“Every child and young person has the right to be active, to benefit from being active in a safe, positive and trusted environment, and to have an equal chance to achieve their potential” – Sport England
Squash Squared is a registered charity that delivers an after-school squash and education programme to deserving children and whose vision is driven by the increasing evidence that active children have higher academic attainment and improved social outcomes.
We enable every child regardless of circumstance to fulfil their academic and sporting potential.
Squash Squared works in partnership with schools to raise their sporting profile via the introduction of squash as a new and sustainable sport.
Squash, combined with extra tuition for the pupils that need it the most, raises classroom confidence and broadens the variety of extra-curricular activities that a school offers.
Via the School Partnership Programme we create the partnership between school and ready-to-host club, outline respective responsibilities and manage a safe on-going partnership.
The children enrolled in Squash Squared are from families that experience financial hardship or need varying forms of support.
Our programme supports these children academically and on their new sporting pathway.
We fully fund each stage of their journey, from their first experience on the court squash with classmates through to joining a club.
We want all squash clubs to be active, thriving hubs with busy courts.
We present the opportunity to attract new members, create a link to the local community, build junior programmes and increase court usage during off-peak periods.
Squash clubs are our valued partners and we mutually support one another via the Club Partnership Programme.
Squash and education programmes are largely confined to the United States where they have been flourishing since 2006. They are responsible for the accelerated growth of grass roots squash across North America and for making Squash more inclusive and accessible to junior players.
Our co-founder began the UK’s first initiative after helping to coach these programmes in the U.S and seeing first-hand the positive impact they had on the children enrolled.
27 pupils from Sacred Heart School in Battersea play Squash and commit to extra study after school twice a week for 33 weeks.
96% of the children remain in the programme. Data collected from parents, teachers and the pupils confirm the pilot’s success.
Professional tournament “TWC Squash Squared Open” was established on the World Tour to raise awareness for the programme. The event continues to present a unique opportunity for our pupils to meet and be inspired by some of the best players in the world.
Squash Squared registers with the Charity Commission.
The Squash Squared Cup, a social team event, was founded and established as the charity’s primary, annual fundraiser.
Squash Squared rebrands with new logo.
Squash Squared continues to pioneer the UK’s Squash and Education movement and extend its reach across London and the home counties.