Junior Squash Courses
Mini Squash is the starting point of the England Squash Player Pathway and is the best way of introducing children to the sport. Research indicates that before the age of 11, children are most receptive to learning physical skills such as running, jumping, balance, co-ordination, throwing and catching. All of the skills that are fundamental to the athletic development in children form the basis of the Mini Squash programme.
All sessions are taught by Edgbaston Priory Club-approved and England Squash-qualified coaches who have experience in this area and will be assisted by specially-trained helpers. All courses are taken on a squash court and will have a ratio of 1 coach to 6 players. Parents are also encouraged to take an active involvement in their child’s progress so bring a pair of indoor trainers and come on court to join in the fun!
Ages are a guideline only since players will progress with ability not age. The coaches can give further advice on this.
Parent & Toddler for 2 – 3 year olds
Wednesday: 9.30am – 10.00am
Friday: 9.30am – 10.00am
A fun introduction to ball skills, basic athletic and coordination skills which are the essential foundations for squash.
Mini Squash Toddlers for 3 – 4 year olds
Saturday: 9.00am – 9.30am
A fun-based session to teach the basics: running, hand-eye coordination, throwing and catching.
Mini Squash FUNdation for 5 – 7 year olds
Saturday: 9.30am – 10.15am
At this stage, the focus is on movement and coordination together with games to develop racket skills.
Mini Squash Improver for 7 to 9s
Saturday: 10.15am – 11.00am
Saturday: 11.00am – 11.45am
Mini Squash Fundation/Improver for 5 – 8 year olds
Tuesday: 4.30pm – 5.15pm
Mini Squash Pro for 9 – 11 year olds
Monday: 5.15pm – 6.00pm
Tuesday: 5:15pm – 6pm
Saturday: 11.45am – 12.30pm
The final level of Mini Squash is where the focus is on developing the skills, tactics and tricks to win matches.
Junior intermediates for 11 – 14 year olds
Saturday: 12.30pm – 1.15pm
For players who have gone through Mini Squash.
Junior Advanced for 14 – 18 year olds
Saturday: 1.15pm – 2.00pm
For established junior players who can sustain rallies and routines, and enjoy competitive matches.
Junior beginners for all ages
Friday: 4.30pm – 5.15pm
For those juniors who are new to the game.
Junior session just for girls
Friday: 5.15pm – 6.00pm
All ages and standards welcome for a fun evening of squash