Kiwi Squash is Squash New Zealand's official junior squash programme for 5-12 year olds. To start a lifelong involvement in squash, an engaging and inclusive programme has been created that is at the right level for the players at each stage of their development. Conducted in a safe environment, it uses activities and games to provide fun and enjoyable learning and participation experiences for young people.
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Frequently asked questions
Why should squash clubs offer junior programmes? Running a junior club programme can lead to:
Increased membership (juniors and their families)
Increased revenue from increased membership
Off-set ageing membership and securing the club’s future
Increase in quality of club representative players
More youthful and vibrant club environment
Today’s juniors will be tomorrow’s adult members and volunteer club personnel
Increase club cohesiveness and loyalty through members supporting developing juniors
Improve adult members behaviour and etiquette on and off the court
How can clubs use Kiwi Squash? Kiwi Squash can be used to create quality local sporting opportunities in a number of ways:
As a junior club programme.
As a holiday programme.
As part of club open days.
As a fun get together for families.
As a school programme.
What should regional District Associations do to support Kiwi Squash?