Overview

Our Philadelphia camp is held in Chestnut Hill, a small friendly community located just within the city limits of Philadelphia. The Squash Club @ CHASS is home base. It's a great club with 6 courts. Campers stay with families from the club or friends of families from the club. We are treated to a barbeque and 10 pin bowling during the week. Joe Russell is the person to beat at 10 pin. Maybe this year?

Camp Schedule

There will be several Philadelphia Camps held in 2006

Summer Session 1 (Director: Mike Jefferys)

Train with the pros
contact Mike at 215 248-3085


Summer Session 2 (Directors: Joe Russell & John White)

Camp runs 9 AM to 4 PM Mon - Fri
Sign up for either of two options:

August 24 - 31
Camp and Since '86 Junior Open Tournament
Tournament prizes to be awarded by John White (World Top 10 player)
August 27 - 31
Camp only enrollment

Adult Weekend (Directors: Bryan Patterson & Joe Russell)

August 29 - Sept 1

Philadelphia Camp Directors

Mike Jefferys

Mike Jefferys has been one of the Squash Professionals team at CHASS Squash Club since 2002 working with Bryan Patterson (Head Coach) and Joe Russell. He has coached at Universal Squash Camps in the UK and USA. He is a Chestnut Hill Academy Varsity coach and guest coach at Princeton University and other camps. He has run CHASS Elite and General Camps in Philadelphia.

Mike has a BSc degree along with the following qualifications; Australian Level 2 coach; Fitness and Nutrition diplomas; Business and Communication diplomas.

He has been playing squash for 30 years and was a Southern Africa first league men's player. Mike coached the Zimbabwe junior men's teams for the 1998 and 2000 World Championships, the 1998, 1999 and 2000 Southern African Schools Championships (3 Gold medals) and was Zim men's squash fitness and nutrition coach from 1999 to 2000.

Joe Russell

Joe Russell has been one of the Squash Professionals team at CHASS Squash Club since 2002 working with Bryan Patterson (Head Coach) and Mike Jefferys. Prior to working in America he was based in England and was the Head Squash Professional at the Portsmouth Grammar School Club and prior to that, Assistant Squash Professional at Lee-on-Solent, one of the top clubs in the UK. Joe has also been a Hampshire County coach and an Assistant Regional coach in the UK. He has also been a guest coach at US National squads.

As a professional player for two years, Joe reached a world ranking of 170 before deciding to move into coaching full time. He still plays professional tournaments when his heavy schedule allows.

Joe has been working with Bryan Patterson over the last eight years and has worked each year (except one) on the Universal Squash Camps since 1996. Prior to that, Joe attended the camps each year since the age of nine.

Joe enjoys salsa dancers, er, dancing. He has been known to do a few steps on the court when he thinks no one is looking.