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

Celebrating the Class of 2024: 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...

Berners Reclaim Parent-Child Open Title; McCarthy’s Earn First

Robby and Robert Berner III reclaimed the Father-Son Open national title two years after their first, while Peter & Molly McCarthy went one better after their 2023 Father-Daughter final appearance to earn their first national title at the Parent-Child Doubles, April 19-21, in Boston. The nineteenth edition of the tournament...

Spirit of Saint Louis Squash Foundation Celebrates National High School Squash Awards

On April 19 and 20, 2024, the Spirit of Saint Louis Squash Foundation recognized the High School Squash 2024 Players of the Year: Rishi Srivastava (Berwyn, Pennsylvania) received the Musick and Ashmore Trophy as the Men’s National High School Player of the Year; Caroline Fouts (Rye, New York) and...

Celebrating the Class of 2024: 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...

Okonkwo, Fazzinga and Stoddard Earn First and Second Place Finishes at Junior Doubles

Oscar Okonkwo, Grace Fazzinga and Alexandra Stoddard all recorded first and second place U19 finishes in the U.S. Junior Doubles, while Will Newman & William Newton, and Ava Lin Jr celebrated their maiden titles Sunday, April 7, at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center. The 2024 U.S. Junior Doubles Championships...

US Squash Announces 2024-2025 U.S. Junior Championships Calendar

US Squash has announced the preliminary U.S. Junior Squash Championships schedule for the 2024-2025 season. The official tournament pages are available on Club Locker and additional information will be added as it becomes available in the coming months. JCT Schedule JCT#1  Saturday August 31 – Monday September 2, 2024 JCT#2 (Philadelphia) Saturday...