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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Darien High School Blue Wave Squash Program

 

 

2005

 

Darien Squash began as a Mixed DHS Club sport for boys and girls, started by Margie Hauer whose son and friends wanted to play squash competitively

 

 

2007

 


Board of Ed approved funding for official DHS Varsity Co-Ed Squash Team

 

 


2007/2008 season DHS Co-Ed Squash Team official

 


2008


FairWest League (the squash equivalent of FCIAC) started out with 3 teams - Darien, Rye and New Canaan and today is comprised of 15 teams from Fairfield and Westchester counties and local inner-city schools
 


2009
 


No-longer co-ed, first Varsity Girls Squash and Varsity Boys Squash Teams


2010
 


Darien High School recognized by US Squash as first US Public High School Team

 

 

 

Darien High School recognized by US Squash as First US Public High School Team at Nationals

 

 

2015/16

 

Varsity Boys Squash #1 public high school in the country

 

 

 

Varsity Boys Squash Division 2 Champions at US High School National Championships

 

 

2017

 

2017/18 season - first time full Varsity & JV Roster - 18 on boys team and 17 on girls team

 

 

2017

 


Varsity Boys and Girls Squash finished in top half of Nationals


2018
 


Varsity Girls Squash finished 6th in their division, best ever result


2018/19

 

 

 

Darien Middle School Program

 


2010
 


Started by Simon Gill and Patrick Wind


2017/18
 


Season hits record highs of between 23 student athletes

 


Players are coached by professionals and participate in FairWest & Nationals Squash tournaments
 


2018/19


Season hits another record high of 45 student athletes

 

Darien Youth School Program

 


Spring 2018
 


Brand new Youth Squash program with 42 student athletes in grades K-5 started by Rebecca Ashcraft and Chris Mitrano
 

 


Coached by squash professionals (1:5 ratio per court) and assisted by mentors from the Middle School Squash Team
 


Fall
2018


Youth Squash program with 36 student athletes in grades K-5. 

New Bronze Tournament team added to the practice groups for players interested in competing in the US Squash tournaments. 

Middle School Mentors work with youth team.

Parent Liaison role added.

 


Squash in the U.S.

 

Squash Growth

Not only is squash growing in our area, but across the United States. According to U.S. Squash, the United States has the fastest-growing squash participation in the world. The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) shows 66 per cent growth overall since 2010 to 1.71 million players. The SFIA ranks squash as the 12th fastest-growing sport in the U.S. over the past three years with a 32.6 per cent increase in participation.

 

U.S. Sqush College Programs

According to U.S. Squash, "Since 2005, there has been a 61% increase in the number of club and varsity college programs, and can expect this number to continue to grow as the increased junior participation continues to drive more club and varsity program development at the collegiate level." See men’s and women’s college programs and rankings at https://www.ussquash.com/college/rankings/

 

  • Men's Programs

    • 82 men's college programs

    • 40 varsity programs 

    • 10 Club programs

    • 900 players in 2017

 

  • Women’s Programs

    • 52 Women’s College Squash Programs

    • 30 Women’s Varsity Programs - 10 Club programs

    • 550 Players in 2017  


MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DARIEN SQUASH

 

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