As anyone will know who has played squash it is an extremely demanding sport for the body. It requires physical capabilities that can hold together during the continuous challenges presented in solving the high-speed puzzle, often while exhausted, against varying players and styles.   Players who make this look easy are functioning at…

  The 2015/2016 season has been intense and demanding but overall extremely exiting. During the last 18 Months elitesquash has moved to a new club in the beautiful riverside location in the center of Bristol and with an incredible team of friends and employees turned a tired but prestigious squash venue into a modern and…

  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…