Mirrabooka Junior Program
Live in Mirrabooka, Balga, Girrawheen or surrounding suburbs? Our Mirrabooka centre has a fantastic junior program lead by head coach Tim Cowell. Mirrabooka has grown significantly in recent years to average over 30 juniors each week. Mirrabooka Squash Club have increased their support of the program to help provide the juniors the best experience possible.
Our Coaching Team
Head Coach – Tim Cowell
Assistant Coaches – Leigh Kaye, Linda Towill, Daniel Richardson, Serena Richardson, Sam Turner, Richard Grain, Luke Austin, Sanny Ang, Pascale Louka, Andy Jones, Michelle Jones.
For juniors aged 8 years and above, training takes place between 4pm and 4.50pm, followed by a 5 minute fruit break, and then game play until 6pm.
For juniors aged 4 to 7 years, we have a special (and very fun!) program that runs from 4.30pm until 5.15pm which focuses on pre-squash skills such as agility, hand-eye coordination, balance, and some racquet work.
First sessions are always free!
Children aged 8 years and above (4pm-6pm)
Term 1 – $180 (includes $30 Racquet Shop voucher/free eyewear, WA Squash registration and insurance, Club membership, court/equipment hire, coaching, Club shirt with your child’s name across the back (providing at least 6 sessions were attended that term), term wind-ups, fruit, Racquet Shop and Club merchandise discounts, SportyHQ account – nearly $300 value).
Terms 2, 3 and 4 – $115 per term (covers coaching and court/equipment hire)
Children aged 4 to 7 years (4.00pm to 4.50pm)
Term 1 – $130 (includes all of the above benefits – over $170 value).
Terms 2, 3 and 4 – $60 per term (covers coaching, court/equipment hire)
For the first half of our weekly sessions, kids spend 10 minutes on each court (or station) working on a particular shot, playing a squash skill-related game, or working on their fitness. The kids enjoy the fast-paced variety and get to work with a number of different coaches who each offer something a little different.
Game play format
The second half of the sessions consists of game play, usually round robin matches which provide information for our club ladder. The children climb the ladder by winning more games! Game play format is often timed to make sure everyone gets all their games in.
Alternatively, gameplay consists of King of the Court.
Our coaches always make themselves available to be on hand to assist new players with scoring and refereeing duties during the game play session.
Up, up and away!
Juniors looking to take the next step up can get involved in playing tournaments or Junior pennants outside of our regular Thursday program. Various clubs around the state host tournaments each month, whilst WA Squash is increasing their junior pennant competition in 2021 providing more juniors the chance to compete for their club.
Mirrabooka fits into the North Metro zone so our talented juniors have the chance to represent the Northern Nicks team at the WA Zone Team Championships in the July school holidays.