Review from the PEI Camp
To whom it may concern On the 4th till the 7th Dec 2015 a few players participated in an intense squash camp at the Spa Total Fitness Center in Charlottetown PEI. The coach was Keith Griffiths from Burlington, who we felt was more than qualified to run the camp. We were all excited to receive instruction from such a veteran of the game who had played top level squash and coached world top ten junior and professionals (men and women) alike. I only started playing squash when I was 26, and was instantly hooked. One might say I caught (and still have) that delightful squash bug! I therefore am determined to keep improving and continue to immerse myself in this game. When the opportunity to receive instruction from this top-level coach presented, I seized it and joined the group. I am currently 30 years old and play at A-level, and am proud to say that I represented PEI at the Nationals team’s event on 2 occasions. Keith’s sessions demanded we understand why and what one needs to do in match situations. Keith knowledge f the game provided me with the tactics needed to better use my strengths. He clearly showed me what was needed to reach the next level and then had me striving to reach it. Keith stressed the importance of consistency and competitiveness. There were 4 players enrolled in the camp. One amazing talent that Keith has was his ability to coach us all individually and then integrating these new skills in a group setting. It was brilliant that everyone understood exactly what was required and in so doing we were able to progress and perform more advanced drills together. Keith referred to this technique as “progressions” and he is a master at doing this. Keith was very engaging on the court and, with his countless squash stories he proved very entertaining off the court. The entire group really enjoyed the experience. I was so pleased to have participated in the camp and look forward to the opportunity to work with Keith again.
Mitchell Chaisson, trainee of long weekend session Spa Total Fitness Center, Charlottetown, PEI