Halifax club to host national initiative to develop next generation of squash stars

Queens Sports Club, in Halifax, is playing its part in Squash Stars, a nationwide junior squash participation initiative launched by England Squash to attract thousands of girls and boys to the game.

By Mark Berry
Friday, 29th April 2022, 11:26 am

Queens is among the participating clubs and venues that will deliver the six-week programme from June, introducing children aged 5 to 11-years-old to the fun game of squash.

Children will be taught the fundamental skills to play squash, and develop hand-eye coordination, racket work, movement and match play through action-packed fun games and drills delivered by specially trained leaders. 

Jo Rowbottom, Head of Partnerships and Communities at England Squash said: “Squash Stars is all about being active, having fun and making friends in a safe and inclusive setting.

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Squash Stars will introduce children aged 5 to 11-years-old to the fun game of squash. Picture: Stuart Key

“It’s a particularly exciting year for the sport and we’re thrilled to launch Squash Stars ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and inspire a new generation of players.

“This initiative supports our long-term efforts to grow the game and will build on the fantastic work clubs do already in engaging their local communities.”

Parents can now enrol their child onto the programme starting from June 6 via www.squashstars.co.uk. All Squash Stars will receive six group coaching sessions, and a free racket, a ball, bag and goggles to help them get in the game.