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.

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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.

Return to Competition
Where allowed by government and facility regulations, US Squash will accredit play in local and regional junior tournaments with the results posting to player profiles and impacting their US Squash rating. Facilities and regions may also run accredited league play, including box leagues, team leagues and ladders, all of which will also impact ratings.

The most up-to-date information on the return of accredited competition is available here:    Return to Competition

 

Junior Squash Resources

Starting as a Junior

Recreational

Competitive

Rules & Policies

Junior Rankings

Junior Tournaments

Scholastic Team Squash

Preparing for College

Junior National Team

Awards

Sportsmanship Fund

Parent Corner

US Squash Releases Initial Summer Junior Tournament Calendar and Expanded Details of Return-to-Competition Plans

As momentum continues in the return of players to the squash courts, US Squash has announced a preliminary schedule of summer junior tournaments and posted additional information on policies and procedures that will apply to Stage 2 of the phased transition to junior national competition and tournament points-based rankings,...

Save the Date: U.S. Junior Squash Awards Night: Celebrating Commitment, Excellence and Sportsmanship

US Squash will host a virtual celebration for the junior squash community on Wednesday, May 5 at 8:00pm EDT to welcome back players as the sport marks its comeback from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The evening will celebrate the continued restart of junior competition and honor the accomplishments...

Springtime Reveals US Squash Activity Ready to Bloom

With the prospect of the U.S. confidently emerging from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the pathway back to active lives including squash is becoming increasingly clear. Central to the sport’s comeback is the nearly complete Arlen Specter US Squash Center, ready to welcome the local community and squash...

US Squash Hosts Return to National Competition Q & A

US Squash hosted a virtual question & answer forum on Thursday, March 11 to provide the junior squash community an opportunity to gather more information regarding the return to junior national competition and points-based rankings. Watch a replay of the forum above. The session featured US Squash staff members Kim...

Return to National Competition Virtual Q&A: March 11

US Squash will host a virtual question & answer forum at 8:00pm EST on Thursday, March 11 to provide the junior squash community an opportunity to gather more information regarding the return to junior national competition and points-based rankings. The session will feature US Squash staff members Kim Clearkin, Vice...