Hits and Giggles (Ladies)
Hits & Giggles is a Learn to Play Program developed by Squash & Racquetball Victoria in 2012 to provide an introduction for women and girls to the sports of Squash and/or Racquetball.
Run over six weeks, with a one hour coaching session each week, Hits & Giggles provides women with a supportive and judgement-free environment in which to learn a new sport and meet likeminded women in the process.
An accredited coach will be on site, providing participants with coaching tailored to the appropriate skill level, all whilst helping to build confidence and self-esteem of the participants.
Hits & Giggles aims to provide an entry point for females interested in playing by providing a means to learn the rules and how to play.
Hits & Giggles also aims to link women with others who play at a similar standard and with who participants may be able to continue playing with after the program completion.
All Squash & Racquetball Victoria affiliated clubs and venues are entitled to offer a Hits & Giggles Program, provided they follow the outlines given by Squash & Racquetball Victoria and have an accredited coach on site to conduct the program.
Mildura Squash periodically runs the Hits and Giggles program. Please contact us on 0439 357 327 for more information.
Hits & Giggles – Beginner
The Hits & Giggles Beginner player is someone who has had little or no experience of Squash and would like to start from the very beginning. Basic skills are covered and the sessions are all about building confidence and skills whilst having fun.
A Hits & Giggles Beginner player is likely to…
…be unable to serve consistently or not confident with serving
…be unsure of the rules and how to play
…struggle to return the ball in a rally over 3 hits
Hits & Giggles – Intermediate
The Hits & Giggles Intermediate player is someone who has played before, either in previous Hits & Giggles Programs or in the past and is looking to increase their capabilities. Basic skills are covered and the sessions are about building on existing skills and confidence whilst having fun.
A Hits & Giggles Intermediate player is likely to…
…be able to serve 3-5 times consistently and be semi-confident serving
…have a basic understanding of the rules and how to play
…able to return the ball in a rally over 3 hits, but struggle to return the ball in longer rallies
Hits & Giggles – Advanced
The Hits & Giggles Advancedplayer is someone who has played quite a bit before, either going through several Hits & Giggles Programs or is socially active and would like to refine their skills. Basic skills are covered and refined, with the sessions about increasing awareness and accuracy whilst maintaining fitness, confidence and having fun.
A Hits & Giggles Advanced player is likely to…
…be able to serve consistently most times and be confident serving
…have a basic to intermediate understanding of the rules and how to play
…be able to rally consistently and confidently
Hits & Giggles – Advanced PLUS
The Hits & Giggles Advanced PLUS player is someone who has played quite a bit before or is currently playing pennant at a Ladies C Grade number 1 level or above and would like to further improve on their skills. Participants will be able to include in their repertoire squash drills that will allow them to: a) better tighten the ball to the side wall and achieve better length for straight drives and volleys, b) hit backwall drives, c) target more efficient crosscourt drives, drop shots and boasts. The sessions include an increase of court awareness, accuracy and footwork whilst maintaining fitness, confidence and having fun.
A Hits & Giggles Advanced PLUS player is likely to…
…be able to comfortably volley forehands and backhands
…be able to straight drive behind the service box/back corners forehands and backhands
…be able to boast comfortably forehands and backhands
…be able to consistently serve touching the side wall behind the service box
Please contact us on 0439 357 327 for more information