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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Onsite tutoring

Top Score Education’s personalized education programs, onsite at Squash on Fire, grow the roots of learning for all ages.

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Round Robins & Tournaments

Compete and Play

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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

We are thrilled to welcome back Junior Programming this Fall! 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 sessions are with Coach Pascal and limited to 2 players. These sessions will be limited to two participants to maximize social distancing. 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).

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).

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!

Clinic Descriptions

BEGINNERS CLINIC

Our Beginners clinic is for players who are ready to make real progress on their game. Our coach will work with you on your work basic form and shot selection and help you become comfortable with playing games. This clinic is ideal for players who have less than 6 months playing 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

NEW PLAYER 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

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!

SQUASH COURSES

During this time, we will not be running courses. However, 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

No better way to work up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner or to work off that turkey than with our Thanksgiving Camps!

We have options designed to for kids of all ages/skill levels and each camp will abide by all our current safety protocols. You can review these in more detail by clicking here

We have two camps being led by Coaches Karan and Pascal where the participants will work on drills, technique, physical fitness, match play and fun games. The cost for these is $175 and lunch is included!

Wednesday 11/25 9:30 am – 3:30 pm with Karan/Pascal

Friday 11/27 9:30 am – 3:30 pm with Karan/Pascal

For more advanced juniors on Wednesday, November 25 there are some great opportunities to work with one of the world's best in Coach Ronny. This is an incredible opportunity to improve all facets of your game as Ronny provides pointers on strategy, technique and physical training. The full day cost is $300 per player and includes lunch. The half day price is $160 per player.

Wednesday 11/25 9:30 am – 3:30 pm with Ronny

Wednesday 11/25 9:30 am – 12 pm with Ronny

Wednesday 11/25 1 – 3:30 pm with Ronny

Please reach out to whopton@squashonfire.com with any questions

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

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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