Lawrenceville School Squash Camp

Lawrenceville School

Lawrenceville, NJ


Overview

This squash camp is located only 60 miles outside of New York City at Lawrenceville School in NJ. It will feature prominent squash experts, Paul Assaiante, Vikram Malhotra & Wendy Bartlett. In addition to the squash training camp curriculum, we are also offering a tournament training camp for those tournament level players.

Tournament Training: The ISA Tournament Training Camp was developed to provide advanced junior squash players with an opportunity to become better squash match players and improve their tournament results. Players will train with other motivated tournament players and compete against each other in a constructive, fun, and well-organized squash camp setting. This challenging atmosphere will encompass the mental and physical demands of match play and provide a great opportunity for juniors to improve their USSquash rankings.


About Our Coaches

Niki Clement

Niki Clement enters her eighth season as head men's and women's varsity squash coach in 2017-18. She was hired in August 2010. In her time at Haverford, the Fords have captured two men’s division titles and two women’s division titles. On the national level, Clement serves as the secretary for the Women’s College Squash Association (WCSA), which is the governing body for all national collegiate women’s teams.

The 2016-17 campaign was a standout one for both the men’s and women’s squash teams. The men’s team had a historic season as the squad finished with a program-record 15 victories and took home the Chaffee Cup championship and a No. 33 national ranking by virtue of the victory.

The Chaffee Cup win is the fourth overall CSA division title for the Fords, and the first since a Serues Cup (F Division) victory in 2011-12. Additionally, Ryan Dukarm and Yash Singh each totaled 15 wins to eclipse Haverford’s individual single-season wins records.

The women’s squad reached the final of the E Division at the CSA Team Championships. Freshman Kaitlin Reese had an impressive debut season, taking 12 individual wins for the most by a Haverford individual since Alex Love and Bethany Simmonds matched the feat in 2014-15.

In 2015-16, the Haverford College women's squash team and head coach Niki Clement were recognized as the winners of the Clarence C. Chaffee Award for the 2015-16 season.

The Chaffee Award is given annually to a women's squash coach whose team has demonstrated the qualities of sportsmanship, teamwork, character, and improvement. The award is voted on by teams and presented at the National Team Championship.

During the 2013 season, the men's team was presented with the 2013 Barnaby Award, one of three distinguished national awards voted on by College Squash Association coaches and teams, which recognized the varsity team that displayed the most improvement throughout the season.

Clement, who graduated from Radnor High School, has played professionally since 2009 and ranked 78th in the world in the February 2012 rankings released by the Women’s International Squash Players Association (WISPA).

Her collegiate career foreshadowed the success she has achieved on the pro tour.

A 2006 graduate of Bowdoin College, Clement was a two-time All-America honoree (2003, 2004) and four-time most valuable player for the Polar Bears, who finished ninth in the country in 2003 and never lower than 13th during Clement’s four years as the squad’s number-one player. The team captain in her final two years at the school, she received the Lucy L. Shulman Trophy for most outstanding female athlete in 2006 after earning the most outstanding female freshman athlete award in 2003. Clement’s career wins total is the most in Bowdoin program history.

Clement’s coaching career began while she was still an undergraduate at Bowdoin. She received her level-I coaching certification in 2004 then coached at several squash camps over the next few years.

Following her graduation and an internship with the United States Squash Racquets Association (then headquartered in Philadelphia) Clement moved to California where she began work on her master’s degree in sport management at the University of San Francisco. She joined the staff at the Decathlon Club where she worked as a squash professional and also gained collegiate coaching experience working with Mark Talbott’s Stanford University squad during the 2006-07 season.

Upon completion of her master’s degree in 2009, Clement accepted a position as a squash professional with The Squash Alley in Stamford, Conn., where she also serves as a regional representative for the women's committee of U.S. Squash, and began playing on the pro tour.

The Clement family is not new to the Haverford campus as Coach Clement's grandfather, Frederick T.J. Clement '45, and great-grandfather, Dewitt C. Clement '17, are both Haverford College alums. Dewitt excelled on the track for the Scarlet and Black setting the two-mile school record, 10 minutes, 15.8 seconds, in 1916.


Camp Details

We encourage everyone to stay overnight at the training camp, but will offer a non-residential price to those local players who desire to sleep at home.  Immersing entirely into the program gives our staff the flexibility to transition the curriculum freely throughout the week.  Our goal is to provide players with a variety of teachable moments. There will be great opportunities to learn on and off the court and depending on the intensity of matches, scheduled private lessons, Q&A and skill clinics, the ideal experience hinges on our unlimited access. We aim to customize all aspects of the experience in the moment as we work together to reach your goals.

Check in/out: All Campers check in at 12:00-1:00pm on the first day. Check out for everyone is at 12pm on the last day.

Age & Ability: Camp is open to players, ages 10-18.

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 (4)

Camp Squash - Squash Camps Reviews Karen W. - Parent

We did a little traveling to attend this squash camp, and I must say it was well worth it for my son. He got more exposure to top players and coaches which helped him improve on his skills that much more. It was very competitive and a very well-run camp. The coaches shared a great amount of passion for what they do and striving to improve the skills of the athletes.

Camp Squash - Squash Camps Reviews Ralph D. - Dad

I wanted to let you all know that I was very impressed with the caliber of your staff. The level of instruction was excellent and their focus on elite competition and sportsmanship is something that we value greatly. I will highly recommend your camp.

Camp Squash - Squash Camps Reviews Sara P. - Parent

I would highly recommend this camp for those interested in improving their squash techniques. The coaches were excellent and really know the game. I also appreciated the coaches’ focus on sportsmanship.

Camp Squash - Squash Camps Reviews Todd J. - Parent

The quality of this camp and the staff was outstanding. My daughter really enjoyed herself and made a ton of new friends. The level of coaching and instruction was tremendous, and it took my daughters play to a whole other level. I would highly recommend this camp to anyone looking to send their children to a squash camp.

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