A Message from Jay Naseem, Owner/Founder
Squash and other individual activities provided by independent businesses during these extraordinary times, have provided an opportunity for student athletes and their families to bring some normalcy back into their lives. While public agencies and team activities struggle to adapt, local business owners and independent pursuits are continuing to maintain the economy and the mental health of their clients the best way they know how: with the grit and determination characteristic to the American Entrepreneur. From in-person activities like lessons and tournaments, Zoom workouts and college evaluations, to extensive cleaning and safety measures; we’ve been able to implement protocols to continue to bring our valued service to our clients and keep our staff employed.
Our community business will never be replaced by a big box alternative. We are rooted in the community we serve and understand the privilege and responsibility this bears. It is with great pride that we provide a service that grounds and develops young people, contributes to family bonding, employs local artists and supports local businesses.
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Nouran El-Torky began competing as a Professional Squash player at 14 years old. She is a former Egypt #3 and World #41 Squash Player. In 2007, 2009 and 2011, she represented Egypt on the World Team in National and International tournaments as a key player helping the World Junior Open team grab the Gold Medal 3 times. Nouran competed in PSA tournaments all over the world – winning 6 titles, taking the runner up slot 4 times and reaching the finals and semis of 13 PSA tournaments in Egypt, India, Malaysia, Australia and the United States. In 2016, while living in Egypt, she converted her experience, passion and talent for the game into an exciting coaching career.
Hunt picked up squash in boarding school while he was a competitive junior tennis player. He made Varsity his first year and eventually played #1 for his school. After college he worked on Wall Street, then began coaching squash professionally in 1990. Hunt was a four-letter member of the Men’s Varsity Squash Team at Princeton University He and the Tigers won three Division 1 National College Squash Championships. He attained a US Singles national ranking of #12 and was ranked in the top five in the United States in several national age categories for many years.