In the endless search for better ball striking, accuracy and control the debate around technique will always sit at the front of any discussion. In this article I will investigate ways in which I work towards these goals but primarily to help find that feeling where player and coach look at each other and…

              I dont believe there is such a thing as a correct technique and choose not to teach the swing in isolation of movement or involving any set ideas on what it ‘should’ look like. Having played squash for over 35 years and taught for 25 years, it is very…

When I think about the concept of teaching I’m often taken back to the classroom at school and reminded of the years spent receiving information from the teacher in order to pass the exams. Admittedly school was not an environment that inspired me and running around chasing balls was far more appealing! But years later…

Where to begin. It’s been a while since our last update, and all that empty “news” time has filled with some of our most exciting few months here in Bristol. Firstly a big congratulations is in order for one of our juniors Karina Tyma, pictured below with Freya Lane who finsihed in the top 16….

Some brilliant achievements over the long month of May from our professional players, who have been jumping around the globe racking up thousands of air miles, along with a handful of impressive results! Tom Ford finished off his tour of South Africa with a $10,000 event in Cape Town, where he took out a few…

This year the WSF coaching conference was held in the beautiful city of Krakow in Poland. The Polish team finals also ran alongside the conference meaning coaches could enjoy matches in the evening on the glass court featuring greats like James Willstrop and Gregory Gaultier and Alison Waters. It was a perfect combination. Before I…

“The group trip away to Winchester was positive on so many levels. For many kids, it was their first ever experience of sanctioned event. The experience gained is invaluable for their future development, and also increased their appetites for competitive play as they we’re all asking when we can do the next one! The effect…

Lea Van Der Zwalmen beats her rival Marie Stephan 3-2 and wins the qualification event for the French Senior Championships! Lea went into the event seeded 8th, and so it was a big shock when she stepped up to win match after match and take the title. On her route through she also beat her…

Richard King: “BJO provided a great opportunity for the elitesquash juniors to pitch themselves against the worlds best. The experience they gain from events like these is invaluable and helps further their future development on so many levels. We had an excellent showing with 7 players across the age groups and although many of them…