Summer Session 2

June 26, 2023 June 29, 2023

Squash and Chess Program
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Squashwest and Chess National Master Lou Mercuri are collaborating to offer a one week camp at Squashwest that combines chess in the AM with Lou Mercuri, Chess Master and premier instructor; and an afternoon of squash with our Director of Squash, Gary Gargan and staff.

Squash-Otherwise Known as Physical Chess - Squash Magazine, August 2015

$600 for full-day campers


$360 for half-day campers


Mornings with Gary Gargan

  • Zimbabwe Junior National Team; Stellenbosch University (Cape Town, SA
  • Current Asst Varsity Coach, Tufts (Men and Women); Previously Assistant Varsity Coach, Dartmouth College (Men and Women)
  • 10 years of coaching Scholastic Squash @ , Belmont Hill, Noble & Greenough, Dana Hall
  • Gary is a World Squash Foundation Coach who loves to work with players new to the game.


  • Director of Squash, SquashWest
  • 9-9:30 Arrive at SquashWest
  • 9:30    Introductions and Warm-ups
  • 10       Daily theme, coaching, drills
  • 11       Games, Matchplay
  • 12       Wrap up, Stretches
  • 12:15-12:45   Lunch

Afternoons with Lou Mercuri, Chess, US Life Master

  • Prolific experience as Trainer and Coach; MA Youth
  • Defeated World Champion, A Karpov in exhib. 1990
  • USCF Rating 2375 and U.S. Life Master
  • Awarded International title of FIDE Trainer at Turin Olympics in May 2006 (awarded to certified trainers rated over 2300)
  • Coached numerous Mass. players & teams at National Scholastic Championships


  • 12:45-1:30 Main instructional theme topic of the day
  • 1:30-3:00 Students play competitive games
  • 3:00-3:15 Analyze students games and provide feedback
  • 3:15-3:35 Second topic of the day using illustrative game
  • 3:35-3:45 Wrap up session and discuss next day topics

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