Our Team

Progress can come quickly with the guidance of a qualified and passionate instructor. At SquashRx our professional coaches have decades of experience in nurturing beginners and champions alike.


Simone Rocca

A squash legend in his native Italy, Simone dominated the sport there for nearly a decade, winning eight national championships and representing his country at seventeen World and European Championships. He holds the top Italian coaching certification and served as the head coach of the Italian Junior National Team from 2007-2011. He has also been the head coach at clubs in Turin, Florence and Prague.

Simone is known for his mental toughness and tactical prowess, and is particularly effective at imparting upon his students the mindset that made him a champion.


Chayse McQuan

Chayse began playing squash at the age of 14 in his native Trinidad and eventually earned a place on the junior national team. His success has only grown in the senior ranks, where he became National Champion in 2019. He has represented Trinidad in eight editions of the annual Caribbean Squash Championships. Now based in New York, he holds titles in the New York Open, the Big Apple Open and The Grand Open.

Chayse's passion for squash is highly infectious and he enjoys developing a strong technical foundation in his students to help them reach their peak potential.

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Lucia Cantarini

Lucia came to New York to coach squash from her native Italy, where she was a member of the Women's National Team.  She is currently the Program Director at St Luke's Squash Club in New Canaan, CT and the Girls' Varsity Coach at St. Luke's School.

Brian Mathias

Brian learned squash in Buffalo, NY and played for Cornell University. He achieved a world ranking of 155 and has been coaching professionally since 1998, most recently as the Director of Squash at St Luke's School in New Canaan, CT. Brian founded SquashRx in 2013 with the goal of growing access to squash and to world class coaching in NYC .