Welcome.

Celebrating 27 years of world class squash coaching.

The Talbott Squash Academy continues offering juniors across the country the opportunity to train in a nurturing environment with the finest assemblage of coaches in the world. Founded in 1991 by squash legend, Mark Talbott, the TSA began with just 16 top ranked junior men and women training for two weeks at the Newport Squash Club. Over the years, TSA has trained over 2000 juniors. Our international team of coaches covers all aspects of the game including physical and mental training and nutrition.

Summer Session Information

The TSA will offer three one-week sessions this summer in California at the world renowned Stanford University.


A typical day at camp includes


  • Meals!
  • Drills and technical practice
  • Off Court Training, stretching
  • On Court Training, competitive games
  • Free time to relax
  • Fun Evening Activities *

* including bowling, miniature golf, and sightseeing in San Francisco

This summer's sessions

No. Description Status Dates Ages
1Overnight @ Stanfordopen June 24 - June 30 13-17
2Overnight @ Stanfordopen July 1 - July 7 13-17
3Overnight @ Stanfordopen July 8 - July 14 13-17
4Day Camp @ Stanfordopen July 24 - July 28 8-12

Further Information

Overnight sessions at Stanford begin on Saturday with registration between 1:00-3:00 and end on the following Friday at 10:00 AM. On court work will include individual and group instruction, drills, and match play. There is a 1 to 4 instructor-to-student ratio. Off court training is composed of aerobic and anaerobic exercise, stretching, plyometrics and a variety of fun games. For the overnight camps, leisure activities include: Going to the movies, mini golf, campfires and stories, and a trip to San Francisco. Our experienced staff closely supervises all activities.

Costs

Cost per session is $1975, except for Session IV which is $575. Multiple week enrollments are welcome with no charge for the extra nights stay. Airport pickups are from San Francisco. Available spots will fill up and participation is limited. To register and guarantee your spot, please go to stanfordsquashcamps.com.

Mark and TSA

Bringing out the best and the most each individual has to offer is a trademark of the TSA. Founder and Director, Mark Talbott, is truly “shaping the future of squash”.

Coaching at Stanford

Mark's move to the west coast as Director of Squash at Stanford has significantly impacted the national development of squash on every level. Eight years ago, Stanford announced that they were elevating the women's club squash program to varsity status for the 2006-07 season. This is the first women's or men's varsity squash program on the west coast. He is Head Coach of both the Men’s and Women’s programs at Stanford. Mark came to Stanford after his 2003-2004 undefeated season as coach of the Yale Women’s squash team.

Sporting Past

Squash Hall of Fame Inductee Talbott is recognized for his unmatched tournament record during his twelve year reign as the #1 ranked squash professional in North America. Talbott, who won 70 percent of the tournaments he entered as the World Hardball Champion and American Softball Champion, was the World Professional Squash Association Player of the Year (1983, '86, '87, '88, '89, '90, '91, '92) eight times and an Olympic Athlete of the Year (1991, '92, '95) on three occasions.

In addition, he captained the first USA Team to compete in the Pan Am Games (1995), earned the Sharif Khan Award for Sportsmanship (1991) and won the USSRA President's Cup (1989). He was featured in numerous magazines during his illustrious playing career, among them Gentlemen’s Quarterly, New Yorker, Esquire and twice in Sports Illustrated. His major titles among more than 250 career tournament victories include five North American Opens, six World Professional Championships, three Canadian Opens, two U.S. Opens, three Boston Opens, three S.L. Green Softball Nationals and a pair of North American Open Doubles titles.

A word from Mark

“I would like to dedicate this summer’s Talbott Squash Academy sessions in memory of my father, George Douglas Talbott, who shared his love of the sport with our family. We grew up in a house with six children in Dayton, Ohio. My grandfather, Nelson Talbott, built the house which included a squash court. I enjoy passing on to the campers my passion for the sport. I share many personal stories with them of my experiences on and off court from 40 years of playing and traveling. The past couple of summers have been extra special for me to have my son Nick join us in coaching and story telling with the students. We recently hired Nick at Stanford as a coach and Director of our community club. He is training and competing on the PSA tour."

"It is rewarding for me to teach the kids the simple techniques and steps that I have learned to help improve their swings and ball control and also to relate to them what it was like mentally to compete at the highest level for 17 years. I find by the third day of camp, the entire group is focusing and executing what I like to call the “shake and bake”. I believe in a simple, clear approach that I see works with all of the camps and our Stanford Squash teams. The biggest reward though for me is that I know each and every one of the students that comes to our Academy has fun and enjoys the week while learning the most effective ways to compete. They also make new friendships at camp which lasts for many years. This represents to me what squash camp should be about.”

Apply to Camp

To apply to camp, go to stanfordsquashcamps.com

Contact TSA

Mail

Talbott Squash Academy
P.O. Box 60742
Palo Alto
CA 94306-0742

Phone

650-725-8699

Email

talbottsquash@gmail.com