Squash Ignite is an easy way for 13-19 year olds (school years 9-13) to be introduced to the game of squash in a fun, social group programme that can be tailored for boys or girls only. The aim is to provide an active and fun introduction to playing squash in groups, whilst at the same time offering sufficient learning and practice time in each session to allow players to achieve success and receive the many benefits playing squash offers.
Guided by a trained coach (Module 4), Squash Ignite participants are taught how to serve, rally and play from their very first session and form new connections with others to give them a group of people at the same level with whom to play.
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Frequently asked questions
Where can I find a club that offers Squash Ignite? To find a club that offers Squash Ignite programmes click here.
What do I need to bring for Squash Ignite? All you need is comfortable workout clothes, supportive shoes, a drink bottle and a sweat towel.
How often should I play squash? For the best results we suggest you get on court at least twice a week. Take a look at our videos to help you learn the basics, or chat to a fellow club member for some tips.
How experienced do I need to be? The great news is that Squash Ignite can be for people who have never played before, those who have received some basic coaching or participants returning after a long absence. It only takes a few sessions before you will start to feel comfortable on the court so don’t give up!
What if I can’t do the moves? The technique for squash is super simple so even the most inexperienced player will pick it up in no time. Your coach is there to work with you and provide you with challenges that meet your needs. You’ll find your skills and fitness will improve over a number of sessions.
How can I get a Squash Ignite programme in my club? Simply get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Become a Squash Ignite coach
We're always looking for people with a high degree of enthusiasm and a willingness to help other people fall in love with squash. You can find out all you need to know on our coaching pages.
Squash Ignite equipment
Stage-appropriate balls and rackets are the key to successful SquashStart programme, making it easier for beginners to pick up skills and have fun. Improve your programme with our equipment solutions.