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Squash Club

Welcome to the Avon Old Farms Squash Club

Located on the campus of Avon Old Farms School, The Avon Old Farms Squash Club features six newly renovated world-class international singles squash courts and one three-wall glass exhibition squash court.


We are a squash-only club that is dedicated to bringing structured squash programs to it’s membership base by offering lessons and clinics for all ages and abilities, provided by squash professional Josh Cardwell.

Forbes Magazine Ranked Squash #1 Healthiest Sport

Burn Calories (500+ in a 30-minute session) while increasing strength, flexibility, and endurance by playing one of the world’s most enjoyable games. Squash can be played year-round in the comfort of our state-of-the-art facility.

Membership Includes Access to the Farmington Valley’s Premiere Squash Facility

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Squash Programs & Personal Coaching (for all ages & abilities)
  • Lessons, Clinics, & League Play
  • Friendly, Experienced Staff
  • Convenient on-line court reservations
  • Equipment sales & demos
  • Access to seven world-class courts
  • Locker access and towel service
  • Open seven days a week, 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS:

  • Family
  • Adult (22+)
  • Juniors (15-21)
  • PeeWees (5-14)
  • 3, 6, and 12 month memberships available at affordable prices
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ABOUT THE SQUASH DIRECTOR:

Josh Cardwell brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to the Avon Old Farms Squash Club, having competed professionally on the world circuit before devoting his time to coaching full-time in 2012. Josh has coached the Avon Old Farms School squash team to league and national titles and is widely regarded as one of the premier squash coaches in New England.

Membership Information

New England Boys High School Squash Club


We are a full service squash facility catering to players of all ages and ability groups. Members will enjoy access to weekly round robins, and arranged skill level matches through the use of our online booking system.

Members of the club will also have access to world class professional coaching and a squash program that will provide instruction for all ages and abilities, with varying group sizes and functionality.

AS AN AVON OLD FARMS SQUASH CLUB MEMBER, YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • One premium three-wall-glass international singles exhibition court
  • Six international singles glass-back squash courts
  • Male & female locker rooms (towel service provided)
  • Equipment sales and demos
  • Head squash professional (lessons, clinics, league play)
  • Coaching for all ages and levels of player
  • Court reservation booking online through US Squash-built Club Locker

Membership options and pricings are as follows: AOF Alumni/Family members receive a 15% discount

Membership:3-Month6-Month12-Month
Adult (22+)$130$250$475
Junior (15-22)$65$125$225
Peewee (5-14)$45$70$135
Family*$210$400$775

*Family memberships are for immediate family members only - two adult maximum, and no restriction on the number of children.

**Cards will be issued to each membership owner. A fee of $15 will be charged for any lost/reissued cards required.

***Avon Old Farms Squash teams will have priority use of the facility during the winter season (Approx. Nov.10 -Feb. 24.) between the hours of 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, and some scheduled Saturday afternoon matches. All courts used by the AOF squash program will be blacked out on the online reservation system so that there is no chance for overlapping bookings. Members are entitled to book any open or available slot available to them on the online reservation system

For new members: once payment is successfully processed, you will receive a confirmation email, and instructions on how to obtain your membership card.

For further information, contact us at squashclub@avonoldfarms.com

STAFF

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DIRECTOR & HEAD PROFESSIONAL - JOSH CARDWELL


A native of Melbourne, Australia, Josh brings a wealth of experience and an impressive squash background to the Avon Old Farms Squash program. Josh is extremely passionate about promoting the sport he loves by introducing players to the game, coaching players of all abilities and standards, and providing programs that will help keep the sport of squash social, fun and active for all ages.

As a player, Josh achieved a career-high ranking inside the top 150 in the world - an impressive accomplishment in its own right, but even more so considering that Josh did not begin playing the sport until age 19. Turning professional at age 22, Josh travelled and competed in more than 80 tournaments across 30 countries, before eventually settling into full time coaching in 2012. Coach Cardwell comes from a strong squash legacy as his mother is the former women’s world #1 and world champion, and his younger sister is currently competing professionally and for her native Australia.

During the winter sporting season, Coach Cardwell heads the varsity squash program at Avon Old Farms School. In only his second season with the school, Coach Cardwell and the Avon Old Farms Winged Beavers were crowned champions at the largest participated squash tournament in the world, the US Squash High School National Team Championships.

Facility

The Avon Old Farms Squash Club is situated inside the Gaynor Squash Pavilion at Avon Old Farms School, Connecticut. Opened in 2007, the facility boasts six world-class international singles squash courts, and one three-wall glass exhibition court. Combined with ample seating and viewing, Gaynor Squash Pavilion is the perfect place to house top-tier tournaments and world class squash training, or simply to slap around a squash ball on a Sunday afternoon in comfort.

LESSONS

No matter your age or ability, squash lessons are available from our head professional throughout the week.
We offer 45-minute and 60-minute lessons, 7 days a week.
Please contact Josh Cardwell at (857) 928-0530 or cardwellj@avonoldfarms.com

US High School National Team Championships 2015

  • Avon Old Farms School

The U.S Squash High School National Team Championships are coming to Avon Old Farms!

The largest participated squash tournament in the world will be hosted out of 5 venues located around the Greater Hartford area. Avon Old Farms will be hosting a combination of the Boys’ 3, Girls’ 3, Boys’ 4 & Girls’ 4 divisions between the 02/06/15 - 02/08/15. Other host venues will include Trinity College, Loomis Chaffee School, Westminster School & Wesleyan College.

For more information, visit: http://www.ussquash.com/championships/


BOOK A COURT

To book your court, use our online court booking system Clublocker, powered by US Squash.

Within the following 24 hours of completing your membership registration, you will be able to log in to our online court reservation system using the email address you supplied in the registration form.

GUIDELINES AND RESERVATION POLICIES:

  • Courts are to be booked for the purpose of squash only (unless given prior consent by the club professional).
  • Members are asked to reserve their court at least 24 hours prior to intended play.
  • Reservation system is able to accept bookings up to two weeks in advance.
  • Reservations are made in 45-minute blocks.
  • One member may only register one 45-minutes reservation at a time. If you wish to play for 90-minutes, you require two members to reserve two 45-minute bookings.
  • For members under the age of 13, an adult is required to make any and all reservations.
  • Children under the age of 18 must have an adult present when using the courts.
  • Members may not reserve a court solely for non-member guests to use.
  • Each member is allowed one court reservation per day.
  • Non-marking shoes are required to play on the squash courts (no black-sole shoes are allowed)
  • Protective eyewear is required for all members and guests.
  • No food or drink is allowed on the courts at any time.
  • Members are responsible for the cancellation of their own court bookings*


*Please be considerate of other members and cancel your court reservation as soon as possible if reservations are unable to be honored.

Any abuse of the online reservation system will result in memberships being revoked and membership fees forfeited.

If any further information is required, please contact us at squashclub@avonoldfarms.com

Membership Terms & Agreements

AVON OLD FARMS SCHOOL PRIORITY:

For the duration of the winter sports season (early November to late February), Avon Old Farms School squash teams have priority access to the Avon Old Farms Squash Club facility. Practice times and matches will be blacked out on our online reservation system to avoid any confusion or double booking.

Avon Old Farms team practices will occupy full use of the squash facility Monday through Friday between 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (occasionally earlier on Wednesdays for scheduled season matches) and occasionally on Saturday afternoons for scheduled season matches. If any of the teams’ schedules are to change, the courts will be released on the online reservation system, and will become available for use by members.

COURT USAGE & CONDUCT:

All players must wear approved squash eyewear while on the squash court.

Appropriate shoes are to be worn on court at all times. No bare feet, socks only, or black-soled or marking shoes are to be worn on the squash courts at any time.

Appropriate athletic attire is to be worn while on court.

Courts are available to be booked in 45 minute increments only. One 45 minute court may be booked per member, per day, and the maximum booking at any one time is 45 minutes. If members want to play for 90 minutes, two members are required to each book a 45-minute time slot. Members will be able to book up to two weeks in advance of their intended reservation.

Courts are to be booked for the purpose of squash only (unless given prior consent by the club professional)

Members are asked to book their squash court 24 hours prior to arrival and intended play at the Avon Old Farms Squash Club via the online reservation system Club Locker powered by US Squash. Members are responsible for the cancellation of their own court bookings; repeated failure to comply may result in cancellation of membership.

Please be considerate of other members and cancel your court reservation as soon as possible if reservations are unable to be honored.

We ask that members be mindful of their surroundings and refrain from using inappropriate language during their time on campus.

Any acts of violence or anger on or off court while on Avon Old Farms School property will not be tolerated, and will result in the immediate cancellation of membership.


GUEST POLICY:

Avon Old Farms Squash Club Members are are entitled to two guest visits per month. Members must be present with their guest while they are within the Avon Old Farms Squash Club. Members are not allowed to reserve courts solely for use by guests. Members are asked to have any guests to the Avon Old Farms Squash Club sign the guest-waiver agreement prior to scheduled play. A guestbook will be made readily accessible inside the facility for this purpose. All members need to make sure their guests understand and follow the same rules that club members agreed upon at membership sign-up. Abuse of the guest policy may result in having your membership revoked and membership fees will be forfeited.

FACILITY ACCESS:

Upon completion of membership sign-up and payment, a membership card will be issued to each new membership owner.

Each membership card contains a proximity sensor that will grant access to 3 different security doors:

  • The external door to the Avon Old Farms Squash Club from the club’s parking area (situated behind the athletic field house)
  • The internal door to the facility from within the athletic fieldhouse (lower level underneath the Athletic Offices)
  • Access to either the male or female changing rooms (dependant upon sex of the member)

Membership to the Avon Old Farms Squash Club grants the member access only to the lower level parking area, the Gaynor Squash Pavillion, guest locker rooms (faculty locker rooms located at the opposite end of the lower walkway in the athletic facility) and the pathways shared between. Members are not permitted access to any areas of Avon Old Farms School unless otherwise permitted. If members are found to be sharing their cards with non-members, or going to areas of the athletic facility or student center that are otherwise prohibited, membership privileges will be revoked, and any membership fees will be forfeited.

Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult unless they are participating in a program with the squash professional.


Please be considerate of others and leave the facility in a clean and tidy manner upon your exit. The lights in the guest locker rooms are not automated, so we ask that members remember to switch them off if they are the last to leave the locker rooms.