Instructor: Crockett Marr
Squash is a racket game that is easy to learn, fun to play and exciting to watch. Played at any level, this overall fitness activity improves endurance, hand-eye coordination, agility, speed and muscle tone. Squash is a stress buster, and an effective cross-training exercise. Often called athletic chess, a half hour of squash moves can burn on average 500 calories.
Class will cover grip, stroke basics, footwork, service and shots, court coverage and control, strategy, rules and refereeing. Coach will evaluate each student and match up players. Evaluation process is ongoing so that all may have a chance to play with stronger players. Students can improve their game using the year round Squash Challenge Ladder.
A five-person team will compete once a week on the Portland City League. A new team is selected each week the day before competition. Students may also compete in local and away tournaments in accordance with school policy. Reed's annual Jack Scriven Tournament is open to all Reed players, alumni and staff. Class is open to all.