The first Universal Squash Camps were held here in Lee-on-Solent, U.K. Campers stay with families from the Lee-on-Solent Club, and are brought in and collected by their hosts each day.
Lee is situated on the Solent which is the sea between the mainland and the Isle of Wight. There is plenty to see on the water, and if the weather is great we can swim, even Bryan has been known to take a dip!
The Club has a friendly family atmosphere. There are six squash courts, 6 tennis courts and a fitness center. A physical trainer is on hand to attend to any injuries. Social activities during the week, include a barbeque and ten pin bowling. There is also the chance to visit London (Sunday), with a chaperone if attending for more than a week. Lunch is taken in the club's restaurant.
Introduced in 2005 the Since '86 Tournament is one of the England Squash sanctioned junior events. Entry is automatic if enrolled at the Camp, but you may also enter independently.
The Since '86 Junior Doubles Open was introduced in 2006. Again, if you are enrolled in the late July camp, you are automatically entered into the tournament. It is also possible to enter into the tournament independently.
Tim Vail is the head squash coach at Lee-on-Solent, and the organizer of these camps. Tim is an exciting player to watch. Tim played for the England under 19 team as a junior, and has also played the PSA World Ciruit. Tim is a great organizer and is the tournament director for the Since '86 Junior open and the SInce '86 Junior Doubles Open. He is involved with Sussex County Junior Squads and the Southeast Regional Junior Squads. Tim coaches some of the top English juniors and is also a level 4 qualified coach.