Category: Development

WA Squash launches the WA Squash Academy (WASA)

WA Squash is proud to announce the establishment of the WA Squash Academy (WASA). It will be the centre of expertise for squash in WA. The Academy will provide a pathway of support for selected individuals to access specialist guidance in squash performance and all aspects of development to optimize their potential as competition players.

WASA will officially launch on 11th October 2020 at Belmont Squash Centre from 2pm – 5pm

For more information please see attachments below along with the Expression of Interest form or contact Dean Williams on 0403 008 777

WASA 2020 Program

WA Squash – 2020- WASA information sheet

WASA – 2020 Expression of Interest Form

WA Squash Academy and Squad Trials on 15th March to be postponed and rescheduled at a later date.

WA Squash have decided to reschedule the Academy Launch and Squad Trials due to be held this Sunday 15th March, based on concerns of the COVID-19 Virus.

All other WA Squash sanctioned competitions will continue until further notice.

We understand that whilst not everyone will fully agree with our course of action, we do hope people understand that our decision is based in prioritising the heath and well-being of our members and families.

 

BREAKING NEWS WA Squash Academy launches Sunday 15th March at Belmont Squash Centre from 2 – 5pm

WA Squash is excited to announce after many months of planning and negotiating we have finally formed the WA Squash Academy (WASA). WASA is to be fully funded by a wonderful benefactor through the Australian Sports Foundation. The soft launch will occur this Sunday which will include trials for Development and Talent Squads and participants for WASA.
Participants have already been invited through their clubs as the WASA will be catering for 16 years of age and upwards. For far too long our players have had no structure after juniors and WASA will provide a pathway for U19 and above. The dream is to establish U23 events and in the future be able to represent WA in U23 and Open events. WASA will also be for coaches and referees to gain experience.
Should you be interested in WASA please advise Dean Williams at info@wasquash.asn.au by 2pm Friday 13th March.

Mirrabooka Squash Club Junior Open Day 16/1/2020

Open Days at Squashworld Mirrabooka give children the opportunity to have a go at a new sport in a fun and safe environment.Even if your child has never even picked up a racket before, by the end of the session they will have acquired some basic skills and will be hungry for more!

4-7 year olds: 9am to 11am (includes healthy morning tea)

8-15 year olds: 9am to 12pm, then free time on court until 1pm (includes healthy morning tea and lunch)

Run by Tim Cowell – professional squash player and junior development coach, along with Working with Children checked volunteers.

Questions? Call 0406 007 142 or email mirrabookasquashclub@gmail.com

To Register: https://mirrabookasquashopenday14jan20.eventbrite.com/

2020 Junior Squash Camp January 29 & 30

True Sport Junior Camp

The 2020 Junior Squash Camp is on the 29th and 30th January at Squashworld Brentwood for 9 – 15 year olds. Participants will participate in a range of on court training and games with qualified coaches.  Registration 2020 WA Squash Camp Registration  Entries close: 10 January

The registration also includes entry into the New Years Bash, the first ability based two day Junior tournament for 2020. Held at Squashworld Brentwood.  2020New Years Bash Entry

 

Club Development Coaching Course 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2019

WA Squash will be running a Club Development Coaching Course on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1 December 2019 in the Perth Metro area(approx 9am-3pm each day)

Participants are to be 16 years of age or older. http://www.squash.org.au/w/coach-education/education-courses/club-development

WA Squash require 10 participants to run this course at $200 per person.  This covers Squash Australia certification, court hire, presenter fees, manuals and lunch each day.

Expressions of interest are required by 25 October 2019 to Dean Williams at info@wasquash.asn.au    A deposit of $50 is required to secure your place on this course.  Payment to WA Squash BSB 306065 a/c 5388429 (by 25/10/19).  Fully refundable if we do not get 10 participants.

Once the course is confirmed you will be sent the pre-requisites for completion by 29 November 2019.

Squash Rule Changes

2019 Rule Changes:

  • Time period allowed for the Warm up in Rule 4 .1: changed to 4 minutes with half time to be called at 2 minutes.
  • Rule 8.11 amended to read: “Freedom to strike the ball to any part of the front wall” (leaving out the word entire).
  • Rule 8.1.4 amended to read: “the freedom to strike the ball to any part of the front wall” (leaving out the word entire).
  • A new rule added 8.9.3: “Where there has been no actual contact and the swing has been held by the striker for fear of hitting the opponent, the provisions of 8.6 apply.”
  • http://www.worldsquash.org/rules-of-squash-2/

2019 DLGSCI Club Development and WSF Level 1 Coaching Course

DLGSCI Crest Long Colour - Gov under combined2019 CD TS Coach group

A great weekend was had by 9 people who were seeking coaching accreditation as Club Development and WSF Level 1.  Thank you to Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries for the grant to run this course.  Thanks to Geoff Davenport who flew to Perth to run this course.  Sue Hillier and Tim Cowell attended to obtain WSF Level 1 presenters and assessors qualification.