A Pathway to College Success

A Pathway to College Success

Discover the thrilling world of squash and embark on a journey that could lead you to collegiate greatness. With our junior squash program, you'll not only develop your skills on the court but also gain valuable life lessons that will shape your future.

How Squash Can Help You Get into a Competitive College

From Scholarships to Eye-Catching Applications, Squash Could Be Your Key to University

It’s not just hype. College admission is getting more competitive. Between more applicants, higher standardized test scores, and more students pursuing whatever extracurriculars are necessary to stand out, college acceptance rates have dropped. The good news? Squash could help you get into a competitive college.

Two Ways Squash Can Be Your Ticket into a Great University

In the college admissions process, squash can be your ticket to an athletic scholarship or it can round out your stellar application. Here’s what you need to know about these two avenues:

1. Getting Athletic Scholarships for Squash

If you’re a nationally ranked junior player, squash scholarships are an option. Just make sure to take these factors into consideration:

Less competition but fewer slots

Yes, squash is a more niche sport. Far fewer students play squash than basketball, football, baseball, soccer, tennis, or the like. This does mean there’s less overall competition for the available slots, but it also means there are fewer slots to be had.

Not every school offers squash scholarships

If you have your eye on an Ivy League school, be aware they do not offer merit, talent, or athletic scholarships of any kind. They award scholarships solely on the basis of financial need. Do Princeton and Harvard have squash teams? Yes. Do they offer scholarships for the sport? No.

Many schools do offer squash scholarships

While Ivy League schools don’t give athletic scholarships, squash players don’t have to despair. Plenty of public and private universities do! If you’re applying to the right schools, a stellar squash career could be your ticket to a full or partial scholarship.

Explore your state-by-state options for squash scholarships with these interactive maps:

2. Improving Your College or University Application

It’s no secret that a stellar athletic career in high school can help pave the way to college recruitment. It happens all the time in football, basketball, baseball, and other sports.

Does it happen in more niche sports like squash? Absolutely!

Even if the school you’re interested in attending does not offer athletic scholarships, an impressive squash record could be that one factor that makes your application stand out.
If you’re not able to go the scholarship route with your squash career, gaining admittance to the school of your choice will come down to many factors:

If you’re not able to go the scholarship route with your squash career, gaining admittance to the school of your choice will come down to many factors:

“If you play squash and have a junior ranking in the top twenty, squash coaches will look at you,” said Hunt Richardson, head pro at Play Squash Academy and former four-letter member of Princeton’s men’s varsity squash team. “Even if you don’t get a scholarship, competing and succeeding at that level will add to your reputation and strengthen your college application.”

Open Future Doors with Squash

Starting squash early is a great way to learn the game, to develop skill, and to excel at a high level. Interested in enrolling your child? Whether your aim is a fun, healthy activity for your child or a way to open future academic doors, reach out today! We’re happy to answer any questions or to get your child signed up.

Pathway to Varsity College Squash

As parents and guardians, we understand the desire to see your child excel both academically and athletically. Varsity college squash is a prestigious platform, and at Play Squash Academy, we've designed a comprehensive program to nurture and prepare your child for this opportunity. Here's how we can assist in turning their varsity squash dreams into reality.

Customized Training Programs

Skill Development

Positional Play and Tactics

Mental Conditioning

Exposure to Competitive Play

In-house Tournaments

National Level Tournaments

Academic Guidance & Support

Balancing Sports & Academics

Recommendation Letters:

Networking & Exposure

Meet & Greets

College Tours & Camps

Fitness & Physiotherapy

Strength and Conditioning

Injury Prevention & Management

Personal Growth & Development

Leadership Skills

Public Speaking & Interviews

Why Play Squash Academy?

Our track record speaks for itself. Over the past years, numerous students from our academy have made their mark in varsity squash across various reputed colleges. Our dedicated team of coaches, mentors, and support staff work tirelessly to provide all the resources and training your child needs.

If you’re passionate about ensuring your child’s success on the college squash court, partner with us, and together we can help them achieve their dream.

For more information or to enroll, contact us at info@playsquashacademy.com or 866-5-SQUASH(77-8274)

Why choose junior squash?

Holistic Development

Squash is a sport that demands physical agility, mental sharpness, and strategic thinking. Through our program, you'll build endurance, improve coordination, enhance decision-making abilities, and boost overall fitness.

College Opportunities

College squash is a rapidly growing sport, with numerous universities offering competitive teams and scholarships. By honing your skills at the junior level, you increase your chances of joining a college squash team and accessing higher education opportunities.

Team Spirit

Squash is not just an individual sport. You'll have the chance to be part of a supportive community, fostering lifelong friendships and a strong sense of teamwork. Collaborate, compete, and celebrate victories together with your fellow junior squash players.

Character Development

Squash teaches invaluable life skills such as discipline, perseverance, and resilience. These traits will not only benefit you on the court but also in your academic pursuits and personal growth.

Our Junior Squash Program Highlights

Comprehensive Training

Our experienced coaches will provide expert guidance, tailoring training sessions to meet your individual needs. From fundamental techniques to advanced strategies, you'll receive a well-rounded education in the sport.

Skill Progression

Our program focuses on gradually advancing your skills, ensuring a solid foundation before moving on to more complex gameplay. You'll develop your swing, footwork, shot selection, and tactical understanding through a structured curriculum.

Competitive Opportunities

Showcase your talent and measure your progress by participating in local, regional, and national junior squash tournaments. These events provide exposure to college scouts and an opportunity to test your skills against top-ranked players.

College Prep Assistance

We understand the importance of academics alongside squash. Our program offers guidance on balancing schoolwork, SAT/ACT preparation, and college applications, ensuring you're well-prepared for the next phase of your educational journey.


Don’t miss out on the chance to turn your passion for squash into a college experience like no other. Join our Junior Squash Program today and set your sights on a bright future!