Squash & Racquetball Victoria supports a tiered pathway for aspiring squash athletes to assist individuals to reach their highest possible potential in the sport.

The Squash & Racquetball Victoria (S&RV) Talent Development Academy (TDA) promotes and encourages the development of junior squash players through a squad based training environment. The program is aligned to the National Performance Pathway through Squash Australia. Any junior player aspiring to be selected in a National Team will need to be a member of the S&RV Talent Development Academy.

The aim of the TDA is to provide Victorian junior players with a holistic education of the game of squash and the training required to succeed at a national level as they prepare for the Australian Junior Championships in September/October each year. 

Futures Squad

For 2018 S&RV will be offering a Futures Squad for players aged 13 and under that are not yet ready to train at TDA level but are interested in developing their squash. The Futures Squad will train alongside the TDA on the same dates (excluding the Wodonga sessions) but training will run from 11.00am – 2.00pm.  

2018 Talent Development Academy and Futures Squad Information Sheet

2018 Talent Development Academy & Futures Squad Team

The TDA management team for 2018 is Darcy St John (registered psychologist, former VIS squash scholarship holder and state junior)Sam Ejtemai (former VIS squash scholarship holder, top national junior and world #7 junior)Vicki Cardwell (accredited Talent Development Coach) and Garry Pedersen (accredited Club Development Coach). Other coaches, sports professionals and elite players will be invited to participate in specific sessions during the program.

2018 Applications open:

2018 Talent Development Coach/State Junior Coach - CLOSED

2018 Talent Development Academy Athlete

2018 Futures Squad Athlete

Completed applications should be sent to exec.director@squashvic.com.au Applications close 9 January 2018.  



Representative Opportunities

Squash & Racquetball Victoria Academy  

·  PSA World Tour

·  Australian Squash Tour

National Team

State Senior Team*

Talent Development Academy (TDA)

·  Australian Junior Squash Tour

·  State Pennant

·  Junior Age Tournaments

·  Graded Tournaments

National Junior Team

National Junior Squad

State Junior Team

Regional Academies (currently not active)

Futures Squad (FS)

Regional Development Programs


·  Graded Tournaments

·  Squash & Racquetball Victoria Junior Pennant

·  Squash & Racquetball Victoria Secondary School Squash Competition

 State Junior Squad

 Club, school teams

Club / Venue

·  Squash & Racquetball Victoria Junior Pennant

·  Junior In-House

Club Team