Squash for Schools

One of the ways we are working to expose more young people to squash is through the Inflatable Mini Squash program.

The program caters for students from Pre-Primary through to Year 6, with a big focus on developing their basic hand/eye coordination skills.  Younger students are provided with modified equipment (‘Big Hand’ bats) with years 3 and above generally taking part in the racquet-based program which also sees an introduction to the basic rules of the game.  The sessions can get super competitive with ‘winner stays in’ or team challenges, to motivate the students.

Our programs are delivered by accredited coaches (with current Working With Children checks) who simply need:

  • Access to the school’s undercover area/hall;
  • access to power to keep the courts inflated; and
  • extra floor space for warm up and skills practice activities conducted off the inflatable courts.

Sessions are conducted in line with your school timetable, with 40 to 60 minutes per class being an ideal amount of time to run the program in.

Our programs can be delivered in two formats – a FREE day visit (generously supported by Fuel to Go & Play), or you can book in for the 4 to 5 week ‘Oz Squash’ program through sporting schools funding applications.

If you know of a school that would love a visit, email development@wasquash.asn.au and we’ll get you started.

In the meantime, check out these pictures of Tim Cowell at work.  You can also learn more about all the other options we have for schools or find a junior program near you!

WA Teachers’ Games: 4-6 October 2022

Calling all WA school employees, casual & retired teachers, DoE corporate staff, and registered volunteers – here is a squash event especially for you!

Sign up now for the WA Teachers’ Games taking place at Mandurah Rec Centre from Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th October 2022 (during the school holidays).

Visit https://www.schoolsportwa.com.au/teachers-games/ to register or contact Michaela Pratt via development@wasquash.asn.au for more info.

FeNaClNg 2022

The masses came from all corners of the state with their tents, swags, motel overnight bags, and everything in between, for FeNaClNg 2022.

Players were warmly welcomed with a seafood extravaganza for Friday’s opening ceremony.

After a weekend of top quality squash played between Dampier and Karratha, the results were in:

  • The Hot Messes turned out to not be such a mess when they snatched a 4 point win in D grade.
  • The highly rated C grade Cambridge team were rolled by the Wickham team.
  • The Cambridge burglar stole a hotly contested 5 team round robin to overcome the hometown Dampier team with a nail-biting B grade finish.
  • ..and then there was A grade.. After the favoured Bluegum team was knocked out in the pool stage, there was some doubt about the Geraldton team’s number 1 seed coming in with a potential injury. After some epic battles, Geraldton reigned supreme.

Presentations were delivered on Sunday evening and another glorious meal was enjoyed.

An impromptu table tennis tournament saw Vic Park’s Jason Patmore and Zoe Petrovanski take out the cup.

Special shout out to the extremely tidy tournament whiteboard maintained by the one and only Neil Butler.

What an epic effort from Dampier and Karratha Squash Clubs.  We can’t wait for FeNaClNg 2023!!

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Clubs Forum – Wednesday 17 August

WA Squash is inviting all Club committees and members to attend a forum at Belmont (144 Robinson Avenue) at 6.30pm on Wednesday 17 August 2022. We will be providing a general WA Squash update as well as information about Fuel to Go & Play and Game Plan, and how they will be of benefit to your Club (and squash in general).  Nibbles will be provided, and the bar will be open!  Please RSVP as soon as possible.  If you are unable to attend in person you can still join us via Zoom (details are emailed to you upon registration).
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wa-squash-clubs-forum-tickets-390943621897

2022 Vic Park Open – 13 Spots Left!!

The 2022 Vic Park Open is happening on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September, followed by a social function at the Carlisle Hotel & Distillery on the Saturday night.  Divisions will be mixed and abilty-based.

These guys know how to put on a shindig so don’t miss out!  Register NOW (or at least before Friday 2nd September) via SportyHQ HERE.  Click HERE to view the flyer.

revolutioniseSPORT – a new membership management system

In February 2023 we will start to migrate from SportyHQ over to revolutioniseSPORT, a new membership management system adopted by Squash Australia.  ..but don’t worry – comprehensive training and ongoing support will be provided to you to ensure a smooth transition.

There will be two sessions in November and a third more advanced session in March 2023, but the exact details will be provided closer to the time.  For more information about revolutioniseSPORT please check out the Squash Australia page HERE.

In the meantime please continue to use SportyHQ.