Liverpool Squash Academy
What is it?
The Liverpool Squash Academy (LSA) is a Centre of
Excellence for individual, elite, Junior Squash Players chosen from
their respective age groups. It is fitting that the Academy is commencing
in the year that the City has been chosen as the European
Capital of Culture, and, following on from the success of
the British Squash Open on Merseyside. The Liverpool Academy aims
to develop each selected girl or boys squash playing abilities
to the standards required of the Regional Academy. Ultimately, a
key objective is for LSA to act as a conduit to assist individuals
to acquire the skills to play for the North West of England and
Why is it being done? Despite the tremendous amount of potential
and enthusiasm that abounds in our Sport, there is a shortage of
talented Juniors from Merseyside attending sanctioned squash events
and a lack of our local players gaining National rankings. Also,
for both Players and Parents, guidance to aid and facilitate a Junior
Players development beyond a competent standard has not been
clear, making the pathway to the higher levels difficult or unobtainable.
Who is running it?
A Group of Level 3 (Advanced) and Level 4 (Elite)
Class Coaches who possess extensive experience and knowledge in
the Sport of Squash. Their respective abilities are complementary
and displayed in the attached portfolios (see Annex). All are licensed
by the National Governing Body.
How will it be run?
The focus will be to bring together the most talented
Junior Players, develop their technique, on-court movement, fitness
and tactics through a structured programme that enhances performance,
competitive ability and match skills. Sessions will be divided into
small ability groups with targeted areas of improvement, themed
practices on court and presentations to support the long- term athletic
development of players.
When will it take place?
The Academy will be run throughout the year on alternate
Wednesday evenings 6.30pm to 9pm [one week Girls next week
Boys]. There will be additional Workshops and Squash Camps held
at convenient times during the Year. Registration fee £25;
Training Sessions £5 each.
Where will it take place?
The Academy will be held at Liverpool Cricket
Club on the site of the newly refurbished courts used in
the British Squash Open 2008.
This Academy is for those Junior Players up to 17 years old who
have demonstrated through their ability and enthusiasm to posses
a particular talent for the sport.
The coaches are Keith Roberts and John Newton
Level 4 - Andy Breen Jim Foggitt and Tina Burrows Level 3. If
any information regarding the LSA please call Jim Foggitt 07977455571
or email firstname.lastname@example.org Or John Newton on 0795966611 or