Enhance your way back on court and train like a Pro with Training Squads
Training Squads are designed to accelerate your squash skills using an advanced, hands-on, and high-intensity approach. If you’re a beginner, you will have an opportunity to harness your abilities to take on more experienced players. If you’re a seasoned player, you will learn how to advance your skills and develop an edge to take on the elite opponent. Our Squads are capped at just eight beginner players and six intermediate/advanced players per class, on two courts. That way, you will get higher intensity workouts to maximise your progress.
Beginner Training Squads (BTS)
If you’re a beginner player with a minimum of 25hrs+ on-court experience (Sporty HQ rating of 350 to 600) or 50hours + of other racquet sport experience (e.g., tennis, badminton, and racquetball) or other sports such as hockey or cricket, this is for you! If you’re entirely new to squash our Learn to Play Small Group Classes are for you.
While all equipment is provided, the minimum experience is essential. You will harness game fundamentals, including basic strategy, game rules, and learn techniques such as swing and movement. BTS combines high-intensity cardio with a blend of fitness, technique, and strategy to help you become a well-rounded player.
Beginner Training Squads (BTS) covers:
Develop Hand-Eye Coordination
Basic Routines To Improve your Accuracy and Consistency
Basic Restricted Games to Learn how to Structure a Rally
Building your Strenght and Stamina
While BTS is beginner level, your readiness to improve your game, your technique, and your endurance and fitness levels is essential. That’s because, in addition to technical work, you will be performing strength, cardio, and core stability exercises.
We'll provide you with:
A qualified squash coach
COVID-19 Compliant hand wipes and disinfectant before/after EACH session.
Please Note – We will enforce the government social distancing rules throughout the sessions.
What you will need:
Non-marking athletic shoes
Appropriate athletic clothing
Additional reasons to sign up:
You’ll enjoy the variation of playing squash rather than going to the gym.
The classes are time efficient, which gives you a great work out in a short space of time.
Playing a game getting fit is a lot more fun than going for a run or lifting weights.
Learn a new skill while losing weight.
Each class is capped at eight players. This is to give each player maximum attention. Once the classes fill up, that it is. You might need to wait for the current members to advance to the next level before new classes become available.
To avoid disappointment, please register right now!
Questions or Concerns: Please Contact East Coast Squash Academy's administration.
Intermediate Training Squads (ITS)
These Squads are designed for players with a Sporty HQ rating of between 600 to 899. Each week, we will target a different aspect of the game to help you learn adequate fundamentals in strength, stability, and endurance. The Squads consists of special drills, routines, and conditioned games to help you develop speed, power, and agility.
Take your squash skills to the next level of performance As an intermediate squash player, you’ve developed your hand-eye coordination and footwork. Now it’s time to take your game to the NEXT level of performance.
Our Squads are designed to accelerate your training through advanced techniques. With just six players per squad, it offers you an ideal opportunity to make the most of your workouts in a controlled and highly structured training environment.
Make every minute count There is no guesswork in ITS. That’s because each week you will focus on a specific theme to help you master drills, and specialised routines. Since each training session will be matched to your skills and experience, and other highly motivated and skilled players will motivate you, you can expect the fastest results.
You will finally understand how to be game ready from any position. You will learn how to glide on the court and accelerate quickly and powerfully, without putting any unnecessary stress on the body.
You will learn how to accelerate your progress by training harder but smarter!
Join Intermediate Training Squads to:
Take your squash to the next level
Advance your swing, movement, and footwork
Master 30+ special techniques used by the pros
Accelerate quickly from any position
Improve mental toughness and face any opponent with confidence
Identify and resolve technical issues holding you back right now
Gain and maintain confidence in any situation
Advanced Training Squads (ATS)
ATS is designed for players with the Sporty HQ rating of 900+. Each week, we will target a different aspect of the game to help you accelerate your progress. Together we will advance and evolve your game through high-intensity drills, routines, conditioned games, and match play, to help you accelerate and decelerate safely from any position minimising the risks of injury while overcoming your plateau.
Get past your plateau and start making progress again! If you’ve hit a decrease in performance, then training harder is unlikely to get you moving again. Possibly, training harder worked well when you had less experience, but now that you are an advanced player you need to change your approach.
Let’s face it. You don’t need more motivation or enthusiasm. Your determination got you to where you are today, so pat yourself on the back. But, increasing your training intensity is more likely to lead to overtraining and possibly injury.
So, how do you overcome your plateau and get moving again? You need professional, guided coaching to get you out of your sticky point.
That’s exactly what ATS is designed to do.
As an advanced player, you might like to overcome your plateau and perform more efficient strokes with greater power and greater economy of movement.
Join our Advanced Training Squads to
Learn how to accelerate, decelerate, and change direction from any position to create pressure on your opponent
Develop speed and agility for rapid change of direction and maneuverability
Learn high-performance techniques to crush your opponent’s spirit during intensified periods of match play
Lift your technique and drastically eliminate errors costing you precious points
Rise above your choke points and movement deficiencies that seasoned opponents are exploiting to their advantage–time to turn the tables around!
Develop athlete resilience, emotional fitness, and mental toughness
Maintain appropriate technique in the face of increased stress and concentration.
You have come this far, and you need more advanced techniques to keep making progress. Click below to join our Advanced Training Squads today!
Our structured, progressive training programs will help you improve your performance, overcome your weaknesses, and understand how to leverage your strengths to your best advantage.
Cannot decide which squad is best for you?
If you are unsure of your squash level or which class to sign up to, please refer to our Squash Skill Self Assessment table to determine where you’ll best fit into our programs.
If you do not have a Sporty HQ ranking yet, please contact us as your first step. We will help you establish your starting point, based on the experience you do have.
For your convenience, different times will be available for each class, and if you pre-purchase our packaged deals, you can use them across all our five locations.
All classes will be taught by our Academy team, who will focus on a different aspect of the game to maximise your skill set on the court!
We will be working on technical skills as well as putting you through a high-intensity workout, including cardio, strength work, and core stability exercises. Drills, partner hitting, and restricted game play will make up your sessions each week.
Each class will be capped at six players for intermediate/advanced players and eight players for beginners, so be sure to book as soon as you can before spots fill up.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of your session.
Bring appropriate sportswear and non-marking shoes.
Bring a drink bottle (free water provided onsite!)
Racquets are available, but we suggest that you bring your racquet, so you get accustomed to one racket.
Please be aware that courts need to be reserved 24 hours in advance to accommodate a maximum of 3-4 players per court for squad training sessions. This is for the optimal enjoyment of players which necessitates that cancellations be made via email at least 36 hours before the session start time.