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JUNIOR SQUASH

Our Junior squash programme provides for ages 4-18 with opportunity to progress through the levels from beginner to elite level.

The groups sessions run on a Saturday, starting with MINI SQUASH at 9am and running through the groups until early afternoon, squads coached by JANE DENNIS and DAVE BARNETT.

All squads are booked on a termly basis but any junior can join mid term if they have missed the start date.

JUNIOR PERFORMANCE SQUASH

For those higher performing juniors there are twice weekly squads. These run on Monday and Wednesday after school (to allow for competing in tournaments at weekends) and are by invitation only.

JUNIOR PLAYING OPPORTUNITIES

There is a weekly JUNIOR CLUB PLAY on a Friday 4.45-5.45pm. This is available for all junior members and provides a chance for some game/match play to support the coaching groups and help players develop.

JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS

The club is host to several junior competitions over the season

DUNLOP CHALLENGE EVENTS x 3 – as part of a 9 event series we host 3 of those events
ENGLAND SQUASH BRONZE EVENT – a sanctioned event open to all juniors and a chance to compete for national ranking points


Contact for all junior squash enquiries Dave Barnett – dave.barnett@northumberlanclub.org

General
 
Please note that all children should be dropped and collected from the courts that the session will take place on. We cannot release children unless the responsible adult collects them from the court and designated coach leading the session. You will be notified in advance of which courts these will be, and they shouldn’t change throughout the term of coaching. If a change is necessary, we will give you prior warning.
 
The bar and café will be open from 0900 - 21.30 daily serving brunch, lunch, coffee, drinks, snacks and hot meals. Parents and children are welcome to use the lounge and bar at all times.
 
Please ensure your child brings a water bottle with them. If the weather is hot, please send your child with sun cream already applied and a hat.
Walkie-talkies are used by staff and coaches to communicate between the reception/office; senior leaders; courts, sports halls and lunch spaces to ensure we operate as safely as possible and provide support to children when needed. All coaches are trained First Aiders and we have several first aid kits on site. Other first aiders are on call around the site at all times if an accident requires more attention in each building/area.
All adults are expected to apply the safeguarding policy and code of conduct consistently and children should respect all adults equally.
 
Fee structure and Booking arrangements
 
Clubspark coaching courses are payable termly in advance via the club spark booking system. Where there are available places and a course is not full after it commences, parents may book part way through the term for the remainder of the whole term and this can be booked on line or at the reception desk. The club offers discounted prices for courses where the child or parent is a member of the club. Memberships are validated by our reception staff and are paid monthly through the go-cardless system.
Refunds will not be given for sickness or any other absences. The Head coach will try to offer an alternative or additional session wherever possible within the weekly timetable/the following week if there is a genuine reason why your child is unable to attend so that they do not miss out. For example, isolation due to covid or a sprained ankle. We do understand there are sometimes extenuating circumstances and, in the case, where your child for example has had to undergo surgery or breaks a limb and is unable to attend for a longer period during the term the club will refund a maximum of half of the term course fees. Please see the General Manager in this case.
We would prefer parents to pay on line via our clubspark system. If you have not registered to do this, it is very easy. Simply access the website The Northumberland Club / Coaching (lta.org.uk). Please make sure that you record your contact details and special requirements or medical information your child may have when you are booking.
 
Changing and medical information
 
It should be recognised that the Northumberland Club is a multi-user facility and there is not a separate changing/toilet facility for juniors. This policy encourages children to come to coaching and holiday camp sessions already changed and to use any showering facilities in their own homes. 
We understand that sometimes changing rooms are needed to attend after school sessions and we would ask that children aged 11 and under are accompanied/supervised by their parent or responsible adult in the changing room. Children aged 12 and above may use the changing room unaccompanied but please be mindful the changing rooms are accessible by other adults.
If your child has any medical conditions that we need to be aware of or special requirements please ensure this is recorded on your booking information or email reception@northumberlandclub.org.
 
SAFEGUARDING information for parents
 
Welfare Officer
Our club promotes a safe and inclusive venue and culture at all times. Our Welfare officer is Mandy Tulip and she can be contacted at the club on 0191 281 5858 for any advice or discussion. You will notice around the club our Safeguarding posters and Policies are available to read at the top of the stairs, landings and bar areas and a photograph of our welfare officers with direct contact details so you know who they are. All of our Safeguarding policies are available on our website.?SAFEGUARDING (northumberlandclub.org)?so you know where to find them on line.