Frequently Asked Questions for the Edinburgh (Heriot-Watt University) Camp.
* Q How many courts does Heriot-Watt have?
We utilize 8 courts in the Heriot-Watt National Squash Training Center. In addition all the first class athletic facilities at the University are at the camp's disposal in the same building. These include two multi-purpose sports halls, a climbing wall, cardiovascular and conditioning suites, a free weights room, an indoor synthetic grass football/tennis hall, three floodlit synthetic grass tennis courts and a walking/jogging course.
* Q How many hours per day will I be on the court?
We train from 9am to Noon and 2pm to 5pm with occasional 7am training sessions with the Senior Scottish squads.
* Q What makes this camp stand out from other camps?
For US players this is a unique opportunity to train at a National Squash Training Center, coached by the National Coaches. The leGassickSquash Camp usually consists of around 10 US campers and four International campers - about 14 in total - with the remaining 10-12 campers being members of the Scottish Squash National Junior Boys and Girls Squads. During the middle weekend there is a Junior tournament on our home courts at Heriot Watt.
* Q What kind of supervision does the camp offer during the day and night?
Campers are supervised by the camp's counselors constantly. Both coaches and counselors will be housed in the same Residence which is located within 60-90 seconds walk of the squash facility and right beside the dining hall. There is a l policy for the duration of the camp.
* Q Why a two week camp?
Campers will get the most benefit from two weeks of camp. It is very intensive and you will learn a lot during both weeks, but the second week allows us to really emphasize and reinforce what you have been learning. The Heriot Watt Open Junior Tournament allows the coaches to assess your matchplay in the middle weekend of the camp.
* Q Where do the campers eat and sleep?
leGassickSquash Camps use one of Heriot-Watt University's residences on the Riccarton Campus on the outskirts of the City of Edinburgh. All rooms are singles with ensuite. Rooms are of a high standard; linen is provided and each room has its own television as well as each "block" of rooms having a "living / relaxing room" with TV, sofas etc. All meals throughout the camp will be served in one of Heriot-Watt's dining halls and will be prepared by the Heriot-Watt University Dining Halls
* Q What should the campers bring with them to camp?
Plenty of squash clothes, a bathing suit, towels, outdoor shoes, comfortable/warm clothes for evening activities, camera and some spending money. There is access to wireless connection for personal computers.
* Q How do we get to Heriot-Watt University?
The squash center is located in Eastern Scotland. The closest main Rail Road Station is Edinburgh Waverly in the center of Edinburgh. Also the airport at Edinburgh is 7 minutes drive from the Squash Training Center. For those of you arriving from the USA, United Airlines flies direct from Newark to Edinburgh and this flight takes off late on Sunday evening arriving mid morning on Monday July 8th.
* Q: I plan to arrive by plane/train. How do I get to the Heriot-Watt Campus and Squash Courts from Edinburgh Airport Rail Road station?
Send written information with your application about arrival times or email Stuart le Gassick. Campers arriving at the Edinburgh Airport, or the Train Station in Edinburgh are advised to get a taxi from the Airport or the Train Station to the campus. Both taxi journeys are short and simple. Please confirm these details with an email to Stuart le Gassick at firstname.lastname@example.org so that Stuart can monitor your arrival onto the campus.