MAKINGS OF A CHAMPION
JUNIOR ACADEMY
For Beginners to Advanced Players

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, our coaching staff has the talent and experience to help you improve your squash game.

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Lessons

We offer individual and group lessons to all standards and ages of player

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Clinics & Squash Courses

Learn and have fun in a Group

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Junior Academy

Let us improve your competitive game with our proven methodology

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Camps and Advanced Training

Elevate your game

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Schools and Universities

Incorporate squash into the curriculum

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Round Robins & Tournaments

Compete and Play

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Safety Protocols

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LESSONS: THE BEST WAY TO IMPROVE FAST

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As part of our updated safety protocols, you can choose to have the coach outside the court, either behind the glass or upstairs on the mezzanine during private lessons. If you would like the coach on court during your child's lesson, you can request they focus only on drills that ensure social distancing is maintained at all times. Semi-Private/Group Lessons will be available if all players are from the same household.

CLINICS & COURSES

Your champion in the making will master the basics of squash, have fun, and make new friends! If you have any questions, please contact manager@squashonfire.com to learn more. All of Squash On Fire’s COVID-19 safety protocols will be closely followed including the requirement to wear a facial covering on court. To review these in full please click here. See our full list of offerings below:

Little Juniors

Start off strong by learning the ABC's of squash, including holding the racquet, swing technique, and basic shots (for K to 2nd graders).

Sunday 05/02 at 9:30am

Junior Stars

Become a champion of the future by working on new shots, ball control, court movement, and fitness. Perfect for juniors who understand the fundamentals and are ready to play points (for 3rd to 6th graders).

Sunday 04/18 at 10:30am

Sunday 04/18 at 11:30am

Saturday 04/24 at 10:30am

Sunday 04/25 at 10:30am

Sunday 04/25 at 11:30am

Saturday 05/01 at 10:30am

Sunday 05/02 at 10:30am

Sunday 05/03 at 11:30am

Saturday 05/08 at 10:30am

Sunday 05/09 at 10:30am

Sunday 05/09 at 11:30am

Middle School

For 7th to 9th graders. Do you have a middle schooler who might like squash? This clinic is great for older kids who aren't ready to catapult into lessons or Junior Academy and love learning in group. Our coach will go over the basics, including grip, technique, coordination, and rules of the sport, while incorporating fitness and games to make your kid sweat and have fun!

Saturday 04/24 at 11:30am

Saturday 05/01 at 11:30am

Saturday 05/08 at 11:30am

Clinic Descriptions

NEW PLAYERS CLINIC

Never tried squash? Our coach will cover the basics, including how to hold the racquet, swing mechanics and the rules of the game. With a primary focus on developing hand-eye coordination, movement and timing, this clinic is a workout for your body and brain. Minimum age: 14

BEGINNERS CLINIC

LEVEL 1: Cover the essentials, including how to grip the racquet, swing mechanics, the rules, and start to move to game play. Minimum age: 14

LEVEL 2: Learn about strategy and tactics as you become comfortable competing. For adult players with 6+ months experience. Minimum age: 14

INTERMEDIATE CLINIC

Become a competitor! Focusing on specialized drills and movement routines for the developing intermediate player, this clinic is great for players who can hit five volleys and ten drives to themselves in a row (both sides). Minimum age: 14

ADVANCED CLINIC

Designed to elevate your game to the next level as you focus on key tactical and technical instruction. Suitable for high level intermediate and advanced players. Minimum age: 14

LITTLE JUNIORS

For kids in grades K-2nd grade. Your child will learn the ABC's of squash, including holding the racquet, swing technique, and the basic shots. Our coach will focus on getting your child moving around the court and developing their hand-eye coordination and timing. Introduce your child to the game and new friends.

JUNIOR STARS

For kids in 3rd-6th grades. Get your child on court and excited about squash! In Junior Stars, we not only reinforce the basic of the game, our coach works with your child on new shots, ball control, court movement, and overall fitness. Great for older juniors who understand the basics of the game and are ready to play points!

MIDDLE SCHOOL

For 7th to 9th graders. This clinic is great for older kids who aren't ready to catapult into lessons or Junior Academy and love learning in group. Our coach will go over the basics, including grip, technique, coordination, and rules of the sport, while incorporating fitness and games to make your kid sweat and have fun!

SOLO TRAINING PROGRAMS

For $30 per session (in addition to the court fee) Coach Ronny will create a custom training program designed for solo playing. Please contact manager@squashonfire.com to learn more.

JUNIOR ACADEMY

Are your kids looking to play squash more regularly? Are they looking to take their game to the next level? Check out our Junior Academy!

Junior Academy 2020 - 2021

Players are broken into two groups bases on playing level. Monthly overview below:

Group 1

  • 4 private lessons
  • 8 group sessions (Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 - 7:30 pm)
  • 4 matchplay/fitness sessions (Sunday lunchtimes from 12 - 1:30 pm)
  • Cost is $850 per month

Players in Group 1 will also have slots set aside at 3:30 and 4:15 pm on Mondays & Thursdays for their individual lessons. The fourth floor space will also be available for them to do homework/read quietly between their lesson and the group session at 6 pm.

Group 2

  • 4 private lessons
  • 4 group sessions (Saturday mornings from 10 - 11:30 am)
  • Cost = $560 per month

For both Groups, our Safety Protocols mirror what is set in place for the club, with required masks at all times, temperate checks upon arrival, and enforcing no more than two players on the court at a time.

Not sure if Junior Academy is right for you? Book a lesson with one of our world class coaches or bring them to one of our weekly drop-in clinics. Our team can help you choose the best path for your squash star. For more information contact Ronny Vlassaks at rvlassaks@squashonfire.com

CAMPS AND ADVANCED TRAINING

Summer 2021

Regular Camps

Designed for players of every skill level, our junior camps focus on drills, matchplay, strategy, and fitness. Your kids will make new friends while improving their squash! Camps run from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm each day with lunch included, and are broken into groups based on age and playing level. Juniors from 6 - 18 years old are welcome to participate. The cost for a week is $750 per player.

Camps will run during the following weeks and you can register directly by clicking on the links below:

June 7 - 11

June 21 - 25

June 28 - July 2

July 5 - 9

August 2 - 6

August 16 - 20

August 23 - 27

All camps will follow the latest Squash On Fire COVID-19 protocols that can be viewed by clicking here.

Every player needs to have their own Squash On Fire minor account in our system. If you need to create an account for your child the first step is to complete the form accessible by clicking here.

If you have any questions about Squash On Fire Regular Summer Camps please don't hesitate to contact Will Hopton at whopton@squashonfire.com

Elite Performance Camps

Looking to take your child's game to the next level? Then our Elite Performance Camp is a great fit! Ideal for competitive players eager to elevate their play as the camps are all led by our Director of Squash, Ronny Vlassaks.

Ronny is one of the world's leading coaches and has worked as the national team head coach for both Belgium and the Netherlands in addition to coaching leading PSA players like Simon Rosner and the Gilis sisters.

A typical day is as follows:

9:30 - 10 am: Warm up (Dynamic Drills)

10 - 11:30 am: On Court (Technical and Playing Patterns)

11:30 am - 12 pm: Physical (Strength, Balance, Coordination and Stretch)

12 - 1 pm: Lunch (Included in Price)

1 - 2:30 pm: Play (Conditioned Games, Tactics, Solutions and Matchplay)

2:30 - 3 pm: Physical (Circuit)

3 - 3:30 pm: Summary (Stretch and Feedback)

Designed for tournament players who are eager to work hard and improve their game! The cost for a week is $990 per player and includes lunch each day.

Elite Performance Camps will run during the following weeks and you can register directly by clicking on the links below:

June 14 - 18

July 12 - 16

August 9 - 13

All camps will follow the latest Squash On Fire COVID-19 protocols that can be viewed by clicking here.

Every player needs to have their own Squash On Fire minor account in our system. If you need to create an account for your child the first step is to complete the form accessible by clicking here.

If you have any questions about Squash On Fire Elite Performance Camps please don't hesitate to contact Ronny Vlassaks at rvlassaks@squashonfire.com

SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES

In addition to individual coaching, we work with clubs, schools and universities. We develop bespoke programs designed to help these organizations prepare their players for the national and international squash circuits.

Squash is a great sport to incorporate into your school curriculum.

According to the Sports and Fitness Association (SIFA), the United States has the fastest growing number of squash players in the world. Now, more than 200 universities in the U.S. have squash programs.

We currently work with:

National
Cathedral School

  • Director of Squash Ronny Vlassaks
  • High School - Girls Varsity and Junior Varsity Teams
  • Competed in the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Squash Organization Team Championships

School
Without Walls

Georgetown
University Men

  • Director of Squash Ronny Vlassaks
  • Collegiate Club Team
  • Competed in the 2020 College Squash Association Chaffee Cup

Georgetown
University Women

  • Director of Squash Ronny Vlassaks
  • Collegiate Club Team
  • Competed in the 2020 College Squash Association Epps Cup

Washington International School

Sidwell Friends

Georgetown Day School

The Potomac School

  • Coach Karan Malik
  • High School- Boys & Girls Varsity & Junior Varisty
  • Middle School Squash
  • Boys varsity qualified for 2020 Division 1 U.S. High School Nationals for the first time

If you are interested in bringing squash to your organization, please contact us for a free consultation. contact@squashonfire.com

Scout | Elementary & high school

Details coming soon!

ROUND ROBINS & TOURNAMENTS

Squash On Fire Invitationals

The next Squash On Fire Invitational takes place on Saturday, April 24:

  • All levels welcome
  • There will be staggered start times as follows: 1 pm, 2:40 pm and 4:20 pm. You’ll play all your matches during one period lasting 1hr 30 mins so you won’t need to be here for the entire duration of the event
  • You’re welcome to let us know if you have a preference for a particular playing window
  • Players will be grouped based upon level so you’re guaranteed to have three well balanced matches
  • Courts will be disinfected between each match
  • You will only interact with the three other players in your group. This is to help minimize the mixing of players and maintain as safe as possible an environment within the space
  • The entry fee is $50 which covers prizes, admin, court fees and access to a special offer at the Upper West Side Café
  • Minimum age 14

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Our Squash On Fire Invitational Series is a great way to meet new players and gain competition experience! Players will be split into divisions based upon level, and all entrants guaranteed a minimum of three matches! See if you've got what it takes to be crowned the champ and compete for a chance to win some great prizes along with top bragging rights. We will be hosting several of these throughout the year on Saturday afternoons. To receive updates about our next tournament, email manager@squashonfire.com.

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