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Racquet Sports Holiday Program

It’s back! Squash Melbourne are running a school holiday program for kids to try racquet sports while having fun.

The program includes:

  • Pickleball
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Squash
  • Racquetball
  • Basketball Shoot-Around

We also have lots of fun games and other activities (dodgeball, tenpin bowling etc) with great prizes to be won.

This is an indoor event so will go ahead whatever the weather! The holiday program will have exclusive use of our 12 squash courts and function room. We are not open to the general public at this time. 

Ages:  

  • 7- 14

Dates:

  • Mon 1 July
  • Wed 3 July
  • Fri 5 July
  • Mon 8 July
  • Wed 10 July
  • Fri 12 July

Times and Price:

  • 9am to 1pm $59
  • 9am to 3pm $79

What to bring:

  • Please wear comfortable clothing, a jumper and sports trainers. (No marking soles please)
  • Please bring a water bottle, morning tea and lunch.

Where:

Squash Melbourne

10-12 Independence Street, Moorabbin

Contact:

Basketball
Pickleball Set

Holiday Program Detailed Schedule

9 – 9.15 am     

  • Introduction

  • Name, Age, School, Any/ Favourite racquet sport?

9.15 – 9.30 am    

  • Walk around the courts (from reception to back courts)

  • Boundaries (toilet, level 1 and ground floor)

  • Warmups, stretches

9.30 – 10.00 am

  • Introduction to squash – for squash newbies

  • Safety – goggles, risks

  • A court-based walkthrough of the main elements – equipment, court markings, scoring, interference

  • Learn all the basics – grip, serve, forehand, backhand and volleys.

  • Demo basic drills

    • forehand/backhand ball juggling, alternate

    • forehand/backhand ball strike against walls

    • rally against front wall in pairs

10.00 – 10.30 am

  • Break out to practise basic drills

  • 2 per court (group pairs based on ability, siblings, friends)

  • Coach move around to monitor and assist 

10.30 – 11.00 am 

  • Morning snack Break (reception area) 

11.00 – 11.30 am

  • Demo other racquet sports available

    • Table tennis – court 9

    • Badminton – court 8

    • Pickleball – court 6      

    • Racquetball – court 4

  • Demo other active games

    • Basketball shootaround – court 11

    • Squash with ball launcher – court 10

    • Court 1

      • Fusball

      • Pong table

      • Mini table tennis

      • Ten-pin bowling

      • Giant jenga

      • Giant connect four

11.30 – 12.30 am

  • Racquet sports and active games free play

12.30 – 1 pm

  • Lunch break (reception area) 

  • Ice hockey style Penalty Shootout  

    • Centre court

    • Goalkeeper uses retro & normal squash racquets

    • 2 penalty takers from service box

1pm SHORT DAY PARENT PICK-UP

 

1-2 pm

  • Target challenge – court 5

    • Forehand squash shot

    • Backhand squash shot

    • Dodgeball throw

      • Right/left hand

    • AFL handball

      • Right/left hand

2 – 2.30 pm

  • Racquet sports and active games free play

2.30 – 3 pm

  • Afternoon snack break (reception area) 

  • Ice hockey style Penalty Shootout  

    • Centre court

    • goalkeeper uses retro & normal squash racquets

    • 2 penalty takers from service box

3pm LONG DAY PARENT PICK UP

 

Kids go home and sleep well! 🙂