Level 1 Coaching Course

Our level 1 course develops coaches to deliver squash to groups of beginners. This course is ideal if you’re an aspiring coach with limited or no experience in coaching. This course is also great for parents or squash leaders who are keen to help out with the coaching or increasing participation at your local club or facility.

Delivery Method: Online/Remote Learning

We realise the way in which people learn, work and engage in coach development may have changed and therefore we have adapted our level 1 course to be delivered in an online and remote format. Candidates that sign up to complete their level 1 course this way will attend four online group sessions and work with a local qualified coach on the practical elements allowing them to achieve the same qualification.

Delivery Method: Face-to-face Learning

Delivering in this form means that the course will take 1 day for candidates to complete the main elements of the course. You will be required to attend the course on a specific day at a set location and complete some online learning components.

About the course

  • Deliver a well organised safe, fun and inspiring squash coaching session to a group of players
  • Coach basic technique
  • Identify simple fault diagnosis and shot correction
  • Aged 16 years or older
  • Face-to-face learning. This method of delivery will include:
    • 1 day course (7 hours approx. including lunch break)
    • Online elements through Brightspace
  • Online/remote learning. This method of delivery will include:
    • 2x group video calls (approx. 2 hours each) lead by the course tutor(s)
    • 2x practical session delivery in your local club/facility supported by a local qualified and licenced coach (approx. 1 hour each)
    • Additional course work (approx. 1 hour)
  • £160 per person

Details on subsidy for select under represented groups will be announced soon. For more information please get in touch.

Additional Funding

Local funding support are sometimes available in areas of Scotland to support individuals with coach education costs, especially volunteer coaches. If you require further support exploring these potential options please contact us and our team will be happy to help.

Level 1 Course Details 2023/24

  • Call 1 – Monday 18th September, 8pm-9pm
  • Call 2 – Monday 25th September, 7pm-9pm
  • Call 3 – Monday 16th October, 7pm-9pm
  • Call 4 – Monday 6th November, 8pm-9pm
  • Registration is open to all
  • Sunday 22nd October
  • 9am-5pm
  • Grange Sports Club, Edinburgh
  • Registration is open to all
  • Sunday 19th November
  • 9am-5pm
  • Bridge of Allan Sports Club
  • Registration is limited to women and girls only
  • Sunday 28th January
  • 9am-5pm
  • Newlands Lawn Tennis Club, Glasgow
  • Registration is limited to people aged under 35

Spaces are limited. To book your place one of the Level 1 courses for this season please click on the sign up link below.



“This course was fun and informative, delivered in a relaxed and informal manner by former British Open Champion Paul Carter. A thoroughly enjoyable day which went quick. I couldn’t recommend this course enough.” 

Willie Irvine
Level 2 Coach, Forthill Community Sports Club, Dundee