NEW — Junior Squash Program Starting January 2019

JUNIOR SQUASH PROGRAM AT RICHMOND HILL SQUASH CLUB

Starting in January 2019, we are excited to announce the RHSC Junior Squash Program.

PROGRAM:

This program is designed to introduce the game of Squash to children in the Richmond Hill area.

For the children of RHSC members and non-members, this program would introduce them to a wonderful game that provides health and fitness benefits along with a greater sense of self accomplishments, competitive spirit, discipline and pride.

Squash provides an alternative athletic experience for students who are not involved in team sports, or who may desire to develop other athletic skills in addition to those offered by hockey, football, soccer, basketball, etc. Squash also has a proven track record as an excellent sport for students who enjoy individual competition.

We are in the process of organizing and scheduling the program. If you and your children are interested in learning more, please contact Reinaldo Rivas at: RHSC.JuniorSquash@gmail.com

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • 1-2 weekly sessions.
  • Each session will be 1 hour.
  • *Sessions will be planned for:
    • Wednesday evenings (7-8pm and 8-9pm)
    • Saturday afternoons (1-2pm, 2-3pm, 3-4pm)
  • Children from 6-17 are eligible to join and based on the skills & level, we will divide the kids into 4 groups:
    • Beginners: Never played squash before. Players can’t hit the ball consistently.
    • Intermediate: Players that can hit the ball but still can’t do rallies or consistently do good serves
    • Advanced: Players that can keep a decent rally and consistently do good serves.
    • “Elite”: Players that can rally, drill, have a great variety of shots and precision, great footwork and keen to play Tournaments and other competitive events.
  • **Costs:
    • Members: $16/session, per child- $80 for 5 sessions. 10 sessions program is available at $150
    • Non-Members: $19/session, per child- $95 for 5 sessions. 10 sessions program is available as well at $180
    • Discounts for Siblings & Referrals also available. Please refer to the PRICING & SCHEDULING

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Fill out the registration forms and waivers
  • Protective eyeware for kids & Squash Racquet Squash racquet (We will have some racquets & protective eye ware available, but might not be able to have one for everyone depending upon the number of participants)

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Below are links to other important information about the program.

* Schedules are subject to change depending on availability players and coaches. Please refer always to the most recent MONTHLY CALENDAR. Last minute changes will be communicated via email.

** Costs per sessions are subject to change without previous notification. Please refer always to the most recent PRICING & SCHEDULING

THE COACHES

The Junior Program will be conducted by 2 Coaches: Reinaldo Rivas & Paul Reimer.

 REINALDO RIVAS:

Born & raised in Caracas, Venezuela, I started playing squash when I was 11 years old. Very quickly after I started participating in National & International tournaments, helping grow the passion for the sport even more. Although I never made the Professional Squash Circuit, I became one of the top players in the Caribbean and South America in the early 90’s. I had the opportunity to travel to many countries to play & teach the sport.

In 1989, I took over the challenge to full fill my coach’s footsteps. Since then, I have taught the sport to well over 1,000 squash players and in many cases, changed for better, people’s lives forever. I came to Canada in 2003 and quickly joined the squash community. I played in many different Tournaments, Leagues and discovered Doubles in 2006, for which I grew a great passion.

I continued to teach squash in clubs & gyms such as: Sports Clubs of Canada, GoodLife Fitness and joined the Richmond Hill Squash Club team in 2012.

Below a list of the highlights:

  • Ontario Squash Coach Certified (Level 1).
  • Represented Venezuela in multiple International Events.
  • Teaching Squash since 1989 (Europe, South America and Canada).
  • Participated in North American, European, Caribbean and Latin-American Tournaments.
  • 1991-2000- National Champion 9 straight years- Venezuela.
  • 1991-1992- Europe Squash Tour- England, Belgium, Portugal.
  • 1994- South American Top 16 (South American Tour: Venezuela, Columbia, Peru, Ecuador).
  • 1998- Open Caribbean Champion- Barbados- Caribbean Squash Circuit.
  • 2004- Ontario’s “A” Champion.
  • 2014 – Division 1 Singles T&D Champions (Summer).
  • 2015, 2017-2018 – IMAST Team Champions.
  • 2017, 2018 – 40+ Buffalo Doubles Invitational Tournament Champion

PAUL REIMER:

I love to compete.  As a kid my goal was always to beat the next best player.  I really enjoy drills, working on my game, my shots, and my footwork. My father was an accredited coach, and early on he taught me the benefit of practice and analyzing the game.  I also love to teach, and while I’ve never taught professionally, I’ve taught a lot of people to play.

  • I’ve played racquet sports since I was old enough to hold a racquet.
  • Under 16 provincial badminton champion 3 years in a row.
  • Played national level badminton for a year until I moved on to university.
  • Picked up squash around 16 years old.
  • Created and ran squash house league at Lakehead University for 2 years. Taught quite a few students and teachers how to play.
  • Ran Squash house league at RFA (club no longer around) for many years.
  • Competed in T&D and tournaments since the mid-1990s. Highest I ever finished was Provincial Champs finalist B, and T&D B level Champion.
  • Worked & drilled with Rob Brooks for many years.

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