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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2020-2021 Darien High School Blue Wave Team (9th-12th grade)
 
Pre-Register for Captain's Practices and Tryouts via the "Register Now" button
 
Boy's Captains: Will Morgan, Thomas Ostberg, Michael Dolcetti
Girl's Captains: Kenzie O'Shea, Sophie Napolitano, Kate Wolters
 
Captain's Practices: November 2-23, at Ox Ridge Club
Mondays 7:00-8:30 PM
Saturdays 3:00-4:30 PM
Sundays 3:00-4:30 PM
 
Tryouts:

GIRLS
Sunday, November 29, 3:00 PM
Monday, November 30, 3:00 PM

BOYS
Tuesday, December 1, 3:00 PM
Wednesday, December 2, 3:00 PM
Thursday, December 3, 3:00 PM

CALL BACK (Tentative)
Friday, December 4, 3:00 PM
Some players, boys or girls, may be called back for this last tryout day

 
Winter Season: 
Begins on December 4, 2020, and ends on February 27, 2021
 
U.S. High School Championships ("Nationals"): 
February 19-21, 2021 at Arlen Specter US Squash Center

 

with questions.

 

2020-2021 Darien Middlesex Middle School (MMS) Team (6th-8th grade)
 
Register for tryouts using the “Register Now” button
 
8th grade boys/girls travel tryouts:
Tuesday, December 1, 5:00-7:00 PM
Wednesday, December 2, 5:00-7:00 PM
 
6th and 7th grade boys/girls travel tryouts:
Thursday, December 3, 5:00-7:00 PM
Friday, December 4, 3:00-5:00 PM
 
Travel Commitment Policy

The Darien Middlesex School (MMS) Squash Team will field a total of 4 teams with 6 players. There will be A, B, C, and D teams, and placement will be depend on ability, attendance, and attitude. All players selected for the travel teams must be enrolled at Middlesex Middle School, and must agree to make squash their PRIORITY for the entire course of the season. Given the number of players we have at each grade level, it is not fair to have roster spots go to players who are less than 100% committed to squash in the winter. We expect and encourage all of our athletes to play other sports during the rest of the year, as it increases athletic development and adds to players’ enthusiasm for all sports they play. But we require that during our relatively short season, you choose squash over other event conflicts. If you are not prepared to make squash your priority, we will recommend outside clincis where players can develop their skills but where there is flexibility regarding attendance. NOTE - IF YOU ARE TRYING OUT FOR TRAVEL HOCKEY, BASKETBALL, ETC, THEN YOU SHOULD NOT TRYOUT FOR TRAVEL SQUASH (We would expect it to be the same vice versa).

Travel Winter Season:

December 8, 2020 - February 26, 2021

Team A:

Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 PM

Thursdays 4:30-5:30 PM

Team B:

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 PM

Fridays 2:30-3:30 PM

Team C:

Tuesdays 5:30-6:00 PM

Thursdays 5:30-6:00 PM

Team D:

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 PM

Fridays 3:30-4:30 PM

Up to 5 conference matches: To be scheduled (most Friday Nights and occasional Weekends)

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

House Teams (6th-8th grade boys and girls) 
Will not be playing this winter due to reduced court availability because of social distancing.  If you would like a recommendation on where to sign-up for winter clincs, please email info@dariensquash.com.  We hope to start back up in the spring.
 

 

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

Elementary School Teams (K-5th grade boys and girls)

Will not be playing this winter due to reduced court availability because of social distancing.  If you would like a recommendation on where to sign-up for winter clincs, please email info@dariensquash.com.  We hope to start back up in the spring.

 

Guidelines for the Season
 
 
iMASK INFORMATION
  • This season masks and goggles are required on court, and it’s almost guaranteed that players of all levels and all ages will be required to were masks during the winter season (Dec-Feb).  Wearing masks may cause your goggles to haze or fog.  If you are experiencing this, we encourage you to purchase an iMask. The iMask+ WSD Mid Length Face Shield product has been designed for the specific needs of Squash Players.  The slightly shorter visor allows for freedom of movement while still protecting the face area. This protective barrier can help in the fight against COVID-19, and also provide impact resistance to protect your face from ball or racquet strike.  The iMask comes in adult and junior sizes (11% smaller for 7-10 year olds), and can be worn over Rx glasses.  You can learn more about the iMask (WSD Mid Length Face Shield) at https://www.imaskusa.com/
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 the Darien Squash Official Uniform or all white on the squash courts at Ox Ridge Club (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

 

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