About Us

We are all about community cohesion and the one thing with us is that we want to grow Squash participation among the youth.

founder of Onyx Squash Academy

We are the concept created by Jermaine Ranger, an avid Squash enthusiast and professional marketer.

His background in Squash began fully when he worked as a Marketing Manager for an independent family-owned health & squash club in the West Midlands. During his tenure with the Club, he was brought into contact with the England Squash as part of a project to create a partnership for the Club with the governing body.

The Windsor Squash & Fitness Club

Before this, he worked for The Windsor Club, one of Windsor’s finest Squash clubs – when it was known as Cannons Health Club Windsor.

Squash participation and business 

Having played squash at an Inter Club League level, Jermaine noticed the social atmosphere of the game amongst people of different origins, encouraging the camaraderie and enjoyment of playing; as a result, he wanted to do something with the sport from a social angle.

Alongside this role, he became a member of a squash development group called the Wolverhampton Squash Development Group (WSDG) promoting squash opportunities to adults and children in the surrounding towns of Walsall and Wolverhampton.

Together with a business associate, together they came with up the Onyx Squash Academy in late 2009, with the encompassing vision of using the game of squash to bring about community cohesion and to increase junior squash participation not only amongst ethnic minorities but as a tool means to drive engagement amongst young people from all sections of the community.

Visit the Blog page for his insights and our opinions on the latest developments in Squash across the world.

Our Squash Coaches

Not only are our Squash coaches highly experienced Squash players, who have played at international and national levels; but they come from different cultural backgrounds and hold a recognised Squash coaching qualification from the leading governing body, along with a valid DBS certificate, Child Protection certificate, First Aid and Insurance documentation.

Our Mission

To grow Squash participation amongst young people, to bring community cohesion in this modern age and help save local venues from closure. Visit our Mission page for more about our business goals.

Our Advisory Board 

We have a team of experienced professionals, who support us with their vast business expertise in law, planning, media, finance, fitness and youth development.

Visit our Links page for organisations that we have strong associations with based in London and abroad.

Our Partners

We partner with Squash club owners and committees, who share our vision in growing Squash participation, along with raising awareness of the sport in their local community – visit our Partners page to see our current partners both in the UK and internationally.

Talent Support

In 2021, we launched a Talent Support initiative to help Squash players, from the UK and emerging nations; who are underrepresented in the sport and require that extra PR push, to land personal sponsorship deals, plus showcase their talent to the global community of the sport.

In turn, we have made them brand ambassadors.

Visit our Talent page to view the squash players, we currently support.