Stephen Hufford

Steve Hufford is a life-long competitive racquet sports player (tennis, squash, court tennis) who has enjoyed over 38 years on court. He currently coaches squash at a private school and a sports club.


Steve is certified by US Squash as a level one coach and club-level referee. With over 22 years team play (at Dartmouth College, in Philadelphia, and in Washington, DC), Steve has attained US National Rankings in C, B, and 5.5 skill level divisions and in age level divisions 35+, 40+, 45+. He is proud to have received the National Capital Squash Racquets Association Sportsmanship Award in 2005.

Steve's most recent racquet sports adventure has been four years of court tennis play. During that time, he thrice represented the Washington DC area in the Whitney Cup intercity doubles competition, and twice competed in the Noll Cup (consolation winner in 2006, winner in 2007).

Steve began his racquet sports career with seven years of competitive tennis play (during secondary school and in college) and was a member of the Virginia High School Championship tennis team.


Steve played tennis and squash while obtaining academic degrees from Dartmouth College and Duke University. He has taken numerous lessons and learned coaching techniques from many fine racquets professionals, and admits to having received quite an extensive on-court education at the hands of his opponents and partners.

Stephen Hufford

I want to share with you my enthusiasm for racquet sports, help you enjoy them, and encourage you to improve and reach your full potential. I'll provide you some structure and ideas you can use to get started, get better, compete to win, and always have fun. Together, we'll develop some great insights about racquet sports, and explore the roles of fitness, technique, strategy/tactics, and preparation.

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