Top of the Class Squash Showcase at Trinity College

Trinity College

Hartford, CT


Being a member of a team requires you to understand strategy, play under pressure, support starting teammates, referee your peers, and ultimately win at any position in the line-up. The Top of the Class Squash Showcase experience is a creative program that gives players freedom and creativity to take their game to the next level. The coaching staff will be consist of Trinity College Head Coach, Paul Assaiante who will be coaching the teams, motivating the players, offering strategy and skill development clinics and being available to address any and all questions. With an exclusive high-school camp, you will enjoy playing and socializing with your age group, future teammates and potential rivals. We have assembled an outstanding staff of influential college coaches who have dedicated their lives to the sport of squash.  At the end of the two days, you will get the chance to address your game and playing style, get feedback and advice for your potential at the next level and set goals for the squash season ahead. There are so many types of college squash programs among the CSA- this experience was designed to help shape your understanding of “what it means to play college squash”.

About Our Coaches

Paul Assaiante

Head Squash Coach Paul Assaiante enters his 24th season as Trinity College Head Men's Squash Coach in 2017-18, 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 last season.

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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Vikram Malhotra

Four-time Bantam All-American Vikram Malhotra as assistant coach for the Trinity College men's and women's squash teams. Malhotra earned his bachelor's degree from Trinity in religion, and captained the Bantam men's squash team as a senior in 2011-12. His Trinity teams won four consecutive College Squash Association (CSA) National Championship titles, including the 2010-11 and 2011-12 crowns with Malhotra as the No. 1 player.

Malhotra, a five-time Junior National Champion in India, has coaching experience with the elite squad at the Chelsea Piers Squash Academy in New York. He has consistently competed globally at international tournaments over his career, and trained with some of the world's greatest squash coaches. Malhotra, a native of Mumbai, India, also plays for the Riverside Cricket team in the Connecticut Cricket League.

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Camp Details

Check in/out: Campers check in between 8:30-8:45am on the each day and check out at 4:00pm

Age & Ability: Camp is Open to Class of ‘18 – ‘21 ONLY.

Meals Provided: Lunch is provided for campers only


Reviews (4)

Camp Squash - Squash Camps Reviews Karen F. - Parent

This was a great opportunity for our daughter to network with college coaches. Not only did she feel like she helped recruiting standing, she now also has a real sense of what level squash she will be able to play. Thanks for a great week.

Camp Squash - Squash Camps Reviews Brooke L. - Camper

This camp really helped me take my game up a level. We did intense training and drills and also lots of match play against good players.

Camp Squash - Squash Camps Reviews John J. - Parent

My daughter received exceptional training at this squash camp. She was able to stay in the dorms and bond with the other players, which she loved. Overall great experience that we would recommend to anyone.

Camp Squash - Squash Camps Reviews Meghan D. - Parent

This camp was very well organized by the coaches. The competition of play was great and there was a perfect number of campers for the appropriate skill groups. I would highly recommend this camp to others who are looking to improve their child’s squash game. Job well done.

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