McArthur Squash Center
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Welcome Mark Allen, Director of Squash
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The Boar's Head is pleased to announce
the appointment of Mark Allen as the director of squash for the McArthur
Squash Center (MSC). Mark has an exceptional background as a player –
formerly ranked among with world's top 50. He has also coached some of
the finest squash players in the world. Mark started at The Boar's Head Monday,
April 15th; he is looking forward to meeting our Sports Club Members and Guests, and building
a world-class squash program. Please join The Boar's Head team in welcoming Mark and his family to our Resort and the Charlottesville community.
It's been a whirlwind few weeks in the
beautiful new McArthur Squash Center and there is still plenty to be done - but
we are on the right track! Our introductory period of free classes and clinics
is now over, and Mark Allen is busy working on a
program schedule to take us through the next few weeks and onward into the
school holiday period.
Here is some of the activity we have
planned for you coming up. Use the link above for more information or to sign
up for any of the classes you are interested in.
Starts week of Monday May 13
We will hold one round of 3 week junior
squash clinics before our Summer Camp program kicks in. Classes for the younger
children are schedule for Wednesday's, and classes for the older kids will be
on a Thursday.
Starts Wednesday May 15, 7.00am to
Come in early
and get your day off to a great start. The first 30 minutes of the class are
coaching instruction, where we pick a theme to focus on and work on improvement
in that one specific aspect of the game. The second half of the session is
about getting a good workout through rotating match play.
Tactics & Rules Clinic
On Wednesday May 15, 5.30pm to 7.00pm.
This is a single class/lecture that I have presented many times before
and it's aimed at helping you and your playing partner have a cleaner, more
interference free game of squash. I recommend it to everyone. The fee is $20
Thursday Night Club Night
Every Thursday from May 16, 5.45pm to
All 11 squash courts will be reserved for Club Night. This weekly event
is sure to become a popular mainstay in our squash programming calendar. There is no need to sign up in advance, just turn up on the night, and
have fun mixing in with some singles and doubles with as many players as
possible. You can attend for the whole 90 minutes, or any part thereof. All
levels are welcome. And every other week you can invite one guest along for
free – the first free guest night being May 16.
Private Squash Lessons w/ Assistant
From Monday May 20
We hope to have our first assistant pro
hired and conducting lessons by Monday May 20. Lessons with assistants will be
45 minutes long and priced at $65. If you are interested in lessons with an
assistant coach when they come on board please contact Director of Squash, Mark
Every Tuesday from May 21, 9.15am to 10.15am
The ladies morning class has been the
most popular on our opening schedule, so it will continue, every Tuesday,
starting May 14th. Sign up for the first 3 week period for $45 total. There is
space for 15 women total, and all levels are welcome.
Kids Summer Squash Camps
From Monday June 11
Our summer squash camp program for kids
is now posted. There will be 3 weeks of camp in June and another 3 weeks in
July. Camps are Monday through Thursday and begin with children as young as 5
years old. You may download more information on the camps at the bottom of this
Bronze Junior Tournament
This will be our first US squash
sanctioned junior tournament at MSC. When starting to play
junior tournaments, kids should look to enter Bronze tournaments, which have
the fewest ranking points and therefore will attract players with less
experience. We plan on having a silver event in September. Contact Mark for
Grand Opening Squash Festival
More news to follow on this, but for
now please diarize September 19-22 as we will be hosting a squash festival at
MSC that will include pro events in both singles and doubles versions of the
game, a doubles Pro-Am, an adult skill level tournament, and a junior age group
Court Reservation Rules
MSC is now accepting court reservations. Our "TERMS AND POLICIES AGREEMENTS" MUST be completed/signed prior to ANY/ALL players taking the court (INCLUDES BOTH MEMBERS AND GUESTS). Please allow for 10 minutes to complete these forms on your first visit; or, contact Christian Edeleanu at 244-2432 or Christian_edeleanu@boarsheadinn.com to complete in advance. Forms are also available at the Front Desk. Online squash court reservations will be available starting May 1st (details provided on the Terms and Policies Agreement).
McArthur Squash Center Information
The 33,000-square-foot venue will significantly expand the squash program at the University, providing a new home for the sport, which is currently played at the club level. Additionally, the facility will be available to U.Va. faculty, staff and students through the Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports, as well as to members of the Boar's Head Sports Club and guests of the Boar's Head.
BHSC Membership Information
Click here to visit our membership information page online or contact Bret Garrison, Director of Membership and Operations at 434.972.6067 or firstname.lastname@example.org