Looking to get more students, staff and the local community using your squash courts? We've got a number of opportunities for universities to provide more opportunities for your students and staff to get on court.
Squash 101 is both fun and social, and great for getting more students on court. What's more, we've all the resources you need to deliver it at your uni.
Squash Girls Can is a campaign to engage more females in squash. Access content to promote female squash and deliver female-only beginner-friendly group sessions.
These programmes can be delivered by your current coaches and leaders, or you can train new leaders with our Squash 101 leaders course at a reduced rate of £150 for a closed course for your students or £15 per candidate on an open course.
For 2019 we’re launching a new incentive programme to support those leaders who are delivering sessions. Leaders and coaches will earn points as they add players and can cash in those points for prizes. Once you’ve cashed in you can start collecting points again.
5 players - Waterbottle
10 players - Leader T - Shirt
15 players - Dunlop kitbag
20 players - £15 voucher
25 players - 25% off coaching award (level 1 – 2)
30 players - £30 voucher
35 players - 50% off coaching award (level 1 – 2)
*All of the above are subject to availability
Sign your leaders and coaches up to the incentives programme by emailing to tell us about the participation programmes you'll be running from September 2019 at your uni.
Our new University Squash Champions programme will see universities hosting a volunteer University Squash Champion who will take the lead on driving squash participation programmes at the university with support from England Squash. The University Squash Champion will oversee the organising of social, beginner friendly sessions such as Squash 101 and Squash Girls Can for students and staff by working closely alongside the university squash club, social sport programme and England Squash.
Universities can get involved in this programme now with University Squash Champions expected to be appointed by July 31st 2019. On October 5th England Squash will hold an Orientation Day for these new University Squash Champions where they will receive training and find out more about their role. To get involved in the University Squash Champions programme for 20129/20 simply sign the partner agreement and return to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Squash 101 leaders course provides an opportunity to up skill students or staff to deliver Squash 101 and Squash Girls Can programmes. To enquire about organising a Squash 101 leaders course at your uni in please email email@example.com.
During the workshop, you'll learn:
- marketing techniques to recruit new players
- how to deliver a Squash 101 session
- tips for keeping students playing the game.
We'll give you all the kit you need to run an effective programme including:
- session plans with all the drills for more than six weeks of sessions
- an app which enables you to log sessions and register players (training will be given)
- promotional materials including a video promo
“So many more ways for a group of people to play squash on a single court than I ever thought possible."- Oliver Wheatley, University of Hull