Darien High School Blue Wave Squash Team 2022-2023
Registration for the 2022-2023 DHS Squash Season is open. Practices will take place at Chelsea Piers. Our season runs from November 28, 2022 up until the February 2023 school break. Varsity players finish the season at Nationals, which takes place February 23-26, 2023.
Rosters for all teams are complete!
2022-2023 Team Rosters
BUS PICKUP LOCATION CHANGED!
Bus to tryouts and all practices from DHS to Chelsea Piers:
A bus to Chelsea Piers will leave from the Bus Loop immediately after school. We do not have a bus number, but the bus will be pulled to the side and not lined up with the other buses. All players except seniors who have submitted self driving forms should plan to take the bus to practice. As a reminder, seniors may not drive other students to practice. Squash bags may be left in the area by the entrance to the Main Gym during the day. Players should be picked up at Chelsea Piers at the end of practice.
Pasta Dinner for all DHS Teams!
All DHS Squash players are invited to the 1st pasta dinner of the season!
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 5:30pm at the DHS Cafeteria.
A sign up sheet for food and beverages will be sent to parents later this week!
Attendance at practices and ladder matches is mandatory. Exceptions are illness, family emergency or participation in a US Squash tournament.
Begin the week of December 6
Boys Practice Times at
- Boys Varsity- Wednesdays, 3-4:30pm
- Boys JV- Thursdays, 3-4:30pm
Girls Practice Times at
- Varsity- Mondays, 3-4:30pm*
- JV- Tuesdays, 3-4:30pm
*On dates when there is no school on Monday, Girls V practice will be moved to another day of the week. We will post this schedule before the season begins.
Please come dressed to play
Bring goggles or iMask, racquet, squash sneakers and water bottle
Players are responsible for keeping track of their personal belongings
MATCH SCHEDULE - Please visit "Schedule" tab
Boy's Captains: Andrew Banks, Will Koons and David Zhao
Girl's Captains: Ali Meyer, Grace Mitrano and Amanda Type
You will be able to purchase your items online in 3 easy steps.
- Visit the store:
- Choose your items and add them to your cart
- Securely checkout with your credit card
*Please note that we will be updating this section on an ongoing basis as Covid policies continue to change.
- All players are required to wear goggles on court.
- For players who chose to wear a face mask, masks may cause your goggles to haze or fog. If you are experiencing this, we encourage you to purchase a face shield, e.g., 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/
Some venues hosting matches may require that all players be vaccinated against Covid.
- Be ready to play at start of practice. Chelsea Piers locker rooms are available for players to chaneg before practice.
- Drop your bag in the designated area outside your court
- Bring your own equipment: towel, goggles, racquet, and filled water bottles
DRESS CODE & EQUIPMENT
- Bring non-marking sneakers, squash goggles, squash racquet, towel and water bottle
- Wear street shoes into the clubhouse, and change into squash sneakers before getting on court
- Players are responsible for keeping track of their personal belongings.
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
About Darien High School Blue Wave Squash
The Darien HIgh School squash team is a group of student-athletes at DHS who are interested in competing in junior level squash. Darien Squash leadership is composed of parent volunteers interested in organizing and facilitating the efforts of the student-athletes. All coaching and training are provided by outside professional programs. Regional and National competitions will allow the athletes to compete with athletes from other programs. Darien Squash aims to challenge its athletes with continual instruction in a fun and active environment with the best interests of the athletes as the first consideration.
The safety the athletes is our primary concern. The potential for injury is inherent in all sports. Even with the best coaching, the most advanced protective equipment, and a strict observance of rules, injuries can happen. Although serious injuries are not common in supervised athletic programs, it is impossible to eliminate the risk. Parents and students must be willing to accept the risks associated with sports participation.
As in all competitive sports, good sportsmanship is to be adhered to by all players during clinics and matches. Good sportsmanship is a learned behavior and will be reinforced by the coaches and DHS Squash leadership. Parents can play a great part in having their children practice good sportsmanship by being positive role models. Squash is a sport that takes place within an enclosed court. All behavior is in plain sight of coaches, fans, and other players.
The DHS Squash Team is part of he FairWest Squash League which includes ~10 schools and ~400 players in the Fairfield-Westchester area. The FairWest League looks to grow their numbers, and provide a place for players of all levels—whether those who are top-ranked Gold/JCT competitors or just beginners—including private and public school students, to play and get better at squash. It is an outlet for squash players, who may not have the best team programs at their schools, to play more often and with other kids of their same level, or better.
US Squash is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which serves as the only national governing body and membership organization for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1904 and headquartered in New York City, it is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Pan American Squash Federation and the World Squash Federation.