Squash Academy


Squash Academy (Tentative Dates –  Week 2 and Week 3): Robin Hood’s Squash Academy offers an intensive seven-day training program coached by top international instructors and players from around the world. Academy players devote a minimum of three hours of training a day to squash but may also participate in any of our other over 35 daily activities.

Hameed Ahmed, Harvard University Men’s and Women’s Assistant coach, led the academies for the fourth time in 2018. Under Ahmed’s leadership at Harvard, the team has captured both Men’s (2014) and Women’s (2015) National Team Championships as well as three Ivy League titles. At the University of Rochester, as a coach for two seasons,  Hameed coached six players to All-American honors. As a collegiate player, Hameed earned three All-American selections and served as team captain for three seasons.

We feel so fortunate to have him once again lead our Squash Academies.

• Intensive seven-day squash skills training on-court

• Minimum two hours with possible training up to four hours per day

• Squash Academy sign-up is available to beginner players in addition more advanced players.

Typical Squash Academy Day

7:30 AM Wake up
7:45 – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:35 AM Morning Roundup (all-camp meeting)
9:00 – 10:30 AM Squash Academy Training Session
10:30 – 12:00 PM Squash Academy Training Session –OR- Other Activity
12:10 – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 PM Rest Hour in cabins –OR- Squash Academy Play
2:30 – 2:45 PM Afternoon Roundup Meeting
2:45 – 4:15 PM Squash Academy Training Session
4:15 – 5:45 PM Squash Academy Training Session –OR- Other Activity
5:45 – 6:35 PM Swim/Shower
6:00 – 7:00 PM Dinner
7:00 – 8:30 PM Campfire Games & Activities
8:30 PM Evening Round Up

Skills training drills include:
• Forehand and backhand straight drives with goal of decreasing target area
• Service solo and service pairs
• Cross court drives solo
• Cross court drives pairs
• Short kills – Straight and cross court
• Boasts – Forehand and backhand boasts, boasts solo, boasts pairs
• Dropshots-straight – Forehand and backhand, straight drop solo and pairs
• Dropshots – Cross court and reverse angle
• Lobs – Forehand and backhand, solo and pairs
• Straight Volleys – Forehand and backhand, solo and pairs
• Volley Kills – Short volleys solo and pairs
• Footwork conditioning drills
• Cross training badminton drills


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