Meet the Team


Peter Nicol

With over 20 years of coaching experience, Peter is the co-founder of Nicol Champions Academy. He became World No. 1 in 1998 and held the position for 60 months. Among his list of honors is becoming World Champion in 1999 and being a double Commonwealth Gold Medalist and British Open Champion. As a true legend of the game, Peter runs a successful junior program in New York, expanding now to new squash clubs around the US and summer camps at Amherst College & Brown University.


Arthur Gaskin

Arthur has over 15 years of coaching experience for all levels, including beginners, high school/college teams, National Squads, and young professionals. He has produced nationally ranked players and multiple Junior National Champions, including a US Junior Open Champion. Having played professionally for 15 years (winning 4 PSA World Tour titles) and being a 7-time National Champion, Arthur’s goal when teaching is to help all players reach their potential whilst having a fun, positive experience. 


Pete Avitable

A graduate of Rochester University, where he played college squash at No. 1, Pete is a 3-time Rhode Island State Champion. He has coached at all levels, from beginners to national champions, and has worked at numerous schools and colleges, including Brown University and Moses Brown School, where he is the current Ladies Squash coach. Pete also has extensive experience as a US Squash event organizer. He has run Gold events and the US Junior Open.

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