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Jun 12th 2024

Adult Squash Camps At Open Squash

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Sign up for our one-day adult squash camps for beginner, intermediate and advanced players!

This summer, Open Squash is hosting a series of one-day adult squash camps for beginner, intermediate and advanced players.

The camps, led by Former PSA World #50 players Peter Creed and Amr Khalifa, and working with Open Squash Head of Fitness, Thaisa Serafini, are intended to offer players the chance to focus on and improve their game through an intensive four hours of squash.

The camps are open to members of Open Squash, and to guests from outside. They’ll include warm-ups, progressions, and coach-led activities like solo drills, routines, conditioning games, and matches, as well as strength and conditioning work.

“Camps are a great way for players to actually make a change in their game,” said Peter Creed, Director of Squash at Open Squash. “Our clinics are a good way for people to have some fun, some camaraderie, and come together to focus on some aspect of their game. But with a day-long camp, a player can get a bit of data on themselves to go, ‘what do I really need to improve on?’ How many times have I had a coach who watched and gave me direct feedback for that amount of time? And how much can I take away from one day of dedicating some time to getting better? What is the thing I need to do for the next three months to get better?”

“Thaisa will also be looking at conditioning and stability, and working with players to understand how their warm-ups can contribute to getting better. For example, if your hips are tight and you spend five minutes working on them each time you warm up, that could help make someone one percent better or five percent better over time,” he said. “Amr and I will also be looking to help people focus. I think a lot of adults will get to a point where they think they have found their level, and they think, ‘oh, this is this is how good I am,’ you know, whereas a little thing that you could say to might connect on a different level and unlock people to getting a lot better, fast. That’s the goal.”

Peter ran adult squash camps in Wales, previously, and they would sell out, often, faster than the Junior camps because people would come along, wanting to improve. The first adult camp at Open Squash last summer was also a success, prompting several guests at the club to become full-time members. 

“It’s so much fun to be around the same nine people who want to improve and get better,” Peter said. “Adults don’t invest the money and time and their day because they just need something to do. This is a different vibe. It’s about taking a decision to go and improve in their game and invest in it.”

So. Are you ready to do this? SIGN UP HERE!