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Time to take the court outdoors!

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Lockdown has caused squash major problems, which is an understatement! In the last 10 months, the courts have been closed most of the time but that does not mean our Kent Juniors have to stop playing!!

Kent coaches have been taking their juniors outside, putting up the mini squash nets, and keeping squash alive for them. It has allowed the juniors to keep their fitness levels up along with their passion for our great sport.

The sessions are just as challenging as playing inside as they are cardio intensive. It does allow the coach to focus on the junior’s movement and overall technique with positive feedback from juniors and parents alike.

If you’re a coach, when restrictions are lifted try this at your club or a location near to you! you will be amazed at the outcome!

If you need any support please contact our Kent SDO Steve Franks, elsteveo969@hotmail.co.uk who will be pleased to help…

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Steve London - Squash Ghosting Workshop

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Squash Ghosting Workshop #2

This workshop focuses on squash-specific ghosting movements and is perfect for those stuck indoors with no current access to a squash court!

The types of movement covered in these sample videos are:

1) Open Stance - Front Forehand To Rear Backhand

2) Open Stance - Front Forehand To Rear Forehand 

3) Open Stance - Forehand Volley To Front Backhand

4) Open Stance - Backhand Volley To Front Forehand

5) Open Stance - Volleys Across The T-Line

6) Closed Stance - Front Forehand To Open Stance Rear Backhand

7) Ghosting - Random Shots And Stances/Footwork…

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Steve London - Strength & Conditioning Workshop

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Strength and Conditioning Workshop #1

This workshop covers 3 broad elements:

 1) A fitness challenge to serve as a baseline for further improvement and give you an idea of how well conditioned you are.

2) A series of 5 strength exercises with progressive levels of difficulty to work towards no matter what your starting level of strength is currently. There are some targets to work towards for each exercise that will act as a benchmark for your strength. You may find you are already near to some of them but further away from others, which will help you narrow down your weaker areas for training. Overall, they provide a good foundation with which to continue on with most other full-body exercises. They can be practised on their own or factored into other exercise sessions.

 3) Endurance challenges comprising of a…

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Mental Strength Workshops

Squash is often referred to as physical chess and in most cases, the player focuses on the physical side 100% not considering that if they were to take time out from all the court lengths and look at strengthening their mental approach this would accelerate their development.

This course of workshops gives the junior player an introduction into developing their mental strength by discussing ways to handle pressure, build confidence, motivate themselves, and how to use mental imagery techniques to enhance their performance.

 Kent’s SDO Steve Franks uses his findings from the High-Performance Award and his life experiences to help the junior to start to think about how they can become mentally stronger on and off-court.

 Please contact Steve on elsteveo969@hotmail.co.uk to arrange a workshop for your junior.

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The Bexley Open 2020 - PSA action returns to Kent!

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The Bexley Open 2020 - PSA action returns to Kent!

The Bexley Open 2020, held on the 19th & 20th of December 2020 at Bexley Lawn Tennis, Squash and Racketball Club, will be the first Professional Squash Association (PSA) tournament to be run in Kent since the UK national lockdown in March 2020.

The event, being run by newly appointed Kent Head Coach, Ben Ford, will feature a 16 player men’s and women’s draw and is a registered PSA Challenger 3 event.

The tournament, created by Ford as a means to get a series of lower PSA ranked players back on court competing has been well received by local donors and companies who…

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Kent Squash Development Team

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Kent Squash & Racketball Association are pleased to announce the formation of a new Kent Squash Development Team.

Following a round of interviews for the positions of Director of Sport, Head Coach and Development officer we can confirm that these positions have been filled by:

Baz Hodson - Director of Sport

Ben Ford - Head Coach

Steve Franks - Development Officer

We would like to congratulate all three candidates on their appointment and look forward to the positive changes they will bring to the development of squash in Kent.

Baz Hodson will be responsible for coordinating and managing work of the Head…

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The Bexley Open PSA Satellite Event

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CM Stringers are pleased to announce their support for The Bexley Open PSA Satellite event being organised by Ben Ford at Bexley Lawn Tennis, Squash and Racketball Club next month with the aim to get lower ranked professional squash players back on court earning valuable ranking points and prize money. Unisex T-Shirts and Ladies Vests of the event are available with profits going towards the prize fund to top up our sponsorship pledge :)

They are available to order directly from our new web site and can be posted directly to you.

The can be ordered directly at: https:www.cmstringers.com/bexley

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COVID 19 - SECOND LOCKDOWN

It probably comes as no surprise to most, but just to confirm - England Squash has issued guidance to squash clubs, venues and coaches following the UK Government’s proposal to introduce a four-week national lockdown. Squash clubs and venues should prepare to close from this Thursday, 5 November to Wednesday, 2 December inclusive. These lockdown measures are dependent upon a House of Commons vote this Wednesday, 4 November and should it pass, squash clubs and venues are likely to be ordered to close from Thursday. We will continue to seek advice from Sport England, DCMS and other partners, and will share more news on Wednesday with guidance on the actions that clubs/venues should take.

 

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Lockdown has caused squash major problems, which is an understatement! In the last 10 months, the courts have been closed most of the time but that does not mean our Kent Juniors have to stop playing!!
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Squash Ghosting Workshop #2
This workshop focuses on squash-specific ghosting movements and is perfect for those stuck indoors with no current access to a squash court!
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  • Joe Magor Hi John,
    No problem, will follow up on this and get a copy of the minutes and post on here.
    Sorry for delay!
     
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  • John Greenwood Hi Joe. That was quick!

    Can you help with posting the 2020 AGM minutes? I asked for this on the general discussion thread some 10 days ago with no luck. No response at all, in fact, so maybe the relevant committee person (secretary?) hasn't…
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