Junior Squash Program
Ages 5 & 6
The players will learn the basic rules, grips, swings, techniques, tactics and movement of the game of Squash. Juniors will work on athletic capacities such as eye-hand coordination, athletic movement, speed and balance. Additional focus will be on fun, fitness and friendship with creative and competitive games to form good squash foundation skills.
Tuesday and Thursday: 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm –1:45 pm
Juniors will begin to work more on refining technique to promote consistency, and accuracy. Once these skills become more honed, new tactics and strategies are added. More efficient movement and recovery will help stroke production, which will help ball control, and lead into more match oriented condition games and matches. Begin the concept of strategy with building shot combinations. The concepts of “let calling” and refereeing will be introduced. Sportsmanship and learning to win and lose gracefully.
Tuesday and Thursday: 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Players will continue to hone technical skills as well as tactics. Juniors will learn new footwork patterns, movement and endurance in a more intense setting. Players will learn to maintain the “T” as well as have offensive and defensive speed. They will learn to begin to think one or two shots ahead within a rally. Introduction of deception. Additional instruction on refereeing and match play. Some goal setting and mental training. Learn how to sign up and play in a tournament, as well as learn how to read a draw. Some videotaping for teaching and to enhance personal squash awareness.
Tuesday and Thursday: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Class Size Policy: To ensure each player receives the best quality of instruction we will be limiting class sizes to six players per court. Classes will also need at least four players for the program to go forward.
Make Up Class Policy: Kids can make up two classes in the following session. If your child is not able to come, please let us know so that players on the waiting list or who’d like to drop in are able to join the class that day.
Drop-In Policy: Kids are able to drop-in into any appropriate level class that is not full (6 kids). The drop-in rate is slightly higher per class than registering for the entire session.
Session 2: November 4-December 22 (No classes on Thanksgiving Day)
Session 3: January 6-February 23
Session 4: February 24-April 12
Session 5: April 13-May 3
SQUASH & MOVEMENT BASED FITNESS & EYE-HAND PROGRAM
Ages 3-5: The idea behind this program is to help children who are looking to work on their athletic movement, eye-hand coordination, speed, balance and physical coordination, which helps with basic fundamentals needed to have a kick start in any sport/racquet sport.
Saturdays: 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Sundays: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Max of 6 per class.
GRAND PRIX SQUASH EVENTS
We are offering 11 & Under and 13 & Under. Events will either be standalone events or will coincide with other fun and cool events. These events are ideal for beginners and developing players to learn to hone their match skills, compete, referee and play with their peers.
Dates: January 11th & February 8th
Upcoming Junior Squash Events
January 24-25: Wilmington Junior Silver Squash Tournament