Introduction to Junior Squash

Let’s Play Squash!

What is Squash?

Playing squash offers several benefits for both physical fitness and mental well-being. Here are some of the key advantages of playing squash:

Cardiovascular Fitness

Squash is a highly aerobic sport that involves constant movement, quick bursts of speed, and frequent changes in direction. It provides an excellent cardiovascular workout, improving heart health, endurance, and lung capacity.

Weight Loss and Body Toning

Due to its high-intensity nature, squash can be an effective activity for weight loss and body toning. The fast-paced rallies and continuous movement help burn calories and increase metabolism, contributing to fat loss and improved muscle definition.

Muscular Strength and Endurance

Playing squash requires the use of various muscle groups, including the legs, core, arms, and shoulders. The constant lunging, pivoting, and swinging motions involved in the game help build muscular strength, power, and endurance.

Junior Squash Players

learn the game of squash and sharpen their skills by using these tools:

A one on one experience with an internationally award winning squash coach in a dedicated and focused environment for players to enhance their skills, address weaknesses, and gain a competitive edge. Private Lessons provide an opportunity to receive personalized guidance and instruction from a qualified coach, helping players reach their full potential.

Junior match plays are organized competitions where young squash players have the opportunity to showcase their skills and compete against players of similar age and ability. These match plays are an important component of a junior player's development, as they provide valuable experience in a competitive setting and allow players to test their abilities against others.

Conducted in a group format, squash clinics provide intensive training and coaching to improve technical skills, tactical understanding, physical fitness, mental toughness, and overall game strategy. The clinics are led by our experienced coaches and participants can expect a structured training program designed to challenge and push the players to reach their maximum potential while fostering a competitive and supportive environment.

For juniors enrolled in the Play Squash Academy training program, squash tournaments are an exciting and competitive event specifically organized for young players who are passionate about the sport. Players are divided by age and rank to compete in intense matches, displaying their agility, speed, and strategic thinking on the squash court. Tournaments provide a platform for junior players to gain valuable experience, test their abilities, and foster camaraderie among fellow squash enthusiasts.

Camps are appropriate for players of all ages and skill levels, and are a wonderful way to accelerate your squash training. We offer multiple weeks of day camps, overnight camps at Mercersburg Academy, PA, featuring guest coaches and current PSA touring squash players. All of our camps include training in the key elements of squash and personal excellence.Players will be divided by skill level, as appropriate, and areas of focus will shift, based on strengths of each player.

Why Should My Child Play Squash?

When we care about our children, we want them to experience healthy development mentally physically and as a member of their community.

What are you doing on a daily basis to ensure your child's growth?

  • Sending them to school

  • Getting them tutors to excel

  • Making sure they eat nutritious food

  • Enjoying activities as a family

  • Teaching them values and following through with actions

How can squash support your child’s growth?

What are you doing on a daily basis to ensure your child's growth?

  • Squash develops a grit mindset to help individuals work through adversity

  • Squash engages flexibility, cardio, strength and agility

  • It can be played year round and at any age

  • Individual coaching is available from adults who care about your child's well being

  • The Squash Community is a who's who of change makers and leaders available to support and mentor your child

Junior Programming

Play Squash Academy offers a range of junior programs designed to introduce young players to the sport of squash, develop their skills, and foster their passion for the game. Here are some of the junior programs typically offered by Play Squash Academy
The beginner program is tailored for young players who are new to squash or have minimal experience. It focuses on introducing the fundamentals of the game, including basic techniques, rules, and court movement. The emphasis is on building a solid foundation and developing a love for the sport
The development program is designed for junior players who have some experience in squash and are looking to improve their skills. It focuses on refining technique, enhancing court awareness, and developing tactical strategies. Players in this program participate in drills, practice matches, and receive personalized coaching to accelerate their progress.
The competitive program is aimed at junior players who have a higher level of skill and are interested in competing in tournaments and leagues. This program provides advanced training, intensive coaching, and competitive match play opportunities. Players receive guidance on physical conditioning, mental preparation, and tournament strategies to excel in their competitive endeavors.
The high-performance program is designed for elite junior players who aspire to compete at the national and international level. This program offers an intensive training curriculum, including advanced technical and tactical training, strength and conditioning sessions, mental toughness training, and individualized coaching. Participants in this program receive guidance and support to maximize their potential and achieve their highest goals in the sport.
Play Squash Academy also offers summer camps for junior players, providing a comprehensive and immersive experience. These camps typically span over several days and offer a combination of intensive training, skills development, match play, and fun activities. They provide a great opportunity for young players to improve their game, make new friends, and enjoy the sport in a supportive and engaging environment.

Guide to Getting Started for Beginner Players


Schedule a 30 minute FREE private lesson with one of our internationally ranked squash coaches and receive your evaluation


Register for our beginner programs at any of our three locations