. All players should read the complete Rules. The Rule numbers in brackets in each heading refer to the full Rules. This amendment is effective from 1st April 2009.
  • Read more at https://www.leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=72745&org=dariensquash.com

MARKING & REFEREEING
US SQUASH ACCOUNT
CLUB MATCHES & MATCH PLAY
  • On October 1 we will evaluate opportunities for competitive play
COMMUNICATION
Always feel free to contact us if you have any questions.  We are here to share our love of the sport, and to support you and your child in learning how to play squash.
 
  • Manager - Rebecca Ashcraft, 
  • Manager - Kevin Davis, 
  • Manager - Tim Hesselsweet, 
  • Manager - Katie Van Duyne, 
  • Coach - Wick Clothier, 
  • Coach, Head ProWill Newnham, 

OX RIDGE JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP & PROGRAMS

  • Stop by the front desk and talk to Judy if you are interested in learning more about Ox Ridge Club
  • Junior Racquets Membership $150 /month with a 3-month commitment, and includes unlimited access to squash courts, member pricing for all squash programs, access to fitness facility for juniors 16+ years old, and access to dining options

 

 

2020-2021 Darien High School Blue Wave Team (9th-12th grade)

 

Boy's Captains: Will Morgan, Thomas Ostberg, Michael Dolcetti

Girl's Captains: Kenzie O'Shea, Sophie Napolitano, Kate Wolters

Orientation and information session: November 1 @ 7pm. DHS cafeteria

Captain's Practices: November 2020

Team Tryouts: December 2020 (to be confirmed)

Winter Season: December 2020 - February 2021

U.S. High School Championships ("Nationals"): February 19-21, 2021 at Arlen Specter US Squash Center

 

2020-2021 Darien Middle School Team (6th-8th grade)

 

Winter Season: December 2020 - February 2021

U.S. Middle School Championships ("Nationals"): February 5-7, 2021 at Arlen Specter US Squash Center

 

2020-2021 Darien Elementary School Team (k-5th grade)
 

Winter Season: December 2020 - February 2021