New Squash Director at Bethesda Sport&Health
Sport&Health would like to welcome Ian Brown as the New Director of Squash at Bethesda Sport&Health in Maryland. He has over 17 years of experience developing recreational and nationally ranked squash players. From 2005 thru 2006, Ian was ranked #5 in the U.S. Men’s 35+ division. He was the 2005 and 2006 U.S. Open Squash Championship Consolation winner. Ian has developed hundreds of juniors to play intercollegiate squash as well as led juniors to US National titles and rankings. His students have competed on US National teams for the world juniors. Ian has a proven ability to develop the whole athlete and to achieve their full potential while having fun. His love and respect of the sport and his students, is what clearly sets him apart.
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We have known Ian Brown as a squash professional since the mid 1990’s. Ian coached our older daughter, Stephanie for most of her Junior career, and helped her to secure the USSRA GU15 National Championship and GU17 National Finalist. The GU17 result was an amazing achievement, given that Stephanie had mono earlier that year. With Ian’s guidance and patience, he helped Stephanie to regain her confidence and edge to prevail over several top ranked players to place 2nd at that event.
For our younger daughter, Leah, Ian was her first coach and taught Leah the fundamentals, which laid the groundwork for her. Early on, Leah had successes in the GU11 and GU13 brackets, with the guidance of Ian.
We owe Ian so much for helping our girls during their junior’s careers and we wish him the best of luck in his new position.
Berkeley Heights, NJ
As a former top nationally ranked junior player and captain of Princeton's women's national championship varsity squash team, I was thrilled when Ian Brown moved to Washington. Before coming to Washington, Ian was one of the professionals at the Heights Casino -- where I got my start in squash -- which has long been known for producing some of the best junior players in the country, and I was excited to work with a squash professional of his caliber. It has indeed been a rewarding experience. Ian is a reassuring coach with great insight into the game of squash -- and in just a few lessons he significantly improved my game. Ian has also worked with my five-year-old son and some of his friends -- and they just love him. They would run to the court and have smiles of their faces throughout their sessions. Ian knows how to inspire the children to do their best and teach them the proper technique, all the while making sure the children have a great time.
Elizabeth Van Orman Dupree