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Squash – for Brisbane kids

Is your Brisbane child looking for a sport that is easy to learn, fast-paced, exciting, challenging and competitive?

Does your child want to build stamina, speed, agility and endurance in a sport that is every bit as exhilarating and engaging as the latest high-speed video games? Get them off the couch and onto the court with squash!

What is squash?

Squash is a small-ball racquet sport played by two or more players on a walled court, combining striking with rapid twists, turns and changes of direction. Children who play squash develop heightened spatial awareness, hand-eye co-ordination and agility, together with the ability to think quickly and plan ahead to out-manoeuvre their opponent, and because all players play on the same side of the court they’ll develop pretty quick reflexes too!

Why should I choose squash for my Brisbane kid?

Brisbane squash

Squash is a sport that is growing in popularity for many reasons: anyone who can hold a racquet can participate (come on kids, challenge mum and dad to a game!), it’s accessible, it’s fun to play, has amazing physical and mental health benefits, and you can choose your own intensity level from ‘social interaction’ right up to ‘heart-pumping, adrenalin-fuelled, every-single-muscle-hurts exhaustion’. Phew!

But squash is not just a sport for the naturally gifted. Any child can join a squash club and begin to play regardless of fitness and skill level. Your child can play for fun and fitness or develop their competitive edge with squash lessons at one of the centres listed below. All you need is a racquet, ball, and court, all of which can be hired at your local squash centre. Squash is available all year round, so there’s no better time to call than today!

Check out our map to find the nearest Brisbane squash centre for your child, and scroll our list below for more information.


WHAT: Always looking for more junior players! Beginners welcome!
WHEN: Contact Ben on 07 3275 1962 for junior training details
WHERE: 248 Postle Street, ACACIA RIDGE
CONTACT: Ben Takamizawa; b.takamizawa@gmail.com
WEBSITE: acaciaridgecourts.com.au
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/AcaciaRidgeCourts


WHAT: Currently looking for juniors to join our junior squash program. Many squash options available at the club for juniors and families.
WHEN: Contact the club’s coach (Conway) on 0435 236780 for more information WHERE: 4-10 Windemere Road, ALEXANDRA HILLS
CONTACT: Conway Deacon; alexhillsquash@hotmail.com
WEBSITE: goodlifehealthclubs.com.au/clubs/alex-hills
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/alexhillsquashcentre


WHAT: Junior squash players of all abilities are welcome.
WHEN: Contact the club on 07 3385 1900 for junior training details
WHERE: 170 Klinger Road, KIPPA-RING
CONTACT: Ian Freeme; ifreeme@optusnet.com.au
WEBSITE: pcyc.org.au/Redcliffe
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/ScarboroughSquashClub


WHAT: Host to one of the strongest Junior clubs in Australia.
* 3 Multiple National Champions over the last 5 years.
* Head Coach Nathan Turnbull is also the National U/13 Squad Coach.
* Our very inclusive program is aimed at getting children to enjoy squash, not just be good at it.
WHEN: Individual Training available on request.
Group Training Times:
* Monday 3:30-5:30 Junior Training
* Tuesday 4-5:30 Primary School Children
* Wednesday 4-5:30 High School Children
* Thursday 3:30-5:30 Junior Training
* Friday 4-5:30 Elite Training
COST: $336* for the year, includes all group training sessions and court hire, excludes competition.
COMPETITION: Currently $9* per match
WHERE: 20 Barclay Street, DEAGON
CONTACT: Nathan Turnbull; nathan@turnbullsquash.com.au
WEBSITE: sandgatesquash.com.au
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/pages/Sandgate-Squash-Centre


WHAT: Two times Australian Commonwealth Games representative and professional squash player Lisa Camilleri will be running an Oz Squash program at Squash Power. Oz Squash Junior Program is the perfect introduction into this sport. Lisa’s approach to coaching juniors is top notch and committed to promoting a fun and safe learning environment for all children. The program will help children gain and improve their hand-eye coordination and basic athletic skills through fun games such as dodgeball, racquet skills work, and coaching.
WHEN: See the website for the latest “FREE COME AND TRY DAY”. This is a great opportunity for your child to stay active, meet new friends, and learn a great new sport! Lisa’s Oz Squash program will run every Wednesday from 4-5pm during program dates. Details on website.
WHERE: 280 Stafford Road, STAFFORD
CONTACT: 3359 4578 (Club); 3857 6843 (Squash Power) or lisa.camilleri1@gmail.com
WEBSITE: squashpower.com.au; lisacamilleri.com
Oz Squash video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgpcnsQ7X9w&feature=youtu.be


WHAT: Always looking for more junior players!
WHEN: Contact the club on 07 3359 4578 for junior training details
WHERE: 244 Kitchener Road, STAFFORD
CONTACT: Kylie Pearson; staffordsquashcentre@gmail.com
WEBSITE: staffordsquash.com.au


WHAT: Always looking for more junior players! We run an Oz Squash program for children aged 5 – 15 years of age on Saturday mornings from 10am – 11.30am. Cost is just $5* per child per session.
WHEN: Contact the club on 07 3366 1560 for junior training details
WHERE: 28 Greenlanes Road, ASHGROVE
CONTACT: Michael Wilson; participation@squash.org.au
WEBSITE: taylorrangecountryclub.com.au/squash
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/pages/Taylor-Range-Country-Club


WHAT: Junior squash training available
WHEN: Tuesday (intermediate to advanced) and Friday (beginners); 4:00pm to 6:00pm
WHERE: 20 Oxford Street, NUNDAH
CONTACT: 3266 6900; info@wavellsquash.com.au
WEBSITE: www.wavellsquash.com.au
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/wavellsquash

*PLEASE NOTE: All prices and training dates were correct at time of publication but are subject to change. Please contact the club directly for the most up-to-date information.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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