Junior Squash Academy and Membership

Our aim is to provide affordable, inclusive and high-quality junior squash in our academy. Our academy is open to all abilities – from complete beginner to nationally ranked juniors. We want all our juniors to develop their game, meet new friends and, above all, have fun playing squash in a safe environment.

Joining our Squash Academy: We offer a great value academy membership which costs just £50 for the year. This includes up to 30 free Sunday Group coaching sessions, insurance, England Squash membership benefits and off-peak club membership. New prospective junior members are very welcome to join in for a free trial session before committing. Please do contact our Head Coach or our committee for more information. Our membership form is at the bottom of this page.

Our Junior Academy Programme

Our Head Coach, Zeb Young, has put in place an excellent junior programme which caters for all abilities from age 5 upwards and consists of regular junior group coaching and access to competitive squash. He is also supported by an outstanding coaching team – all England Squash Coach qualified, DBS checked and with appropriate safeguarding training.

Junior Group Coaching: We have two dedicated junior group coaching sessions lead by one of our fully qualified coaches. We split our juniors into 3 ability groups; bronze for beginner and developer standard, silver for intermediate and gold for advanced juniors. This ensures that the coaching is tailored to their squash development needs. Each bronze, silver and gold session lasts 60 minutes.

  • Friday Group Coaching - this takes place from 5pm to 8pm during term times. A 6-session bundle costs £40 or just £75 for a 12-session bundle on a ‘only pay when you play’ basis. Group timings are Bronze (5pm to 6pm); Silver (6pm to 7pm) and Gold/Adult (7pm to 8pm.)
  • Sunday Group Coaching - this takes place from 11am to 1pm and is provided free of charge as part of the junior membership. Please note that our free Sunday sessions do not run in school holidays and on West Kent box league days. Group timings are Bronze (11am to 12pm); Silver and Gold (12pm to 1pm.)

All juniors must be members to take part in the coaching (this is important for insurance reasons). Juniors will also need to wear suitable eye protection and have non-marking trainers. Eye protection and rackets can be supplied by our coaches if needed.

Junior Competitive Squash: We also provide opportunities to play competitively against similar standard juniors to further develop their match play.

  • Internal Junior Box Leagues – Juniors play against fellow academy juniors in box leagues that change every 8 weeks. Open to players of all abilities.
  • Tournaments – We hold a free annual club junior championship open to all. In addition, many of our best juniors compete in England Squash sanctioned tournaments.
  • West Kent Junior Box Leagues - Juniors play all of their box matches in a monthly Sunday session at one of the participating clubs. Open to players of all abilities.
  • Junior Squash Team – we operate two junior teams in the Kent Junior Club leagues who play against other clubs throughout Kent. Invitational.

Keeping our juniors safe

We want all our juniors to enjoy playing squash in a safe environment. You can find the details on our safeguarding reporting procedures and policies (including our junior code of conduct) in our policy section.

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