The University of Pretoria’s Squash Programme has been one of the strongest competitors in USSA Squash for many years.
Students wishing to pursue both an academic and sporting career have made the right choice by enrolling at the University of Pretoria. With the support of TuksSport and the hpc (high performance centre), TuksSquash has seen a move away from a culture of just social squash to participation in International squash.
The various programmes presented by TuksSquash are open to ANY interested player. The only requirement is to be a member of the Club. A mentoring programme gives top players the opportunity to give back to squash by playing with younger and newer players and this creates a welcoming atmosphere for all levels of play.
Tournaments catering for all ages and levels are regular features on the TuksSquash calendar. Non-competitive players are accommodated in the internal programme making TuksSquash a friendly squash environment.
TuksSquash encompasses the following programmes :
1) Intro Programme (Beginner),
2) Junior Elite Programme (Intermediate),
3) Junior: High Performance Programme (Advanced)
1) TuksONE programme as well as the Academy/Full-time Programme.
All sessions include the fundamentals of training with a scientific support system (hpc) to achieve goals as set by the athlete.
A number of players have progressed to professional status and, when in South Africa, these WISPA and PSA circuit players are included in the Academy Programme.
Local and international players join the TuksSquash Programme for individually tailored training sessions ranging from weekends to 3-months at a time. Accommodation and scientific support is offered by the Tuks hpc ensuring a professional environment for all athletes.
All members have access to the 7 courts situated on TuksSport Campus in Hatfield, Pretoria and arrangements can be made to use the state-of-the-art facilities of the hpc.