In December, just before students headed home for winter break, St. Andrew's boys and girls varsity squash teams welcomed the First State Squash program to St. Andrew's Durkin Fleischer Squash Center. Funded by the National Urban Squash and Education Association, First State Squash is an after-school program for middle school students and low-income families in Wilmington that combines learning the game of squash with overall academic enrichment and community engagement. Saints squashers gave their guests a tour of campus and played a few exhibition matches in front of the whole group, at which point the First State players were chomping at the bit to get on court. Saints then gave the players lessons on the basics of squash. "It was incredible to see quick improvement from the patient and insightful coaching of the St. Andrew's players," said Head Coach Taylor Foehl. "When the day ended, First State Squash students were asking when they could come back, and St. Andrew's players were wondering if we could visit them at their facility in Wilmington."
After their visit, First State Squash sent thanks via Twitter, and attached a fantastic picture of the entire group jumping for joy on one of the SAS squash courts: