Summer Squash Sports Camp Information

The Summer Camp Program at the Chatham Club runs from early June through late August.

Our weekly summer squash camps provide young players the opportunity to improve their squash games, train hard, make new friends and have a week of fun on and off the court.  Our camps are run by top squash instructors who have a passion for teaching and motivating our young players to be the best they can.  Our camps while focussing on squash will also offer our young athletes time to experience badminton, ping pong, soccer, and other fun activities-camp days will be filled with exciting activities.

Squash School Weeks!

Special weeks of camps are offered for local schools where players can enjoy learning Squash with classmates.  Tuition for Squash School Weeks is offered at a reduced rate.  Squash School Weeks  are currently offered for the following schools:

Far Hills Country Day School
Morristown-Beard
Kent Place
Delbarton

If you are interested in arranging a Squash School Week for your child’s school (8 player minimum) please contact: Geoff@MitchellSquash.com

Tournament Camp Preparation Weeks!

This summer we will offer several special tournament preparation weeks followed by professional coaching at a weekend US Squash sanctioned tournament.  These camps will focus on preparing and training our young athletes for an appropriate level sanctioned tournament where the athletes will receive professional coaching throughout the event.

 

Objective:

Each camp will provide an environment where players of all ages and skill levels can improve their level of play. We guarantee each participant will leave camp with a personal training program of drills and exercises that will, even after camp, help catapult their game to new levels.

Learning how to continuously reach new plateaus and enjoying the process is an important part of summer camp.

Camp philosophy:

We offer an exciting positive setting for hard work while making the focused learning and practice enjoyable.  We provide the perfect environment for learning, fun and improvement.

  • Experienced professional teaching staff
  • The latest in fitness and training equipment
  • Video & private viewing room with large screen TV
  • Ball machine
  • 5 Squash Courts
  • On site physical therapist, and trainers
  • Housing available
  • 40 miles from New York City/25 min. from Newark Airport
  • 55 minute train ride from Penn Station NY
  • Pick ups from Madison train station

Beginner-Intermediate players focus

  • Forehand/backhand ground strokes
  • Forehand/backhand volley
  • Serve/Return
  • Drive/crosscourt/crop/lob/boast
  • Footwork
  • Strategy
  • Fitness/flexibility training
  • Tournament preparation/planning
  • Goal setting and training schedules

Intermediate-Elite players focus – All the basic skills necessary to the elite player

  • Forehand/backhand ground strokes
  • Forehand/backhand volley
  • Serve/Return
  • Drive/crosscourt/drop/lob/boast
  • Advanced Strategy
  • How to apply and relieve pressure
  • Defensive game
  • Offensive game

The Mental Game:

  • Advanced Shots
  • Disguise and deception
  • Advanced Footwork

Balance/efficiency/speed/endurance

  • Fitness/flexibility training
  • Advanced Goal setting and seasonal planning
  • Tournament preparation/Tournament play
  • Nutrition during training/Nutrition during tournaments

Tournament Days

Tournament days (Fridays) are an integral part of summer camp. The objective is to watch the junior athletes and determine how they react in competitive tournament matches.

Beginner-Intermediate players focus

  • Understanding how to enter, and play in a tournament
  • Understanding how a tournament draw is read and created
  • Refereeing skills/playing in a refereed match
  • Competing in a sportsmanlike, positive, and constructive manner
  • Winning and losing gracefully
  • Learning from wins and loses

Intermediate-Elite players focus

  • Competing in a sportsmanlike, positive, and constructive manner
  • Winning and losing gracefully
  • Learning from wins and loses
  • Advanced tournament strategy
  • Mental preparation:Minor/major events, Individual matches


Camp Savings Programs

Camp is even more fun with friends!  If a friend signs up for a session of camp you will receive 10% off your child’s session.  Receive an extra 5% for each additional referred friend.  Camp savings programs are only applied to camps paid in full prior to the first day of the camp

Squash School Weeks

For these weeks students receive a reduced rate (members rate) for the camp.
If you are interested in arranging a Squash School Week for your child’s school (8 player minimum) please contact Geoff@MitchellSquash.com

Multiple Camps

Receive 5% off for multiple weeks or siblings.  1st week, or sibling regular price.  Additional weeks or sibling are eligible for a single 5% deduction.  To be eligible for multiple camp savings program all camps must be paid in full prior to the first day of the camps.

Host A Player

Receive $100 off your tuition by hosting an out of state camper.

Savings from all programs may be combined up to a maximum camp discount of 20%.  To be eligible referrals must be completely new to the squash program.

Summer Camp Registration Form