Rensselaer Squash Club


The Rensselaer Squash Club was established with the aim of providing members of the Rensselaer community with an opportunity to play one of the world's most taxing sports. Squash is played throughout the world and is well known for the intense exercise it provides in a short period of time.

For those who play racquetball, squash is very similar but requires more stamina and skill, and is more challenging. The pace of the game is also generally faster.

The RPI Squash Club has a team in the C league of the Captial District Squash Racquets Association. However, we mostly play squash for the fun of it.

When and where

At RPI, the squash/racquetball courts are located in the'87 Gym. The courts are converted hardball courts, so are termed `narrow' because they are slightly narrower than the international sized courts. For Fall 2000, the courts will be booked for the squash club from Mon and Thur, 6pm-8pm. Members are welcome to play otuside of these times provided the courts have not been booked for another purpose.

As part of the league, we also play outside of RPI at places such as the Court Club, Steuben Athletic Slub and Siena College.

Rankings

The club maintains a ladder each season. Generally, the top players on the ladder are those that play for RPI in the league. However, we try to let anyone interested play at least a few games for RPI.

Coaching

Malik Magdon-Ismail will be coaching the members of the club on Mondays from 6pm to 7:30pm. He is an A-league player and currently the best in the Captial District.

Mailing list

The squash club has a mailing list which is used to keep everyone updated with the latest news. To join the list, send an email with a body of

subscribe squash
to majordomo@cs.rpi.edu.

Once you have joined, you may send messages to squash@cs.rpi.edu, and they will be delivered to all that subscribe to the list.

To unsubscribe, send a message with body

unsubscribe squash
to majordomo@cs.rpi.edu from the same address that you subscribed.

Joining the club

The fees for the 2000/2001 school year are Joining the club will allow you to participate in training sessions organised by the club and CDSRA, and perhaps play in the league matches as part of the RPI team. The club will also provide the equipment necessary to get you started. That way, you can get a feel for the game without spending money on purchasing equipment.

Contacts

If you want more information, please contact Amitha Perera or Amrit Kalra.


(*) Squash related links

Questions, comments, suggestions to perera@rpi.edu
Last update: 17 August 2000 >