The club has been running junior coaching at Poult Wood for over 10 years and it is a real success both from a playing and social perspective.
We run 4 x 55 minute sessions between 8.30 and 12.30 on Saturday mornings through term time. Each group is based on age and ability, with the younger, less experienced ones in the first session at 8.30. There are maximum of 8 in a group, playing across 2 courts, with a coach on each court. The emphasis is on having fun whilst learning to play.
The cost is £54 for 5 sessions from 6th January to 3rd February and a further 4 sessions from 23rd February to 17th March, inclusive, plus the annual junior club membership of £15.
The final session on 17th March will be the Junior Club Championships with all juniors taking part in competitions according to their age and ability. Further details on this activity will be sent nearer the time but please allow until around 2.30-3pm as there will also be an exhibition match and a light buffet preceding the presentation of the cups and trophies.
In addition to these sessions we also run ad hoc fun mornings at minimal cost, typically at Christmas and Easter and as players progress they can take part in the junior leagues. These are suitable for players from age 7 upwards and absolutely all abilities.
Coaching is provided by licensed, qualified coaches and time is also allocated to playing games. The idea is also to have fun and enjoy learning about squash! Parents are encouraged to stay and watch if they can.
Newcomers are welcome and no previous playing experience is needed. All necessary equipment is provided. If you are interested in coming along on a Saturday morning please contact Chris Gorman and Tony Hooper via email@example.com
The club also runs teams in the Kent Junior league. The aim is to give as many juniors as possible match experience and the opportunity to represent the club at a level which suits their ability. Juniors will be given every encouragement to play in a team but it is not compulsory!
|This video has been produced by Nottinghamshire Squash Rackets Association to encourage both girls and boys to start playing from this age, and to help dispel the impression that squash is an adult-oriented sport which requires strength and size to play well.|