Wednesday 20 August 2014
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Coaching Timetable

 

Please see below a table of the new playing arrangements for the summer term.  You will notice that most of the sessions will continue in the same way as last term.  As many of you are aware, our improver sessions can be quite busy but I suspect that they will be quieter this term with exams etc.   

The Tuesday Improvers session has been particularly busy with Berkhamsted School but, for this term, they will only be coming on Thursday which means that the Tuesday Improvers session will be far less busy.  With this in mind, the Improver session that takes place on a Tuesday is going to become a new the Performance session aimed at bridging the gap between Improver and Elite sessions.  The Performance group will be aimed at specific players (which will be notified in a separate email).

The new year playing arrangements will run from the week commencing 21st April 2014 until the week commencing 14th July, excluding the May half term week.


DAY AM PM EVENING
Monday  

16.00 - 17.00:
Minis

19:30 - 20:30: Boxes 1 - 10
Training
Tuesday   16.30 - 17.45: Performance
17.45 - 19.45: Elites
Wednesday  


 
Thursday   16.30 - 17.45: Improvers
19:30 - 20:30 Boxes 10+
Training
Friday

10:00 - 11:00: Ladies
Morning


11.00 - 12.00:
Racketball
  



 
Saturday   14.00 - 16.00: Junior
Play
 
Sunday  

 

 


 

Minis

This session is for complete beginners aged 4 – 9. The session involves a lot of the ABC’s (Agility, Balance, Coordination) and an introduction to squash. The main focus is on the juniors having fun whilst being active and learning lots of generic transferable skills that can be applied to all sports. The children also get the opportunity practice rackets skills helping their hand-eye coordination. NB. There will not be any Mini sessions on the Bank Holiday Mondays - alternative sessions will be held on a different date.


Improvers

This session is aimed at juniors that are 10+ years and have had some squash experience or have played similar sports that are likely to help them consistently hit the ball. There is a big range within the group and abilities range from those that can hit the ball but with little control over where the ball goes to players that are close to becoming part of our elite section. The more advanced improvers (those that play for the Club) are encouraged to come to the Tuesday session so that we have similar ability. The minimum requirement is to be able to hit both forehands and backhands as well as serve relatively consistently.

 

Performance

This is a new session designed to bridge the gap between Improvers and Elites.  This session should allow certain players to work with like-minded individuals and get that little more attention that they need to continue to improve.  The Head Coach will pick the players considered suitable for these sessions and therefore is invitation only.

 

Elites

This session is for players that are of a county level or above. Again, there can be a big range within this group as an elite U13 player is not of the same standard of an elite U19 player. So in order for this to work the Head Coach picks which players will be suitable for these sessions and therefore is invitation only.

Junior Play

This is a brand new session that started inh January and is free of charge for juniors to come and play box matches, ladder matches, friendlies and general practice. This time will also be used for when we have inter-club matches. The session will have a coach on hand to ensure its smooth runnng and handy tips when required.

Squash Training Box 1-10

If you have not tried it out yet, please come down have fun and improve your game with players of a
similar standard. This session involves drills with advice on technique, movement and general tactics.


Squash Training Box 10+

This session is exactly the same as above but for those that are in the boxes 10 and above. These sessions are designed to give players useful tips and hints to help them improve their game whilst practising their skills with players of a similar standard at a fraction of the price of an individual lesson.

Ladies Morning

 

Whilst this is an established session that has been running for a while, numbers have traditionally been thin. In order to continue running this session it will be a necessary for there to be a minimum of 4 players so, if you intend coming, please contact the Head Coach to book yourself in – and bring a friend if possible !!........we would always welcome a new face.

Adult Racketball

Racketball is proving more and more popular both at BLTSRC and nationwide and proves an alternative to squash that is gives you a real cardio workout and is slightly less pressure on your joints. Racketball seems to be bridging the gap between squash and tennis so why not try it out. 


Prices

With the exception of the Elites (see blow), all junior sessions will be £5 for a member and £6 for a non-member.  You will notice this is a price increase of £1 but still offers great value for money and the first increase in 3 years.   


The up-front scheme this term will last 5 weeks to take you up to May Half Term and will only be available to members. With the Up-front price of £20 this will give you one free session.  The same price will apply for the second part of the term leading up to Easter.  Finally, the Elites session will only occur once a week for 2 hours and will cost proportionally more at £10 per session. 

For all adult sessions there is no up-front payment scheme and the cost is £5 for members and £7 for non-members. 
 
If you have any questions or would like to book onto a course please contact our Head Coach Adam Fuller on 07751 239472 or email adam-fuller@hotmail.co.uk.


 

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