Dear 2020 Summer Camp Registrants,
First and foremost, on behalf of the Stanford Athletics Department we wish your family health and safety during these unprecedented times.
As you know Santa Clara County issued a Shelter in Place Order that is in effect until at least May 3. Because of the uncertainty surrounding our country’s efforts to combat the progression of the Novel Coronavirus, Stanford University has made the decision to cancel all 2020 residential summer programs. This means that the residential portion of all summer camps has been canceled. We regret the disruption this change may cause you, but this action was taken by Stanford in the interest of the safety of participants, and the community. This decision was made now to allow registered participants as much time as possible to alter travel plans, an opportunity that might be lost if we waited until close to camp start dates.
Although the residential portion of camps has been canceled, there’s still a possibility that day camps may continue. No decision has yet been made regarding conducting day camps and, unlike residential camps, those decisions can be made closer to the scheduled camp start date. Some sports may decide to convert a scheduled residential camp into a day camp. Those decisions will be made on a sport by sport basis, and information for the camp for which you registered should be posted on your sports website within the next week or so.
If you are interested in a refund of your camp fee, please directly contact the specific sport through its website. You will receive a full refund if requested. If you are interested in possibly attending a day camp if it is offered, you can wait until decisions about day camps are made, and at that time request either a partial refund (of the portion attributable to the residential portion of a camp if a day camp takes place), or a full refund if no day camp is offered. Waiting to see if a day camp is offered will not affect your ability to receive a refund in any way.
We are all making adjustments in our lives, and we thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate through this evolving situation. It is our sincere desire that we will have the opportunity to see your family this summer, and provide your children an opportunity to grow both athletically and personally.
Celebrating our twenty-ninth year, the Talbott Squash Academy, an Official National Training Center of the US Squash, 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.
The TSA will offer two one-week sessions in CA this summer. Camps will be located in Palo Alto California. Sessions will take place at the world renowned Stanford University. 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”. His move to the west coast as Director of Squash at Stanford has significantly impacted the national development of squash on every level. Three 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.
2000 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.