Nicol Champions Academy
Featuring US #1 Amanda Sobhy
The Nicol Champions Academy was founded 10 years ago by Peter Nicol (former World #1), Jess Winstanley (Mental Conditioning & Fitness), Melissa Winstanley and John Nimick (producers of Tournament of Champions, NetSuite Open).
All shared the same goal of providing an outstanding learning experience for young squash players in a fun, caring environment. 10 years on, NCA runs capacity summer camps at Amherst College, year-round training at Poly Prep in Brooklyn, and the Nicol Squash Club in Rhode Island featuring outstanding professional players and coaches. NCA is delighted to run a camp featuring Amanda Sobhy for the first time at the Pingry School!
Nicol Champions Academy
The program is designed to challenge and teach junior players. The 1-week day camp will involve intense work on-court, off court physical training, daily matches. Mornings are technical on-court work and off-court conditioning, while afternoons center on match play and mental strategy.
The squash program is designed to cover major areas of the game over a 1-week period. Each day has a different theme, and that theme is technically practiced, coached, applied in conditioned games, and then finally in match play.
This Camp is open to all ages ( 6th grade +) and levels of play.
Location: Basking Ridge Campus
Time: 9:00- 3:00pm
Grades : 6th +
MEET THE COACH
Squash Camp Coach
At age 23, squash star Amanda Sobhy is the all-time highest ranked American-born player, man or woman, in the history of the Professional Squash Association (PSA).
She first achieved a top-10 PSA ranking in September 2014, coinciding with the start of her senior year at Harvard University where she was a four-time NCAA squash champion and undefeated in all of her matches.
Since becoming a full-time professional on the PSA tour, Amanda has reach a career high ranking of No. 6 in the world (October 2016) with the goal of being the top ranked player in the world.
Amanda, despite being advised to turn pro, chose to attend and play College Squash at Harvard University while also playing on the professional tour. Her world ranking during those four years at Harvard never dipped below 30, and it was as high as 10 when Sobhy graduated in May 2015 with a degree in anthropology and a perfect 62-0 collegiate record that included four individual national championships.
Amanda is looking forward to her first summer camp working with young players surrounding the Pingry School!