Harborough Squash Academy

Market Harborough Junior Academy

Welcome to Market Harborough Squash & Padel Club – Junior Coaching


We’re delighted that your child is interested in our Junior Coaching Programme; thank you. Here at the Club we offer sessions based on your child’s ability and as such our coaching is tailored to encourage a child’s enthusiasm for the sports. While we work hard to instil the basics of the game in terms of technique, we also ensure that each session is fun, inclusive and benefits the child as a whole. All of our squash coaches have a minimum of a Level One Squash Coaching certificate, with several holding the more advanced Level Two. Once the LTA start the Padel Coaching Qualifications several of our coaches will be registering for those courses.

Two of our coaches are attending the Hello Padel Coaching course in November

All coaches have completed Coaching UK’s Safeguarding course within the last 2 years and are DBS checked. And since 2009 we have held England Squash’s Silver Charter Mark, showing our commitment to developing the sports and our club.


As a Club we follow England Squash's Safeguarding & Equality Policies:

Our expectations and your hopes:

As a Club run by experienced volunteers, many of us parents, we know what it’s like to support children – and as such we promise to provide a professional, instructive, enjoyable and safe coaching environment for your child. In return we ask that children arrive on time, in the correct footwear (clean, non-marking)  and clothing,  and with the right attitude. If they are too tired or ill, please keep them off court for a week, allowing other children to benefit from the sessions and your child time to recover. Water and toilet breaks are given but we ask children not to leave court too regularly or without informing the coach where they’re going.


All children are asked to sign in via the register at the bar / Hut and no child under the age of 14 is to be left at the Club unsupervised by a parent or guardian at any time. We ask parents not to take photos of children other than their own. On some occasions the Club may take pictures for marketing purposes, so please do inform any of the Coaches if your child is not to be photographed or their image shared on social media/marketing.

If you are interested in your child joining a session please contact Laura for more details

Our Coaches:

Steve Avil, Laura & Richard Holding,

& Georgie Willock


Padel Leaders - Mark Willock, Steve Avil, Rob Pyle & Kean Williams


Welfare Officer: Ailsa Stephenson


Older Juniors can often be seen helping out with Coaching sessions as they’re working towards their D.of.E Awards. 

Other members of the Club also help out.

For further information on any of the coaches or assistants, please speak to Steve Avil.

Harborough Squash Academy - building squash players, building friendships

Coaching Sessions

Tots (3yrs+) Saturday 9am - 9.40am Padel ct2



Beginners                   - Thursday 4.30pm

Intermediates (U11)    - Thursday from 4.30pm

Intermediates (O11s)  - Friday from 5.30pm

Advanced (U17s)         - Saturday 10.45am



Beginners                  - Saturday 9am

Other groups              - Saturday from 9.45am


Junior Players of the Week
Junior Players of the Week
Junior Gallery
Junior Gallery