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Club activities for junior players

Getting more juniors on court is the key to growing our sport. Here's some inspiration on expanding your junior programmes and the types of activities you can deliver to keep young players coming back for more.

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Squash Stars

Squash Stars is England Squash's latest participation programme for children. Aimed at 5-9 year olds, clubs can run Squash Stars sessions as part of a national campaign. You can get involved here.

Junior 101

Junior 101 is our junior participation programme, it includes coaching resources packed full of fun activities designed to engage and develop children as young as five. Create and deliver tailored sessions to groups, whatever their ability using our downloadable ‘pick and mix’ activity cards. Children learn the basic skills as well as develop coordination and balance, providing the ideal introduction to squash. Download the Junior 101 activity cards now.

Junior coaching

Junior coaching is a great way for kids to get involved in the game or for your existing juniors to develop their skills. Skills-based awards are also a great way to develop younger players.

Tiered ability or targeted sessions

Sessions based on ability are great for ensuring your club caters for everyone. These can be run in a number of ways, and good examples include beginner, improvers and advanced.

Individual or elite coaching

Individual or small group coaching is aimed at increasing the performance of players wishing to progress at the club. A coach may offer one-to-one or small group sessions to team members or aspiring junior players.

Team training

Team training is a great way of integrating new members, with the potential of recruiting new players or a new team into the county leagues.