At King’s we run squash lessons as an optional part of the Senior co-curricular programme on a Friday after school. Squash sessions also run for junior pupils in Year 6 during their Games lesson. Squash is a traditional sport which has been part of the culture at King’s for many years. King’s pupils utilise the local Squash Club at Prestbury to participate in fixtures and training. Lessons are taken by Alan Batchelor, who taught at King’s for many years, and Brian Lomas. Alan is an experienced coach and referee and Brian is also a coach.
Each year, King’s participates in the national schools squash competition and we have had both team and individual success at regional level and in the North West Counties Squash league. Many of the pupils have taken their first steps in competitive squash by taking part in the Cheshire Junior Grand Prix Series, which are arranged monthly at different venues.
FIXTURES & RESULTS
King’s squash team compete in the National Squash Schools' Championship, making it through to the plate round this year. Unfortunately due to the location of events, King’s had to concede a fixture meaning they did not progress to the national plate final. The logistics of this defeat mean the team are looking into more local fixtures for the following seasons.