The Houston Squash Team–a new high school team squash program incorporating players from multiple schools–boys and girls took home both National Interscholastic division one titles Sunday, January 30, at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center.
The second edition of the National Interscholastics incorporated new team format options encouraging regions without high school squash teams to provide the team squash opportunities to kids from different schools. The Houston Squash Team and North Atlanta Schools were the first to take advantage of the new format, competing alongside JV, B and SEA programs from around the country.
Houston’s first team squash experience produced two perfect title runs as both the boys and girls captured the division one titles without dropping a match. The Germantown Friends boys JV team topped division 2, edging StreetSquash JV.
“I’m very proud of both of my teams, they played really well and we won fifty-six matches which is incredible,” said Jahangzeb Khan, Houston Squash Team coach. “I’m hoping to see a lot of other schools coming up next year. It’s been an amazing first experience as a team. Everybody loved it, the kids loved it and they already want to come back again. It’s a great start for those cities and states who don’t have proper school teams and a great opportunity for kids to experience team squash for the first time in this event. It’s a great advertisement for emerging cities, states and players. If you’re in an area without proper school team squash and really want to grow the sport in your city or state, you should give your kids this team squash experience, it will change their lives. Thank you to US Squash for hosting us and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone again.”