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Squash on Fire Opens in the West End May 20

Squash on Fire Opens in the West End May 20

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 8:15am
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From a press release: 

Squash On Fire Ignites DC’s Workout Game

Eight Court, Membership-Free Squash Facility Opens in the West End on Saturday, May 20

WASHINGTON, DC - May 18, 2017 - Squash On Fire announces the opening of its new facility, an unparalleled, 19,700 square foot state-of-the-art squash facility, located at 2233 M St NW in the West End neighborhood. The country’s first pay-as-you-go squash facility opens its doors to the DC community on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Squash On Fire will make the sport of squash accessible to the public in an unprecedented way with its membership-free model, allowing players to book a court or lesson with no barriers. The technology-forward facility features eight courts with video recording capabilities, including two all glass “showcase courts” boasting unparalleled views of the game, and will offer group and individual lessons and clinics. Players will also have the opportunity to book a court and play alone or with an opponent for as little as $10 per player.

The facility’s training programs are designed by Amir Wagih, who brings his expertise to Squash On Fire as head coach. Hailing from Egypt, Wagih has won more than 23 world titles as coach, and is one of the most revered and sought-after coaches in the sport today.

"Squash, as a sport, deserves to be recognized and accessible to everyone. We have done that by building a centrally located world-class facility, offering the finest training available. Squash On Fire is not simply a set of eight state-of-the-art courts, it's design-driven architecture combines function, performance, and technology, and will help position squash as one of the most exciting and dynamic sports of our time. Squash On Fire will bring the sport to the DC community in a completely unprecedented way,” said Anthony Lanier, Founder of Squash On Fire.

Beyond world-class squash courts and coaches, Squash On Fire features a full service bar and restaurant, a green patio overlooking M Street, high end locker rooms and showers, and a pro shop stocked with gear and Squash On Fire branded lululemon apparel. Squash On Fire is fully equipped to host tournaments and will position DC as the squash capital of the US.

From booking a lesson to analyzing your game, Squash On Fire seamlessly integrates technology throughout the facility. Its bespoke booking app, Advantage Booking, allows players to function completely independently, enabling them to book a court and check in through the app, which even turns the lights on the designated court on when a session begins. In addition, each of the eight courts will be equipped for live video streaming, allowing players to record their game and analyze it later.

The multi-million facility is part of EastBanc, Inc.’s just completed civic contribution to the West End, and rests between the West End Fire Station Project, DC’s oldest fire station and 61 affordable housing units.

About Squash On Fire:

Squash On Fire is the world-class high-end squash facility that is igniting squash in the Washington, DC area. Centrally located, easily accessible, and with programs designed by award-winning coaches, Squash On Fire is designed from the ground up to be unlike any other squash facility in the DC area.

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