What are Elite Summer Camps?
Every summer Mission Squash offers one or more weeks of Elite Summer Squash Camps, which are open to all Houston students and are separate to our Scholarship Camps, which are available to enrolled Scholars only.
Elite Camps are led by a top World-ranked professional coach – in 2016, our camp featured guest coaches Greg Lobban (World Rank 30) and Donna Urquhart (World Rank 17), and in 2017 we were joined by Alister Walker, former World Number 12 and current Varsity squash coach at Columbia University.
Camps typically feature a mixture of drills, match-play, tactics and psychology workshops and of course, fitness.
At some camps we may offer college consultations for families considering higher education options for scholar-athletes.
Where and When?
Camps take place at the Mission Squash facility within Hogg Middle School in the Houston Heights during the summer vacation.
What happens on a typical camp day?
- Group warm-up
- Technical work, drills and movement skills
- Drill progressions and conditioned games
- Competitive play
- Conditioning / fitness
- Group warm-down and debrief
Camp days are typically based around a specific theme. Examples of themes include:
- Attacking options
- Patterns of play
- Weight of stroke
Where does my camp fee go?
Mission Squash is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All Elite Summer Camp fees are used to subsidize education and athletic programming for students in our Scholarship Program.
Please note that as you will be receiving a service in return for your donation, your camp fee will not be tax-deductible.
How do I sign up?
Where possible we aim to announce Summer Camp dates and pricing by January each year. Information about forthcoming camps is contained in our monthly email newsletter, Own Your Game. If you do not already receive this, you can sign up here.
News about upcoming camps is posted on this page. If you have a specific question about Summer Camps, please email firstname.lastname@example.org