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Choate Rosemary Hall Squash Camp

Choate Rosemary Hall
333 Christian St
Wallingford, CT 06492

Hartford Area Squash Summer Camp

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at Choate Rosemary Hall

Choate Rosemary Hall
333 Christian St, Wallingford, CT 06492

Attend a Connecticut squash camp at Choate Rosemary Hall this summer. One of the most prestigious prep schools in New England and located just outside of Hartford, CT, this is the perfect site for an International Squash Camp.

Camp is open to all ages and ability levels. Each camper will be assessed and grouped with campers of similar age and ability levels. Adjustments to the groups may be made throughout the week to provide campers with opportunities to train with and compete against different players. Drills, games, and scrimmages are designed to help each camper learn, improve, and have fun!


SESSION 1: July 29th – August 2nd, 2024


Overnight Camp: $1899
Extended Day: $1599
Day: $1299


International Squash Academy Camps are open to campers ages 8 to 18.

Camp Director

Paul AssaianteTrinity College Squash Legend

Paul Assaiante enters his 28th season as Trinity College Head Men’s Squash Coach in 2021-22, having guided the Bantams to a 19-2 record and its 14th consecutive NESCAC Championship title two winters ago and through the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Trinity won back-to-back Potter Trophy Championships in 2017 and 2018, downing Harvard in both CSA Finals to increase its national title total to 17 crowns in a 22-year span. In 2014-15, Assaiante brought the Bantams to the CSA National Championship Finals for the 19th year in a row, and his charges came through with a win against St. Lawrence in the finals. Trinity had a 20-1 final dual-match record and Assaiante was co-winner of Trinity’s Athletic Department Coach of the Year Award that year.  In 2012-13, Trinity won all 19 of its matches and downed Harvard  in the CSA Finals to give the Bantams their 14th national crown in 15 years.

Assaiante coached Trinity to the 2013 national crown without a single First-Team All American selection on the roster, and was rewarded with the 2013 NESCAC Coach of the Year award and a Trinity College Trustee of Excellence Award. Assaiante guided the Bantams to 13 consecutive CSA National titles from 1999 to 2011 and 252 wins in a row before a 5-4 loss at Yale in January of 2012 closed the book on the longest winning streak in the history of intercollegiate varsity sports. Assaiante was previously the NESCAC Coach of the Year in both 2008 and 2009. He is 438-16 all-time as the Bantam head coach.

The team’s unprecedented winning streak, which began in 1998, captivated Trinity and beyond — followed by major media outlets across the globe and the nation, including Sports Illustrated, ESPN, the New York Times, and the Hartford Courant. The history of the team will forever remain a legendary piece of history at Trinity College, where squash has been enthusiastically embraced. The team remains one of the most feared in college sports.

From 1999-2003 and again from 2010 to present, Assaiante coached both the United States Squash Team, which dominated the 2019 Pan American Games with five gold medals this summer, and the USA Men’s Team, which finished a best-ever sixth in the World Championships in Germany in 2011. Twice named the United States Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, Assaiante was named one of Connecticut’s top sports coaches of the 20th century by The Hartford Courant and earned an award from the Hartford Business Bureau for his outstanding contribution to sports in the city. Assaiante also coached the U.S. Junior Team to an eighth-place finish in the 2012 World Championships in Qatar and the USA Men to an 11th-place showing in France.  Assaiante coached the Trinity men’s tennis squad for 19 seasons, notching a 188-97 career record with the Bantams.  His tennis teams were consistently ranked both regionally and nationally, and he earned NESCAC and Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Regional Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year in 2008.

Assaiante served as the director of athletic development at Trinity for seven years, spearheading the college’s effort to upgrade its athletic facilities. He played a pivotal role in the athletic department’s fund-raising efforts, which produced two new synthetic outdoor fields, the nation’s premier squash facility, a new boathouse, and a community ice skating center for the College. In all, more than $11 million was raised with ongoing projects that include new baseball and softball diamonds and a new field house. Trinity’s remodeled tennis courts were christened as the Paul D. Assaiante Tennis Center in the fall of 2010. He currently serves as the college’s associate director of athletic endowments, and was promoted to full professor of physical education in the summer of 2017.

Assaiante is a 1974 graduate of Springfield College and holds a master’s degree from Long Island University. His coaching experience includes stints at Army for eight seasons with a record of 98-54 and at Williams College from 1987 to 1989, where he was 13-10 to give him a 565-83 overall career varsity record. He was also a squash professional at the world-famous Princeton Club of New York and director of racquet sports at the Baltimore Country Club, the Apawamis Club in Rye, N.Y., and the Bellevue Athletic Club in Seattle, Wash.

Assaiante’s professional athletic career was nothing short of spectacular. He won the World Hardball Doubles Championship in 1988. 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. Assaiante is also an author of Championship Tennis by the Experts: How to Play Championship Tennis, with Vic Braden (Human Kinetics Publishers, June 1981) and Run to the Roar: Coaching to Overcome Fear with James Zug (Penguin).

Varsity Coach, Deerfield Academy:
2024 Boys Division I – 9th place finish.
Director of Squash, Mercersburg Academy (3 seasons):
2023 Boys Division I – 12th place finish (program record)
2023 Boys MAPL League Champions
2022 Girls Division IV National Champions
2020 Boys Division V National Finalists
-Head, Boys Varsity Squash at Williston Northampton (7 seasons)
2019 Boys Division VI National Champions
2019 Program record win streak, Boys Squash
2018 Class B Team Sportsmanship Award winners (voted by all class B coaches)
-Asst. Coach to Paul Assaiante, International Squash Academy summer camps (St. Andrews, Deerfield, Taft, etc.)
-Camp Director for ISA Squash – planning, hiring, communicating with families, shaping a fun and educational experience for each camper.

Each camper will:

  • Develop their technical skills & tactical knowledge
  • Participate in camp games with a chance to win prizes
  • Compete amongst their peers in small games & camp matches
  • Be given the opportunity to work with college &/or high school coaches & college players all week long
  • Receive an International Squash Academy Camp T-Shirt
  • …and most importantly: HAVE FUN!

Daily Schedule

7:00AM- Wake Up
7:30AM- Breakfast
8:45AM- Extended Day and Day Campers Arrive
9:00AM- Warm Up/Stretch
9:30AM- Technical Skill Development
11:00AM- Small-Sided Games and Situational Scrimmages
12:00PM- Lunch
1:30PM- Tactical Skill Development
3:00PM- Team-Based Games and Scrimmages
5:00PM- Dinner
6:30PM- Position-Specific Training and Serving or Evening Activity
8:30PM- Extended Day Campers Depart
8:30PM- Dorm Games,Evening Meeting, Social Time for Overnight Campers
10:30PM- Lights out

Below is a suggested list of items to bring to camp. We suggest that campers do not bring expensive personal items such as cell phones or laptops. Campers are allowed to bring cell phones to camp to contact their guardians, but they are not allowed on the field during training sessions. Please label every article you bring to camp. All personal items are the responsibility of each camper. International Squash Academy and its camp staff are not responsible for lost, stolen, or forgotten items.

  • Health Form
  • Goggles
  • Squash Racquet
  • On-Court Clothes (T-Shirts, Shorts, Socks, etc)
  • Athletic Sneakers
  • Water Bottle
  • Off-Field Clothes (Athletic Socks, T-Shirts, Shorts, Sweatshirts, etc)
  • Sunscreen
  • Linens (Twin XL)
  • Blanket/Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Shower Towel
  • Alarm Clock
  • Portable Fan


  • Overnight Campers: 12:00-1:00pm on the first day (Monday)
  • Day & Extended Day Campers: 12:30-1:00pm on the first day  (Monday); 9am the rest of the week


  • Overnight Campers: 12pm on the last day of camp (Friday)
  • Extended Day Campers: Daily at 8pm; 12pm on the last day of camp (Friday)
  • Day Campers: Daily at 4pm (except for Friday at 12pm)

Extended Day:
Monday: 1pm-8pm, dinner included.
Tuesday: 9am-8pm, lunch and dinner included.
Wednesday: 9am-8pm, lunch and dinner included.
Thursday: 9am-8pm, lunch and dinner included.
Friday: 9am-12pm

Monday: 1pm-4pm
Tuesday: 9am-4pm, lunch included
Wednesday: 9am-4pm, lunch included
Thursday: 9am-4pm, lunch included
Friday: 9am-12pm


At the International Squash Academy, you’ll receive individualized training through a superior curriculum regardless your age or ability level. We want young squash players to improve in every aspect of their game; our camps put a focus on individual skill development while incorporating drills and matches to emphasize teamwork.

  • Individual Technique and Stickwork
    • Dynamic warm up
    • Agility & shot control
  • Technical Skills Training
    • Serving, passing, footwork, shot placement
  • Tactical Skill Training
    • Reading the play or situation
    • Decision-making skills to solve problems at the correct time
  • Match Play Learning
    • Competition & camp matches
  • Low Camper-to-coach ratios
  • Groups based off of age & ability level
  • Fun, energetic & experienced staff
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