Report on Junior Squash Squads

The weekend of the 30th-2nd December was a busy one for junior squads.

With 27 juniors and their coaches been coached by the national coach, Hadrian Stiff  in Cork and National Squads for U11’s to U 17’s under Paul Bell and Graeme Stewart in both the Leinster Cricket Club and Mount Pleasant. A total of 32 juniors were involved in the national squad with some local coaches also attending. Paul and Graeme were very impressed with the new group of U11’s that took part.

Many thanks to Mount Pleasant LTC and Leinster Cricket Club for making their facilities available.

A combined U19’s and ladies only squad will take place in Mount Pleasant on 8th December with Angus Kirkland.

Irish Squash also hosted a junior squad in Cork – in Highfield Manor club last weekend a total of 27 juniors (23 Munster / 4 Connacht) with all sessions running to schedule.

Everyone enjoyed the sessions which were energetic and informative and Hadrian worked with the local coaches throughout the weekend.

Many thanks to all those who travelled for the day to get to the session and especially the parents and coaches who took part and volunteered their time to help – and a big thank you to Highfield Manor for the use of their facilities during the weekend – their generosity in helping with the Junior Development programme and in providing courts makes a huge difference. Thank you.

Henry Gillanders

Junior Secretary