Here’s What You Need to Bring to Squash Camp
Participating in a summer Squash Camp with the International Squash Academy is tons of fun, but it’ll be hard to get the most from your experience without packing all the necessary gear!
Our camps are designed to meet the needs of boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 18, and all skill levels are welcome. Whether you’re just starting to learn the sport or in high school aspiring to take the next step once you go off to college, we offer customized squash training to help you improve.
At camp, these are the vital squash skills you’ll learn:
- Court movements
- Swing mechanics
- Forehand and backhand
- Rules and marking
As we mentioned before, in order to get the most out of the instruction provided, it makes sense to ensure you’re going through all these drills with your own equipment! After all, we want you to feel as safe and comfortable as possible, and that starts with the gear you like using every time you step on the court.
After registering for a camp, you’ll receive a confirmation packet with all the information necessary to prepare before attending, but here’s a typical list of what campers should pack with them:
- Health form (you need this to participate in camp!!)
- Squash racquet
- Squash clothes
- Non-marking squash shoes
- Comfortable socks
- Sweat bands
- Bathing suit (for select locations)
- Off-court clothes
- Toiletries (if staying at an overnight camp)
- Running shoes
- Spending money
- Desk/Clip fan
- Bedding/linens (if staying at an overnight camp)
How many kinds of camps are there to even choose from? Well, there are five options depending on the kind of experience you’re looking to have this summer. These options include overnight camps, extended day camps, day camps, elite invitational camp and college showcase camps.
Overnight and extended day camps allow for the most instruction, as these options are typically structured around a daily 12-hour window. If you don’t have that much time because of scheduling conflicts, day camps run from 9am-4pm.
The final two options are for squash players looking to take another significant step forward in their development. Elite Invitational Camp is by invite only, and is designed to address the needs of dedicated squash athletes. It’s focused on squash strategy, psychology and conditioning.
College showcase camps are creative programs that provide players with freedom and creativity while improving their game. There will be 10-15 college coaches in attendance each week, which is an invaluable amount of exposure for a squash player who would like to continue their career beyond high school.
The one thing all these camps have in common is that you can’t get the most out of it if you forget to pack some stuff! So, keep the above list as something to reference once the time comes to start parking for squash camp.
Interested in joining the International Squash Academy this summer? Click here to find a camp near you and receive more information.