Junior Round Robin Program 2017-2018 (revised 11/5/17) 

MA Squash is pleased to announce plans to host its Junior Round Program for the 2017-2018 season. This is a series of Sunday afternoon round robins, held at Harvard’s Murr Center, for beginner/intermediate junior players to play games in a friendly, less competitive environment.

Efforts are made to group the kids into “pods” with players of similar ability where possible. Pod 1 is the strongest group, as players participate in high level tournaments; pod 2 level players regularly participate in tournaments; pod 3 level players are beginning to play tournaments; pod 4 players have some match experience; and pod 5 players can carry on points but have little or no match-play experience.

There are two separate sessions held on these Sunday afternoons. Due to the number of players registered in each pod and in order to better balance the number of players attending each session, we are currently scheduling pods 1,2, and 4 to play from 2:00 – 3:30 pm and pods 3 and 5 to play from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. If appropriate, players may shift pods as the season progresses.

This program is free, with players encouraged to become members of MA Squash.

To register for the entire 2017-2018 season (you just have to register once, not for each session), please send an email to Jon Ross (email below) with the following info: child’s full name, age, birthday, US Squash membership number (if applicable), and pod number where the child should be placed at the start of the season (#1-5, see above). Also include parent’s name, email, and phone number.

The MA Squash Junior Committee will send out a reminder to those registered about two weeks prior to each session. This reminder will also include instructions for signing up for that particular session. Also, reminders are included in the frequent MA Squash general email blasts. To receive those, add your name to the MA Squash general email list. There is a signup box for that on the main website.

Volunteers are always needed. Parents are encouraged to help out at the sessions – no prior experience necessary! Just let the Round Robin site coordinator know when you arrive on the day of play.

Dates for the Junior Round Robin sessions for the 2017-18 season are as follows:

Sunday, September 10, 2017 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sunday, March 25, 2018

We look forward to another active season and enjoyable Sunday afternoons!

Jon Ross

for the MA Squash Junior Committee

jon.d.ross@comcast.net