The Brown squash season begins practice in mid-October and runs through the academic year to early March. Brown's women's team will be entering its 34th year, 22nd year as a varsity sport, and the men's team has been active as a varsity sport since 1989. The teams play similar schedules against all of the Ivy League teams in Division I, including Dartmouth, Princeton, Penn, Harvard and Yale and Cornell, and also compete against other colleges and in tournaments during the season.
Practice sessions are held in the afternoon, and include court drilling, circuit training, weight training, match play and running. Conditioning is an important part of the squash program and team members are expected to be physically ready by the first match in the late fall.
The rosters fluctuate between 14-17 players each year with nine playing in each varsity match. Throughout the season, all players generally have an opportunity to compete in the top nine.
Brown hosts its matches in the Kate Brodsky Squash Pavilion, the
site of numerous national and international tournaments, including
the Rolex U.S. Open in 1994 and 1995. Located in the
Pizzitola Sports center, the facility houses five air conditioned,
state-of-the-art glass-backed international softball squash courts,
complete with seating for 300 spectators. In addition, there are
six brand new international courts in the Smith Swim Center. The
teams also use the 4,000 square foot weight training facility,
which is supervised by two strength and conditioning
The teams utilize the indoor track at the Olney Margolies Athletic Center, which is adjacent to the Pizzitola Sports Center. All of these facilities combined give the squash program the best possible support facilities for training, conditioning and competition.