Development squad

The aim of the development squad is to create a structure for our juniors players so there is a pathway for them to start at level 3 and develop their skills to level 2 and then to progress to:

1 – County Junior Closed Championships
2 – Inter County teams
3 – England Squash and Racketball tournaments

Yorkshire Squash and Racketball have a squad of 12 coaches who are actively involved in the project, and who will assist in its progress. The project is partly funded by some of the local leagues around Yorkshire, but also by our ongoing sponsorship with Allam Marine and the kind support of another donor.

If you are interested in being involved in the development squad, whether as a player or coach, or in providing a venue, please contact Dave Clarke (davegillhome@live.co.uk or 07722 308706).

Latest news about the Yorkshire junior development squad

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Yorkshire Junior Closed at Pontefract 23-24 September

Please enter online for this event at SportyHQ....more
Sheffield and District Junior Tournament

Sheffield and District Junior Tournament

Fulwood Squash club hosted the Sheffield & District Junior tournament for the Yorkshire Junior Development Squad with an entry of 30 players , and some very close and exciting matches. Kriss Bedford was the overall winner with 67 points and Josh Payne, Eddie Murray, Ben Wightman and Francesca Hal...more
Development squad at Hallamshire

Development squad at Hallamshire

Ridings Cup for the Development Squad took place at Hallamshire Squash Club over the weekend and it ended with a tense finale as the South Yorkshire Region pipped the Rest of the Squad. Players who impressed were Henry Bowker and the Clayton twins from (Queens, Halifax), along with Matty Wilkinso...more
Hectic weekend for Development Squad

Hectic weekend for Development Squad

Hectic weekend for players in the Yorkshire Junior Development Squad with first a match against Collingham on Saturday followed by a competition at Wigginton on Sunday . Collingham proved to be a very strong outfit winning the overall match despite a spirited effort from the Development Squad le...more
Yorkshire Girls successful on their travels

Yorkshire Girls successful on their travels

In the final of the Inter County girls U13 2nd team played in Colchester and came up against the hosts Essex 1 & 2 as well as Kent. Squad: Lexie Ogram(Hull &ER) Mei Whattam (Chapel Allerton) Frankie Hartley (Wakefield) Nancy Colley (Leyburn) In their first match all girls played well to ga...more
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Update to Yorkshire Development Squad schedule

The schedule is constantly being developed, but the version as at the beginning of Feb can be downloaded here. Please contact Dave Clarke for the latest updates....more
First round of Ridings Cup

First round of Ridings Cup

Hallamshire Squash Club, home of three time world champion Nick Matthew, staged the first round of the Northern Cup with the North & East Ridings taking on South & West. 34 players were involved with a small group of players as young as 8 showing their skill under the eagle eye of Regional C...more
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Development Squad in action in South Yorkshire

Fulwood Squash Club staged the South Yorkshire Regional training session led by coaches John Mullins (Fulwood), Jason Fearn (Hallamshire), Sam Gardiner (Hallamshire) and John Potter (Hallamshire). This training was sponsored and supported by S&D squash league. Nineteen players attended with some ...more
Competition at Hull for the Development Squad

Competition at Hull for the Development Squad

Hull University Sports Centre hosted the next competition for Yorkshire’s Junior Development Squad with 30 juniors involved and each player playing three matches it was quite a hectic time. There were some excellent matches involving new players to the squad giving different games for the players wh...more
Pippa wins Development day at Chapel A

Pippa wins Development day at Chapel A

The Yorkshire Junior Development Squad played their latest event at the excellent facilities of Chapel Allerton in Leeds using 5 courts and 30 players were involved with some as young as 7. A number of players were spotted as potential players for future events of the squad. Some exciting matches...more