Rackets Cubed is a new UK charity providing sports coaching,
nutritional advice and the teaching of core school subjects for
disadvantaged children - all in one exciting programme.
Borrowing an idea first developed in the US with outstanding
success,Rackets Cubed has teamed up with the
Members'-onlyRoehampton Clubin south west London, to help 60
children from the nearby Sacred Heart state primary school.
Providing the children
with such a unique and exciting programme is one I truly believe
will have a positive influence on all involved and we will aim to
expand the Rackets Cubed programme over time.
Paul Lindsay - Programme Director
Three days a week 60 children from the school are taught squash
and tennis by the Club's coaches, given advice on healthy eating
and a nutritional meal by the Club's chefs, and assisted with their
maths by professional tutors.
There is increasing evidence that active children are higher
achievers at school.
I have a strong belief that these sorts of longer-term
integrated sports, education and nutrition programmes can have a
meaningful impact on children's lives
Michael Hill - Founder
In the US, Urban Squash Programmes are after-school squash and
education schemes. They operate across America, and have a combined
annual budget in excess of $7 million.
Currently they support 1,800 children from eight years-olds
through to high school, and achieve impressive results, with 97%
going on to college. More than $30m worth of educational
scholarships have been awarded to Urban Squash students, and more
than 100 students have been admitted to selective private high
schools with full funding.
Cubed is dedicated to giving children from inner city London
the opportunity to fulfil their academic potential, improve their
physical and mental health and to aim high in all aspects of their
The programme focuses on improving classroom achievement, learning
a new sporting skill and being active and works to achieve clear
- Raising academic achievement
- Helping to develop a new sporting skill / talent
- Improving health and fitness
- Providing the same life opportunities as children from more
- Providing education on nutrition, food choices and
- Providing work experience and increasing likelihood of
- Providing weekly structure to (often chaotic) young lives.
For more information contact Paul Lindsay - Programme Director