Connie Barnes

connie-team-pic1Connie Barnes (conniesquash@gmail.com) is AussieNick’s COO and Director of Squash.

Connie played Squash at State grade level in Australia for 15 years before arriving in Bethesda in 2002. An inaugural member of TPAC The Professional Association of Coaches and a USSquash representative, Connie is one of only 50 Level 2 coaches in the US. Connie’s passion is junior squash and she has taken Bethesda from a handful of juniors in 2002 when she arrived to over 150 players.

Connie and her husband Rod have developed a strong program of elite and intermediate players with many having continued to play in college. Connie and Rod design 2 – 4 yr proposals for HS parents to assist in helping parents make the best choice for squash participation in HS and college.

The program at Bethesda includes internal and external leagues, lessons, clinics, camp, High School and a Middle School leagues.

Connie trains High schools including Landon, Sidwell, Whitman, BCC, Stoneridge, and middle school students from Sidwell, GDS, Landon, Westland, Norwood, Pyle, WIS and others. Winner of several local tournaments including the Fisher Cup Connie has participated in Women’s National Teams event (the Howe Cup) and has captained and played #1 on the Lacey Cup.

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