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.

Junior Squash Resources

Starting as a Junior

Recreational

Competitive

Rules & Policies

Junior Rankings

Junior Tournaments

USR Junior Circuit

Scholastic Team Squash

Junior National Team

Awards

Senior Class Gift

Preparing for College

Junior Squash Talk

Parent Corner

US Squash Launches New Universal Squash Rating Junior Circuit

US Squash has created the Universal Squash Rating (USR) Junior Circuit—a category of accredited junior tournaments based on player ratings to establish a broadly accessible competitive environment for all youth squash players. USR Circuit tournaments will be hosted in cities nationwide and will represent a new pathway for players...

2021-2022 Scholar Athlete Award Recipients Announced

US Squash has announced the 2021-2022 Scholar Athlete Award recipients–a class of more than 200 exceptional student athletes and fourteen four-year recipients. A group of Scholar Athlete Award Recipients, many of whom are competing in the Arlen Specter JCT this weekend, was recognized at the U.S. Open Sunday. The US Squash...

US Squash to Launch Youth Squash Program with City of Los Angeles

12-week program for 8–11 year-olds will kick off Saturday with instructor training program Los Angeles (September 16) – US Squash, the national governing body of the sport, announced today the launch of an outdoor pilot program for Los Angeles youth ages 8-11 years old. The program, being run in...

Live: Frank Millett JCT

The first Junior Championship Tour (JCT) event of the season--the Frank Millet JCT--takes place this weekend, September 9-11, as the nation's top juniors descend on Boston. 320 players will contest ten divisions including boys' and girls' U11, U13, U15, U17, U19 at Harvard University and MIT. Follow live streaming from six...

SEA Provides Students With Learning Opportunities at World Games in Alabama

Article courtesy of WSF. Students from six Squash and Education Alliance (SEA) programs will be given a fantastic opportunity to witness the game at the elite level while learning about U.S. history at the upcoming squash competition at the World Games, as part of an SEA coordinated trip. The SEA –...

Celebrating the Class of 2022: Second 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...