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

Junior Squash Class Gift

Preparing for College

Junior Squash Talk

Parent Corner

Valley Forge Lifts First Middle School National Title; Brunswick Wins First in Five Years

Pennsylvania's Valley Forge Middle School became the first public school girls squash program to win a Middle School team national title, while Connecticut's Brunswick School earned the programs' first title in five years Sunday, January 29, at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia. Sixty-seven teams competed in the...

Watch Live: Mid-Atlantic JCT

  The fourth Junior Championship Tour (JCT) event of the season--the Mid-Atlantic Junior Championships--takes place this weekend, January 14-16, as the nation's top juniors descend on Washington, DC. 320 players will contest ten divisions including boys' and girls' U11, U13, U15, U17, U19 at Squash on Fire and the St. James. Follow...

Torres Topples World Junior Champion to Win Back-to-Back U.S. Junior Open Titles; Stefanoni Bows Out With Maiden Win

Colombia's Pan American Junior Champion Juan Jose Torres defeated Holland's reigning World Junior Champion Rowan Damming to win back-to-back U.S. Junior Open titles, while Team USA's Lucie Stefanoni marked her final tournament appearance with her first win Tuesday, December 20, at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia. The...

954 Juniors Representing 42 Nations to Contest U.S. Junior Open

954 junior squash players representing forty-two nations will contest the world's largest  individual squash tournament in the world--the 2022 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships--December 17-21, in the greater Philadelphia area. The four-day tournament will be held across five venues: the Arlen Specter US Squash Center, Penn Squash Center, Drexel University's...

US Squash Announces Coach Pass Certification Program

As squash has expanded in the U.S. in the past decade, so has the need for high-quality qualified coaches to help sustain and continue this growth in a safe and healthy way. The coaching community is essential to the sport in the U.S., and supporting coaches to help ensure...

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...