We are pleased to announce the fall slate of squash programs at the ESC for the upcoming 2021/2022 season. All registrations for the programs will go through me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Between Nic, myself and Jeff we will formulate the classes and organize memberships for all registrants. We will be posting this information on the website, so please if you are interested do not delay. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me, I am here to help.
The Edmonton Squash Club is excited to offer our Junior Squash Program once again! The Junior Program will run from September – June for our junior athletes to train. This program has many new players joining all of the time but we also have experienced Juniors that are working towards competing in Junior tournaments and more! Our programs offer professional coaching so your athletes learn excellent technique and tactics in a fun and positive atmosphere. Jeff Williams is the main coach for our Junior program and he brings over 20+ years of coaching experience in Edmonton and has worked with many juniors to compete at the provincial and national level.
Junior Program (General)
The Junior program is offered on Sundays of almost every week during the school year. Based on the fees for the program your athlete will have a Junior Membership for the months of the session as well as the program itself. This is to encourage your young athlete to come to the squash club for the Junior sessions but also for hitting sessions with friends, family or even just by themselves.
– Session 1: Sep 12 – Oct 31 (7 Weeks)
– Session 2: Nov 7 – Dec 12 (7 Weeks)
Cost: $40 per month for ages 5-7 on the doubles court
Cost: $90 per month for ages exclusive of HP Juniors
The groups will be broken down based on ages however skill levels will be accounted for to accommodate the athletes that improve significantly.
Group 3B – Ages 5&6 – Times would be 10am-11am on the Doubles Squash Court
Group 3A – Ages 6&7 – Times would be 11am-12pm on the Doubles Squash Court
Group 2B – Ages 7-9 – Times would be 10am-11am on courts 1&2
Group 2A – Ages 9-11 – Times would be 11am-12pm on courts 1&2
Group 1B – Ages 11-13 – Times would be 12pm-1pm on courts 1&2
Group 1A – Ages 13+ – Times would be 1pm-2pm on courts 1&2
We are also offering a version of the Targets, Targets, Targets for juniors. This program will be offered to those juniors looking for some extra court time with like-skilled players. The sessions will work on improving technique and skill acquisition. The length of time can be 1 hour during the daytime or 45min in the evening. Depending on what you would prefer. The session can be structured for 4 – 6 weeks. The ideal number of participants for these sessions would be 3 people. However, 2 – 4 participants will also work well.
Dates and times to be decided with participants and Coach
Cost is based on the number of participants, the number of sessions and the length of time of those sessions. For example, this program for 3 people going for 1-hour sessions for 4 weeks would be a total of $93.33 for each person. Optimally we would like to see a minimum of 4 sessions to allow participants to see the full value of the program.
We are offering a HP Program for our athletes that want to compete and excel at provincial and national events. This two day a week program will offer competitive drills that will challenge our athletes and help them compete in the tournament setting.
Session 1 – Sep 12 – Oct 31 (7 Weeks)
Session 2: Nov 7 – Dec 12 (7 Weeks)
Cost: $105 per month
Adult Squash Programs
Learn to Play Squash 1.0
This program is a great way to learn how to play squash in a group setting. Your coach, Jeff Williams has been teaching in Edmonton for over 20+ years and is excited to work with you. This program will teach you the rules, etiquette, basic techniques and tactics so that by the end of the session you will know how to play a full match. There will be 4 sessions offered over an 8 week period. This allows you and possibly the other participants of these sessions to come and use the Club. For the 2 months that this program is offered you will have an Off Peak membership to the Club included in your program fee.
Dates: September 13, 27, October 11 & 25
*Off Peak Membership included for September & October
Cost: $90 per month
Learn to Play Squash 2.0
This program is a continuation of the Learn to Play Squash 1.0 program. In this program you will learn more advanced techniques and tactics to improve your game! The format will be similar to the 1.0 program and will be offered over a 2 month period for 4 sessions. 1 session for every 2 weeks. Again you will be encouraged to arrange matches/hitting sessions with your fellow participants of this program on the off weeks. We find this is a great way to get all participants used to coming to the Club and playing.
Dates: September 20, October 4, 18 and November 1
*Off peak Membership included for September & October
Cost: $90 per month
Targets, Targets, Targets!!!
This session is a great way to get back into the swing of things in a safe and controlled environment. The sessions will work on improving technique, skill acquisition, shot execution and fitness. The length of time can be 1 hour during the daytime or 45min/1.5 hours in the evening. Depending on what you would prefer. The session can be structured for 4 – 6 weeks. The ideal number of participants for these sessions would be 3 people. However 2 – 4 participants will also work well.
Dates to be decided with participants and Coach
Times to be decided with participants and Coach
Cost is based on the number of participants, number of sessions and the length of time of those sessions. For example, this program for 3 people going for 1 hour sessions for 4 weeks would be a total of $93.33 for each person. Optimally we would like to see a minimum of 4 sessions to allow participants to see the full value of the program.
-John de Vries, ESC head squash professional