Summer Day Camps 2023 Schedule

We offer 3 sessions/day in our Columbia locations $200/two hour session per week. Campers may sign up for 1, 2 or 3 sessions per day

Squash camps are a great introduction for those new to squash and the best place to develop young squash players who will outplay and outperform the competition. Camps are appropriate for players of all ages and skill levels.  We offer multiple weeks of day camps with flexible session schedules and overnight camps at Mercersburg Academy, PA featuring guest coaches!

Your child will be a part of a high-energy environment and will not only learn a new activity, but will also gain self-confidence. And, of course, they’ll be making friends along the way.
All of our camps include training in the key elements of squash and personal excellence:
  • Sportsmanship

    setting expectations for fair and generous behavior and treatment of others

  • Performance & Conditioning

    building speed, strength and agility

  • Growth Mindset

    managing emotions, building a ‘grit’ mindset, establishing preparation for challenges on and off the court

  • Strategy

    learning to adapt personal strengths to be able to set the tone in a match, be responsive, and create game plans for success

  • Technical Skill

    stroke, movement mechanics, and specific elements for match play

Players will be divided by skill level, as appropriate, and areas of focus will shift, based on strengths of each player.

Day Camps

Choose the 2 hour session that fits your schedule best
10:00 AM Noon
Noon 02:00 PM
02:00 PM 04:00 PM

Want to play MORE squash? Campers can register for 1, 2 or 3 sessions per day. Full day campers receive a discount, and are provided lunch.

Summer Camp 2023 Schedule
For 2 hour session weekly cost. We offer 3 sessions a day.


Summer Day Camps at Columbia Squash 5 day a week
Starting June 12th till August 28th Monday to Friday

10am to 12pm $200 No Lunch provided
10am to 2pm $400 Lunch provided
10am to 4pm $600 Lunch provided


Sleep Away Camps Mercersburg, PA

Spend one or two weeks being trained by the world’s best squash coaches at an exciting sleep-away camp on the beautiful Mercersburg Academy campus in Pennsylvania.

Our overnight squash camps are open to boys and girls ages 10 to 18. Whether you are new to squash or are a top junior player, in our camps you will experience world class squash training with seasoned coaches from England, Egypt, Australia, Pakistan, the United States and Mexico. The camp will run from June 18th to June 30th (12 days). You have a choice of either coming to the camp for 6 days or 12 days.

Only Play Squash Academy emphasizes intensive learning in a fun, safe environment.
  • All campers will have breakfast, lunch and dinner in the school’s cafeteria.

  • Time for recreational activities outside of squash is allotted each day.

  • All of our coaches are screened through federal and state government background checks.

  • Campers will be supervised 24/7 in a 4:1 student-to-coach ratio.

  • At night the coaches will supervise the campers in an air conditioned dormitory.

  • Everyone receives a Play Squash Academy shirt.

  • On the last day of camp we invite friends and family to our tournament with prizes for the top finishers.


Play Squash Academy is bringing together an Elite Group of Internationally recognized Players and Coaches to raise your game and bring you the Best Summer Squash Camp Experience Ever!
Achieved Highest World Ranking of 12

About Alister Walker

As a player, Alister has won 11 Professional Squash Association Tour titles and ranked as high as 12th in the world for squash. He has competed nationally and internationally for both England and Botswana, his birthplace. He won Botswana’s first international gold medal in squash with the Men’s Individual All-Africa Title in 2013 and was named Botswana Sportsman of the Year in 2013. He is also a Britain Under 23 champion and gold medalist in the World Junior Team Championships and Commonwealth Youth Games. Walker brings 16 years of professional squash experience to the athletes of Play Squash Academy. He previously served as assistant coach for the men’s and women’s squash teams at Columbia University and helped lead the squash program to its first Ivy league title in 2018. He began coaching while studying at Wycliffe College in England, and currently holds England Squash level three coaching certificate. Walker has helped organize exhibitions and tournaments around the world and worked with various community organizations in the U.S. to promote participation in squash. “I’m incredibly excited to be working with the players at Play Squash Academy and continuing to help grow the game of squash,” Walker said. “I’ve played and coached at the highest levels of the sport, and the opportunities available through this program are an unmatched resource for anyone looking to achieve their full potential on the court.”

Playing Career

  • Achieved Highest World Ranking of 12

  • Awarded All-Africa Champion Title

  • British Under 23 National Champion​

  • Member of England’s European Championship winning team​

  • Winner of 11 PSA World Tour Titles​

  • Won numerous world number ones during playing career​

Coaching Career

  • Private coach of elite junior athletes​

  • Assistant coach of Columbia University’s men and women’s squash team​

  • Coached Columbia Team to win first ever Ivy League title​

  • Coached numerous juniors who have been recruited and accepted to prestigious college varsity programs​

  • Currently coaches several top US National Junior Champions​

  • Currently coaches several top US National Junior Champions​

Former World Squash Team Member

About Nouran El-Torky

Nouran El-Torky began competing as a Professional Squash player at 14 years old. She is a former Egypt #3 and World #41 Squash Player. In 2007, 2009 and 2011, she represented Egypt on the World Team in National and International tournaments as a key player helping the World Junior Open team grab the Gold Medal 3 times. Nouran competed in PSA tournaments all over the world – winning 6 titles, taking the runner up slot 4 times and reaching the finals and semis of 13 PSA tournaments in Egypt, India, Malaysia, Australia and the United States. In 2016, while living in Egypt, she converted her experience, passion and talent for the game into an exciting coaching career. When she moved to the United States to continue her career in 2018, she joined the Play Squash Academy Coaching Staff. Nouran is a Pharmacy College Graduate, has her Management Skills Certification and is SafeSport Certified. She accomplished all of these goals while working full time as a Squash Coach. In addition to being a coach on the Play Squash Academy team, Nouran has accepted the role of Assistant Director of Squash. In this role she contributes to the growth and development of the Squash program at all locations through strategic marketing strategies, expanding social media presence, organizing tournaments and large events, and supporting the needs of the staff and clients.
NOURAN overnight camp
“I encourage my adult students to enjoy squash and work out on the side so they can stay healthy and play for life. With juniors, I focus on technique and high intensity repetition so they learn to react quickly, develop consistency and avoid making mistakes.

But most of all, I want players to love the game. It has been a transformative part of my life allowing me to experience the beauty of the sport, travel to various countries to compete, and get to know people and cultures of different places all over the world. When I am coaching or playing, I bring everything I have experienced and learned to the court. It energizes and excites me to know that I am opening these possibilities to another person’s life.”

Nouran has made an impact in every endeavor in which she chooses to invest her time. We are grateful she has chosen to dedicate her experience, ideas and enthusiasm to the Play Squash Academy family.
spencer lovejoy
  • 4 time All-Ivy League Award & 3 time All-American Award
  • Yale Player & 2020 Graduate
  • Recipient of the John F. Skillman Award
Spencer Lovejoy
Full-Time Professional Squash Player, PSA World Tour
  • 2017 & 2020 NESCAC Coach of the Year
  • U.S. Squash Association’s Mid-Atlantic Region Regional Squad Head Coach for the top 13, 15 and 17 boy and girl players
Mark Lewis
Recipient of the John F. Skillman Award Middlebury College, Head Coach
stuart george
  • Current Men’s and Women’s Squash Interim Head Coach Amherst College
  • #3 European Ranking, Scottish Men's Team Member
  • Two-time West of Scotland Regional Player of the Year & Open Winner​
  • U19 Scottish National Team Coach
  • Head Coach at Heroit Watt University & Edinburgh University
Stuart George
Amherst College, Assistant Squash Coach
mark broekman
  • 7 yr PSA World Tour
  • Member Squash Level 2 Certified Coach
  • Sports Psychology BA
Mark Broekman
Wakefield High School Head Coach

Sleep away camp at Mercersburg Academy with Coaches who will develop your mental toughness and physical strength, while teaching you how to win matches and be recruited by top schools.

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Spots in these camps will fill quickly with returning campers. Reserve Yours Today!

Dates and Schedule
Starting from June 21st to July 2nd, 2021

Time Description
7:30 am Rise & Shine
8:00 am Breakfast
8:45 am Drop off for athletes not staying on campus for the week
9:00 – 11:30 am Conditioning, Weight Training, Drills, and Technique work
11:45 am-12:30 pm Lunch
01:15 pm-04:15 pm AFTERNOON SESSION Athletic Psychology, Game Strategy, Nutrition Match Play Video Assessments
04:15 pm-05:00 pm Flexibility, Cool Down Performance Reflection Q&A with Coaches
05:30 pm Pick up of athletes not staying on campus for the week
05:30 pm-06:30 pm Dinner
06:30 pm-08:30 pm Recreational activities (Bowling/Pool/Student Center, Frisbee, etc.)
06:30 pm-08:30 pm Recreational activities (Bowling/Pool/Student Center, Frisbee, etc.)
08:30 pm-09:30 pm Return to the dormitory: Cards, board games, TV, etc.
09:30 pm Campers to their rooms
10:00 pm Lights Out