Loomis squash has continued to grow and become more successful through the years. Returning players provide a basis for strength going forward, while new players joining the program will have strong competition from rising JV players as the team continues to grow and develop. Loomis squash has embraced the concept that JV and Varsity should be coached with a consistent message, and as a result that the Loomis program is coached with strong communication between the JV and Varsity teams and with both teams in mind at all times. The Junior Varsity program is critical for the long-term success of the program, and players coming in with little to no experience always have the chance to work their way up the ladder and to succeed on Varsity as they get older and more experienced.
The Loomis Chaffee boys squash program is led by Head Coach Elliot Beck, who begins his fifth season at the helm in 2014-15. During his first four years of coaching, the team has managed an overall winning record and each player has shown consistent improvement throughout the season. They have played in the “A” level of the New Englands 3 times, with one top 10 placement, and the “B” level once.
The Loomis squash team philosophy centers around the core concept that squash should be both fun and challenging at all times. The goal is for the Loomis team to gain skills and hone tactics throughout each season, taking fitness seriously, competing hard, and having fun in addition to, of course, trying to win. Squash is a lifelong sport, and it is the skills in the game and understanding of its flow and strategies that brings long term enjoyment of squash.