Squash and Racketball
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The club offers a vibrant squash and racketball section providing a diverse range of activities for all ages and abilities.
Our six courts are regarded as being of the highest quality in the area, this permits us to offer both organised activity and availability for members to play matches between themselves.
We offer the highest standard of coaching at the club from our Everypoint coaching team. All our coaches are highly qualified and bring a wealth of experience to ensure you improve and have a good time. We offer a variety of coaching opportunities including group and individual lessons .
We also offer 5 internal tournaments throughout the year, squash and racketball leagues and team squash where we currently have seven teams playing in local leagues catering for all standards. In addition to this we have a weekly junior session for our younger members that includes both coaching and playing.
Our online MyCourts booking system ensures it’s really easy to book courts and enter events. You can book from your smartphone, laptop or at the touchscreen console located in the squash court area.
For more information contact our Head of Squash and Racketball who will be delighted to show you around the club and introduce you to other members so that you can enjoy your membership from the first day.
Junior Squash Halloween Camp
A huge congratulations to everyone who has participated in our first half term squash camp! There was a great turn out, many fun activities and every individual has made superb progress. it was a brilliant experience for us all!
Also a massive well done to the coaches: Michael Harris, Tom Pryor and Tanita Patel, who made this event as amazing as it was.
Squash Junior Open
We hosted our 2nd Wolverhampton Junior Open of the season on Sunday 10th October; the first event back in July saw 40 players enter, on this occasion 72 players from across the country entered. The day was restless. Matches began at 9.00am and continued unabated till 7.15pm.
Congratulations to a couple of our junior members won medals at the event: Leon Smith won a bronze medal in the Boys U19 Championship and Connor Walton won a Silver Medal in the Boys U13 Championship.
Thank you to all the members and participants who volunteered their time to help make the event such a success.
MEET THE TEAM
Getting more people playing more often
HEAD OF SQUASH AND RACQUETBALL
Mike Harris is the newly appointed head of Squash and Racquetball here at WLTSC. Mike will be organising a number of meets and greet evenings where he will introduce his vision and ideas to develop WLTSC into the best Squash and Racketball club in the West Midlands. Mike has been a qualified coach for over 33 years and a Level 4 Elite High-Performance Coach for 24 years. He is also a former England High-Performance Coach and National Coach of Finland, England Squash and European Squash Federation Coach Tutor and Assessor. Having also worked in Brighton, Italy, Monaco, Saudi Arabia and most recently as Head of Performance and Community at Edgbaston Priory Club.
Mike also coaches a few hours a week for Squash Wales and is heavily involved with Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022 Legacy Programme, which includes, Community Engagement Roadshows, introducing Outdoor Squash Courts across our region, Sustainable Schools Programmes and West Midlands Festival of Squash. You may notice that Mike’s right eye is closed, it looks like it has been hit by a squash ball, but actually, Mike had a stroke 25 years ago and is blind in this eye. This however has not stopped Mike from playing No.1 for England O45s and being the O45 National Racketball champion. He is also still hoping to win a few more titles and represent England again.
SQUASH & RACKETBALL COACH
Darren has over 25 years coaching experience and has coached all ages from under 11s to 75+. He has previously coached number one ranked national players, county and world ranked players. Darren is a former world number 107, was on the PSA world tour for three years and has previously won PSA events. He was 2015 Over 35 British Open and National Champion, along with being 6 times club champion. Team training, junior groups and individual coaching are his specialities.
For a 45 minute individual coaching session for members, Darren charges £26 for 45 mins for members.
Darren can be contacted on 07966 302053 or email at email@example.com .
SQUASH & RACKETBALL COACH
Steve qualified as a level 2 squash coach in 1995 and initially worked on a part-time basis with hard to reach youngsters, helping them to reintegrate into society though sport and mentoring. Since 2000 he worked full time within the local authority with charitable organisations, managing a variety of initiatives involving improving people’s health, wellbeing and lifestyle opportunities through sport. Steve has a range of qualifications including: ES Level 2 Squash and Racketball Coach (First Aid, Enhanced DBS and Safeguarding), NCFE Health & Fitness Instructor, UK Coaching Multi Skills instructor. Additionally, Steve is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, a Level 2 Mentor with the Institute of Management Services and has a Further Education Certificate in Teaching (CTTLS).
Here at WLTSC, Steve is now offering squash and racketball coaching to all levels of player on an individual or pairs basis. He is also helping to expand our on-court coaching programme to ensure a full range of abilities are catered for at the club. Steve has a genuine passion for squash and racketball and his commitment to helping people improve is invaluable to those returning to the courts and those new to the sport, aiming to have fun and improve.
SQUASH & RACKETBALL COACH
The club is vey pleased indeed to add another outstanding coach and player to our every point Rackets Academy (EPRA) team of coaches from August 2020.
“I’m really excited to start coaching at such a vibrant and high-quality club” says Miles.” I enjoyed being part of Wolverhampton’s squash 1st Team last season, helping them maintain division 1 status. I am looking forward to providing coaching to enable people of all standards make positive changes and improve their level of performance. Sessions will be specifically focused on each client’s individual needs. I will be available every Wednesday daytime through to the evening.
I currently sit at my highest world ranking of 145, winning multiple PSA Challenger Tour Events. I am a training partner and coach of world no.10 Joel Makin. I regularly feature in Premier Squash League matches for the Birmingham Lions and, in 2016, represented Great Britain at the World University Championships.”
Individual lesson rate: £30 for 45min.
Please get in contact with Miles via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or via text message/call: 07809155120.
WOW JUNIOR SQUASH COACHING
Junior Squash is one of our most successful sessions where children and parents can have fun on the squash and racketball courts. Our qualified squash coaches and experienced volunteers deliver structured sessions guaranteed to improve your racket skills and most importantly your fitness.
Sessions are on every Wednesday, 6:00-6:45pm, and Sunday from 10:00-10:45am (mini squash) as well as 11:00am-12:00pm (Junior pro and elite) and are only £2 per class (£4 per class for non-members). More advanced juniors can enrol on our Junior Academy scheme. Ask the Junior coaches for more details.
SQUASH & RACKETBALL MIX-IN
The squash and racketball mix-ins are a great way to develop your skills or even learn these sports! It’s a coach/volunteer led mix-in suitable for everyone. It is free for members to take part in and some equipment is provided. Meet with everyone at the courts and have fun!
One of our qualified coaches takes our Walking Racketball classes each week. This class is perfect for you if you are recovering from an injury or a little less mobile than you used to be. It’s also a great way for people of all ages to get into racket sports or even for tennis players wanting to hone their technique in a warm and friendly environment