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GOSLING JUNIOR SQUASH CLUB

Junior squash sessions are run every Saturday from 9am to 11am (advanced and intermediates)
and 11am to 1pm (intermediates and beginners) at Gosling Sports Park in Welwyn Garden City.

Juniors aged from 8 to 18 years old (inclusive) of all standards are welcome.

Presently (September 2016) the cost for each session is £3.10 for members and £4.10 for non-members.

As a club we have achieved considerable success with our juniors. With players listed in the Herts County Rankings, and we have one player who ranked no.1 in England in the Under 15s and played for the England Junior Team.

WHAT YOU NEED!

Juniors must wear safety glasses, you should have your own racket and wear suitable non-marking footwear. Loose fitting clothing suitable for excercise is also required. Club shirts are mandatory and can be purchased from the club.

WHAT IS REQUIRED!

Juniors will be expected to attend on a regular basis. When at the club SAFETY is paramount. Safety rules will be explained on joining. No electronic gadgets to be used during session times, including phones, except for emergency use. All activities are to be participated in i.e. Games, Challenges, Fitness Sessions etc.

WHAT WE PROVIDE!

1

FITNESS

We start each session with a fitness and conditioning class developed to get the juniors warm, ready for play and to improve their fitness.

2

TECHNIQUE

We teach correct technique right from the off. From how to hold the racket correctly to swing and movement, where to place the ball and the correct power for each shot.

3

GAMES

We organise friendly games, leagues and ladder matches. We also encourage county challenges and entry into county and national tournaments.

4

SAFETY

We provide a safe environment for our juniors with qualified England Squash Coaches oveseeing all sessions. We teachon and off court code of conduct to ensure our juniors also protect themselves.

OUR TEAM

Kevin McElligott

England Squash Level 2 Coach

Head coach at Gosling having taken over from Ron Palmer in 2007, Kevin continues to enjoy coaching the juniors and adults alike at Gosling in Welwyn Garden City and Active4less in Stevenage. Kevin is still an active player at Active4less.

Paul Roper

England Squash Level 2 Coach

Paul (Mr Reliable) is an absolute asset to the club. Paul endeavours to ensure that every junior gets the maximum benefit from attending the club. Paul also coaches at Gosling in Welwyn Garden City.