Deerfield Academy Squash Camp

Deerfield Academy

Deerfield, MA


Campers will play at Deerfield's Squash Center which houses 13 international state-of-the-art squash courts and five American courts. Deerfield Academy is known by all as one of the most luxurious boarding schools. There are large dorm rooms, ample recreation space between sessions to hang out with staff and campers. The food is delicious and grounds are pristine. Don't miss the opportunity.

About Our Coaches

Paul Assaiante

Head Squash Coach Paul Assaiante enters his 25th season as Trinity College Head Men's Squash Coach in 2018-19, after guiding the Bantams to a 19-1 record, an 11th consecutive NESCAC Championship title and their 16th College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championship crown in recent years.

Assaiante guided Trinity to 13 consecutive CSA National titles from 1999 to 2011 and 252 wins in a row which is the longest winning streak in the 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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Joe Raho

Joe Raho, the assistant squash coach at Brown University since 2014, was hired as the next head coach of the Tufts University men's and women's squash programs in August 2017.

Raho is a 2009 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He replaces Joe McManus, who guided the Jumbos for five seasons from 2012-17.

At Brown, Raho assisted head coach Stuart leGassick with the men's and women's teams. Both programs were ranked among the College Squash Association (CSA) top 20 throughout Raho's tenure. In 2017, the Bears' women's team was ranked 11th and the men were 19th in the final CSA poll.

Before Brown, Coach Raho was an assistant coach at Greenwich Academy as well as the assistant squash pro at Round Hill Country Club in New York.

Raho graduated from Penn in 2009 with a degree in History. He was captain of the men’s squash team during his senior year at Penn, and he was the chair of the community service committee of the Penn Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Prior to Penn, Raho was a two-time U.S. Junior Squash champion. In 2004, he was a member of the U.S. team that competed at the World Junior Squash Championships in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Both Jumbo squash teams finished the 2016-17 season with winning records. The women posted a 17-7 record and were the #19 team in the final CSA rankings. The Tufts men were 14-10 last season and were ranked 28th nationally.

Ryan Tyree

Ryan Tyree is Mercersburg's director of squash and a member of the English faculty. He arrived from Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, Mass., where he taught English and served as a dormitory head in addition to holding head-coaching positions in boys' squash and boys' tennis (for seven years apiece). Ryan coached a U.S. Squash Division 6 Nationals-champion team at Williston, and has worked with legendary coach Paul Assaiante on many squash events over the years.

He previously taught and coached at Eaglebrook School and taught summer-session classes at Northfield Mount Hermon School. Ryan earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Massachusetts, as well as master's degrees in English literature from Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English and in secondary education from the University of Phoenix. His wife, Haley, is the testing coordinator in the Office of College Counseling. The Tyrees have two children.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst; University of Phoenix( M. Ed); Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English (M. English)

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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 Coach

We do our best as coaches to try and unlock and expose these kids full potential as squash players while still being able to have fun during these camps. They come out of camp with so much more knowledge of the sport! We help these athletes of all skill levels to reach an elite level of play. It’s rewarding as a coach when we are successful in that and we see the improvement day by day, play by play. I look forward to coaching another year at the International Squash Academy camp!

Camp Squash - Squash Camps Reviews Jenny M. - Camper

I had so much fun at the International Squash Academy camp! This was my first time at a sleep away camp and I was really nervous but the coaches made me feel right at home and comfortable. The coaches taught me so many new things that I will take with me and continue to practice! They really focused on our weaknesses and helped them turn into strengths. I can’t wait to go back and continue to learn more!

Camp Squash - Squash Camps Reviews Tony F. - Parent

I would highly recommend this camp to those parent who are looking for a camp that is going to push their children as athletes. Sending my daughter here has really helped her improve her squash skills and techniques. The coaches were excellent and they really know the game and what they are talking about. They also did a great job focusing on the sportsmanship of the athletes. Job well done to the coaches, thanks so much!

Camp Squash - Squash Camps Reviews Ally F. - Camper

I felt challenged at camp and appreciated the feedback from the coaches to help me get better. This will definitely help me as I am trying to make Varsity this season.

Camp Squash - Squash Camps Reviews Coach

It’s so great to see these kids improve their squash game at our camps. We really like to focus on the competitive play but at the same time have fun with it. Our goal is to make these players weaknesses turn into their strengths and it’s so rewarding when we’ve succeeded in doing so. It’s great to see so many kids passionate about the same sport as these coaches.

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