Primary School Squash Programme
In 2018, with funding from the North West Counties Squash League, Bollington Health & Leisure started a School Squash Programme; with the aim of introducing Squash to the local school children.
Since then the Programme has continued to grow and is now a regular fixture in the School Year! Initially targeting Year 4, the programme now looks to encompass Years 4, 5 and 6 throughout the academic year!
Squash has it’s challenges when working with big groups; however with the use of our Studios and portable rebound walls we are able to accommodate up to 32 children per class!
Schools also have the option of a Primary School Squash Festival whereby our Coaches come into the school and deliver Mini Squash sessions to the whole school (years 1-6)! It gives the children a flavour of the stuff we teach at Bollington Health & Leisure as part of our Junior Squash Programme!
Moving forward we look to continue to grow the programme with the ability to hit more schools, more Year groups and more children!
Why do we think kids should have the opportunity to play Squash?
Squash is played in 185 countries around the globe by an estimated 20 million people. On numerous occasions it has been voted the world healthiest sport; both in terms of fitness benefits and injury risk! It makes it a fantastic sport for keeping youngsters fit and healthy. It is also great for teaching kids about movements, technique and tactics; with a big emphasis on hand-eye co-ordination and high speed decision making. Most of all it is hugely enjoyable and very accessible! Children and adults alike are hooked from the moment they step on court and from there have a hobby for life.
Interested in finding out more and how to get your school involved? Get in touch with our Head Squash Coach at firstname.lastname@example.org