Junior squash may not be the first activity you consider when introducing your children to sport, however, it is one that should not be overlooked by parents.
Squash has many benefits for adults and children alike. Squash works all the major muscle groups simultaneously, therefore, builds strength and agility throughout the whole body in a condensed workout. Lots of running around mean it’s great for maintaining cardiovascular health and burns off plenty of extra calories which can help to fend off fat storage. The younger your child can get fit, the easier it will be to maintain a healthy lifestyle as they grow up.
Squash requires great hand-eye coordination, tactical thinking, precision, focus and quick reflexes, all of which can help children in various other areas of their lives.
As well as many health benefits, squash also has many sociable attributes. Matches can often be played quite quickly, meaning children may be introduced to a number of new playing partners. Junior squash coaching includes lots of group participation and team building skills. Junior squash competitions are played all around the country, meaning your child could have the opportunity to play against members of other Clubs and travel to new locations.
This is also an ideal sport for kids as they can practice on their own, in any weather and with minimal equipment.
We are happy to have a new squash coach, Peter, on board at Exeter Golf and Country Club and will be starting up our new Mini Squash courses from Saturday 28th February. Because we want to your child to experience first hand how great squash is, we are giving you the first lesson for free!
Tim Vail, one of the UK’s top squash players will visit Exeter Golf and Country Club on Monday 25th November.
Tim, who is a Level 4 coach and former world number 111 as well as British National over 35s Squash Champion and 5 times National Racketball Champion will be taking on the squash coaches and offering techniques and top tips to Exeter squash members.
Starting at 7pm, Tim will be available for some free coaching and advice on how to improve squash techniques and develop strategies to win.
Exeter squash coaches, Matt Baker of England Squash and Racketball, and tennis and squash pro Dave Palmer will be battling against Tim in a series of exhibition matches for members to watch from 8pm.
Exeter Golf and Country Club has the best squash courts in the region with glass backs and maintained to the highest levels. The club has a number of squash teams competing across Devon in squash ladders and championships.
Exeter Golf and Country Club has a Board of eight non executive directors led by the Chairman who are responsible for the finances of the club. The General Manager takes direction from the Board and attends all sections committees and forums with the Department Heads. Exeter Golf and Country Club is a member led, rather than profit led organisation, members opinions, ideas and suggestions are the source of all changes and improvements at the Club.
The Squash Committee work hard for the Golf Membership to ensure Member satisfaction as well as seeking continuous improvements and the future of golf at Exeter Golf & Country Club
Your Squash Committee Members for 2012:
CAPTAIN – DAVID HAZZARD
VICE CAPTAIN – VACANT
LADIES CAPTAIN – GAEL SALZMANN
LADIES VICE CAPTAIN – VACANT
COMMITTEE – CONALL PLATTS
COMMITTEE – MANISH GANDHI
COMMITTEE – VACANT
PAST CAPTAINS –
Members can find information about Committee minutes in the Members’ section of the website