Tournaments & Squads
We organize competitions and events throughout the year that give squash players in our programs across the country the opportunity to meet, compete, and make friends. SEA’s marquee events of the year are Team Nationals and Individual Nationals. Though primarily squash competitions, both events also include academic components. In a given year, over 1,000 students, representing half of the network’s enrollment, participate in at least one SEA-run tournament or camp.
Team Nationals, first played at the SquashBusters facility in Boston in 2004, brings together teams of 5 players in elementary, middle, and high school divisions, and draws more than 450 players from programs around the country. The event rotates annually between the home facilities of SEA member programs.
Individual Nationals, first played at the Groton School in 2003, brings together member program players from around the country to compete in the U13, U15, U17, and U19 divisions. From 2006-2013, the tournament was hosted solely by Williams College in Williamstown, MA. Starting in 2014, the tournament included competition at Amherst College. Students now compete and stay at Williams and Amherst Colleges.
SEA Individual Champions
The Midwestern Urban Championships was played for the first time in July 2013 at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. This tournament marks the first major network championships to be held outside the Northeast, recognizing the growing strength of our member programs in the region.
Throughout the year, SEA teams up with its member programs to plan one-day regional tournaments. These tournaments provide opportunities for programs to get together and students to compete and travel. Tournaments take place at school campuses, such as Yale University, Trinity College, University of Minnesota, and Kenyon College.
We organize and run training squads throughout the year for the hardest working and most competitive players from our member programs. Training squads take place at Stanford University, University of Virginia, and Deerfield Academy.