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World Champion squash players
Founded in England in the 1860′s, squash is an indoor racket sport played by more than 15 million people in 153 countries around the world.
Squash is a uniquely effective after-school program activity or “hook.” The indoor racquet sport has historically been played at prep schools and elite colleges and maintains close ties to strong educational institutions. Simply by playing squash, our students are exposed to higher education and a culture that values academic achievement. Moreover, because squash is a small sport in America, winning scholarships to prep schools and colleges through squash is a realistic goal for many of our players.
Team members attend at least two squash practices a week at Fordham University. Students also have the option of signing up for private lessons during the week.
During most school year weekends, our students practice, play matches or compete in tournaments. Team members are required to attend one squash session a weekend; those who are interested frequently attend two or three squash sessions.
Our most dedicated players attend optional training sessions before school at Fordham University.
CitySquashers frequently travel to tournaments throughout the Northeast and beyond. Team members play an average of five tournaments a year; tournament locations include New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio, and even Europe. When out-of-town, team members are often hosted by families.
Team members attend intensive squash camps each summer. In addition to the CitySquash day camp at Fordham University, squash camps often take place at schools such as Williams, Princeton, Wesleyan, The Naval Academy, Mercersburg, and Dartmouth. CitySquashers also attend day camps at clubs in Rye Brook, Mamaroneck, Stamford, Greenwich and elsewhere in the New York City area.
There are 12 member programs of the National Urban Squash and Education Association, and CitySquashers have won a record 68 Urban National titles. At the 2011 Urban Individual Nationals held at Williams College in June, CitySquash won six out of the tournament’s eight divisions. At the 2012 Urban Individual Nationals held at Fordham University and the SL Green StreetSquash Center, CitySquash won three of the tournament’s six divisions. One CitySquasher has been ranked as high as #9 in the country. Twelve of CitySquash’s prep school students currently play #1 or #2 on their squash team and five are team captains.