Bowdon Junior Squash is a thriving section of the club, with over 70 juniors registered to play.
Although junior members are welcome to play at any time, subject to the appropriate court booking fee being paid, there are various organised sessions and incentives to enable quality play and coaching for all junior players.
Junior Morning is held on Saturdays from 9am until 12noon. Approximately 45 children attend the sessions which run each week from early September through to mid-June each year. It operates on a ‘Pay and Play’ basis and is open to members and non-members alike – just turn up. The cost is £3 per child for members and £4 for non-members. The morning is divided into three sessions:
• 9am – 10am Beginners and children under 11
• 10am – 11am Improvers and older children
• 11am – 12noon Advanced players
Monthly grandprix events are held each month within these sessions to enable young players to gain valuable competitive match experience.
Bowdon runs an after school coaching session for both the local senior schools, currently on a Tuesday for Altrincham Grammar School for Girls and Thursday for Altrincham Boys Grammar School. Please contact Peter Billson, club office or schools for further details.
Juniors who progress and show commitment and further potential are invited to join the Junior Academy run by our head coach on Mondays and Wednesdays. These 1 hour sessions are held weekly during term time. Many of these players enter England Squash tournaments and represent their county and region.
The club holds its own England Squash Sanctioned Junior tournament each year over 2 weekends (U11, U13, U15, U17, U19), which attracts around 100 juniors from all over the country, including our own top juniors.
Juniors who are members of the Club can currently take advantage of the ‘Free courts for Juniors’ initiative, which offers free use of courts up to 4.40pm midweek (i.e. you need to pay for the 5.00pm court) and at all times at weekends. Please note, this is not available for organised coaching sessions, when the court fee must be paid. At busier times, it is sensible to book a court to be sure of getting a game. The Club reserves the right to remove the ‘free courts for juniors’ offer at any time.