MANHATTAN-BASED

JUNIOR TRAINING PROGRAM

IN SUPPORT OF STREETSQUASH

LED BY SIMBA MUHWATI

Welcome back to
The Squash Academy

 

We are excited to once again offer training opportunities to committed junior squash players in New York and the Tri-State area. Led by Squash Academy Director Simba Muhwati, our program helps junior athletes improve the technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of their game, enabling them to compete at the highest levels in the junior and collegiate squash circuits.

Learn more about Simba and his long history with the sport of squash in his Pro-File with Squash Magazine.

Simba Muhwati

Academy Director

StreetSquash Chief Squash Officer
US Junior National Team Assistant Coach
Level III Certified Coach

Adrian Grant

Squash Professional

Former PSA World No.9
Former UCLA Head Coach
2x World Junior Team Champion
1x World Senior Team Champion
8x European Team Champion

Katiria Sanchez

Squash Professional

StreetSquash Senior Squash Director
Former Member of Trinity Women’s Varsity Squash Team (Four Years)
Five Years Coaching Experience

Joanne Schickerling

Squash Professional

Men’s and Women’s Associate Head Coach for Columbia University
South African Junior National Team Player
Level II Certified Coach

2021 Programming


Private Lessons

Our team offers private lessons on weekdays from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM – we are not open on weekends this summer. Private lessons range in price by Academy coach and run for 45 minutes per lesson.

  • Adrian Grant – $160
  • Simba Muhwati – $125
  • Joanne Schickerling – $125
  • Katiria Sanchez – $100


Group Clinics

We will schedule group clinics based on interest levels. Clinics are limited to 16 players, with two players sharing a court at a time. Group clinics cost $125 for a 90-minute session.


Pay-to-Play

Both Academy and non-Academy players are welcome to reserve time on our courts! Reservations are currently limited to two players per court. Reservations cost $25 for 45 minutes of court time – please contact academy@streetsquash.org to reserve a court.

 

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Safety is our top priority.

Our team has worked hard to enhance our facility and operations in compliance with leading Covid-19 research. Our Covid-19 protocols were created by Academy employees in partnership with trusted healthcare professionals in New York City.

Updates to our facility include but are not limited to:

  • All Academy coaches are fully vaccinated and receive Covid-19 testing twice weekly
  • Upgraded MERV-13 HVAC system and portable air purifiers
  • Court sanitizing between all training sessions
  • Mandatory mask and face shield wearing
  • Contactless check-in and check-out
  • Health screening for all individuals who enter our facility
  • Hand sanitizer stations at each court and throughout our facility

Please contact academy@streetsquash.org with questions about our ongoing Covid-19 safety measures.

ON THE HORIZON AT
THE SQUASH ACADEMY

We continue to explore new training opportunities for Academy players! Fill out the contact form below to be the first to know about these exiting programming updates.

ABOUT THE SQUASH ACADEMY & STREETSQUASH

Although a separate venture, The Squash Academy supports StreetSquash programming and participants in a number of important ways:

  • Financial Support – funds raised through The Squash Academy contribute to and improve StreetSquash’s ability to finance new and better programming opportunities for participants.
  • Squash Instruction – a select number of StreetSquash participants join the Squash Academy for additional squash instruction and time on court.
  • Community-Building – The Squash Academy brings a new demographic of squash players and community members through StreetSquash’s doors, creating new relationship-building and stewardship opportunities.

To learn more about StreetSquash, visit the program’s website, and check out the latest StreetSquash Annual Report.

Frequently asked questions

What is The Squash Academy @StreetSquash?

The Squash Academy is an elite training program for committed junior squash players, designed to elevate an athlete’s game through intensive training and coaching.

Led by Academy Director Simba Muhwati and his staff of professionals, dedicated participants will work on improving the technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of their game. We believe that this approach enables our athletes to compete at the highest levels of the junior and collegiate squash circuits.

Who can participate in The Squash Academy?

The Squash Academy is open to all juniors athletes, ages 10-18. We hope to connect with junior athletes who are competitive tournament players and/or have aspirations of participating on the US Junior squash circuit.

When does The Squash Academy operate?

Training sessions operate from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM on weekdays. The Squash Academy is closed on weekends this summer.

Times are subject to change as we continue to expand Academy programming. To discuss scheduling a training opportunity outside of our current operating hours, contact academy@streetsquash.org.

Can my payment to The Squash Academy be considered a tax-deductible contribution to StreetSquash?

Since you are receiving a service for your payment, fees cannot be considered a charitable contribution.

You are, of course, welcome to make a tax-deductible contribution to StreetSquash directly, separate from payments made to The Squash Academy. You can make a tax-deductible donation to StreetSquash programming here.

Can adults participate in The Squash Academy?

Currently, The Squash Academy is open to junior players only. We may look to introduce adult programming in the future – please contact academy@streetsquash.org if you are interested in this offering! 

In the meantime, squash players of all ages are welcome to reserve court time at our facility.

 

Can anyone book courts to practice or play at StreetSquash?

Yes! Courts are available to reservation outside of existing Academy and StreetSquash training sessions.

Reservations are currently limited to two players per court. Reservations cost $25 for 45 minutes of court time – please contact academy@streetsquash.org to reserve a court.

Does my child have to join The Squash Academy to participate in drop-in clinics?

While The  Academy is not currently offering a drop-in option for training sessions, when that option becomes available, players are not required to be a part of The Academy to participate in drop-ins.

How much does The Squash Academy cost?

Private lessons range in price by Academy coach and run for 45 minutes per lesson.

  • Adrian Grant – $160
  • Simba Muhwati – $125
  • Joanne Schickerling – $125
  • Katiria Sanchez – $100

Group clinics cost $125 for a 90-minute session.

Come on In!

Hours

Weekdays: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Phone

212.289.4838 x 212

Address

41 West 115th Street
New York, NY 10026

Contact