Ballina Stephenites Squash Club is going from strength to strength over the past number of years. In house leagues are organised thrice per year. On a weekly basis, there is adult coaching, Ladies coaching session and Open night. For our junior members, there are weekly Teen and junior training sessions.
Club Coach Colm McNiece
Adult coaching takes place every Thursday evening from 5.15pm with Club Coach Colm McNiece. Colm has vast experience and knowledge of all things squash and is a highly respected member of our coaching team. New and current members are welcome to attend to practice racquet skills, ball drills and movement techniques. There is opportunity to learn or reacquaint oneself with the rules of squash and to pick up tips on how to improve your game. There is a nominal fee of €3 per session. Equipment can be provided for new members, all you will need initially are sports clothes and non-marking footwear. Although this session does run all through the year, please check our facebook page for updates on cancellations. https://www.facebook.com/Ballina-Squash-Club-1667566446853356/
Ladies Coaching session.
Following on from the success of our recent Women Who Squash event in October 2017, Rose Kelly is facilitating squash practice for the ladies of the club. Rose is Ballina Stephenites Squash Club’s top lady player and is also an Irish Squash accredited coach. These sessions will run on Saturdays from 12pm. New lady members are welcome at these sessions to have a taster of the game and again equipment can be provided. Please check facebook for updates. €2 fee applies
Open night was relaunched in 2013 and has proved hugely successful in attracting players to the club. Open night continues to run every Thursday evening from 7.30 in the clubhouse. All level of players are welcome. Players can play as much as they want and will have the opportunity to play opponents of different capabilities- it may be a very tight game or you may have the opportunity to teach a club member a new technique or alternatively be taught that new technique yourself. Self service refreshments are provided for in between games. There is a €2 fee. Please contact Kevin Povall on 086 378 2531 for more information.
Club Coach Rose Kelly.
Teen & Junior Training Sessions.
Junior Squash was relaunched at the beginning of 2017 and there are now almost 40 junior members playing squash. Teen session takes place with Rose Kelly on Monday evenings at 5.30pm with junior training taking place on Wednesdays from 4.30 until 6.30pm. Contact Junior Squash Secretary Sandra Langan on 086 079 2446 for more information.