Until this year, UVA's men's and women's club squash teams, each ranked among the Top 50 college squads in the nation, shared five courts between Slaughter Recreation Center and North Grounds. Soon, thanks to a $12.4 million gift from the Quantitative Foundation, the teams will be based at a new facility, located at the Boar's Head Sports Club.

View of feature court, looking from mezzanine
Slated for a May construction start, the new facility will house 11 courts and will be large enough to host hundreds of spectators. Players and members of the University community, as well as Boar's Head guests and members, should be able to raise a racket in the squash complex as early as spring 2013.

"We hope this facility provides the opportunity for squash to grow at all levels in the community," says Jaffray Woodriff (Com '91), chairman and chief executive officer of Quantitative Investment Management.

"I think squash, more than almost any other sport, is populated with players who see the game as not only recreation or competition, but as something essential," says Grant White, who coaches the men's and women's teams. "This incredible new facility puts UVA in a position to develop and promote a wonderful sport."