Darien Squash is a group of Darien student-athletes (grades K-12) interested in learning and competing in junior individual and team squash. Darien Squash leadership is composed of parent volunteers interested in organizing and facilitating the efforts of the athletes. All coaching and training are provided by outside professional programs.
The program is based out of the Ox Ridge Riding and Racquet Club in Darien.
Darien High School Teams:
Darien High School Squash was started in 2005 as a mixed club team. In 2007 the Board of Ed approved funding for an official varsity team. The boys and girls Varsity teams began play in the 2007/2008 season. The program currently consists of Varsity/JV Boys and Varsity/JV Girls teams with a total of 36 athletes.
Darien Youth Squash:
Darien Youth Squash consists of 100+ athletes of all different levels. Grades k-8.
Elementary School: Grades K-5 are open to residents of Darien. Our mission is to introduce young children to the sport of Squash while encouraging both competitive play and fun. While players are grouped by age, there is also a consideration for skill level.
Middle School: Grades 6-8 are open to residents of Darien. Our mission is to continue to build on the players' skills, increasing their exposure to competitive team matches and still encouraging fun and
sportsmanship, all while developing a lifelong appreciation of the game.
Darien Squash is very proud of its graduates that have gone on to play college squash at Varsity or club level.
Ushashi Basu, Tufts University, Class of 2013
Britt Gordon, Boston College, Class of 2014
Leslie Gill, University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2015
Kincade Webster, Fordham University, Class of 2016
Madeleine Gill, Stanford University, Class of 2016
Dominic Hansford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Class of 2017
Jonathan Gill, Columbia University, Class of 2017
Toby Hansford, University of Virginia, Class of 2020
Connor Wind, Tufts University, Class of 2020
Walker Wind, Tufts University, Class of 2021
Harrison Gill, Yale University, Class of 2021
Dillon O’Shea, Tufts University, Class of 2022
Henry Sparkman, The Naval Academy, Class of 2024
Kenzie O’Shea, Colby College, Class of 2025
David Strong, Boston University, Class of 2026