We are very proud of our juniors as the young are our players of the future. We offer young players every opportunity to play Squash and/or Racketball in a safe environment and encourage them to participate at a level they are comfortable with. Our club is proud to have produced some world ranked players from our juniors including Daryl Selby, who consistently ranks within the world’s top 20. Our club coach Nick Mulvey was also a junior who now regularly competes in international tournaments at senior level.
Junior Squash Championships
Every year, our club organises and hosts a junior tournament in memory of club member Tom Elton Barratt. Tom played many different sports, but when he discovered Squash it quickly became his favorite. Tom spent many happy hours at the club, playing matches and helping out when he could. In July 1983, aged 19, Tom suddenly passed away from a heart attack caused by an undetected congenital heart defect. The following summer the first Tom Elton Barratt Tournament was played. The tournament is now an England Squash and Racketball Bronze Sanctioned event which attracts between 75 – 125 enthusiastic entrants from all corners of the UK.
We cater for all juniors from around the ages of 6 to 18 and all abilities from complete novice to National team players. The only equipment needed is a PE kit, clean indoor non-marking shoes, a racket & ball and eye safety goggles (rackets & goggles can also be borrowed from the club).
Juniors do not need to be a member of the club to attend junior sessions, although membership is encouraged as pupil’s progress and choose to play at other times. Sessions last either 40 minutes (£4 per session) or 1 hour (£5 per session) and take place between 10am and 1pm every Saturday.
Different grades of junior competitions are regularly held at the Club and these are a great way to improve your squash and meet new friends. Squash and Racketball is ideal for juniors, it can be played in any weather in a safe and secure environment – and can be played at any time including school holidays.