MAKINGS OF A CHAMPION
For Juniors of All Levels

Whether your squash star is a beginner or an advanced player, our coaching staff has the talent and experience to help improve your child's squash game!

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Lessons

We offer individual and group lessons to all standards and ages of player

Clinics & Squash Courses

Learn and have fun in a Group

Junior Academy

Let us improve your competitive game with our proven methodology

Camps and Advanced Training

Elevate your game

Schools and Universities

Incorporate squash into the curriculum

Round Robins & Tournaments

Compete and Play

Event Planning

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CLINICS & COURSES

Your champion in the making will master the basics of squash, have fun, and make new friends! If you have any questions, please contact manager@squashonfire.com to learn more. Every player needs to have their own Squash On Fire minor account in our system. If you need to create an account for your child the first step is to complete the form accessible by clicking here. See our full list of offerings below:

Little Juniors

Start off strong by learning the ABC's of squash, including holding the racquet, swing technique, and basic shots (for K to 2nd graders).

Saturday 4/13 at 9:45am

Saturday 4/13 at 10:30am

Sunday 4/14 at 9:30am

Saturday 4/20 at 9:45am

Saturday 4/20 at 10:30am

Sunday 4/21 at 9:30am

Saturday 4/27 at 9:45am

Saturday 4/27 at 10:30am

Sunday 4/28 at 9:30am

Junior Stars

Become a champion of the future by working on new shots, ball control, court movement, and fitness. Perfect for juniors who understand the fundamentals and are ready to play points (for 3rd to 6th graders).

Saturday 4/13 at 11:15am

Sunday 4/14 at 9:45am

Sunday 4/14 at 11:15am

Saturday 4/20 at 11:15am

Sunday 4/21 at 9:45am

Sunday 4/21 at 11:15am

Saturday 4/27 at 11:15am

Sunday 4/28 at 9:45am

Sunday 4/28 at 11:15am

Middle School

Do you have a middle schooler who might like squash? This clinic is great for older kids who aren't ready to catapult into lessons or Junior Academy and love learning in group. Our coach will go over the basics, including grip, technique, coordination, and rules of the sport, while incorporating fitness and games to make your kid sweat and have fun! (For 7th to 9th graders).

Clinic Descriptions

NEW PLAYERS

Never tried squash? Our coach will cover the basics, including how to hold the racquet, swing mechanics and the rules of the game. With a primary focus on developing hand-eye coordination, movement and timing, this clinic is a workout for your body and brain. Minimum age: 14

BEGINNERS LEVEL 1 AND 2

LEVEL 1: Cover the essentials, including how to grip the racquet, swing mechanics, the rules, and start to move to game play. Minimum age: 14

LEVEL 2: Learn about strategy and tactics as you become comfortable competing. For adult players with 6+ months experience. Minimum age: 14

BEGINNERS 3-WEEK COURSE

This course will run for three weeks and covers the essentials, including how to grip the racquet, swing mechanics, the rules, and start to move on to game play. Minimum age: 14.

INTERMEDIATE

Become a competitor! Focusing on specialized drills and movement routines for the developing intermediate player, this clinic is great for players who can hit five volleys and ten drives to themselves in a row (both sides). Minimum age: 14

ADVANCED

Designed to elevate your game to the next level as you focus on key tactical and technical instruction. Suitable for high level intermediate and advanced players. Minimum age: 14

PLAY THE PRO

For intermediate and advanced players. Want to know if you play the right shots? Or work on your rally quality? In this clinic, you will work up a sweat by playing rallies with our coaching professional, who will teach you when to play different shots. Minimum age: 14

LITTLE JUNIORS

For kids in grades K-2nd grade. Your child will learn the ABC's of squash, including holding the racquet, swing technique, and the basic shots. Our coach will focus on getting your child moving around the court and developing their hand-eye coordination and timing. Introduce your child to the game and new friends.

JUNIOR STARS

For kids in 3rd-6th grades. Get your child on court and excited about squash! In Junior Stars, we not only reinforce the basic of the game, our coach works with your child on new shots, ball control, court movement, and overall fitness. Great for older juniors who understand the basics of the game and are ready to play points!

MIDDLE SCHOOL

For 7th to 9th graders. This clinic is great for older kids who aren't ready to catapult into lessons or Junior Academy and love learning in group. Our coach will go over the basics, including grip, technique, coordination, and rules of the sport, while incorporating fitness and games to make your kid sweat and have fun!

SOLO TRAINING PROGRAMS

For $30 per session (in addition to the court fee) Coach Ronny will create a custom training program designed for solo playing. Please contact manager@squashonfire.com to learn more.

JUNIOR ACADEMY

Are your kids looking to play squash more regularly? Are they looking to take their game to the next level? Check out our Junior Academy!

Junior Academy 2023 - 2024

Our Junior Academy structure features an all-encompassing pathway for Squash On Fire junior players to follow, progressing from starting off once per week on a Saturday morning as a six or seven year old to a high school senior who is training multiple times each week, competing in US Squash tournaments and holding ambitions to play on a collegiate team. There are various levels in between as kids balance their interest, progression, and enthusiasm for the game. Our four different groups of Junior Academy are laid out below:

Group 1

Attending weekly Saturday morning training sessions from 9:15 - 10:30 am. The first 45 minutes consists of on court activities followed by 30 minutes of fitness training on the mezzanine level. The fitness portion is led by Rafal Tokicz, a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and Performance Specialist.

Group 2

Commit to one out of the three group training options each week:

  • Mondays 5:15 – 6:15 pm and Saturdays 10 – 11:30 am
  • Wednesdays 6:15 – 7:15 pm and Saturdays 10 – 11:30 am
  • Saturdays 10 – 11:30 am

The Saturday session starts with 60 minutes of on-court activities followed by 30 minutes of fitness training on the mezzanine level. The fitness portion is led by Rafal Tokicz, a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and Performance Specialist. This is in addition to taking a private or semi-private lesson each week with one of the coaches at a mutually convenient time. Additional available elements also include a Sunday match play session and coaching at tournaments.

Group 3

Commit to one out of the three group training options each week:

  • Tuesdays 5:15 – 7 pm and Saturdays 10 – 11:30 am
  • Thursdays 6:15 – 8 pm and Saturdays 10 – 11:30 am
  • Saturdays 10 – 11:30 am

The Tuesday and Saturday sessions will start with 60 minutes of on-court training followed by 45 minutes of fitness training. The Saturday session begins with 30 minutes of fitness training on the mezzanine level followed by 75 minutes on court training. The fitness portion is led by Rafal Tokicz, a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and Performance Specialist. This in addition to taking a private lesson each week with one of the coaches at a mutually convenient time. Additional available elements also include a Sunday match play session and coaching at tournaments.

Group 4

Attend three weekly group training sessions:

  • Mondays 6:15 – 7:30 pm
  • Tuesdays 6:15 – 8:15 pm (Squash 6:15 – 7:30 pm and Fitness 7:30 – 8:15 pm)
  • Thursdays 5:15 – 7 pm (Squash 5:15 – 6:15 pm and Fitness 6:15 – 7 pm)

This in addition to taking a private lesson each week with one of the coaches at a mutually convenient time. Additional available elements also include a Sunday match play session, coaching at tournaments and a monthly personalized performance plan coordinated on an individual basis with Ronny Vlassaks, Director of Squash.

Any questions about the program or which group fits best for your child should be directed to Ronny Vlassaks - rvlassaks@squashonfire.com

CAMPS AND ADVANCED TRAINING

2024 Summer Camps

Regular Camps

Designed for players of every skill level, our junior camps focus on drills, matchplay, strategy, and fitness. Your kids will make new friends while improving their squash! Camps run from 9:30 am - 3 pm each day with lunch included, and are broken into groups based on age and playing level. Juniors from 6 - 18 years old are welcome to participate. The cost for a week is $750 per player.

If your son or daughter doesn't have their own Squash On Fire minor account in our system then the first step to creating one is to complete the form accessible by clicking here.

Regular Camps Registration Links:

June 10 – 14

June 17 - 21

June 24 – 28

July 1 – 3 (3 days - $450)

July 8 – 12

July 15 – 19

July 29 – August 2

August 5 – 9

August 12 – 16

August 19 – 23

August 26 - 30

High Performance Camps

Looking to take your child's game to the next level? Then our High Performance Camp is a great fit! Ideal for competitive players eager to elevate their game as the camps are all led by our Director of Squash, Ronny Vlassaks.

Ronny is one of the world's leading coaches and has worked as the national team head coach for both Belgium and the Netherlands in addition to coaching leading PSA players like Simon Rosner and the Gilis sisters.

A typical day is as follows:

9:30 - 10 am: Warm up (Dynamic Drills)

10 - 11:30 am: On Court (Technical and Playing Patterns)

11:30 am - 12 pm: Physical (Strength, Balance, Coordination and Stretch)

12 - 1 pm: Lunch (Included in Price)

1 - 2:30 pm: Play (Conditioned Games, Tactics, Solutions and Matchplay)

2:30 - 3 pm: Physical (Circuit)

3 - 3:30 pm: Summary (Stretch and Feedback)

Designed for tournament players who are eager to work hard and improve their game! The cost for a week is $990 per player and includes lunch each day.

Every player needs to have their own Squash On Fire minor account in our system. If you need to create an account for your child the first step is to complete the form accessible by clicking here.

High Performance Camps Registration Links:

June 17 – 21

July 29 – August 2

Aspiring College Players Camps

Do you have aspirations to play squash in college? If so then this is the perfect camp for you!

These camps with be run by Georgetown Women's Varsity Head Coach Tim Lasusa. Tim competed collegiately at St. Lawrence and previously worked as part of the coaching staff at Yale before moving to DC. He has one of the sharpest minds in the game and knows college squash inside out.

The weeks will consist of training sessions in a college team style format, drills, conditioned games, matchplay and fitness training. There will also be Q&A opportunities where all the participants will have a chance to pick Tim's brain about college squash.

The cost for a week is $1,150 per player and includes lunch each day. The daily schedule will begin at 9:30 am and wrap up at 3:30 pm. It may be possible to coordinate housing with a local family for the week if required. Please be sure to inquire as early as possible.

Every player needs to have their own Squash On Fire minor account in our system. If you need to create an account for your child the first step is to complete the form accessible by clicking here.

Aspiring College Players Camps Registration Links:

August 19 – 23

August 26 – 30

Potomac School Squash Camps

Squash On Fire will also be running two camp weeks on the courts at Potomac School this summer. These will take place from June 24 - 28 and July 8 - 12. You can read more about these sessions and sign up by clicking here.

SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES

In addition to individual coaching, we work with clubs, schools and universities. We develop bespoke programs designed to help these organizations prepare their players for the national and international squash circuits.

Squash is a great sport to incorporate into your school curriculum.

According to the Sports and Fitness Association (SIFA), the United States has the fastest growing number of squash players in the world. Now, more than 200 universities in the U.S. have squash programs.

We currently work with:

National
Cathedral School

  • Director of Squash Ronny Vlassaks
  • High School - Girls Varsity and Junior Varsity Teams
  • Reached the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Squash Team Championships Semifinals.

Georgetown
University Men

  • Director of Squash Ronny Vlassaks
  • Collegiate Club Team
  • 2022-2023 Chaffee Cup Finalists, the Men’s/Co-Ed Club Team National title. #2 Men's Club team in the country.

Georgetown
University Women

  • Head Coach Tim Lasusa
  • Varsity Team
  • Ranked #18 in the nation during the 2022-2023 season. Reached the 2023 Walker Division finals at the College Squash Association National Championships.

Washington International School

Georgetown Day School

British International School

If you are interested in bringing squash to your organization, please contact us for a free consultation. contact@squashonfire.com

TOURNAMENTS

Squash On Fire Invitationals

The next Squash On Fire Invitational tournament will take place on Saturday, April 13 at 1:45 pm.

All levels welcome are welcome and players will be broken into divisions by level. The event will use elimination brackets but all players are guaranteed to have at least three matches during the course of the afternoon. The results will be recorded in the Club Locker system.

The entry fee is $55 which covers prizes, admin, court fees and access to a special offer at the EME Cafe. Minimum age 14.

To sign up, please click here.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Will Hopton at whopton@squashonfire.com directly.

Squash On Fire "Club" Championships

We are excited to announce the third edition of the Squash On Fire "Club" Championships". This event will take place over the weekend of May 11/12.

The Men's category will be split into divisions and up to 32 players can participate. The Women's tournament will consist of one division of up to 16 players. The entry deadline will be Wednesday, May 8 and US Squash ratings will be used to construct the divisions appropriately.

It promises to be an action packed couple of days and we can't wait to see who comes out on top to be crowned this year's Squash On Fire "Club" Champions!

Each player will play two matches during the afternoon on Saturday, May 11 with play starting from 12:15 pm. The action will resume with the semi-finals from 12:15 pm on Sunday, May 12 with the finals starting at around 2:30 pm. There will be a consolation draw for all first round losers so each entrant is guaranteed a minimum of two matches.

The entry fee will be $55 per player which will cover court time, prizes, administration and a champagne reception at the cafe that will take place immediately after the finals are completed on May 12.

Please note all matches from the weekend will be recorded in the US Squash Club Locker system.

To sign up, please click on the appropriate link below:

Squash On Fire 2024 Club Championship Men's Divisions

Squash On Fire 2024 Club Championships Women's Division

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Will Hopton at whopton@squashonfire.com directly.

Junior Team Tournament

Calling Squash On Fire juniors to to unite in our first ever Junior Academy Team Tournament on Sunday, April 28 between 10 am - 1:30 pm! Players will compete in teams of three with rosters decided upon based on ratings. This should ensure that each team has a shot at glory! In addition, this is a fantastic opportunity for some matchplay in a familiar but competitive setting. Each player will be guaranteed a minimum of three matches, all results will be recorded in Club Locker and prizes are up for grabs! The cost to participate is $59 per player.

To sign up, please click here.

Please contact Ronny Vlassaks at rvlassaks@squashonfire.com with any questions

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