HADRIAN STIFF

Director and founder of elitesquash

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Age: 44
Born: Exeter, Devon

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Much more than squash – how our sport can help shape lives

by Richard King

Competition and sport can teach you many things about yourself and your development off the court. I’m writing this short article about a particular journey one of our juniors is taking at present. I wanted to share it with you all as I am very proud and also very aware that many coaches/parents/juniors/adults will have…

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Why its the foot that actually hits the ball first

by hadrian

One of the most common coaching lessons with players of all levels is helping bring power and control when hitting drives and volleys on the backhand side. I’m sure we all know that feeling when the opponent hits an attacking length that if not played before the back wall the ball will die, its puts…

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An improver’s guide to squash : 5 top tips

by Kylie Lindsay

In this essential ‘improver’s guide’ to squash, players who are looking to improve their game will learn a mixture of technical and tactical tips that will help them make giant leaps forward. These top tips have been put together by ex-world professional women’s squash player, turned coach, Kylie Lindsay (nz), who’s visiting here in Bristol…

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The mental health benefits that come with playing squash

by hadrian

Everyone’s go-to sport for relaxation will be different – some will find this with weights, others with running and still others simply walking round a park. The trick is to find what helps you and do that the best that you can. Here at Elite Squash we believe that if you choose to turn to…

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