Every Squash Haven practice begins on the squash court. Students work with Squash Haven staff, members and coaches of the Yale team, and other volunteers on shot-making technique, footwork, rules of the game, fitness training, and competitive strategy. As team members progress they have the opportunity to compete both in individual squash tournaments and as a team against local schools and other urban squash programs. The goal of our squash program is to teach the game, improve skill and fitness levels, and introduce Squash Haven team members to the competitive squash world within the context of a fun team-oriented environment.
Fitness and Health
At Squash Haven we believe that students can only achieve their best when their efforts are part of a healthy lifestyle. Each Squash Haven practice includes demanding drills and related fitness activities, but we know that a healthy lifestyle needs to be part of what we do off the court as well. Squash Haven squash and fitness sessions are supplemented by a “stairs only” policy, a nutrition program, and fitness and nutrition education.
"I know I wanted to give back to squash because the sport has given me so much. We have resources at Yale, our staff, the courts, the connections, the city. It made so much sense to use these resources to support youth.”
Director of Squash and Volunteers