Juniors Overview

Introduction

The Club has a thriving Junior Section, with a wide range of opportunities for juniors from age five to eighteen to get acquainted with the sport and develop their playing skills from beginner to elite standard.

Coaching

Our free Saturday morning junior sessions, which run during term time, provide a focus for mini-squash (primary school children) and graded sessions for secondary school children. These are open to both boys and girls. Sessions are graded as follows:-

Mini-squash (School Yr 6 and below): 9.00-10.15
JS1 (Starters/improvers age 11 and over): 10.15-11.30
JS2 (Experienced players):  11.30-12.45
JS3/4 (Elite players):   12.45-14.00

In addition, there are Saturday and Sunday afternoon sessions for girls only (fees apply). These sessions were started to encourage more girls into squash as we recognise that some girls may find mixed lessons intimidating. All our sessions are run by ES (England Squash) qualified coaches either volunteer or professional.  All our coaches hold CRB certificates.

For up to date info on free junior sessions read the Junior Blog

For up to date info on girls only sessions read the Girls Blog

Junior Teams

There has been a great deal of success in former years with a number of Junior teams playing across the County. Unfortunately the County wide arranged Junior Leagues were stopped in 2013. It is hoped to continue to play friendly games with other clubs in the County.

Links with Schools

The club’s success has transferred to Comberton Village College (CVC). The College Boys Under 15 team has achieved considerable success for a number of years in the National Schools Squash Tournament. The strength of the CVC boys has now filtered up to Hills Road Sixth Form College, where their “A” and “B” teams have competed strongly in the Under 19 division of the National Schools Tournament (most team players are present or former Comberton club members).

The benefits of the link between CVC and the squash club have now been made even stronger with the establishment of a Squash Academy which forms part of the curriculum open to pupils at the College’s sixth form down to yr 7. The Academy is run by Andy D’Alessandro and Rob Dadds, both Squash Professional Coaches, and aims to guide players towards high achievement in their sport through a range of fitness and skills activities.