At Hotchkiss, we are committed to, and passionate about, our work both on and off the court. Each year we strive to create an environment in which every level of player can thrive. Whether you have been playing in competitive tournaments for years, or whether you are planning on picking up a squash racket for the first time when you get to Hotchkiss, we have a program that is appropriate, challenging, and rewarding for you. Above all else, we value inclusion, trust, and respect.
-- Tyler Gardner, Head Coach, Girls Varsity Squash
The team has won back-to-back Founders League titles in 2016 and 2017. In addition, in 2016 the team placed tenth at Nationals in Division I, and fifth in the New England Class A tournament to close out the season.
Each year, we look to build on our previous season's successes, and we are eager and excited to speak with you about your interest in Hotchkiss Squash. We are always looking for more players to join our team.
Head coach Tyler Gardner began playing squash at Phillips Academy Andover and quickly developed a passion for the sport. He continued competitive play at the London School of Economics, traveling with and captaining the second of four varsity teams. Gardner returned to the sport in 2012, both coaching and learning alongside veteran Hotchkiss coach John Virden, before assuming the head coach role in 2013.
Assistant coach Peter Winzeler was raised in England, where he was county champion and nationally ranked. As a student, he played for the University of Oxford and Trinity College, Dublin. Peter currently holds a US Level 3 Coaching Certification, and he has taught English and coached squash at the Hotchkiss School since 2015. Coach Winzeler works with both the girls and boys squash programs.
Assistant coach John Virden '64 founded the girls squash program at Hotchkiss and served as head coach for more than a decade. Coach Virden also led the girls tennis program, and his squash and tennis programs captured 15 Founders League titles during his tenure. Coach Virden also continues to serve as assistant coach with the varsity field hockey program.