US Squash Interns Enjoy Summer in the City

(L-R) Alix Watson, Sarah Barenbaum, Joe Raho and Ethan Buchsbaum (Stephen Preefer not in photo)
(L-R) Alix Watson, Sarah Barenbaum, Joe Raho and Ethan Buchsbaum (Stephen Preefer not in photo)

The summer of 2007 marked the first months of US Squash operating out of our new office in New York City. While the move from Philadelphia to Manhattan was not without challenges, the transition to our new home was made much easier by the hard work and dedication of our five summer interns. Sarah Barenbaum, Ethan Buchsbaum, Stephen Preefer, Joe Raho Jr. and Alix Watson took full advantage of the opportunity to not only work for the National Governing Body of the sport they love and play, but also to explore and enjoy all that the great city of New York has to offer.

Sarah, entering her senior year at Yale, was back for a second summer at US Squash, and her experience was invaluable, as both she and Alix, a junior at Cornell, were able to remain focused on their work, while also dealing with the cacophony surrounding the new office move. Stephen, headed to Dartmouth in the fall, was joined by his former Lawrenceville teammate Ethan, now entering his second year at Williams College, and Joe, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, this summer as our newest interns. College rivalries were put aside and camaraderie ruled the day as these young men and women combined work and fun to form a five-person team that would be the envy of any squash program in the country.

Each intern called more than 300 squash clubs in an effort to update our database of courts, contacts and addresses. In addition, they each had independent projects to finish before their experience ended. On behalf of the staff and our Board of Directors, US Squash would like to extend its thanks for the dedication and effort of all our summer interns. We wish Sarah, Ethan, Stephen, Joe and Alix success in all their future endeavors, on and off the squash courts.

For information on how to become a US Squash intern, please contact program coordinator Bill Buckingham at the US Squash office in New York at 212-268-4090 (ext. 17), or