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Squash at Boar's Head

A World-Class Squash Facility

Welcome to the McArthur Squash Center, a 33,000-square-foot facility available to Boar's Head members and hotel guests that boasts 12 singles courts, two doubles courts and two exhibition courts, all within one single venue. The facility is shared by the University of Virginia NCAA teams and is a remarkable space serving players of all skill levels. The McArthur Squash Center is widely considered one of the best squash facilities in the world and plays host to several junior and professional events, including the World Masters Squash Championships in 2018. 

Squash Contact Information: (434) 972-6009

Stay and Play

All hotel guests are granted access to McArthur Squash center for lessons, court time, and more. View our offers page for special stay rates.

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Racquets Fresh Market

If you need to refuel after a few hours on the court, check out Racquets Fresh Market. Located in the same building as our squash courts, Racquets is the perfect post-play venue.

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Dean Russell - Squash Pro

Dean Russell is originally from South Africa but is now pleased to call Charlottesville, VA, his home.  He began his professional squash career in 2008 and won a bronze at the Junior Under-19 National Tournament and was awarded Most Improved Player of the Year by Squash SA, all while serving as head coach at the Christian Boys College. Two years later, at just 21 years of age, Dean accepted the position of Club Manager and Head Squash Pro at the Old Edwardian Club in Johannesburg, South Africa.  After a stint in northwest England and London, Dean moved to the U.S. in 2012 where he served as Assistant Squash Pro at the Philadelphia Squash Club. Dean has significant coaching experience with juniors and adults of all levels and is a Level 2 England Squash Certified Coach. His high level of coaching and a unique ability to connect with players of all skill levels coupled with his professionalism make Dean a dynamic and sought after teacher. 

Head Squash Pro, Dean Russell: (434) 972-7426

Daily Squash Lessons

If you are looking to hone your skills, we have squash pros available on a daily basis for clinics and lessons. Whether you are beginner wanting to learn the game or a well-seasoned player looking to improve your skills for the competitive squash scene, our on-site instructors can cater a lesson for your desire. 


  • 60 minutes: $90
  • 45 minutes: $70
  • 30 minutes: $50

To book your squash lesson, contact Dean at (434) 972-6009 or

UVA's Home Court

McArther Squash Center at Boar's Head Resort is the proud home of the University of Virginia men's and women's squash teams. Their impressive facilities at the resort are some of the best in the world with a 33,000-square-foot venue boasting two glass-wall championship courts, numerous traditional singles courts and courts for doubles play. Attendance to their events is free, and their schedules can be viewed on their UVA Athletics web pages. 

UVA Men's Squash | UVA Women's Squash