Deerfield Academy Squash Camp

Deerfield Academy

Deerfield, MA


Overview

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

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.

Gilly Lane

Gilly Lane C’07, who was named the Head Coach of the men's squash program in March of 2016, just completed his second season leading the Red and Blue. Under his watch, Penn has put together a 20-15 record (8-6, Ivy League) with back to back fourth place finishes in the Ivy.

Amongst many notable wins in 2017, the Quakers recorded their first triumph at Princeton since 1973 and the program's first win over Yale since 2006. Individually, junior Marwan Mahmoud claimed first-team All-Ivy honors for the third consecutive season.

In his second season, Lane lead Penn to a 6th place finish in the CSA National Rankings. The Quakers once again defeated Yale, earning their first regular season victory over the bulldogs since 1995. The Red and Blue also defeated Cornell in Ithaca for the first time since 2005. The team's 8-1 start was their best since 1985. Under Lane's coaching, freshman Andrew Douglas became just the second freshman in Penn men's squash history to win first-team All-American and first team All-Ivy in the same season.

Lane re-joined the Penn squash programs as an assistant coach in July 2013, and completed two seasons as an assistant coach and one as an associate head coach under Jack Wyant at Penn.

In March of 2015, Lane was selected U.S. Squash men’s team at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada in July.

Lane helped guide the Penn women's squash team that went a perfect 7-0 in the Ivy League claiming the program's third Ivy League championship. The Quakers went on to finish the season 14-3 overall, and fourth in the country after the CSA Howe Cup. Three players were named CSA All-America - Anaka Alankamony and Marie Stephan first-team, and Yan Xin Tan second-team - and three were named All-Ivy.

Also assisting the men's team, Penn finished the season with a 9-8 overall record and a 3-4 Ivy League record. The Quakers reached the CSA Potter Cup for consecutive season for the first time since 2008-09 and finished seventh in the country. Freshman Marwan Mahmoud earned CSA Second-team All-America and was named to the All-Ivy team.

In his return, Lane helped lead the men's team to a No. 8 ranking in the country and their first CSA Potter Cup since 2009, and the women's team to a No. 4 ranking in 2013-14.

Previously, the 2007 Penn graduate spent the 2010-11 season with the programs. That year, the women finished the 2010-11 season ranked fifth in the nation, while the men advanced to the Hoehn Cup final.

Lane’s hiring adds to an already impressive list of duties that he currently holds including assistant coach with the United States Junior Boys’ National Team; US Squash Board member; athlete representative for US Squash to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC); and member of US Squash’s Nominating Committee. In addition, he is owner of GL Squash and the GL Squash Camp.

The Philadelphia native has won three Professional Squash Association (PSA) titles, reached eight PSA Tour finals, and held a world ranking as high as 48th -- the second-best ranking ever for an American.

A member of the US National Team since 2007, Lane has been runner-up at the US Nationals four times. In 2011, he helped the U.S. team to seventh at the World Championships in Paderborn, Germany, the team’s best finish at that event. Lane also was a member of the United States’ gold medal-winning men’s team at the 2008 Pan American Games in Cuenca, Ecuador.

Lane had an impressive college career at Penn, earning All-America, All-Ivy, and team MVP all four years, as well as serving as captain as a junior and senior. He was also the first Penn player to receive the College Squash Association's (CSA) Skillman Award, given to a player who exemplifies leadership, sportsmanship, and achievement over his career.

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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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