Taft School Squash Camp

Taft School

Watertown, CT


Overview

The Donald F. McCullough '42 Athletic Center was built to convey the mission statement of Taft School’s athletic program, “one of the greatest things we can teach our students is to enjoy athletics and to understand the importance of a life-long commitment to fitness.” This building showcases 8 air-conditioned international glass backed squash courts, ideal for camp training. Campers will enjoy staying among this beautiful 220-acre campus easily accessible from Albany, Boston and New York by plane, train, bus or car!


About Our Coaches

Paul Assaiante

Head Squash Coach Paul Assaiante is entering his 20th year at Trinity College. Trinity's 252-game win streak, which spanned 13 undefeated seasons holds the records for the longest winning streak in history of intercollegiate varsity sports.

Coach Assaiante has also recently returned to international coaching as the US Squash Coach, leading the men to a best-ever finish at the World Championship in Paderborn, Germany in '11 and the U.S. Junior Team to a best ever 8th place finish in the 2012 World Championships in Qatar.

Assaiante’s professional athletic career was nothing short of spectacular. He was one-half of the U.S. national doubles championship duo in 1994 and captured the USSRA 50-and-over men’s squash title in 2004. Joining Assaiante will be members of the Trinity Squash Coaching Staff and Team.

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Vikram Malhotra

Four-time Bantam All-American Vikram Malhotra as assistant coach for the Trinity College men's and women's squash teams. Malhotra earned his bachelor's degree from Trinity in religion, and captained the Bantam men's squash team as a senior in 2011-12. His Trinity teams won four consecutive College Squash Association (CSA) National Championship titles, including the 2010-11 and 2011-12 crowns with Malhotra as the No. 1 player.

Malhotra, a five-time Junior National Champion in India, has coaching experience with the elite squad at the Chelsea Piers Squash Academy in New York. He has consistently competed globally at international tournaments over his career, and trained with some of the world's greatest squash coaches. Malhotra, a native of Mumbai, India, also plays for the Riverside Cricket team in the Connecticut Cricket League.

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Wendy Bartlett

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Camp Details

Check in/out: Overnight Campers check in between 1:00-2:00pm on the first day. Day & Extended Day Campers check in at 2:00pm on the first day. Check out for everyone is at 12pm on the last day.

Age & Ability: Camp is open to ages 10-18 of all ability levels.

Meals Provided: Overnight campers- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; Extended Day Campers- Lunch and Dinner; Day Campers- Lunch Only

Evening Activities: After dinner, campers will enjoy more social activities including: movie night, ice cream socials, exhibition matches, recreational sports and workshops on recruiting, fitness, and leadership.


Reviews (5)

Camp Squash - Squash Camps Reviews Tom C. - Parent

My son attended the International Squash Academy camp this summer and loved it. The coaches really take the time to focus on each individual player’s strength and weaknesses. His skills have improved tremendously. He had a lot of fun and made a ton of new friends as well. This is definitely a camp that he will be attending again, and highly recommended to friends.

Camp Squash - Squash Camps Reviews Coach

Squash is an incredibly competitive sport and these campers were able to be competitive and have fun at the same time which is great and exactly what we look for at camp! We want them to grow as players but also make friends in the process. All of the kids who attended camp have improved their skills immensely. It makes our jobs as coaches a lot easier when the kids are intrigued and willing to learn! It was a great and successful summer of camp!

Camp Squash - Squash Camps Reviews Nick T. - Camper

This camp was definitely one of my favorite parts of the summer. I really enjoyed my time there and I met a lot of new friends. I wasn’t the strongest squash player but with the right coaching and the one on one time my skills were greatly improved by the end of the camp. I now feel more comfortable playing in tournaments and I am more confident as a player. Thank you to the staff for your awesome coaching!

Camp Squash - Squash Camps Reviews Maxine M. - Mom

We really appreciated the individual attention the coaches gave to our two kids. They really took the time to go over what our daughter needs to work on to improve her game. Our son asked if he could bring his racquet on our family vacation.

Camp Squash - Squash Camps Reviews James P. - Parent

Thanks so much for a great week of squash. The staff worked incredibly hard with Lisa and she can't wait to get back on the court. She is really looking forward to returning next summer.

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