Junior Academy Spring 2022

Information for Registered Juniors

 

We are very excited to welcome all our new Juniors to the Spring Junior Academy, beginning the week of March 28th, 2022. The semester ends the week of June 25th.

 

This page hopes to answer all your questions for the upcoming Spring session, but please contact us at juniors@opensquash.org with any other concerns or queries.

 

What is the Spring calendar?

 

The class calendar is as follows:

 

Monday/Wednesday

March 28, 30
April 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
June 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22

 

Tuesday/Thursday

March 29, 31
April 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31
June 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23

 

Saturday Squash

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28
June 4, 11, 18, 25

 

End of Year Awards Night Party: June 6th

Plan to be there, Juniors!

 

Where are we located?

 

Open Squash is located at 25 West 39th St, 5th Floor, NY, NY 10018.

 

What equipment does my child need?

 

  • A racquet
  • Protective goggles (kids size if necessary)
  • Non-marking shoes (NOT running sneakers, please. Volleyball/basketball sneakers are good)
  • Loose clothing to run around in
  • Water bottle recommended. (There is a water fountain)

 

* Players may borrow racquets from the club initially, but eventually, everybody should own their own racquet.

* You can buy racquets from the club at the reception desk, but it is also possible to buy everything you need for the best price at squashgear.com.

* Racquet recommended for under 10 years old.

* Racquet recommended for 10 years and older.

 

What are the club COVID protocols?

 

  • Everyone must provide proof of vaccine to enter the club. Everybody eligible for the vaccine, including caregivers doing pickup and drop off, must be double vaccinated, with our preference being for double vaccinated and boosted. You must, if you have not already, provide the player and nominated care-giver vaccine cards by email to juniors@opensquash.org BEFORE ARRIVAL.
  • Everyone is required to wear masks at all times on the club premises, dependent on NYC Covid rates.

 

Thank you for your cooperation here so we can keep everyone as safe as possible. As you may already know, we are also lucky to have an incredible state-of-the-art ventilation system in place.

 

Pick up and Drop off Policy

 

  • Please advise us by email to juniors@opensquash.org, who is nominated to collect and drop off your child. We need their name, relationship to you, and telephone number, please. Please don’t forget to send their vaccine card also with your child’s vaccine card, if applicable.
  • No children under the age of 12 may leave the club alone without the express permission of a parent.
  • If your child is allowed to travel alone, please let us know that too.
  • We operate a strict sign-in and sign-out policy with ID required.

 

Makeup Policy

 

We will do our very best to provide makeups for missed classes but please note there will be limited availability. Please email josh.easdon@opensquash.org our Head of Junior Development, to arrange makeup classes.

 

Enjoy your Spring term at Open Squash!