The Cambridge Athletic Club at 215 First St is the only public squash club in Cambridge and is regarded as one of the premier squash venues in the Boston area. Our members have won numerous state singles and team championships. The club boasts a well-organized squash program, and the best squash pros in the area…making it the place to play!

The program features very active intermediate and beginner ladders and attracts many highly ranked players in the region. The squash program includes: round-robins, box ladders, challenge ladders, leagues, beginner clinics, and private squash lessons.

It’s really easy to get started! Contact Naji Khan, our Squash Program Director, to determine your level-rating. Once you obtain a level-rating, you will be directed to the programs that best fit your level of play. And, the level-rating will enable Naji to forward you a list of playing partners that you can contact.

Round-Robins:

Players have the opportunity to participate in organized, competitive round-robins that are held on designated nights each week. The club reserves courts and organizes the event so all players need to do is come play. The round-robins, which are managed by one of our squash pros, prove to be a great opportunity to have your level-rating evaluated and to meet other members that play at the same level. You can also discuss some of the other elements of squash program with our squash pro. The round-robins schedule is updated each season to meet the demands of the squash membership.

FALL/WINTER ROUND ROBIN SCHEDULE

MONDAY
6:00-7:30pm [lower-intermediate]
sign-up available @ 3pm on Monday

7:30-9:00pm [upper-intermediate]
sign-up by contacting NAJI KHAN directly.

SATURDAY
3:45-5:00pm [intermediate]
sign-up available @ 11am on Saturday

SUNDAY
3:45-5:00pm [beginner]
sign-up available @ 11am on Sunday

Each round-robin is limited to 8-players. Participants can sign-up by registering at the Front Desk on the same day as the scheduled round-robin (at the designated time listed on the schedule). Call the Front Desk at 617.491.8989. New members and upper-intermediate (advanced) players are required to register with Naji Khan, our Squash Program Director.

Boxed Ladder:

The Box Ladder is a monthly competition that is made-up of several different player brackets in which all the players (at their respective playing levels) play each other. The overall winner of each bracket will move-up to the next level bracket. The person who finished last in their respective bracket will move down to a lower bracket. Needless to say, it’s a great way to find playing partners.

Challenge Ladder:

The Challenge Ladder is a competitive ranking system for players within the club. The Squash Program Director will get you started by assigning you a level-rating and placing you on the existing Challenge Ladder, which is posted near the squash courts. From that point onward players compete to establish and hold respective Challenge Ladder positions. To climb the ladder, players must challenge and beat players that are listed above them. If a player loses a challenge match they move down the ladder. Contact Naji Khan, the Squash Program Director, to get started.

Leagues:

The club fields a number of teams in the Massachusetts Squash league each year. In fact, during the 2015-2016 season our Open 3.5 team won the League Championship. And, our Open 4.5 and Women’s 3.5/2.5 teams made it to the playoffs. During previous years the members of CAC have captured the state team championship numerous times. We’re hoping to have another fun, successful year!

The team matches are played once each week against teams from other clubs in the Boston area. The current squash league runs from October 2016 through March 2017.  This season we have fielded 5-teams, which include an Open 4.5, Open 4.0, Open 3.5, Open 3.0, and Women’s 3.5/2.5.  We have more information about the league posted on the Squash Bulletin Board at the club. If you’re interested in participating on one of the club teams contact the Squash Program Director.

Beginner Clinics:

The Beginner Squash Clinic take place each month with one of our squash pros. They are free of charge for CAC members. They are designed for individuals who have little or no squash playing experience. Instruction includes a basic introduction to the rules, scoring, strokes, serve, serve return, strategy, and more. It is also a great opportunity to meet members at a similar playing level.

The next Beginner Squash Clinic is scheduled on Thursday, February 23rd 6:45-8:15pm. Each session is limited to 4-participants. Contact Naji Khan, the Squash Program Director, to sign-up.

Private Squash Lessons:

Please contact Naji Khan for more information:
Phone Number: 617-821-8040
Email: squashpro@yahoo.com

Court Reservations:

Members can reserve courts up to three (3) days in advance by contacting the Front Desk. Each reservation must include two players to secure the court. Court reservations are restricted to members-only during peak usage periods – both players must be members to reserve a court.  Peak usage periods are:  Monday-Friday 6:45-9:00am and 4:30-7:30pm.  During off-peak hours members can reserve a court with a guest.  Players that are not members can use the courts (for a fee) on a drop-in basis.  Non-members and guests are subject to a guest fee.

For Squash Court Reservations, please call the CAC 215 First St. Front Desk 617.491.8989

Racquet Rental:

$2 per racquet. A valid photo ID (which will be held at the Front Desk) is required to rent a racquet.

Racquet Re-stringing:

Racquets are re-strung within 48-hours from pick-up. The cost varies depending on the string type. Please contact the Naji Khan, Squash Progarm Director for more information.

Our Squash Pros:

The Khan brothers have each played professional squash for more than 25-years. They now devote their time to teaching beginners and juniors, coaching advanced players, and developing squash programs. They have served as Head Squash Professional at the Harvard Club of Boston, Back Bay Racquet Club, Waverley Oaks Athletic Club, Boston Racquet Club, and Boston Sports Clubs.

The Khan brothers come from a long-line of distinguished squash players comprising the world famous “Khan Dynasty of Squash.” The Khan family dominated the sport of squash for decades. They have won more squash championship titles than any family (in any sport) in history. They are known throughout the world as the “first family of squash.” Their father, grandfather, uncles, cousins and older brother have all held world squash titles. The family holds the record for the most British Open and North American Open squash titles…two of the most prestigious titles in squash. Five members of the family (which includes their father) are the only players to have ever won both the world hardball and softball squash championships. Three of the Khans are the only players to have won the world hardball and softball squash titles during the same year. Their cousin (Jahangir) is regarded as the best professional squash player to have ever played the sport. He has the record for the longest winning streak in professional squash (555 matches over 5-years) and won the longest professional match ever played (2 hours 46 minutes). There have been books, countless articles, and even a documentary “Keep Eye on Ball” (available on DVD) about the family’s rise and dominance of the sport.

Squash Program Contact:

Phone: 617-821-8040

Email: squashpro@yahoo.com

naji khan Racquet Sports Director

Naji Khan

Racquet Sports Director


Contact

Phone: 617-821-8040

Email: squashpro@yahoo.com

 

For Squash Court Reservations, please call the CAC 215 First St. Front Desk 617.491.8989