Elementary School: This curriculum is for pre-elementary and elementary school students. Participants work on and become familiar with technical fundamentals, including grip, swing and some footwork and movement patterns as well as more advanced tactics. These clinics use a “Competition” ball, which is a standard size but has a 10% longer hang-time than the standard ball. The goal of these classes is to prepare students to graduate to a standard ball and play in local tournaments.
Middle School Clinics:
[BY INVITATION ONLY]
These clinics are for middle school students that want to work hard to improve their skills to compete effectively. The standard “Pro” ball is used in all clinics and all players have full-sized racquets. Clinics are 1½ hours and include speed, agility & conditioning training. Players at this level will join the junior ladder/box league and will have weekly scheduled matches immediately following their clinic. The goal of these clinics is to prepare students for competitive play both at tournaments and on school teams. Players will additionally be invited to represent INTENSITY in interclub matches during the session and are encouraged to play in INTENSITY’s Bronze tournament at the end of the clinic season.
Middle School Practices:
[ALL LEVELS WELCOME]
These practices are organized by the Westport Squash parents association and are for middle school students that want to build or improve foundational skills and learn to play competitively. The standard “Pro” ball is used in all practices and all players have full-sized racquets. Practices are on court for 1 hour, twice a week. The goal of these practices is to prepare students to join a team for the main season Fairwest League inter-school match schedule. Register on the Westport Squash website.
High School: The High School program is a competitive training program for high school students that want to improve their squash skills. Classes are 1½ hours and include speed, agility & conditioning training. The program is coached by INTENSITY’s Director of Squash, Atticus Kelly.
High Performance: The High Performance program is for JCT, Gold and Silver tournament players who want to challenge themselves to maximize their competitive game. They are coached exclusively by Atticus; there is a strict limit of 3 players on 1 court with him. Classes are 1½ hours and include speed, agility & conditioning training. New players are required to take a private lesson to qualify for the program.