Surrey Sports Park Launch

Official Partner of Surrey Sports Park

Posted on September 10, 2014 by Ryan Leisure
Surrey Sports Park Partnership

The Partnership

Surrey Sports Park squash sector conforms to the three principles of performance, participation and personal development, and Ryan Leisure helps provide the precision that they need to thrive. So much so that Ryan Leisure’s expertise in court design and installation achieve the perfect outcome.The partnership will involve Ryan Leisure Activities supporting the Surrey Sports Park Squash Club across its full program. They will be ensuring the Surrey Squash sector are fully prepared for success in county leagues and competitions, as well as being able to deliver back to the community and widen participation for squash within in region.

Find out more about Surrey Sports Park and Ryan Leisure’s offerings here:

  • Giving Back – Surrey Sports Park and Ryan Leisure are committed to serving the community, including programmes for juniors and young adults. Find out about the range of coaching programmes and activities, supported by Ryan Leisure.
  • Events at Surrey Sports Park – Surrey Sports Park and Ryan Leisure have a regular programme of events in the diary for individuals to participate. Find out more about upcoming events today.
  • Hints and Tips – Surrey Sports Park Squash Head Coach Jesse Engelbrecht gives you an insight into the world of squash. Whether you’re a grassroot player, or an elite athlete, Jesse has something for everyone. Find out more here.
  • Latest News – Read about the latest Ryan Leisure & Surrey Sports Park news.

Giving Back

Surrey Sports Park and Ryan Leisure are jointly committed to serving the community, including term time and holiday programmes for juniors and young adults. Whether they are a complete beginner or want to improve a skill or sport, our activities offer something for everyone.

All programmes are suitable for juniors 8 years and older, and run from September to December.

Junior Beginners Squash Club (8 yrs+)
Surrey Sports Park’s weekly beginners squash club, supported by Ryan Leisure, allows juniors to enjoy a morning on the squash courts and includes team training.

Dates: Saturday 13 September – 13 December
(Please note, the session will not run on 27.09.14 and 01.11.14)

Time: 09.00-10.00

Surrey Sports Park members: Free per session
Non-members: £4 per session

Junior Advanced Squash Club (13 yrs+)
Following the previous squash club, this weekly club morning is suitable for juniors who have progressed from beginners and are looking to continue with their team training sessions.

Dates: Saturday 13 September – 13 December
(Please note, the session will not run on 27.09.14 and 01.11.14)

Time: 10.00-11.00

Surrey Sports Park members: Free
Non-members: £4 per session

Junior Beginners Squash Coaching (8 yrs+)
Our beginners squash coaching sessions are suitable for beginners and players introduced to squash through Surrey Youth Games, a multi-sports competition involving all 11 districts and boroughs in Surrey.

Dates: Monday 8 September – 15 December
(Please note, the session will not run on 27.10.14)

Time: 17.00-18.00

Surrey Sports Park members: Free
Non-members: £4 per session

Junior Advanced Squash Coaching (10 yrs+)
Throughout the autumn term, Surrey Sports Park, with the support of Ryan Leisure, will be running an advanced squash coaching course. This course is suitable for players progressing from beginners, with an emphasis on skills and gameplay development.

Dates: Thursday 11 September – 23 October
Thursday 6 November – 18 December

Time: 16.45-17.45

Surrey Sports Park members: £35 per course
Non-members: £52.50 per course

Junior Beginners Team Training (8 yrs+)
Our beginners team training session is for junior team members who are looking to enhance their playing ability and skill base.

Dates: Sunday 14 September – 26 October
(Please note, the session will not run on 28.09.10 & 05.10.14)

Time: 12.40-14.00

Surrey Sports Park members: £5 per session
Non-members: £5 per session

As well as our term programmes, Surrey Sports Park and Ryan Leisure also offer junior camps throughout the school holidays. Keep the children active this October half term with our squash camp.

Junior Squash Camp (8-13 yrs)
This half term camp is suitable for juniors of all levels, and will have an emphasis on squash skills and gameplay development.

Date: Thursday 30 October

Time: 12.30-15.30

Surrey Sports Park members: £15
Non-members: £22.50

Events at Surrey Sports Park

Over the course of the year, Surrey Sports Park host a wide range of events, sponsored by Ryan Leisure. Previous events have included separate Adult and Junior Surrey Sports Park Squash Opens.The Adult Open, hosted on 26 and 27 July 2014, saw 84 matches played by over 60 individuals across the 2 days, in 4 different categories.

The Surrey Sports Park Junior Open allowed U13 and U15 England Squash and Racketball registered boys and girls to take to the courts for a 1 day bronze standard event on Sunday 21 July 2014. The juniors were able to showcase their talent throughout the day, with a winner from each category celebrating at the end of the event.

Other squash events have included our Summer of Sport 2014 Squash Open Day – a day of free adult and junior coaching, as well as an opportunity to play with professionals, a Squash Pro Shootout and the Premier League Squash finals.

Watch this space for upcoming squash events at Surrey Sports Park, sponsored by Ryan Leisure.

Hints and Tips

Surrey Sports Park’s Head Coach Jesse Engelbrecht provides his top tips to help improve your game. This month he focuses on movement:

Early on in the season, one of the main areas I like to encourage my players to do is to keep the focus simple and make it about their movement. Movement is one of the key areas in squash to unlock lots of areas of the game. The ability to hit a consistent and quality length is paramount and a good flow and rhythm to a player’s movement is a huge contributing factor in order to try and achieve this.

Trying to attach a controlled body weight transfer on each shot is also encouraged as it helps give weight to the shot as well as letting the player aid a better recover to the central T position. Without weight transfer sometimes a player becomes static and the recovery takes a lot more effort to execute.

With the flow back to the T the player is now ready to follow up and hunt the next shot and gives them the ability to anticipate where to move next. Timing of movement towards and out of the central T area is worth practising by all players and can be done so by ghosting movements by yourself without a ball. Ghosting makes up a large part of any serious players training regime and there are lots of different patterns that should be practised in order to keep the flow of movement constant, smooth and rhythmical. Also lots of different patterns makes it fresh and challenging.

Good luck working on this and make this a large area of focus in order to not get distracted or over critical of poor shot execution. Try and watch some top pros online on how well they execute their movements and emulate them.

To find out more about Jesse’s coaching sessions visit www.surreysportspark.co.uk

Latest News

The Surrey Cup is back and starts this week, Monday 6 October! We at Surrey Sports Park are ready and well prepared for a great season ahead. We have 5 Mens teams, 2 Ladies teams, 2 Veterans teams, 2 Vintage teams and 1 Racketball team all representing us this coming Winter season. Over 85 members will be representing these teams. Our pros and members have been training well so far this summer just gone and all are excited by the prospect of some good results and performances ahead. All the players are happy and proud of their new team shirts this year showing off the Ryan Leisure logo across the back and will be seen at many clubs over the whole of Surrey and beyond over the next few months.