Coach and Co-founder
Coach Cliff has over 40 year's experience teaching and playing squash.
He is certified at the highest level by the WPSA, a member of the Harrow Squash Pro Advisory Staff, a US Squash Pro Affiliate, and a US Squash National Verifier. Cliff holds a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and an M.S. in Sports Management, magna cum laude from Northeastern University.
Cliff is a Malaysian/American who grew up overseas in India, Singapore, and Malaysia where he learned the game from several of the region’s top coaches and players. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to play and train with many top 100 players and was the training/sparring partner for 5 years to former Malaysian National Champion, and former world #62, Razlan Hashim.
Over the past 30 years in the US, Cliff has been a Head Pro at several Boston area clubs, and was a Head College Squash Coach for 10 years at both Tufts University and at Wellesley College.
Currently Cliff is the Squash Director at the Maugus Club in Wellesley, where he has taught for the past 25 years. Cliff has coached many top nationally ranked juniors and adults from novice all the way up to international standard.
Cliff’s racket of choice is the Harrow KG Vibe used on tour by Egyptian Pro and 2016 World Champion, Karim Abdel Gawad. “This racket has fantastic touch, power, and great control and really feels like an extension of your hand. The balance is weighted slightly more to the head, and has the right amount of flexibility that favors a shot maker."
Coach and Co-founder
Szilvi is a certified Level 2 US Squash Coach, a US Squash Pro Affiliate, a certified referee, and a member of the Harrow Squash Pro Advisory Staff. This fall she will be entering her 20th season as the Winsor School Head Coach and Head Pro of the Squash Center.
Since coming to Winsor in 2003, the team and the program have improved tremendously under her coaching. Each year the number of participants has grown and the team’s record has improved. In the 2009/10 season Winsor won their first Eastern Independent League (E.I.L.) title, and have won it ever since. They became Division 3 National Champions in 2011, followed by 6th place in Division 2 in 2012. In 2015 they finished an amazing 5th in the nation in Division 1. This season (2022) they finished 6th place in Division 1.
Szilvi has represented her native Hungary in squash, having competed internationally at the European Individual Squash Championships on two occasions. Locally she competes for the Maugus Club in the Open 4.5 division in the Massachusetts State League and regularly represents Team Boston ‘A’, in the Women’s Howe Cup. Prior to covid she was the Massachusetts Women's 40+ Champion and has also won 2 State 30+ titles.
Szilvi’s racket: Harrow Vapor, racket of choice of Egyptian world #1, Raneem El Welily. “Wonderful feel, like an extension of your hand, power and control all in one racket with a nice even balance."