Welcome back to The Squash Academy


We are excited to once again offer high-performance programming opportunities to committed junior squash players in the New York and Tri-State communities. Led by Squash Academy Director, Simba Muhwati, our program helps athletes of all ages improve the technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of their game, enabling players 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 Profile with Squash Magazine.

Simba Muhwati

Academy Director

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

Rick Penders

Head Squash Professional

Head Squash Professional at StreetSquash
Won 7 National Titles as a Junior player in The Netherlands and became the No. 2 ranked U19 player in Europe
Former Assistant Head Coach at Trinity College

Joanne Schickerling

Squash Professional

Assistant Squash Professional at StreetSquash
Former Men’s and Women’s Associate Head Coach
for Columbia University
South African Junior National Team Player
Level II Certified Coach

Katiria Sanchez

Squash Professional

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



Private Lessons

Monday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Private lessons focus on squash technique with an emphasis on ball striking, movement, and developing a well-rounded squash mindset.

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





Both Academy and non-Academy players are welcome to reserve court time in Harlem! Reservations are currently limited to two players per court. As of October 1, 2022, reservations cost $45 for 45 minutes and $60 for 60 minutes. Courts close at 9:00 PM Monday – Thursday and 5pm on weekends.

Contact to reserve a court.

Please enroll prior to booking a court or scheduling a lesson.

Community Squash

Wednesday Squash Clinics

We look to provide a cost effective entry point into the game of squash on Wednesdays from 6:15 PM-7:15 PM
Community Squash Clinics are designed for players new to the sport of squash who are in search of instruction around fundamentals, set in a fun and engaging environment. Athletes enrolled in this clinic are encouraged to attend the Skill-Level Box League.

Community Squash Clinics cost $25 and run for 60 minutes.




Monthly Skill-Level Box League

This is a self-scheduled ROUND ROBIN based on skill level.  Each player will have the opportunity to play 3-4 matches per month.

Box league cost is $50 per month, includes court booking for all your matches ($240 value).





Tuesday/Thursdays: 6:30pm- 8:30pm

Saturdays: 2pm – 4pm


The performance clinics are designed for players who are actively participating on the US Squash junior tournament circuit. These clinics will have a combination of matchplay, tactical, mental and squash specific physical elements incorporated into each session. We will also provide a coach to player ratio that ensures that all players receive equal attention.

The Performance Clinic costs $150 per session, and sessions run for 2 hours



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


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 team of coaches, dedicated participants will improve the technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of their game. We believe that this approach enables 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. Weekend programming hours update seasonally.

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

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?

Yes, The Squash Academy is now open to junior athletes and adults! – please contact if you are interested! 

Squash players of all ages are also welcome to reserve court time at our facility.


Can anyone book courts to practice or play at StreetSquash?

Yes! Courts are available for reservation around existing Academy and StreetSquash programming. Reservations are currently limited to two players per court. Reservations cost $30 for 45 minutes of court time – please contact to reserve a court.

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

The Academy is not currently offering a drop-in option for training sessions. When that option becomes available again, 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.

  • Simba Muhwati – $150
  • Joanne Schickerling – $125
  • Katiria Sanchez – $125

Group clinics range in price by level (more information above).

Come on In!


Weekdays: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Weekends: Seasonal programming hours


212.289.4838 x 212


41 West 115th Street
New York, NY 10026