Squash Pros

KRISTI MAROC |  Squash Professional & Club Director

Kristi Maroc is a sports business and public relations specialist, passionate sports reporter, and accredited coach and player.  She is an Accredited Level 2 Coach through US Squash, and a Certified Personal Trainer through the USA National Academy of Sports Medicine.  She also has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Marketing and Communications and a Masters of Journalism majoring in sports reporting.

Kristi was formerly the Head Squash Pro and Director at CityView Racquet Club in New York City, where she ran the entire squash program at the facility, conducted private lessons, group clinics, league administration, tournaments and events, and trained varsity high school teams.

Prior to that role, Kristi was the Director of Media and Public Relations at US Squash, where she led the global marketing and media coverage of the US Open Squash Championships, wrote and oversaw the editorial content of Squash Magazine, and managed US Squash’s digital content, website architecture, development and design.

Kristi was virtually raised on the squash court in Australia, with a strong family history in the game. Growing up she was a member of the state elite junior squad, and competed in many national junior titles including the Australian Junior Championships.  She has developed a deep understanding and love of the sport through her lifetime involvement in the game, and over the past decade Kristi has coached and shared that passion with hundreds of players and teams, as well as competing herself for over 25 years in Australia, England and the United States.

Kristi began her career in journalism, as a Reporter and Producer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.  Since then she has headed up marketing and events teams at Special Olympics Australia, the NSW Health Department, and was the International Media Manager at the University of Sydney.  She continues her involvement with journalism as a contributing writer for numerous sports publications, is on the World Squash Day global marketing team; previously contributed to the World Squash Federation’s international pitch for the Olympic Games; and was formerly the US Squash representative on the United States Olympic Committee’s communications steering committee.


HUGO VARELA |  Squash Professional

Originally from Spain, Hugo Varela is a professional squash player who is now based in San Diego where he trains and coaches.  Hugo is actively competing on the PSA World Tour, and has a current career high ranking of world #165.

Throughout his career, Hugo has competed as well as coached players of all levels.  He has run squash programs and trained players in Spain, Brazil and the United States.