Squash is “The Hook!”, and also considered the “healthiest sport in the world” according to Forbes Magazine. First State Squash students learn, practice and train on the squash court three days a week from September until June. From their initial introduction to the sport, to the time they graduate from high school, the FSS students will have logged no fewer than 1250 on-court practice hours. All of our players develop a love for the game; some a healthy obsession.
Each practice lasts for 75 - 100 minutes and focuses on racquet technique, skill development, footwork, strategy, rules and refereeing, sportsmanship and developing mental readiness for competition. First State Squash squashers are then able to showcase their learned skills by competing in matches against private school teams, other urban squash programs, and in squash tournaments at the local and national levels. Dozens of other urban squash program alum have attained state and national rankings, and many have gone on to compete on college teams such as Bates, Colby, Hamilton, Harvard, Hobart, Northeastern, Tufts and Wesleyan.