Our mission is to widen the participation of Squash in the UK and globally (with international partners) by putting the sport at the forefront of popular culture.
As a not-for-profit sports development initiative, we also seek to address the modern issues facing young people such as youth crime and social exclusion, with the ultimate goal being to bring about cohesion in local communities throughout England and possible global locations.
- 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
- Help save smaller independent Squash clubs by collaborating with them through a G.R.O.W.T.H initiative
The project drew inspiration from the Laureus Sports for Good Foundation, which 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.
According to the 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.
Our Founder and associates strongly believe that Squash is a sport, which can bring positive change to young people of all cultural backgrounds.
Also, Squash is a sport that deserves more coverage like other publicised sports, such as football, tennis and rugby – which have extensive coverage on a number of platforms.
Emerging Squash nations
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.
We hope the success of these emerging nations can inspire young children of a parental lineage of these countries, to take up the sport at a local Squash club – hence it is our mission to ensure there are enough venues in the UK to help increase participation amongst children of all backgrounds.
Saving Squash venues
In the last few years, there has been a number of Squash venues shut down due to a lack of interest or resources, as a result, the Onyx Squash Academy is on a mission to help independent Squash clubs large or small from immediate closure.
We strongly believe that Squash is the best sport to of bringing people from all sections of all communities together socially and also help save jobs too.
So if you own and operate a Squash venue, that is competing against larger commercial operators; our founder and his team can help find ways of sustaining your business through a number of business solutions, such as inbound marketing, finance and general health & safety.
To combat this we are open to collaborating with independent Squash club operators.
For more details about what we can offer as a perspective partner, visit the Partner with Us page; in which you read about a G.R.O.W.T.H a business formula that our founder and associates have applied to a range of service-based businesses that they have been involved in.
Opinions and Insights
Visit Our Blog page highlights for our analysis and thoughts on the latest developments in Squash across the world, along with useful articles on how to improve your game and stay healthy off the Squash court too.