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Boar's Head Sports Club Squash

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
e-mail: drussell@boarsheadresort.com

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. 

Pricing

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

To book your squash lesson, contact Dean at (434) 972-6009 or drussell@boarsheadresort.com.

Junior Clinics

Beginner Classes:

Junior A (Ages 6-8)
Emphasis is placed on hand-eye co-ordination, as well as gross motor skills that include, acceleration, twisting, turning, changing direction and stopping. Participating juniors will see improvement in skills that they can take into any other sport they try, not just squash. There is a strong fun element, with relay races, and consecutive hitting competitions always proving popular, as well as team games such as 'squicket" and "squocky".

Monday and Wednesday 4.30-5.30pm

Junior B (Ages 9-14)
Emphasis is on being able to rally and progress to playing full games of squash. Coaching is focused on gaining consistency in hitting both forehands and backhands, as well as being able to serve and serve return without missing. Fun is mostly in the form of competitive, round robin type, match play between the participants

Monday and Wednesday 5.30-6.30pm

Challenger Classes and High Performance Training is by invitation only, Please email Stephen O’Dwyer for qualifying Criteria at: sodwyer@boarsheadresort.com

Adult Clinics

Adult Classes:

New Players Clinic
Never tried squash? Our New Players clinic is a great way to learn about squash in a group setting. Our coach will cover the basics, including how to hold the racquet, swing mechanics and the rules of the game. With a primary focus on developing hand-eye coordination, movement and timing, this clinic is a workout for your body and brain. Sign up today and get hooked! Minimum age: 14
 
Advanced Clinic
Designed to elevate your game to the next level as you focus on key tactical and technical instruction. Suitable for high level intermediate and advanced players. Minimum age: 14
 
Ladies Clinic
Cover the essentials, including how to grip the racquet, swing mechanics, the rules, and start to move on to game play. Develop your match play confidence. This clinic is the perfect way to prepare yourself to be ready for matches and therefore be able to participate in our ladder and league.

For registration email: squash@boarsheadresort.com.

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