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

College Squash Association and US Squash Host College Recruitment Forum

The College Squash Association and US Squash hosted a joint forum addressing the state of college squash and recruiting ahead of the 2021-2022 season Wednesday, September 8. The forum featured a panel of four college coaches and a Q&A session. Watch a full replay of the forum above. Panelists included...

US Squash Updates Accredited Competition COVID Protocols; U.S. Championships Registration Open for 2021-2022 Season

In response to the recent surge in COVID-19, US Squash has updated its guidelines and recommendations for accredited competition. These protocols are designed to support the desire for many members of the squash community to return to play and competition, while acknowledging that prioritizing the safety of the community...

US Squash Hosts Junior Squash Community Forum and Q&A

US Squash hosted a junior squash community forum and Q&A addressing COVID protocols and policy enhancements ahead of the 2021-2022 season Wednesday, August 25. Watch a full replay of the forum above. Panelists included US Squash President & CEO Kevin Klipstein, Chair of the Board Soo Venkatesan and Vice President...

Junior Policy Enhancements for the 2021-2022 Season

In anticipation of the continued return of junior accredited competition, US Squash has released planned changes to its junior squash policies to take effect this fall. These enhancements are based on feedback from players and stakeholders as well as in-depth analysis of participation data, and are designed to continue the provision of a safe,...

Celebrating the Class of 2021: Third 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...

Senior Class of 2021 Gift Initiative

US Squash has announced the Senior Class of 2021 Gift Initiative following the momentum built by the inaugural Class of 2020 Gift.  The members of the Class of 2021 have experienced challenges through both their junior and senior years, unlike any class before them in many ways. We believe that the...