The Harvard Recreational Squash Program


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Membership Options FREE Adult Clinics
Private Lessons Juniors Clinics

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

The recreational squash program is available to Harvard University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their guests by paying an annual membership fee.  Customers have three options for playing squash at Harvard:

  1. By purchasing an Athletic Membership Harvard affiliates can play squash throughout the year at the Hemenway Gym and QRAC Gym.
  2. By purchasing an Athletic Membership and the Murr Racquet Service add-on Harvard affiliates can also play squash at the Murr Center.

  3. By purchasing a Friend of Harvard Sponsor Tennis/Squash Membership non-Harvard affiliates can play squash at the Murr Center.

*Alumni and Friend of Harvard Sponsor Memberships must be purchased in person at the Membership Office located at the Malkin Athletic Center (39 Holyoke St. Cambridge, MA). 


LESSONS

Private Lessons

$85/hour

$70/45 minutes

Hameed Ahmed (617-495-8746, hameedahmed@fas.harvard.edu)

Luke Hammond (617-495-3706, lukehammond@fas.harvard.edu)

FREE Adult Clinics

 Come down to the Murr Center and learn the basics of squash and challenge some of your colleagues to a game! We will have some racquets and goggles at the courts, but please bring non-marking shoes if you have them. Sign-up for sessions by emailing assistant coaches Hameed Ahmed (hameedahmed@fas.harvard.edu) and Luke Hammond (lukehammond@fas.harvard.edu).
 

November 2, Noon - 1pm.

December 14, Noon - 1pm.

January 25, Noon - 1pm.

February 22, Noon - 1pm.

March 8, Noon - 1pm.


Junior Squash Clinics

Time and Place

Murr Center (65 N. Harvard St. Boston, MA 02163)

Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:15pm

Saturday competitive round robins once per month (Noon - 1:30pm)

Runs from September 2016 through May 2017

Instructors

Harvard University Varsity Squash Assistant Coaches, Hameed Ahmed and Luke Hammond

 

Student Qualifications

Students should have some experience in squash but there’s no skill requirement or age restriction. Space is limited to maintain coach-to-player ratio. First-come, first-served.

 

Typical Day

6:30-6:50pm Technical Work

6:50-7:20pm Technical Drills

7:20-7:45pm Tactical Condition Games

7:45-8:00pm Sport-Specific Conditioning

8:00-8:15pm Optional Individual Coaching/Games

Price

 $600 / month / player. Players also need to purchase the Murr Center membership ($415 / year or $225 / semester) which includes unlimited use of the squash courts if not already a member.

 

Program Includes

 8-9 clinics / month (1hr 45mins each)

Monthly Saturday Competitive Round Robins (Noon-1:30pm)

Goal setting, video analysis and performance reviews through the season

Coaching will be offered at 1-2 selected local US Squash tournaments

Contact

 Hameed Ahmed (617-495-8746, hameedahmed@fas.harvard.edu)

Luke Hammond (617-495-3706, lukehammond@fas.harvard.edu)


Intermediate-Advanced Junior Squash Clinics

Time and Place

Murr Center (65 N. Harvard St. Boston, MA 02163)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Runs from September 2016 through May 2017

Instructor

Harvard University Varsity Squash Head Coach, Mike Way

 

Contact

Mike Way (617-495-4851, way@fas.harvard.edu)