Programming

Programming
The Manifestation of Our Ethos

Our focus is on playing and on group lessons over (but not to the exclusion of) individual lessons.  Juniors will be given priority after school (3-6pm) and adult programming, open court bookings and leagues will be given priority after 6pm.  Weekends will be split.  We will limit the number of people who can become members so that the average person can book a court twice during the week and once or twice on the weekend.
 
Whether you are new to the game or dream of one day becoming a pro, there will be courts, programming and peers for you to play with.
 
The squash staff and all of the programming will be overseen by Peter Nicol personally and his staff at the Nicol Squash Academy.  There will be group training, group physical training, club tournament play, local tournament play, leagues, junior programs from beginner to elite, individual instruction, international matchups, leagues, round robins and lots of interesting high-tech gadgets to fascinate the young and cause muttering among the veterans.

Junior Programming

Fall 2019

For more information about Junior Programming and to book sessions, please either call or email:
Phone: +1 347 433 3209

Weekdays

Pricing for a 15-week training period from Sept 9th to December 22.

Purchase the full Fall 2019 season prior to July 31st and a 10% discount will be applied.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

3:30 – 4:15 Mo-Th 

Price per session: $40
Off-Peak Membership or $10 surcharge

Rising Stars (ages 5-8)

Max. 10 players, 4 courts

3:30 – 4:15 

Rising Stars

Round Robin

4:15 – 5:30 Mo-Th 

Price per session: $125
Off-Peak Membership required

Tournament Players (ages 9-18)
 Max. 15 players, 4 courts

 4:15 – 5:30 

Tournament Players

Round Robin

5:15 – 6:30 Mo-Th 

Price per session: $125
Unlimited Membership required

Performance Players (ages 9-18)
 Max. 15 players, 4 courts

 5:15 – 6:30

Performance Players

Round Robin

3:30

4:15

Monday –  Thursday

3:30 – 4:15 Mo-Th 

Rising Stars (ages 5-8)

Max. 10 players, 4 courts

Price per session: $40
Off-Peak Membership or $10 surcharge

4:15 – 5:30 Mo-Th 

Tournament Players (ages 9-18)
Max. 15 players, 4 courts

Price per session: $125
Off-Peak Membership required

5:15 – 6:30 Mo-Th 

Performance Players (ages 9-18)
Max. 15 players, 4 courts

Price per session: $125
Unlimited Membership required

Friday

3:30 – 4:15 

Rising Stars

Round Robin

 4:15 – 5:30 

Tournament Players

Round Robin

 5:15 – 6:30

Performance Players

Round Robin

Weekends

Saturday

10:30 – 12:30

Group Sessions
Technical & Mental

• juniors all ages
• mixed ability

Sunday

10:30 – 1:30

Junior
Round Robin
Match Preparation

• juniors all ages
• mixed ability

Sample Weekly Schedule

Monday and Tuesday sessions both have a technical focus on a weekly theme or shot.  Wednesday and Thursday sessions both have a more tactical focus with condition drills and games that put the weekly theme into practice.

Our program is set up so that:

  • players attend on Monday or Tuesday session, and one Wednesday or Thursday session
  • and have the option of also adding the Friday Round Robin
  • optionally, players can add weekend sessions as appropriate

Pricing is for 15 weeks from September 9th to December 22nd.

Purchase the full fall season prior to July 31st and a 10% discount will be applied.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are available from our coaches Jamal Callender & Chris Sachvie

Members Only – 45 minutes

$125.00

Individual

$100.00

Semi-private (2 players)

Priced per person

$75.00

3 players

Priced per person

Adult Programming

We’re still working on what we intend to be the most dynamic and accessible adult squash programming in the city.  There will be group training, group physical training, club tournament play, NY Squash tournament play, leagues, individual instruction, international matchups, round robins, and lots of interesting high-tech gadgetry to fascinate the young and cause muttering among the veterans.

Nicol Squash Academy is led by former 5-year PSA world #1 Peter Nicol. His amazing team is made up of the top coaches, pros, and fitness professionals in squash.  Nicol Squash Academy works with kids and adults who love squash, whether they want to simply improve their game, play on top college teams, win local and national tournaments at all skill levels, or are aspiring professionals.

Peter Nicol

Director of Squash

Former World No.1 for 5 years, Peter has turned his passion from playing squash to coaching players through NSA and SquashSkills.com. Peter is the head coach of every NSA program and lives in NYC.

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Jamal Callender

Head Coach

Former Poly Prep alum and current coach at Poly Prep, Jamal has been instrumental in developing the boys and girls teams at the school. We’ve been lucky to have Jamal with us from the beginning at Poly Prep – he’s an integral part of the team.

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Chris Sachvie

Assistant Coach

Chris Sachive is an assistant coach at Columbia. Chris served as the first-ever head coach at Dickinson College after the squash program was added in 2014.  Prior to coaching, he was a member of the varsity squash team at Cornell University.

Jess Winstanley

Head of Conditioning

Jess runs the fitness element of every NSA program. Jess launched SquashSkills.com’s fitness and now works on business development. She’s Melissa’s daughter, Peter’s wife, and Bode’s mom!

Help Support Manhattan
Community Squash Center

We are not yet fully funded.  You can help us in several ways:

  1.   Become a member
  2.  Tell your friends you joined (or at least tell them about us if you are still on the fence).
  3.  We will be selling overpriced SWAG on the site which will get you goodies, a tax deduction and a general feeling of well-being.
  4.  Donate something that we can sell on our site.
  5.  Become a Founding Member – for more details, click the link below.
  6.  For those of you who are really excited, spend some of that hard-earned wealth on naming a court after your hero, a loved one, or yourself.  There are other naming opportunities as well.  My favorite? The Bar (code-named Court 6).

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