Thierry LINCOU Squash Camps 

"This Camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the Cambridge Board of Health."

This Squash Camp is for players between the ages of 10 and 18, and offers a fantastic opportunity to learn about competitive squash from world-class coaches while immersed in the most creative academic environment in the world — Cambridge, Massachusetts, home of MIT and Harvard University.
We will identify the needs of all campers and give them the tools to improve and get to the next level. Campers will also enjoy the beautiful MIT facilities with 6 international squash courts, fitness center, and media room. The entire Athletic facility is Air Conditionned.
We will emphasize the global approach that made the Frenchman Thierry Lincou the first player from a non-English speaking country (commonwealth countries) to reach the World Number #1 ranking (2004-2005) and to win the World Championships (2004). During our camp's talks and practices, we will be focusing on the four components of Lincou's holistic approach to squash:
 1. Technique: ball control, swing, racquet speed
 2. Fitness: speed, endurance, interval workouts, footwork, and plyometric
 3. Cognitive: perception, reading of the game, tactics and strategies (targets, defense, attacking, game plan)
 4. Mental: focus, determination, intentionality


Daily schedule
7:00 am Wake Up
7:30 am Breakfast
 8.30 am DAY CAMPERS Drop off by parents in the LOBBY
 8.30 am Agenda of the day - Themes and Goals (mental approach in tournaments before, during, after/nutrition advises/relaxation/off season fitness work/importance of the warm up and stretching/visualization)
 9:00 am Drills, Fitness, Foot work, Technique
 11.30 am Cool Down, Stretch
 12:00 pm Lunch at the Student’s Center
 1:00 pm Video analysis, tactical talks
 2:00 pm Condition games, matches, strategies and focuses for tournaments, Cool Down
 4:15 pm DAY CAMPERS Pick-up by parents at the SQUASH COURTS
Friday 3 pm : End of the camp (and Pick up for all campers)
 6:00 pm Dinner at IGH (buffet)
 7:00 pm Evening Activity*
 9:00 pm Relax in the Dorms
 10:30 pm Lights Out
  * Evening Activities options may include trips to the movie theater, the mall and seeing the sights of Boston as well as playing Basketball, Capture the Flag, Frisbee, and other games. Some activities will cost an additional fee, but there will always be alternative activities for those who don’t wish to participate.

EXHIBITION on Thursday afternoon featuring Thierry LINCOU

PRICE: $1,290 (Day) - $2,050 (Overnight)
Space limited to the first 28 Campers.


1/ DROP OFF AND PICK UP : Each camper has to be Dropped Off In The Z Center Lobby by the sign (squash camp) and picked up from the Squash Courts.

Parents/guardians are asked by MIT administration not to drop campers at the Vassar Street Entrance for safety reasons. Thanks a lot in advance for your cooperation in this matter.
You will be allowed to park your car in the Kresge parking Lot to drop off and pick up campers.


  • bottle of water
  • towel
  • extra T-shirts
  • Squash/Running shoes
  • at least 2 rackets
  • goggles

3/ LUNCH : We will all go to the Student Center next door where a lot of food options are available. We will provide lunch for all campers (day&overnight).


4/ ACCOMMODATION : International Guest House, Boston

- All rooms are Air Conditionned

- Bed sheets are provided

Overnight campers will stay at IGH. Ideal location in the heart of Back Bay, walking distance from MIT, Cambridge, Newbury street, Copley mall, Boston Public Gardens, Charles river.

We will meet overnight campers at the "International Guest House" the Sunday between 5pm and 6pm for check in.
The pick up is Friday at 3pm by the squash courts (end of the squash camp at 3pm).

International guest House 237 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116-1301
Phone: +1-617-437-1975
Fax: +1-617-375-5400
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5/ DINNER : buffet at IGH


- Before May 1st : Full refund minus $100 processing Fee.
- Before June 1st : Full credit for another session minus $100 processing Fee.
- After June 1st : No refund but full credit if the spot is filled by a player on the wait list minus $200 Processing Fee.
                         For overnight campers : the same policies will apply with no refund possible/no credit regarding the Housing/accommodation cost. 



Application Procedure



Register and pay online to secure your spot (all cards accepted via Paypal)


* please download the Application Forms (registration and Health Forms : list of immunizations, medication, physical)
* please download the MIT Waiver Form
* Send along all these documents to :

  Thierry Lincou MIT
E-mail those documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact me if you prefer mailing directly.

Make sure to send the documents early enough so a Health care professional at MIT can review them. The deadline is May 10th.


Location :

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Z Center 3rd floor
120 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139-7404


"This Camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the Cambridge Board of Health."

Thierry LINCOU Squash Camp is open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender.”