Interactive Squash is a completely new and crazy fun way to play and train squash. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I was thrilled to have this opportunity and after training over the summer at home, joined the … MSQUASH and USSQUASH invite the community to come together through this platform. Ames will be replacing 16-year Head Coach Jane Parker, who left Vassar midway through this semester to accept a position at SquashSmarts in Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization that introduces inner-city students to the game and keeps them on track for graduation. “I watched this movie called ‘Chef,’ and the guy had a chef’s knife tattooed on his arm. Book your 30min sessions for only $32.5! Required fields are marked *. It turns out the sport’s obscurity dates back to its origin. (Head) Coach David Ames was incredibly supportive and asked me if I had any interest in joining the team next year. After over 40 years in the game, Ames said that his passion for squash has never changed, once again pointing to his forearm.

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Become part of our Junior Academy. Ames admits that replacing Parker, whom he has known through the entirety of her tenure at Vassar, will be an adjustment. Enroll for Fall Training now. Join MSQUASH today to play squash in a safe, fun, high-performance environment. We offer the widest variety in high-performance training in the safest way possible. May not be 100 people, but there is always six, or eight, or 10 or 20 people in the stands cheering on the team. “I got this tattoo about a year ago,” Ames said, pointing to the squash racket on his arm. The Head Coach of Vassar College Squash is David Ames - make it as easy as possible for them to learn about you as an athlete, and be able to start a conversation with you. Your email address will not be published. “The support for the Athletic Department is tremendous and so is the reputation for the school. “I got into playing squash by taking the squash class last spring. (Head) Coach David Ames was incredibly supportive and asked me if I had any interest in joining the team next year. I could be out doing something else and I’ll look at my arm and be like, ‘Yeah, I get to go play squash later, that’s so cool, I love playing squash.’ And I do.”, Your email address will not be published. “I’m hoping over time to put substantial effort and emphasis into recruiting, and bringing in players with more experience,” Ames said. It's time to get everyone back on court! The more matches the teams play, the better they play.”, With a talented freshman class on both the men’s and women’s teams, Ames believes that this year’s team will be a step up from last year’s. Luckily, for Vassar students, there is a team that is both accessible for students with experience and those without any exposure. Squash is now a worldwide sport, praised for its endurance, hand-eye coordination, individuality and its challenge. “It also just reminds me how much I love the game, you know, on a constant basis. Similarly, the men competed in the Liberty League Championship losing all four games to Bard College (0-9), Hobart College (0-9), St. Lawrence University (1-8), and University of Rochester (0-9). Games are projected on the front wall and react to the ball being hit on the wall. Calories burns fast while having the most fun serious gaming experience ever. “As someone who’s also on a team sport, I really like the individuality of playing squash (as you are the only one from your team on the court), while still being on a team and having that connection with everyone else. Both teams will finish out their regular seasons at home this weekend. “I really want to expand the schedule and have the teams playing more matches per semester per year, because there is no substitute for competition. Currently, the men are sitting at a 5-18 overall record. YOUR #1 CHOICE FOR FUN INNOVATIVE SQUASH TRAINING Accelerate now Join 365 Junior Academy Team StartSquash Today Team Book Your Court Team 25+ SQUASH CLINICS THIS FALL! Although humans have been hitting circular objects against walls for centuries, it was actually prisoners, concealed within the walls of the Fleet Prison in London, that would use rackets to hit balls against their cell walls as a way of exercise, naming the game “rackets.” From here, the modern deviation of the sport known as “squash” was then founded in the elite boarding school known as the Harrow School after participants found that puncturing a racket ball allowed for a game with a higher variety of shots and impacts. I am Interested inJunior AcademyStarter SquashCampsAdult SquashBirthday Parties and Events. I was thrilled to have this opportunity and after training over the summer at home, joined the team this fall,” recalled Swan. MSQUASH IS READY TO TRAIN AND COMPETE AGAIN YOUR #1 CHOICE FOR SAFE, FUN, INNOVATIVE SQUASH TRAINING Accelerate now MSQUASH IS HERE AGAIN!

Indoor, fast-paced and with a variety of thundering pongs, all within a dorm-sized arena, it is enough to both intrigue and intimidate a nearby bystander. Similar to fencing, swimming, cross country and track, there is a strong connection between the men’s and women’s programs, where they train, compete and travel together. Very few teams in the league as a whole have an interconnected team like we do as well. MSquash’s Junior Academy runs 20 clinics per week for players from starter to advanced level. The College Squash Association (CSA) is the governing body overseeing all intercollegiate varsity squash in the United States.

Senior captain Sydney Nemphos has been playing since she was 10, after looking for a winter sport between soccer and lacrosse, while sophomores Jonah Miles and Max Swan both joined the team after taking squash classes.

“Squash was the first sport that I ever played that I really clicked with,” Ames said. All you have to do is look at Vassar’s new squash coach David Ames’s right forearm to understand his commitment to the game of squash. Squash can be something of a mystery for those who don’t know what it is. However, I, as well as the rest of the team, have improved immensely from playing these opponents who are better than us, and our matches get closer and closer every weekend.” The senior sees this obstacle as an opportunity to better her own play as well as the level of her teammates.