HKFC JUNIOR SQUASH 

2017/2018 HKFC JUNIOR SQUASH PROGRAMME

Registration for the 2017/2018 HKFC Junior Squash Programme is now open.

When
From Saturday 7th October 2017 to the Sunday 6th May 2018.
(Please note there will be no training during public holidays, major sporting events, HK Squash Open qualifiers, etc. Parents will be notified accordingly during the season.)

Fee
HK$1,800 for HKFC members.
HK$2,100 for non-HKFC members.
 
Equipment
HKFC Junior Squash Programme t-shirt, rackets, goggles and balls will be provided free of charge. However, participants must wear non-marking sport shoes at all time when using the courts.
 
Coaches
Head Coach is Mr. Matt Robinson;
Assistant Coach is Ms. Karen Lau.
Additional coaching: senior HKFC squash players
 
Age Group and Time Slots:
  1. Beginners Group (captained by Mr. Thomas Cheung) 3:30pm~5pm  on Sundays
  2. Intermediate Group (captained by Mr. Nigel Steffensen) 9:30am~11am on Saturdays
  3. Advanced Group 2pm~3:30pm on Sundays

Click on Registration button to register for the program.

 

Mission Statement

Our mission at HKFC Junior Squash is to introduce and promote the game of squash to children at our club. We strive to provide a fun and enjoyable experience to help develop and refine their skills through a safe and healthy environment that accentuates the children’s personal growth and demonstrates good sporting values.

Although we seek to develop our most talented players to a level where they can represent the HKFC at the league level and beyond, our core mission is to bring the game to as many children as possible.

Organisation

Within the Squash Section of the HKFC, a committee of volunteers will oversee the overall programme. The chairperson of Junior Squash is also a committee member of the Squash Section.

Training sessions will be led by two professional qualified squash coaches and assisted by volunteers (adult members of the HKFC squash section).

Structure

1. Enrty level and Experienced Beginners Groups - primarily for kids between the ages of 6 years old and 10 years old.

During the year the sessions for Entry Level Beginners Group will include:

  • Learning safety, rules and sportsmanship
  • Basic squash technique, including grip and forehand and backhand swing
  • Fun games, including “squicket”, dodge ball, Racket Control
  • Fitness and speed games
  • Basic shots including the drive, volley and boast

     Experienced Beginners Group will include the following:

  • Learning safety, rules, stretching techniques, scoring and sportsmanship
  • Basic shots including the drive, lob, cross court, volley, boast and serve
  • Fitness and competitive speed games
  • Conditioned games
  • Play the coach
  • ‘One-on-one’ with coach on selected weeks
  • Opportunity to take Hong Kong Squash Bronze Award assessment (see ‘Awards’ section below)

2. Intermediate Group - primarily for kids between the ages of 10 to 13 years old. However younger kids with higher skills and older kids with lower skills would be advised to join here.

During the year the sessions will include:

  • Learning safety, rules, stretching techniques, scoring and sportsmanship
  • Basic shots including the drive, lob, cross court, volley, boast and serve
  • Fitness and competitive speed games
  • Conditioned games and match play
  • Play the coach
  • Competitive inter-group ladder matches
  • Opportunity to take Hong Kong Squash Bronze or Silver Award assessment (see ‘Awards’ section below)
  • Opportunity to be selected for the HKFC Div 18 junior squash squad and for inter-club junior matches.

3.  Advance Group - primarily for kids above 13 years old AND with higher skills, otherwise they will be advised to join the intermediate group.

During the year the sessions will include:

  • Learning safety, rules, stretching techniques, scoring and sportsmanship
  • Development of shot accuracy using conditioned games
  • Fitness and competitive speed games
  • Match play, court strategy and special awareness
  • Play the coach
  • Competitive HKFC junior ladder matches
  • Opportunity to take Hong Kong Squash Silver or Gold Award assessment (see ‘Awards’ section below)
  • Opportunity to be selected for HKFC Div 18 junior squash squad and for inter-club junior matches

Awards

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The Hong Kong Junior Squash Award Scheme is the only locally recognized junior squash proficiency scheme in Hong Kong, with the objective of offering junior squash players the opportunity to challenge themselves, to test and develop their squash skills.

The scheme comprises of four levels: Bronze Award, Silver Award, Gold Award and Platinum Award.

At the end of the Program Hong Kong Squash will run a session of the Awards Scheme at the HKFC for our juniors to test their skills. Those that pass will be presented with a certificate and medal during finals day of the HKFC Squash Championships.

Click here to see the full gallery of photos.

Additional Squash Lessons

To give the juniors an opportunity to further develop their skills throughout the week, we would like to offer the following options:

Join the Blade Squash Junior sessions on Wednesday and Friday afternoons, organised and run by HKFC Head Coach Phil Head. Lessons can be organised directly with Phil on an ad hoc basis. The timings are as follows:

Wednesdays              4.30pm - 5.30pm       4yrs to 7yrs               Beginners
Wednesdays              5.30pm - 6.30pm       8yrs to 12yrs             Intermediate
Fridays                      5.15pm - 6.15pm       10yrs to 18yrs           Intermediate
Fridays                      6.15pm - 7.15pm       10yrs to 18yrs           Advanced

Alternatively, arrange individual coaching lessons with:

Matt Robinson           matt.robinson@squashfit.net
Karen Lau                  karenlau21@gmail.com
Phil Head                    philhead@blade.com.hk

Disclaimers

**The programme is open to children of HKFC Members only. Please note those in the 6-10 years age group must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian.

**The Hong Kong Football Club, its servants, agents and employees, as well as volunteer coaches, coaches from Blade Ltd and administrators are under no liability whatsoever for any accident or injury to any player or to any other person or for loss or damage to property anywhere within the Hong Kong Football Club or any other venue for or in connection with HKFC Junior Squash.

We are actively seeking volunteers for each of the above Time slots.  

Sports Preferred Members are encouraged to volunteer and your participation will count towards your committment. 

If you are interested in volunteering please email junior@hkfcsquash.com.

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