The Shipley Squash Academy, based out of The Shipley School is a fully comprehensive squash program designed to develop players skill level from beginner to elite juniors, and advanced adults. We believe in creating champions on and off the court and we will strive to help you reach your goals and maximize your full potential.
The Shipley Squash Academy has an athlete-focused approach where we create specific, individualized programs and training routines for each player to improve. We believe in not only working on players weakness but also in developing strengths into super strengths. The academy offers individual lessons, clinics for juniors and adults, match play squads, US Squash sanctioned tournaments, holiday camps and an extensive summer camp program. Our squash academy is all inclusive and strives to provide an opportunity for players to go from grassroots to greatness on and off the court!
Chris started his squash career in his home city of Manchester, England, where he was the head coach of the National Squash Centre for England Squash. Chris also played a key role for his sister, Laura Massaro, as she improved from a No. 10 World Ranking to World Champion, World No. 1, and US and British Open Champion. Coach Chris has been a top-level coach for over a decade in England, coaching many juniors to the final of the British National Championships. Most recently, here in the United States, he coached at Fairmount Athletic Club in King of Prussia. Chris is a certified squash coach with England Squash and Racketball and a level four Elite Squash Coach with UKCC, holds a BSc degree in sport science from Leeds University and a MA degree in performance coaching from the University of Lancashire. Chris is a standout player in his own right having earned a No. 10 ranking in England
Squash Summer Camp
There are still a few spaces available. Details and registration are on the Squash Summer Camps page. Camp Dates are June 11 – 15, June 18 –22, August 6 –10, August 13 –17
The advanced clinics are for squash players looking to take their skills, mindset, physical strengths and overall skill to the next level. In these clinics, we focus on advanced technical understanding with emotional and psychological coaching. We incorporate these principals into a physically hard work ethic, which is then applied to the advanced tactical side of squash.
March 5th – June 3rd (Break- Week of 26th March for spring) Tuesdays and Thursdays - 6:30 - 7:45 pm Saturdays - 10:00 - 11:30am
The beginner clinic teaches the basics of squash. Each week the coaches will focus on a variety of shots to help grasp the basics of this fun and exciting game. They will teach children the fundamentals of the swing, explain the basic concepts and tactics of the sport, and get them ready to compete in squash tournaments.
March 5th – June 3rd (Break- Week of 26th March for spring) Tuesdays and Thursdays - 3:15 - 4:30 pm Saturdays - 10:00 - 11:30 am
Our elementary sessions are a great first introduction for The coaches will teach the fundamentals of the game in a fun and creative way. Make friends, exercise, and learn a fun, new sport to learn a lifelong sport!
March 5 – June 3 (Break- Week of 26th March for spring) Wednesdays - 3:30 - 4:15 pm Saturdays - 9:00 - 9:45 am
Intermediate clinics teach the basics of squash. Each week the coaches will focus on a variety of shots to help grasp the basics of this fun and exciting game. They will teach children the fundamentals of the swing, explain the basic concepts and tactics of the sport, and get them ready to compete in squash tournaments.
March 5th – June 3rd (Break- Week of 26th March for spring) Mondays and Wednesdays - 6:00 - 7:15 pm Saturdays - 10:00 - 11:30am
Join us for a fun and social Women’s squash morning, where you can learn the basic principles of the sport and receive expert advice and instruction. It’s the perfect way to exercise, have fun, and learn a new skill.
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.