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England Squash Participation Award (Level 1)

This one-day coaching award provides your first steps into coaching and is a pre-requisite for those wishing to take the England Squash Club Coaching Award (Level 2).

On completion, you will be able to coach squash independently to groups of beginner players of any age.

Who it's for: ideal if you’re an aspiring coach with limited experience of coaching squash or a parent / leader looking to coach beginners of any age or increase squash participation.

What you'll learn

Pre-course requirements

Cost & funding support


What you'll learn

You’ll learn a number of skills and techniques from how to organise and build rapport with players to basic techniques, tactics and ideas to deliver fun and engaging sessions to a variety of players. You’ll discover how to support, enhance and develop players, and attract new ones. The course is made up of the following topics:

  • Junior squash and how to deliver squash within a primary and secondary school environment.
  • Coaching different participants within a club or leisure centre setting.
  • An introduction to squash 57 and how to organise informal play sessions.
  • Creating and nurturing effective squash and squash 57 communities.

Pre-course requirements

  • You must be at least 16 years of age
  • You will need to have a reasonable knowledge and understanding of the game

Before you are awarded your certificate, you will also need:

Cost & funding support

The course costs £150 and includes one year's England Squash coaching membership (which includes Public Liability Insurance).

There may be some financial assistance available in your area - check out our funding opportunities.


“It was a great day filled with lots of useful activities and a very knowledgeable tutor.” - Emily Jones

“The workshop was well thought out, it helped me understand how to coach players and give encouragement.” - Julian Hodgkins

“Laid the building blocks for beginners to give more advance teaching.” - Adrian Rohman

“Very enjoyable and it really helped me not only coaching but with my actual game.” - Luke Cranfield

Course Details

  • Level: 1

  • Price: £150.00 - £185.00

  • Delivery Mode: Face to face

  • Membership required: No

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