About Junior Squash

US Squash’s junior programming offers opportunities for children of all backgrounds to learn to play squash, have fun, and develop both their athletic and squash abilities at a pace that suits their individual needs and preferences.


Junior squash includes all squash activities for players who are under the age of nineteen. There is a tremendous amount of programming and opportunity for players of all ages and abilities to start playing or otherwise participate at hundreds of facilities across the United States.

Promoting an active lifestyle for children is incredibly important for general health, and participating in organized youth sport, such as squash, is proven to have many long lasting, positive benefits on the all-around development of a child. Among the documented benefits are:

  • Physical Health: improved motor skills and coordination, promotes active lifestyle, improved physical fitness, reduced rates of obesity, builds healthy habits which carry over into adulthood.
  • Mental Health: improved concentration, increases confidence and self-esteem, reduced rates of anxiety and depression.
  • Educational Pursuits: improved academic achievement, higher likelihood of attending and graduating college
  • Life Skills: teaches discipline and dedication, time management, work ethic, managing difficult situations.
  • Social Skills: offers structured activities, provides opportunity to meet new people.

Junior Squash Resources

Starting as a Junior



Rules & Policies

Junior Rankings

Junior Tournaments

USR Junior Circuit

Scholastic Team Squash

Junior National Team


Junior Squash Class Gift

Preparing for College

Junior Squash Talk

Parent Corner

CSA Names Harry Smith as Interim League Commissioner

The College Squash Association (CSA) Board of Managers announced that Harry Smith—who has served as the US Squash Senior Director of Junior Development for nearly a decade—has been named as the Interim CSA League Commissioner for the 2023-2024 season. The transition has taken effect immediately given the recent departure...

2022-2023 Scholar Athlete Award Recipients Announced

US Squash has announced the 2022-2023 Scholar Athlete Award recipients--a class of more than 200 exceptional student athletes and twenty four-year recipients. Scholar Athletes receive free tickets to the U.S. Open on Sunday, October 8, and are invited to be recognized for their achievement on the east glass court at...

2022-2023 High School All-Americans Announced

The 2022-2023 High School Squash All-Americans have been announced. All-American recognition celebrates junior players who have reached a pinnacle of accomplishment in junior tournament competition and high school league play. Recipients include the top four ranked players in the boys’ and girls’ U17, and the top eight ranked players in...

Junior Squash Information Session Held May 23

US Squash held a Zoom junior squash information session on Tuesday, May 23. The live event was led by US Squash staff members Harry Smith, Senior Director of Junior Development, and Kim Clearkin, Chief Programs Officer. The following topics were covered: Recap of the 2022-2023 Season 2023-2024 Season Policy Adjustments ...

2022-2023 Scholar Athlete Award Applications Available

Applications for the 2022-2023 US Squash Scholar Athlete Award are now available, providing high school students the opportunity to be recognized for their academic and athletic accomplishments over the past year. The deadline for applications is July 31, 2023. The Scholar Athlete Award recognizes high school students who excel in...

Celebrating the Class of 2023: First Installment

Thousands of junior squash players of all levels across the country compete and enjoy squash as a regular part of their lives. Each year, hundreds graduate from junior squash while retaining the values practiced in the sport, the close and enduring friendships they have formed, and with an enduring...