Squash - Boys 1st Team

Schedule

Schedule

Team Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Status
Squash - Boys 1st Team vs.
BB&N
Brooks School Home Details Win 7-0
Squash - Boys 1st Team vs.
St. Paul's School
Brooks School Home Details Loss 1-6
Squash - Boys 1st Team
Jackson Invitational Tournament
Brooks School Home Details CANCELLED
Squash - Boys 1st Team vs.
Pomfret School
Pomfret School Away Details Win 7-0
Squash - Boys 1st Team vs.
Hotchkiss School, Taft School
Brooks School Home Details
Squash - Boys 1st Team vs.
Groton School
Brooks School Home Details
Squash - Boys 1st Team vs.
St. George's School
Pingree School Away Details
Squash - Boys 1st Team vs.
Brookline High School
Brooks School Home Details
Squash - Boys 1st Team vs.
Milton Academy
Milton Academy Away Details
Squash - Boys 1st Team vs.
Phillips Exeter Academy
Phillips Exeter Away Details
Squash - Boys 1st Team vs.
Middlesex School
Brooks School Home Details CHANGED: This event has changed.
Squash - Boys 1st Team vs.
Belmont Hill School
Belmont Hill School Away Details
Squash - Boys 1st Team
2018 U.S. High School Team Squash Championships
TBD
Philadelphia Cricket Club Away Details
Squash - Boys 1st Team vs.
Noble and Greenough
Brooks School Home Details
Squash - Boys 1st Team vs.
Phillips Andover Academy
Phillips Academy Away Details
Squash - Boys 1st Team vs.
St. Mark's School
Brooks School Home Details
Squash - Boys 1st Team vs.
Tabor Academy
Tabor Academy Away Details
Squash - Boys 1st Team
NEPSAC Tournament
TBD
Details

Overview

Squash - Boys 1st Team

Brooks has maintained a fine tradition of squash since the 1930s, producing hundreds of life-long players who continue to compete well after their high school careers have ended. The success of the program is a result of an emphasis on player development as well as instilling a love and respect for the game. Brooks players are coached to play an intelligent, composed, and full court style while playing hard through the final point played. As a result, the Brooks side typically plays its best squash during the season ending tournament. The 2012-2013 team was no exception; the team won the New England Division B Tournament, and the 2013-2014 team won the Division II National Championship.

Although it has become much more difficult to be competitive in the Independent School League (ISL) without attracting experienced players, the 2013 New England championship team had five of its top eight players learn the game at Brooks; a fact that makes coach Doug Burbank quite proud. The 2014 team had a wonderful blend of experience that included two former US Junior Open champions, two talented National Urban Squash Education Association (NUSEA) players, and several excellent athletes who started playing squash at Brooks.

There is tremendous interest at Brooks in playing squash, with more than 45 boys comprising four teams. The top 28 players, based on a ladder system, make up the 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams, although more get to play in matches throughout the season. Each team practices five days a week for 60 to 90 minutes in our 10-court facility. The top three teams play a full interscholastic dual meet schedule, and the 1st team players compete in three scheduled tournaments including the New England Tournament and the High School Nationals. Brooks has hosted the Francis G. Jackson Tournament every December since 1972, a competition that includes all nine ISL schools with varsity squash teams. The facility recently hosted both the girls and boys New England Prep School Tournament and co-hosted the US-Open Junior Tournament.

Brooks takes great pride in playing a high level of squash while valuing an even higher level of sportsmanship on and off the court. The Brooks teams have been recognized by their peers with quite a few league and New England sportsmanship awards over the years. Additionally, the following recent players have won or shared the league’s individual sportsmanship award: Brewster Lee ’09, Andrés Burbank-Crump ’11, CJ Smith ’12, Tyler Britt ’13, and Seif Abou-Eleinen '14.

Coaches

  • Head Coach

    Douglas G. Burbank has been at Brooks since 1986, teaching a variety of courses in the mathematics, sciences, studio arts, and technology disciplines. He is a graduate of Trinity College with an M.A.T. from Marlboro College. A native of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, where he was a private school faculty child, Doug likes to play all the sports that include a ball and to lose himself being creative in his basement workshop on campus or at his log cabin in NH. Doug coaches boys first squash and previously coached boys first tennis and soccer. He has coached New England champions in all three. He and wife Bobbie, who is director of athletics, live on campus. Their son, Andres, graduated from Brooks in 2011.