Squash, Racketball, Coaching, Play & Juniors in Solihull
Squash and Racketball opportunities at Solihull Arden are wide-ranging. We have 6 very well maintained courts, leagues and tournaments throughout the year. Coaching happens on a group and 1:1 basis. There are weekly club nights. These are well organised and free. Members can just turn up and play different people.
Squash and racketball are part of Solihull Arden’s DNA. The first courts were built in 1972. Several other quickly followed. This was crowned with our 2nd glass-back “show-court”. It opened in 2013.
In 2012 Solihull Arden Club won England Squash’s “Club of The Year Award”. We are very proud of the achievement.
They said: “The winner, Solihull Arden, has gone to great lengths to get young people into squash via their junior coaching programme and by building links with local schools. They have worked hard to ensure that through their club squash has become an important part of their community and that their club is well known and well respected within and outside the sport……have also managed to create a friendly and positive atmosphere within the club that allows players of all ages and abilities to enjoy playing squash and racketball”.
Since 2012 we have replaced the doors on the four other courts with glass doors. Our original glassback court now has a new Junckers floor. We continue with an annual maintenance programme. The maintenance includes: cleaning of all court walls, plaster chips repaired, cracks repaired, floors sanded and new court lines are painted. Our courts are some of the best maintained in the South Midlands.
Free use of the gym is offered with Senior Squash & Racketball memberships.
We welcome new members of all ages and standards, from beginners to experienced squash or racketball players..!!
Time-lapse of a court undergoing maintenance
Action on court
Solihull Arden has a great team of Squash and Racketball coaches, which consists of a head coach and assistant coaches. They offer Squash and Racketball coaching programmes to all ages, members and non-members. They will give new and potential members an induction session on request.
The junior squash coaching at Solihull Arden club is made up of a comprehensive programme of group sessions, combine these with Squash and Racketball private coaching and it is safe to say Solihull Arden offers rounded tuition. All our coaches have clearance to work with children and the club has a child protection officer.
Chris Ryder – Head Coach
Chris’ tactical approach to the game along with his technical ability allow him to bring a different dimension to his coaching, whilst maintaining the fun of the game he found at a young age. Chris currently coaches the England Youth Team as High Performance Coach with England Squash.
He now leads a team of enthusiastic coaches, whose job is to inspire players of all ages and abilities to improve their squash. Chris coaches the England youth team.
James Robinson – Assistant Coach
James has represented several teams at a high level: Birmingham Uni, Yorkshire county team, Yorkshire Premier league and North West Counties league teams and plays Warwickshire League first division.
If you are interested in finding out more please contact Chris or James directly:
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Competitive Squash & Racketball
At Solihull Arden, our Squash and Racketball section is really well organised and well supported by members. We have several Men’s teams competing in the Warwickshire Squash and Racketball Leagues. This does not stop us from simply encouraging friendly competition. Looking for competitive squash or Racketball in the Solihull area? Look no further. There are plenty of opportunities, at all levels and with a variety of tournaments throughout the season – the pinnacle being the club championships from February to June. Finals night is not to be missed. The quality of game play by our top players makes for entertaining viewing.
Club nights are the best way to get to meet other members and to play against them. Everyone is welcome and friendly games are organised – a great way of meeting people and to compete. Club nights are every Wednesday evening, but do check the Club Calendar for details.
Various events are staged throughout the year which involves friendly and handicapped team games, followed by light-hearted recreational activity and refreshments.
Internal Leagues and Ladders
Our FREE Squash and Racketball leagues run monthly and provide friendly competition for members of all playing standards. To enter the leagues, complete the entry form on the noticeboard. We have ladders in Squash and Racketball .
In recent years we have entered 4 Men’s Squash teams and a Ladies Squash team into local competitions organised by England Squash and the Warwickshire Squash and Racketball Association. We have two Men’s Racketball teams competing in the Warwickshire Racketball Leagues.
Internal Club Tournaments
Racketball Club Championships
Men’s Open, Lady’s Open and age group competitions.
Squash Club Championships
Several categories and the Open Championship.
Junior Age Group Championships
opportunities for all juniors to compete in their age group. “Captain’s Night” Squash Club Championships – Men’s Open, Lady’s Open and age group competitions.
Handicap Racketball Competition
A fun competition to allow everyone to compete.
“Cappendell” Squash Competition
Open to all players except former winners and recent team players.
Handicap Squash Competition
a fun competition for everyone to compete.
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