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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Equipment and dress code


  • White tops and white bottoms are required
  • Non-makring squash sneakers are required (Do NOT wear your squash sneakers outside; always change into street shoes before and after you enter the squash courts)
  • Full-sized racquet
  • Safety goggles
Please email   if you are interested in ordering from the Club's Pro Shop.
Drop-off and pick-up loop, and parking


  1. Enter Ox Ridge Club at 512 Middlesex Rd.
  2. Turn right into the loop around the flag pole (blue arrows)
  3. Drop players at the end of the sidewalk
  4. Players should follow the sidewalk past the Clubhouse (red arrow)
  5. enter the squash area via the last door on the left, squash entrance
  6. Players should drop their bag and change into their squash sneakers outside of the doubles court
  7. Parents are welcome to park in the designated parking area (Please DO NOT pick-up and drop-off in the designated parking area)
  8. Players should ALWAYS enter the Clubhouse through the squash entrance, NOT the members entrance
  9. Parents are welcome to enter the Clubhouse through the squash entrance or members entrance
Club Rules, Regulations and Code of Conduct


Different from being in a public squash facility, Ox Ridge is a private club.  We know this is a shift in our culture, but we would like our team to play at Ox Ridge in future year, so please read and follow club etiquette and rules.

  • All players should enter and exit the Clubhouse through the squash entrance, please do not use the members entrance
  • Please refrain from talking on cell phones in and around the Clubhouse (take calls quietly in the parking lot)
  • Players should plan on leaving the Clubhouse shortly after their practice ends
  • Players should not be roaming around the Clubhouse, and should never go upstairs or into the dining room
  • If players don’t throw away their trash, parent volunteers have to clean-up after them
  • Please refrain from running and screaming in the Clubhouse and around the property
  • For the safety of children, no one under age 11 may be in riding facilities, squash or platform tennis courts or Clubhouse without direct adult supervision
  • For the safety of horses, you should not enter the riding facilities and interact with the horses
  • Please drive slowly when on Ox Ridge Club property, children and horses will be in and around the parking lot


Practice Times (September 9 - November 15; No practice October 31)


Program Details

  • Season Schedule: September 9, 2019 - November 15, 2019
  • No Practice: October 31, 2019
  • Head Coach: Will Newnham, Ox Ridge Squash Director
  • Location: Ox Ridge Riding and Racquet Club, 512 Middlesex Road
  • Student Court Ratio will range from 4:1 to 6:1
  • Dress Code: Darien Squash players are required to wear at least 80% white. Protective eye-wear and non-marking sneakers are required at all times.

Match Play: Upon arrival players should meet their team manager outside of the doubles courts.  A team manager will bring the group to the singles courts when they are available.  Players should expect to play one match, and referee the match following theirs.  If we can fit in more matches we will.  Players who are not playing or refereeing are welcome to jump onto the doubles court and rally with their teammates.  Managers will ask players to leave the courts promptly when their session ends to make room for the next group.

Grades 2-3
Practice Schedule: Saturdays 3:30-4:30

Grades 4-5
Practice Schedule: Fridays 4:00-5:30
Match Play Schedule (no coaching): Monday 5:00-5:45

Grades 6-7 
Practice Schedule: Thursdays 4:00-5:30
Match Play Schedule (no coaching): Monday 4:15-5:00

Grade 8 
Practice Schedule: Wednesday 4:00-5:30 AND Tuesday 4:00-5:30
Match Play Schedule (no coaching): Monday, 3:30-4:15


Club Matches


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  • Friday, September 27, 6:00-8:00pm, MSquash, Portchester, NY
  • Sunday, October 20, 3:30-5:00, Squash Haven Junior Play Date & Pizza Brunswick School, 1252 King St Greenwich
  • Friday, October 25, 5:30pm, LB Squash, Greenwich, CT
  • Saturday, October 26, 3:30-5:45, Apawamis, Greenwich, CT
  • Friday, November 1, TBD, Yale Club, NY, NY
  • Saturday, November 9, 3:00-5:00pm, Westchester Squash Academy, Mamaroneck, NY
  • Friday, November 15, 6:00-8:00pm, MSquash, Portchester, NY


Ladder Matches


If you are interested in learning more about the challenge ladder and how to manage it in the US Squash system, please join us for coffeee and doughnuts on November 9, at 9:30-10:45 AM in the Darien Library Conference Room. Thanks.

This year the FairWest Public School Squash Association (FWPSSA) is asking us to help our middle school (grades 6-8) players obtain a US Squash “rating” before the start of the season, which is November 18.  Also, we are including our elementary school (grades k-5) and high scool (grades 9-12) players who are interested in participating in year round competitive play.

About the Initial Ladder:  The initial ladder was created using the below criteria.  Please note that the initial ladder is a starting point, and it will never be the same, so please don’t assume your current position is accurate.

  1. US Squash rating
  2. Player’s grade
  3. Player’s age

Accessing the Ladder:

  1. Log into your US Squash Account to get started www.ussquash.com
  2. Click on “Ladders” across the top
  3. Click on “Darien Squash Team”
  4. Find your name
  5. Click on the buttons on the right to request and/or record a match

Ladder Rules:

  • Start Date 7/3/2019, End Date 7/2/2020
  • Players are responsible for self refereeing their own match, or asking teammates to referee their match
  • Parents, friends, teammates are not allowed to interfere with a match; no cheering
  • Coaching is not allowed before or during a challenge match, advice can be given when the match ends
  • Players agree on final scores, and winner enters scores into US Squash System within 24 hours
  • Score Validation: First to 11 with 2 point advantage, best of 5 games  
  • Maximum number of challenge positions above player: 4
  • What happens when the challenge is NOT played: Win for challenger
  • Action taken after challenge has NOT been played: 7 days
  • Loser must wait before challenging same player: 5 days
  • Maximum number of concurrent challenges initiated: 4 challenges
  • Maximum number of concurrent challenges accepted: 1
If you are interested in learning more about the challenge ladder and how to manage it in the US Squash system, please join us for coffeee and doughnuts on November 9, at 9:30-11:00 AM in the Darien Library Conference Room.

SAVE THE DATE!  Darien Squash End-of-Season Team Event


Date: Sunday, November 17
Location: Ox Ridge Club, 512 Middlesex Road


  • 2:00-3:00, Elementary School Squash Round Robins
  • 3:0-4:00, Team Banquet and Team Photo (elementaty and middle schools)
  • 4:00-5:00, Middle School Players Squash Round Robins

* Dress Code: White Top and White Bottoms, non-marking sneakers, goggles, and racquet