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Junior Squash
The Northumberland Club offers a comprehensive Junior Squash Coaching Programme for children aged from 5 to 18, continually evolving over the years under the watchful eye of our experienced coaching panel. Whilst The Northumberland Club is home to a number of talented junior players at both local and national level we encourage all our players to participate in squash for the fun, social and fitness benefits it brings. We currently offer a Performance Academy to help develop players and 
programme provides an ideal foundation for juniors to maximise their individual skills and talents by helping them achieve their personal goals.


Mini Squash Courses
Mini Squash courses focus on developing skills and tactics. The children are encouraged to enjoy the game and build up confidence to play at a competitive level. Different types of balls are used, and the range is colour coordinated in the traffic light system: 

  • The Mini Squash fundation ball is red.
  • The Mini Squash Improver ball is orange.
  • The Mini Squash pro ball is green.
     
In all our courses and squads, ages are only used as guidelines as players will progress with ability not age. 

Squads
Our Squad system allows children to receive more demanding coaching, progressing through from squad 4 to squad 1. We ensure that children continue to develop their game at a suitable ability level and players are encouraged to compete in leagues and tournaments.

Newcastle University Performance Squash

The Northumberland Club has a partnership deal with Newcastle University who deliver a world class performance squash academy at The Northumberland Club. 

This collaboration will include the following benefits for our performance squash players:

  • Strength and Conditioning delivered by UKSCA accredited coaches
  • Athlete workshop programmes focusing on nutritional and psychology support
  • Discounted physiotherapy with the Newcastle Sports Injury Clinic
  • Quarterly progression assessments
  • Performance camps
  • Competition support
  • Discounted restringing service with Peake Performance Sports

.The performance academy will be delivered by Newcastle University Head of Rackets Liam Gutcher and former world #6 and ex international player Bryan Beeson.  

Junior Club Play

Held 5:45 - 19:15 on Friday evenings. The evening is run by Club Coach Matt Hardy and all levels of players are welcome.

 

Competitive Squash

We appreciate that for a lot of juniors, playing competitive matches is a lot of fun and is a great way of judging progress. The Northumberland Club is able to offer plenty of opportunities for all our juniors and our coaches can recommended the most suitable competitions to enter, many of which are held at our own Club.