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Junior Squash Survey Results

posted Oct 11, 2015, 4:25 PM by John Brown   [ updated Oct 11, 2015, 5:06 PM by John Brown ]

Thank you to those who contributed to the Junior Squash Survey.


Juniors who completed the survey were aged 6-19.

Most of the surveyed Juniors are already enjoying Squash and would like to play at least weekly

The best way to contact Juniors is by Email or Home phone, but many are also using Mobile phones, SMS and Facebook.

Juniors prefer a causal game of Squash but a weekly competition and coaching are also very popular. There is only luke warm interest in a Squash tournament at the weekend.

The most common reason that Juniors do not play more Squash is because they like other Sports better! Often their friends do not play Squash, there is no-one to play, or they have trouble getting to the courts. No-one has concerns with bullies or unfriendly behaviour.

The best time for Juniors to play Squash is clearly on Tuesday afternoons after school. Early mornings and weekends are not popular.

Music is the most popular improvement for the Milawa Squash courts. Getting the pool table operational, adding a down-ball court and a table tennis table are also very popular.

Other suggestions included using video as a coaching aid, and opening the courts one night a week for casual games and socializing.

North East Regional Coaching

posted May 29, 2015, 6:44 PM by John Brown

North East Regional Junior Development Squash & Racquetball Victoria proudly presents the second day in the North East Regional Junior Development Series for 2015!
 
Tim Batty, current Talent Development Coach (formerly Level 2) and Junior State Team Coach, will be bringing his experience to the North East region for 2 days of racquetball and 3 days of squash. The Regional Development Series is open to all junior players of all abilities – please make the most of this opportunity. 
 
Regional Development Series #2
Date: Saturday 11 July
Venue: Wodonga Squash & Racquetball Centre
Who: junior RACQUETBALL players 
Time: 10:00am- 3:30pm

 
The Regional Development days will involve coaching, followed by an event, with lunch included and will come at a cost of $24 for S&RV members, $34 non-members (pay on the day at the centre).
 
Tim will also be offering one on one or group coaching for adults on Friday 10 July and/or Sunday 12 July. Please contact Tim on 0408 820 818 to arrange a time.
 
Clubs - please contact Squash & Racquetball Victoria on 9682 2199 by Monday 6 July with the number of junior players from your club that will be attending on Saturday 11 July.

Remaining North East Regional Junior Development Series dates for 2015:
·         19 September – Wangaratta (Squash)
·         18 October – Shepparton (Squash)
·         24 October – Wodonga (Racquetball)
 
If you have any questions, please contact Squash & Racquetball Victoria on (03) 9682 2199 or emailinfo@squashvic.com.au
 
Menusha Hettiarachchi
Development Coordinator

Milawa Racquetball Club Championships

posted Sep 11, 2014, 3:16 PM by John Brown   [ updated Sep 11, 2014, 3:18 PM ]

The RACQUETBALL competition runs over two Monday evenings from 7pm on 22nd & 29th September.

Club Membership is required and available at the courts for $5.

Competitors names must be submitted by Friday 19th to info@milawasquash.org.

Good luck and have a great match!

Milawa Squash Club Championships

posted Sep 11, 2014, 5:00 AM by John Brown   [ updated Sep 11, 2014, 3:17 PM ]

The SQUASH competition runs over two Thursday evenings from 7pm on 25th Sep & 2nd Oct.

Club Membership is required and available at the courts for $5.

Competitors names must be submitted by Monday 22nd to info@milawasquash.org.

Good luck and have a great match!

Junior Squash starts next week

posted Jun 4, 2014, 1:39 PM by John Brown   [ updated Jun 4, 2014, 1:48 PM ]

Junior Squash starts again next week on Friday 13th at 4pm.

Squash is great fun and arguably the healthiest sport.

This is a great opportunity for youngsters to try a new sport, or get back into it.

On Friday the youngsters will have a chance to pick up a squash racquet for the first time. Coaching will be available from stronger players who started as Juniors years ago.

Each Junior will be graded and included in a competition over the coming weeks if they choose.

There is more information here, or any questions to info@milawasquash.org


Elite Squash Exhibition Matches and Coaching Clinics

posted May 25, 2014, 9:38 PM by John Brown   [ updated May 25, 2014, 9:44 PM ]

The series features Matthew Karwalski and Rex Hedrick, currently ranked 4 and 5 in Australia, full time professionals on the world squash circuit and members of the Australian Commonwealth Games Team. This is an opportunity to showcase squash at its highest level – how the game can be played. Inevitably, such exhibitions inspire young people, whether they are already playing squash or totally new to the game.

 

The series is being held at three venues:

 

  • Tuesday, June 3rd at Commercial Club
  • Wednesday, June 4th at SS&A Club  (Exhibition limited to club members, Coaching Clinic may be viewed by anyone, participation by invite only)
  • Thursday, June 5th at Corowa RSL Club (Exhibition only)

 

Start time is 7:30pm.

 

Admission:

Attendance at  Corowa is free, while a nominal $5.00 charge applies at Commercial Club. However, a number of free tickets are available to schools for students  (see below for how to register for these).

 

Draw Prize (CCA June 3rd only ):

To add some interest, a draw will be made on the night for a prize of 15 minutes on court with one of the professionals. So, if anyone wishes to be considered for the prize, they should bring their squash gear.

 

Coaching Clinic:

 Attendees are also welcome to watch the coaching clinic being held immediately prior to the exhibition. Rex and Matthew will be passing on invaluable tips on training, diet and other aspects of improving one’s game.

 

Chat with the Professionals:

Following the exhibition, the players are available to mix and chat with spectators. Finger food is being provided at CCA.

 

So, if there is a venue and date that is suitable, you are welcome to organise a group to attend – or students  can go along individually.

 

Registering for Free CCA Student Tickets for Exhibition:

Go to  https://squash.eventarc.com/23549/ and register. Your ticket may be printed immediately as well as being emailed to you.


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