IT'S PRINCETON FOR KAT!!
Congratulations Katerine Sapinski on your achievement. You have always been a student of the game and will continue so at Princeton. Best of luck from all of us at Squash Revolution
jI’ve been working with Shahier Razik ever since I was in the GU13’s, and I can say with confidence that his personalized training sessions, feedback, and support throughout the years are what made me into the squash player I am today. I will forever be grateful for all of the time and energy Shahier has dedicated to working with and getting to know me as both a player and student, and the amazing opportunity I now have to play squash at a high collegiate level is possible because of Shahier’s strong mentorship and coaching. I would also really like to give a special shout-out to Coach Tim and Coach Heba, who have been a huge help in providing me with great advice and guidance both on and off court. I would not be where I am today without Shahier and Squash Revolution; thank you for instilling within me strength, courage and a tireless love for squash. I cannot wait to show college squash all that I have learned and will continue to learn with Shahier!I’ve been working with Shahier Razik ever since I was in the GU13’s, and I can say with confidence that his personalized training sessions, feedback, and support throughout the years are what made me into the squash player I am today. I will forever be grateful for all of the time and energy Shahier has dedicated to working with and getting to know me as both a player and student, and the amazing opportunity I now have to play squash at a high collegiate level is possible because of Shahier’s strong mentorship and coaching. I would also really like to give a special shout-out to Coach Tim and Coach Heba, who have been a huge help in providing me with great advice and guidance both on and off court. I would not be where I am today without Shahier and Squash Revolution; thank you for instilling within me strength, courage and a tireless love for squash. I cannot wait to show college squash all that I have learned and will continue to learn with Shahier!
FRANKLIN &Marshall GETs MARCO !
Congratulations Marco DiFillippo on your achievement. Franklin & Marshall is lucky to have a player with your work ethic and discipline. All the best from SR!
I was first introduced to Squash Revolution at their annual junior squash camp at Wesleyan University. I had heard of their program being highly regarded through word of mouth around the US Squash Community, so naturally, I decided to give the camp a try. At the time I was preparing for two Summer Gold Tournaments, which made this camp an optimal opportunity to sharpen up for my upcoming events. The week-long camp exceeded my expectations. The camp consisted of about 35 kids with approximately 6 coaches, which in my experience would usually mean there would be little individual attention being given to each player simply due to the ratio of kids to coaches. This was not the case in this camp. In fact, the coaches in Squash Revolution were extremely attentive to each player that participated. This gave me, all others as well, an opportunity to work with high-level coaches, giving us not only an opportunity to further develop specific aspects of our game but also allowed for us to develop relationships with each coach on a more personal level. I myself have developed a strong relationship with Shaier Razik. He has been a huge supporter of mine throughout my squash journey in the past two years, helping me with the complex College Squash recruiting process, leading me to my acceptance to Franklin and Marshall. On top of this, Squash Revolution has supported me and other squash players throughout the pandemic with their regular online clinics. This has allowed me to stay fit and engaged throughout the long and sometimes unmotivating quarantine. Squash Revolution has done so much for my development as a squash player and person and I credit a lot of my improvements to their efforts. Their devotion to each individual is incredible and I would recommend their program to anyone I know.
EMMA GOES OFF TO PENN & CHRIS GETS INTO TO DARTMOUTH!!
MikiAl is off to wesleyan!
Congratulations from all of us at Squash Revolution Mikial! You have always stay focused and worked hard. Now shows why!
" I have been consistently training with Shahier over the past 6 years, a period where I experienced my most significant and instrumental growth on my squash journey. Shahier’s attention to detail and focus on the technical aspects of my game was so much more specific than any other coach that I had trained with, and together we completely transformed my game not only technically, but also tactically. Through my training with him in clinics, lessons, and camps, I was able to experience squash in a social environment which I missed from playing other sports. With Squash Revolution, I was able to grow as a player both in terms of my squash skills and as a person. Shahier’s focus on endurance through diverse fitness routines, as well as video and tournament analysis of my matches, was a massive help to me and my squash. Thank you Shahier and Squash Revolution for being the best coach I’ve ever had, and I appreciate everything he has done for me!"
Alex captains cornell club!
Congratulations Alex on your achievement. All of us at Squash revolution are very proud!
"Cornell Squash has been an awesome experience, we really pushed to play more matches this season and went undefeated against Yale, Dartmouth (x2), and UPenn. My favorite portion besides playing was definitely coaching kids, during the UPenn match I helped coach a freshman who was down 0-2 to win 3-2. Playing with Shahier and squash revolution obviously really helped, I always enjoyed going and watching YouTube PSA videos, coaching kids, thinking of and doing drills we did. I definitely think your coaching style helped me become more analytical and able to see the game from both a players and coach perspective. Hopefully we carry this momentum into senior year, even though we’ve got some our better players graduating"
Liam Rotzoll Graduates from Junior Circuit to Ivy League- HARVARD!
After two years of "taking it seriously," Liam Rotzoll grew from an average squash player to US#6 in the National Squash Junior rankings. That quick rise also recently earned the shy yet disciplined-year old a spot on Harvard University's squash team.
But before graduating into the Ivy Leagues, there's a stop at the University of Virginia for the 2019 Squash Junior Championship tournament. That's on March 15th, and Liam hopes to improve what he humbly believes is the weakest part of his game: lack of experience.
"I started playing around age 10... but it was mostly because my mom worked at a gym with courts and we were trying to think of something else to do instead of play tennis," he recalls. It wasn't until Liam was almost 16 years old that he started focusing on the craft and relying on structured coaching to take him to another level.
The coach he found was Squash Revolution's Director and Head Coach, Shahier Razik -- once among the Top 20 best pro players in the world.
"Once Shahier started coaching me I got better and better really fast," says Rotzoll. "I was playing almost every day, but Shahier has good attention to detail and found a lot of ways to fix my technique and improve my strategies as a game goes on."
Shahier's training for Liam began with the focus on technical and footwork aspects. Today the focus is heavily on match play tactics, strategies and mental approach They spend much of the time analyzing Liam's tournament matches and finding ways to improve his game. Training sessions happen multiple times a week.
"We're really proud of him," says Shahier. "He's come a really long way as both a player and a person in a short amount of time. He's got a great story to tell and it will inspire the next generation of squash junior players!"
That story includes learning how to speak English after moving from a different country; tireless dedication from his mother bringing him to lessons; and finding an inspiring community of friends in the junior squash circuit from around the world, including Brazil and the United Kingdom.
"They're really competitive, self-driven people," said Liam, with a hint of a self-knowing grin. "Probably because squash doesn't have the same 'team' element like other sports."
Liam and his mom heard the good news from Harvard's squash coach right after a training session at Squash Revolution.
"All I could think to say was 'Wow. It didn't really sink in at the time! laughs Liam." "But my mom... she was SUPER excited." Pausing with a smile, he added "Yeah. REALLY excited. For me, it felt like all the hard work really paid off."
Cassie HEADS TO STANFORD!
Squash Revolution would like to congratulate Cassandra Ong and her family on this great achievement!
"From the very first lesson I had with Shahier, I was utterly blown away by his keen perception. His five minute assessment of my strengths and technical weaknesses were consistent with everything I knew about my game, and clearly revealed his uncommon expertise in the sport. Attending his camps, I was also very impressed by his ability to prescribe personalized training which benefited everyone regardless of their level.
Shahier has been my favorite coach for many years because of his dedication to make me a better player, freely putting in overtime when I wasn’t satisfied with a particular shot. He was the first coach who made me question how far I could take my game, and gave me the tools to do so. I’m thankful to Shahier for always encouraging me to ask any questions regarding training and college recruitment. Without him and Squash Revolution, I’d never be where I am today. Thank you !"
Squash Revolution Trains the best Squash Players
Last weekend, Washington D.C. hosted the annual Howe Cup Championship, the largest US women's national squash tournament. Women from around the country came together to challenge their squash game in four divisions. This year, women squashers of the District were proud to win very impressive titles against a very challenging competition.
The A Division team, DC ACES, crushed its opponents, winning every match without losing a single game all throughout the tournament. The drive and determination of the five players was inspiring. Margaret Gerety and Maria Porras, two out of the five champions, trained with Sergio Lopez and Mubarak Mohsin, Squash Revolution Coaches, in preparation for this event. "This is the second year Margaret and I participated in the Howe Cup, and we were hungry for the Win" - Maria Porras. All that squash training paid off to secure the coveted Silver Cup!
On the B division, the DC team, NCS Lob-B-ists, battled its way in a draw with over 16 participating teams, clinching an impressive third place finish after falling to the division runner up. Similarly, the team on the C division, DC United, faced some tough opponents and very intense competition, yet it was still able to secure a third place finish after a hard-fought 3-2 victory in the last round.
Prior to the tournament, all five members of the B team had been taking squash Clinics and training on a weekly basis with Squash Revolution coach, Fabien Sarran, at the Capitol Hill Sport&Health location. Similarly, three of the players on the C team had been taking weekly lessons with Fabien and with Squash Revolution’s newest coach, James Reiss, all at Capitol Hill Sport&Health. Teammates of one of the players on the the B team who went undefeated throughout the event mentioned that, "Sarah played the best they’ve ever seen in this tournament.”
The Howe Cup 2018 may be a year away, but the women who represented DC in the 2017 edition, will continue training and further improving their skills. Here at Squash Revolution, we are ready to help you be the next Howe Cup champion. So what are you waiting for? We offer lessons, clinics, and more at any of the five DMV Squash Club locations. Start training with any of our dedicated and highly experienced Squash coaches today!
We are looking forward to the next win !
Updates day 1
The first day of the tournament was great ! Pre qualifications matches when where pretty clean matches
Here are the score results for the pre-qualification.
Armando OLguin Bt Page 3-0 (3,6,9)
Shahid Hussain Bt Jason 3-0 (3,7,9)
Santiago Orozco Bt Hojung 3-0 (9,5,9)
Nicola Talbott Bt Sergio 3-0 (4,6,4)
Sam F bt N Talbott 3-0 (8,3,6)
Mubarak Mohsin Bt Shahier 3-0 (3,4,2)
Shahid Bt Armando 3-1 (4,8,(7)10)
Nosherwan Bt Cory 3-0 (6,6,6)
Santiago Bt Mubarak 3-1 (8), 9,8,11
Squash Revolution Coaches did well, and Nosherwan's with a 3-0 is moving up to the main draw.
Matches for today's main Draw are below and you can still come and watch the match. Make sure to grab a seat here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/squash-psa-tournament-bethesda-mc-lean-tickets-34288884978 Or below.
Join us for an amazing weekend of Squash
Squash Revolution is having is annual Mid Atlantic PSA Tournament.
Squash Revolution will open seating to National Capital Squash members at discounted pricing.
Matches will be held at Mclean Sport&Health and Bethesda Sport&Health
Trump to Squash Golf Routine
How a New Sport Could Replace the President’s Favorite Hobby
April 1, 2017, Washington, D.C. – As President Donald J. Trump continues to draw the ire of constituents with frequent trips to his Mar-a-Lago Resort weekend retreats, the inner circle of White House advisors have turned to an unlikely approach to keeping him closer to home. While the President may or may not be conducting “true” White House business, either by meeting with foreign diplomats or classified meetings, the common perception is that he has merely taken a significant time off for leisure.
The 45th President of the United States has long been an avid golfer, more than likely as part of being one of the most prominent businessmen in modern times. However, as he frequently leaves the Oval Office to play a few rounds in Florida week after week, many taxpayers are crying foul. As President Trump’s approval numbers continue to plummet, his staff has had little choice but to brainstorm ways to keep him in the D.C. area.
Despite criticizing Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for her potential health problems, as well as the appearance of many female opponents, President Trump has also drawn criticism for his appearance and possible health concerns. In fact, many medical professionals have suggested that the President may at minimum have a diet of high cholesterol and fat, while others have suggested the possibility of hypertension and maybe even pre-diabetic conditions.
As a result, with fewer than 100 days in the office, his chief medical advisement team has been scrambling for a way to keep the President healthier, as well as remaining local for longer than a few business days at a time.
Although the game of golf has long been regarded as a “sport” and has had a long tradition of professional athletes taking the game further than its inception over 1,000 years ago, most still see it as an excuse to drive golf carts and day drink. In fact, one retired athlete has gone on record claiming that the most physical effort involved in golf is “striking a nearby tree with a nine-iron after falling three over par on the seventh hole.”
Other professional golfers seem to struggle with simply being too good at the game, with Tiger Woods infamously changing his swing style to make things more challenging, all while making the game more emotionally difficult by having no fewer than 17 mistresses.
Indeed, golf has had a long-running tradition of politicians wasting taxpayer money while they enjoy a day out with their favorite lobbyists, but the game does little to improve or even maintain a player’s overall health. In fact, depending on the amount of time spent driving golf carts and the amount of cans of cheap beer consumed, many physicians have recommended fewer rounds of golf for more patients.
Their recommendation? A game that requires more physical activity and can be played in short bursts. Enter: the game of Squash.
In what is being hailed as “a wise move” and “a bold shift in policy” from White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, President Trump has quietly been making attempts to learn the game. The Presidential Motorcade has been seen leaving the White House several times per week, usually after the President’s 3 o’clock afternoon nap.
The National Enquirer and TMZ have also published several pictures showing President Trump in a sweat-drenched blue headband, soaking white shirt with the Presidential seal, and what can only be described as athletic shorts that are not long enough.
However, it is evident that the President-elect is taking the necessary steps to become a winner at Squash, as less time is being spent in the air back and forth to Florida, and more time in introductory courses and Squash lessons. In fact, many professional
Squash instructors recommend Squash Revolution, a series of camps and instructional classes aimed at raising awareness of America’s favorite forgotten sport.
A representative from Squash Revolution said that maybe be having the 45th President take on a larger pro-Squash stance, “he can help make America fit again.” This mimics the desires of many special interests groups, including American Heart Health Group, Doctors without Burgers, and even, We All Looked So Healthy Back in the ‘60s, What the Hell Happened? The last, being a non-profit group who has long failed to find footing among the rest of the better-known lobbying groups in D.C.
While many have applauded the White House in supporting measures from the self-proclaimed Alt-Golf group, others are expressing concerns with how the President will maintain his Squash playing habits.
Multiple sources from within the Secret Service have expressed the variable security nightmare going to the many public Squash courts in D.C., as well as the more private Squash clubs. Within the past several weeks, Secret Service members have had to close out the clubs of Sport & Health at Capitol Hill and Tenleytown, as well as the University Club of Washington DC, and the Metropolitan Club.
Reports have recently come in that the President canceled his time slot at local Squash club Equinox, stating that “it sounds like a gay bar.”
Despite Squash being among the best cardio sports available, as well as one of the highest doctor recommended activities for more patients, the change in the President’s personal sports policy is not without controversy. The Trump Administration is seeking approximately $3.2 million for the White House’s own private Squash court.
Florida groups are also pushing back, claiming that Squash is “only for Europeans and scrawny high school students trying to beef up the college entrance chances.” While this is perhaps an alternative fact, it is obviously a desperate plea to keep Florida’s revenue in place. Florida Governor Rick Scott has publicly voiced concerns of the state losing out on billions annually if the President discontinues his weekly golf trips.
In light of those event if you also want to learn squash and push yourself to new high as the president himself. You can join Squash Revolution Introduction to Squash at any of their clubs in and around the district. Here: http://www.squashrevolution.com/locations.html
Happy April Fool’s day !