Junior sessions begin at 4.30pm on Thursdays, finishing at 6.30pm. The club boasts a number of professional coaches up to Class 3 level. The coaches will also be supporting the new England Squash and Mini Squash award schemes.
Our philosophy is to give as many children the opportunity to play squash at any level. We currently have a number of juniors at county standard. We also encourage players to enter tournaments whenever possible.
As well as the internal leagues we have a handicap tournament, which runs from November to May, and an annual junior tournament towards the end of the season. Canterbury Squash Rackets Club is also hosting a junior graded tournament in April.
For many Years, a firm partnership with St Edmunds School has enabled the Squash club to go from strength to strength. Three of the courts are used in 'off peak' times by the school and in return the club benefits from advantageous lease conditions for the site owned by the school.
A thriving junior section has weekly coaching / playing times together with Junior teams in competition with others from across Kent.
An active committee steers club activities in the best direction to enable the members to feel part of the club atmosphere and a private (non-profit making) membership club.
Steve Franks - Level 3 Squash & Racketball Coach
My name’s Steve Franks, Club Coach at Canterbury Squash Rackets Club. I am an UKCC Licensed Level 3 England Squash and Racketball Coach, Kent Squash Development Coach and part of the successful County Coaching team. I have been coaching for 10 years from beginner to Regional level, junior or adult.
I believe for a club to grow it must have a strong junior section and build links with the local schools which is what has happened at Canterbury.
Every Thursday night there is a Junior Club open to all standards and ages from 7 – 18 from 4.20 – 6.20pm. Members of this club have the opportunity to represent the club in the Kent Junior League. The door is never closed to new members with the cost being £3 per junior per night!!
School squash is growing in Kent and this is reflected with school squash clubs being held at Canterbury – Simon Langton Boys Grammar / Tuesday , St Edmunds/Wednesday and Queen Elizabeth’s (Faversham)/Friday – if your son or daughter goes to any of these schools please enquire as to spaces. If the school isn’t listed please ask your school to contact me to arrange a course for them.
The club is also promoting Squashacise classes on Thursdays from 7 – 8.20pm from November 15th. These classes are aimed at women wanting to get into squash or lapsed players. Open to all ages from 14 – 70 it involves a 20 minute cardio workout, 30 min coaching and 30 minute round robin. At £3.50 it is worth it to pop along and meet new friends when working out!!
I am available for individual coaching at a rate of £15/Junior and £17.50/Adult plus court fees or group coaching at £25 per hour for 2 or more people.
Tom May - UKCC Level 3 Squash & Racketball Coach, CYQ Level 3 Personal Trainer
I have been coaching since 2004 (complete beginner to regional level) and enjoy helping people get the most from these great sports. I was very lucky to learn the basics of squash at a young age but anyone and everyone can learn how to play squash and/or racketball at any age.
Lessons are available for all standards of play, both adults and children, groups and individuals. If you need any help or advice, please get in touch.
I also offer personal training, which includes sports specific training and health/nutrition plans. So whether your goal is weight loss, weight gain or general fitness, personal training can help you to achieve your goals. Up to three people can share a session.
By combining a tailor made squash fitness plan and squash lessons you are guaranteed to see improvements in your game.
If you purchase a block of ten lessons or sessions you will receive a 10% discount. Other discounts are available if you buy a combination of the two. Seasonal promotions available throughout the year.
Please contact me on 07779 290524 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book a lesson/session.