MANHATTAN-BASED

JUNIOR TRAINING PROGRAM

IN SUPPORT OF STREETSQUASH

LED BY SIMBA MUHWATI

About the Squash Academy

Launched in 2019, The Squash Academy offers private lessons and group clinics to committed junior squash players in the New York communities.

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 circuit. The program is to designed to elevate each player’s game through intensive training and coaching.

The Squash Academy Team

 

Simba Muhwati

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

Katiria Sanchez

Squash Instructor
Trinity College Squash

Tom De Mulder

Squash Academy Assistant Director
Trinity College Squash, Captain
3x National Team Champion
Former European BU19 #1

WEEKDAY CLINICS

Designed for tournament-level players
Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 PM–8:00 PM
12-week commitment

 

SUNDAY CLINICS

Sunday, 3:00 PM–4:30 PM
Fitness and match play
Drop-in format, no multi-week commitment required

 

SUMMER CAMPS

90-minute sessions, 5 days a week

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. Each year, StreetSquash reserves 2-4 spots in the Squash Academy for participants, free of charge.
  • 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.

 

Frequently asked questions

What is The Squash Academy @StreetSquash?

The Squash Academy is an elite program for committed junior squash players designed to elevate their 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, enabling them to  compete at the highest levels in the junior and collegiate squash circuit. 

How does The Squash Academy differ from StreetSquash programming?

StreetSquash programming takes place after school and on Saturdays. It is for middle and high school students who engage in the after-school enrichment program. These academic tutoring, squash instruction, college preparation, leadership development, and social-emotional health activities with the goals of high school graduation, post-secondary completion, and the securing of employment. 

Participants in The Squash Academy are not members of the core after-school program, and are exclusively focused on improving their level of squash so that they can compete at the highest levels.

Who can participate in The Squash Academy?

The Squash Academy is open to all juniors, ages 10-18, who are competitive tournament players or have aspirations of participating on the US Junior squash circuit.

When does The Squash Academy operate?

Clinics operate on a seasonal basis on Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm and Sundays 3:00pm-4:30pm. In addition, private and semi-private lessons are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays by appointment only.

FALL September 9, 2019 – November 24, 2019

WINTER  December 2, 2019 – March 8, 2020

SPRING March 9, 2020 – June 1, 2020 

Who runs The Squash Academy programming?

Director: Simba Muhwati, Level III certified coach and current assistant coach on the US National Junior team

Assistant Director: Tom DeMulder, former Trinity College Varsity Captain and 3x National Team Champion.

How can my child join The Squash Academy?

By filling out the registration form above.

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

No, your child does not have to be in the 12-week clinic in order to participate in the Sunday Drop-In Clinics. 

How much does The Squash Academy cost?
  • Private lessons: $100 – $150 (dependent upon instructor and lesson length)  
  • Weekday clinics (90 min sessions, 2 sessions per week): $2,500 per student per quarter (12-week long commitment, limited to 16 players) 
  • Sunday drop-in clinics: $150 per session, limited to 24 players.
Can my payment to The Squash Academy be considered a tax-deductible contribution to StreetSquash?

No, since you are receiving a service for your payment, the fee cannot be considered a charitable contribution. You are, however, always welcome to make a tax-deductible contribution to StreetSquash directly, separate from your payment for The Squash Academy.

Can adults participate in The Squash Academy?

Currently, The Squash Academy is only open to junior players. We may look to introduce some adult programming in the future. 

Can anyone book courts to practice or play at StreetSquash?

Not currently, however, we hope to make the courts accessible to the greater community in the future. 

Come on In!

Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Weekends: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Phone

212.289.4838 x 212

Address

41 West 115th Street
New York, NY 10026

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