Tabor’s squash tradition dates from 1963, when Stone Gymnasium was constructed with four North American squash courts. Since then Tabor has established a tradition of team success and friendly competition that today fills our five international squash courts with players who range from beginning to advanced. Tabor offers three levels of squash instruction as a winter sport. Boys varsity players compete in New England and National High School Tournaments. Junior varsity players train to master basic skills of the game, and play a full schedule of dual and tournament matches. Third team players learn squash fundamentals and form a ladder for interscholastic competition.
Features of our program:
Our boys program includes 57 players who will develop skill, sportsmanship, and spirit.
This year’s varsity top eight players include six who have learned the game at Tabor. Our top player from last year won the New England individual championship, where he and his teammates finished 10th in New England’s “A” Division.
Eight members of our varsity team traveled to Egypt over Thanksgiving vacation in 2019 for our third annual camp for squash training, sight-seeing, and team bonding.
As an Independent School League (ISL) member, Tabor looks forward to joining the Jackson Tournament in December and to playing a competitive schedule. Tabor players won the All-League ISL individual sportsmanship award in 2018 and again in 2019.
Tabor boys varsity squash, class of 2019 college matriculation: University of Virginia, Harvard, Emory, Babson, and Hamilton.
“Seawolf Squash” is a captain-run club activity that this past fall attracted thirty boy and girl squash players for twice-a-week friendly competition and training.
Tabor squash alumni include several graduates currently competing at the college level:
Sean Choi ’17, #1 at Wesleyan University, NESCAC Rookie of the year 2018
Lian “Liam” Bai ‘18, Brown University
Aly Hussein ’19, National HS champion 2018 & 2019, HS All- American 2017-2019, #1 at University of Virginia
Steve Downes came to Tabor Academy in 1985, and in addition to coaching boys squash is a member of both the modern language and history departments, teaching Chinese language and Modern World History. Steve was captain of Belmont Hill’s squash team, and went on to letter in squash at Harvard. The development of skill, sportsmanship, and team-mindedness at levels from beginner to advanced player is the priority of Tabor’s boys squash program. Our players have made the coaches proud in recent years, including earning several New England Squash Championship awards.