Barry Watkins

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new SQUASH+ Junior Squash programme at Knutsford Squash Club, starting this September 2021.

The initial SQUASH+ Junior coaching programme at Knutsford will firstly consist of the launch of our SQUASH+ 1.2.3 Programme and schools partnership development programme.

SQUASH+ 1.2.3 programme explained:

The SQUASH+ 1.2.3 programme is the initial pathway for any new and aspiring young player. They will progress from level 1 through to the top level 3 acquiring all the skills they need to stand them in good stead to progress to the next level in their squash journey and hopefully into the SQUASH+ Academy Programme.

SQUASH+ Level 1 - Introductory/Beginner 5 to 9 Yrs*

This level is all about introducing the FUNdamentals of movement and sport in a fun squash environment.

SQUASH+ Level 2 - Improver/Intermediate 10 to 12 Yrs*

This level is focused on starting to lay the foundations of the game, learning all the required skills and how to implement them into a game structure.

SQUASH+ Level 3 - Intermediate/advanced 13 to 16 Yrs*

Once the young performer reaches this stage they have a good grasp of all the basic skills and how to execute them in a game situation. These skills will be honed throughout this level whilst adding in the final more difficult skills. A focus will also be paid to the tactical aspects of the game and match play development.

* Please note the ages are a rough guide, it will be at the discretion of the coaching staff which level your son/daughter attends due to their ability.

As we are just starting at Knutsford we are initially going to run a level 1 & 2 session (please see below for more info), with the level 2 session being slightly more open in terms of age. These sessions will replace your old Saturday morning sessions, we hope at this new time slot we can attract more juniors that would otherwise be busy at weekends competing in their team and school sports. As we engage more juniors and grow the section we will add on a level 3 session and eventually the SQUASH+ Knutsford Academy. The sessions will be starting on Friday 24th September 2021 and will run every Friday during term time. As a new launch initiative we will be offering all Juniors their 1st initial session totally FREE of charge, with no expectation to sign up to anything further. If they wish to continue after this, sessions are paid for termly.

Session 1

At Knutsford Squash Club we are starting a level 1 session on a Friday evening from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Sessions will be booked and paid for termly (the session cost works out at £5 a session for Knutsford members and £7 a session for non members).

Session 2

At Knutsford Squash Club we are starting a level 2 session on a Friday evening from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. These sessions will be for Juniors aged 10 yrs and older. Sessions will be booked and paid for termly (the session cost works out at £5 a session for Knutsford members and £7 a session for non members).

The SQUASH+ elite coach taking these sessions is, Jacob Robinson. Jacob is a level 3 England Squash accredited level 3 coach. He has over 12 yrs coaching experience with juniors of all levels from beginner to national standard. Jacob himself represented England as a junior and currently still plays to a very high standard and is currently ranked as the no.2 player in Cheshire.

If you would like to book your son or daughter onto any of the sessions for Friday 24th September 2021 or you would like anymore information please contact us via email at All equipment will be provided just simply turn up in sportswear.

We look forward to meeting all of you soon.

SQUASH+ is starting a team training squash session on a Monday evenings for all KSC members that represent the club in the Northwest Counties Squash League.

The session will devised and run by SQUASH+ England Squash level 3 Elite Squash Coach Jake Robinson. Jake has a wealth of knowledge and experience delivering group training sessions. Jake also plays at the top of the NWCSL 1st division and is one of the top players in the county, so he knows what it takes to make meaningful improvements to your game.

As a group he will use a combination of routines, condition games, match play and squash specific fitness training to develop your games. Throughout the sessions Jake will also point out more specific improvements you could make in your own games.

The sessions will start on Monday 4th October and will run every Monday 7pm - 8pm during school term time throughout the squash season. Spaces on the sessions will be limited so please book on asap so you are not disappointed. Sessions must be paid for in a block prior to the first session. The cost of each session will be £7 with no refunds being given for any sessions missed.

If you would like to book your place on the sessions then please email us at and we will provide you with all the further details.