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PE: Mini Squash - help

Discussion in 'Primary' started by keepsmilin37, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Hi
    We are supposed to be teaching Mini Squash during this term, we have some equipment but no rules or progression for the game. My KS2 collegues and I would be very grateful if anyone had any information on it, or knew of a link to a website with information on it. I have found one but it wasn't very user friendly.
    Thank you for your time.
    Keepsmilin37 :)
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I don't know how 'qualified' you are but I would have thought this best taught by visiting squash coaches.
    You say you have some basic equipment. Does that include 3 high walls marked with lines? What about the serving boxes? What about squash balls? These can be quite dangerous(eye sized) if hit badly. It's quite a fast and furious game and has great potential, but lots of H & S issues. . .
    I'm no PE specialist but my son has played and his friend has just recently finished (very rigourous) training, including masses about Health and Safety to be a coach.
    If you <u>have</u> to teach it I'd suggest posting on the PE forum and asking for some specialist help re size of balls which rules to 'teach'.
    I would have though just teaching them to serve against a wall (above the line) and then just returning the ball will take some time as there's the whole issue of 'getting out of the way' (obstruction) lending itself to lots of games to increase speed, agility and manouevrability. They could make up their own rules for scoring - but like tennis you can only score on your own serve.
  3. Hi Lara mfl 05
    Thank you for your reply.
    Like you I am no PE specialist, we have free standing rebound net walls and mini squash balls and rackets (apparently they are softer and slower than 'real' squash balls).
    Thanks for your suggestions, I have already posted on the PE forum so hopefully I will get some suggestions from there too.
  4. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

  5. Thanks for this :)

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