Additional Programs

Squash

Reservations

Reservations are available on the hour. Members can request only one hour of time and must provide a contact phone number. For Zesiger and du Pont Squash Courts reservations click the "Make a Reservation" button below or contact the Vassar Member Services Desk at 617-253-9485.

  1. Log into your account or create an account if you do not yet have one.
  2. Click on the "Scheduler" icon to find date and time of preferred reservation.

Squash Instructional Programs See Fall 2014 Schedule Here
If you are new to squash or interested in improving your skills, we offer lessons that introduce you to the game, emphasize rules of the game and challenge you to improve your squash and fitness level. For more experienced players, we offer intermediate and advanced lessons that focus on your fitness, squash strategies, game condition, and drill and match preparation. Improve your squash skills solo or with a partner. We offer individual and partner one-hour lessons led by experienced coaches. Register today at the main member services desk of the Alumni/Wang or Zesiger Center. (Partner pricing is per person.)

Learning Squash: The Fundamentals (Zesiger Center, 3rd floor squash courts)
An introduction to basic stroke mechanics and rules of the game, the fundamentals course will gradually address more challenging exercises as participants demonstrate better shot control and efficient movement around the court. Strength, flexibility and fitness for the beginner are all considered through the lens of racquet skill acquisition and sharper overall execution. Drills designed to enhance consistency and address common problem areas are followed by round-robin games. Racquets, ball(s), loose athletic clothing, non-marking sneakers and lensed polycarbonate eye-protection are required.

Intermediate Squash (Zesiger Center, 3rd floor squash courts)
Sequential shot exercises isolating specific regions of the court are gradually stepped up into greater complexity and blended with 2- and 3-shot option drills to simulate real-time match-play.  Consistent trouble-spots and common errors are (re)-assessed, and short round-robin competition will round-out each session. Racquets, ball(s), loose athletic clothing, non-marking sneakers and lensed polycarbonate eye-protection are required.

Squash Private Lesson Pricing

Squash One-On-One Lessons
Time Member Non-Member
1 Lesson
60 min $70
$78
5 Lessons
60 min $310 $350
10 Lessons
60 min $600 $680
Squash Buddy Lessons
Time Member Non-Member
1 Lesson
60 min $40 $48
5 Lessons
60 min $175 $215
10 Lessons
60 min $340 $420

All lessons must be redeemed within one year of purchase. Want to get in touch with an instructor? Send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Meet Our Pro

Seth Packard
Seth has taught the sport of squash for over 15 years. In addition to coaching at various prep schools in New York and New England, Seth's recent tenures have included the Harvard Club of Boston and now MIT. Committed to translating the complexities of stroke mechanics, footwork and tactical execution into concise and systematic language, Seth's teaching strives to be broadly accessible and immediately rewarding to all those who endeavor to improve their game.

Facility Hours

Zesiger Center
Mon - Fri: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat:  7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun:  9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Alumni/Wang Center
Mon - Fri: 11:45 am - 9:00 pm
Sat/Sun: CLOSED

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