Our Mission

Our mission is to widening Squash participation in the UK and put squash at the forefront of sports culture.

As a non-for-profit sports development initiative, to address the modern issues such as youth crime and social exclusion, with the ultimate goal being to bring about cohesion in the inner-city and local communities throughout England

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Our main aims are:

  • To tackle and eventually aid in the deconstruction of, social exclusion using squash as an educational tool
  • To educate, guide and mentor children in a positive direction with the help of local professionals, local youth groups and educators

Why Squash?

The project drew inspiration from the Laureus Sports for Good Foundation, who produced a publication in collaboration with social research co-operative Substance, titled “Breaking the Cycle of Violence”

The report discusses the real benefits that sporting activities aimed at gang members will be most successful if they work with the existing hierarchies of the gang, involve peer mentors who are realistic role models, and ensure that the project is firmly rooted within the local community.

“The Onyx Squash Academy is great a way of combating issues in the community by bringing youngsters from multi-cultural backgrounds together to learn and play squash in order to create community cohesion, and inspire them to reach their goals”. – Lucy T. 

Our Founder, believes that squash is a sport that bring change amongst young people and is a sport that deserves more coverage like other publicised sports, such as football, tennis and rugby; as well as building upon the London 2012 Olympic legacy and other multi-sport events held through the year.

According latest research into Squash, it has revealed that the sport is one of the healthiest activities to help enhance your life span plus is a great way of helping young people get healthy in learning essential skills to help in education and later on in life.

Emerging Squash nations

In the last decade, a number of countries such as Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana and Kenya are emerging as major forces on the global squash circuit and challenging England, Australia and Egypt in professional squash tournaments.

As result young people from these countries based in UK will be inspired to take the sport at local club – hence our mission is ensure there are enough venues in the UK to help increase participation.

Saving Squash venues 

In the last few years there has been a number of Squash venues shut down due to lack of interest or resources, hence Onyx Squash Academy  other mission to help independent Squash clubs large or small from closure, as we strongly believe as Squash is one of the best sports to of bringing people of all section of all community together socially and also help save jobs too.

So if your Squash venue is small and competing against a larger commercial operation, our founder and his team can help find ways of sustaining your business through a number of solutions – notably marketing and general health & safety.

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Opinions and Insights

Visit Our Blog post page for opinions and insights on the latest developments in Squash; along with news of our latest developments and useful resources to help improve your game.