Our Bristol hub has one of the strongest and most successful professional squash programs in the world.

We combine our university squash program with the full time professionals based in the city with sessions running 5 days per week between UWE and WORKOUT including fitness training, group squads and private lessons delivered across our coaching team led by Hadrian Stiff. We offer full and part time opportunities to come and train with the best. 

players training in bristol

Tom Ford

Worcester, England

Ranking: Highest World ranking 60
Age: 24
Born: Worcester, England
Coach: Hadrian Stiff
Sponsor: Karakal, Salming, Bristol Chiropractic, SF Planning
Achievements: City Hall PSA Challenger Anadia 2014 Winner, NSA Open 2014 Winner, European Junior number 1. www.tomfordsquash.com
Interests: Music, yoga, movies, crab fishing and puppet making

Joshana Chinappa

Chennai India

Age: 31
Born: Chennai India
Goals: To break into the top 10, win the Asian games
Ranking: World 14, Indian number 1
Coach: Hadrian Stiff, Ritwik Bhattachariya
Sponsor: Nike
Achievements: 15 times Indian National champion, Asian championships winner 2017, first ever British junior open champion from India.
Interests: All sports

Joelle King

Cambridge, New Zealand

Age: 29
Born: Cambridge, New Zealand
Goals: World number 1 and world champion, commonwealth games gold
Venue: Array
Ranking: World 9
Coach: Hadrian Stiff
Sponsor: Head, Asics, Ashaway, Honda New Zealand
Achievements: Winner cleveland classic 2018, 7 x New Zealand National champion, China open 2017 semi finalist, Macau Open 2017 runner up, US open 2017 semi finalist, Carol Weymuller open 2017 runner up.
Interests: Interior design, heading to the beach and spending time with family

Mohamed Elshorbagy

Alexandria, Egypt

Ranking: 2
Age: 27
Born: Alexandria, Egypt
Coach: Hadrian Stiff, Jonah Barrington, David Palmer
Sponsor: Technifibre, Pharco, Rowe, Courtwall, Smouha Club, UWE, Redbull, Channel Vas, Rowe Oil
Goals: To continue unbeaten run to overtake Ramy Ashour's record (49), and to win the World Open
Achievements: Current World open champion, 2 x British Open champion, World number 1 for 28 months
Interests: Tennis, cinema, great sporting personalities and sushi

Marwan Elshorbagy

Alexandria, Egypt

Ranking: 4
Age: 25
Born: Alexandria, Egypt
Coach: Hadrian Stiff, Haitham Ashoush, Ian Thomas
Sponsor: UWE, Tecnifibre, Channel Vas
Goals: To reach world number 1 - and fulfil my maximum potential
Achievements: World open runner up 2017, Pakistan open winner 2017, Detroit open winner 2018
Interests: Cinema, Bristol, good coffee!

Todd Harity

Bryn Mawr, USA

Ranking: World 53
Age: 26
Born: Bryn Mawr, USA
Coach: Hadrian Stiff
Sponsor: Harrow
Goals: To break the world top 10, then go from there...
Achievements: US National champion 2015/2016, Salt Lake city runner up 2016, Phoenix open runner 2016
Interests: Psychology, Reading, Music and Food.

Roshan Bharos

Zoetermeer, Netherlands

Ranking: 288
Age: 21
Born: Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Coach: Hadrian Stiff
Sponsor: Dunlop, Hi-Tec
Goals: To enter the top 250 in PSA rankings by March 2016
Achievements: Dutch Junior Champion 2013 and Number 1
Interests: Fiction Stories, Cartoons and Blindfolded Tiddlywinks

Lily Taylor

Leicester

Ranking: World 157
Age: 20
Born: Leicester
Coach: Hadrian Stiff, SImon Taylor, Beth Bond
Sponsor: Dunlop
Goals: To Reach world top 10
Achievements: English junior champion U17, Runner up Solent classic 2017

Brian Byrne

Ireland

Ranking: 183
Age: 31
Born: Ireland
Coach: Hadrian Stiff
Sponsor: Mantis
Interests: Family.

Theis Houlberg

Herlev, Denmark

Ranking: Danish number 5
Age: 21
Born: Herlev, Denmark
Coach: Hadrian Stiff, Beth Bond
Sponsor: Head
Goals: To become the most successful Danish player
Achievements: Represented Denmark in European Championships 2017, Member of UWE team winning British university team champions
Interests: Travel, Reading, Music and hangliding

Bradley Masters

Maidstone, Kent

Ranking: 165
Age: 20
Born: Maidstone, Kent
Coach: Hadrian Stiff, Ben Ford
Sponsor: Tecnifibre
Goals: To break into word top 100 by end 2018
Achievements: Semi final Italian open $5000 PSA, Quarter finals German open $5000 PSA
Interests: Business (UWE), All sports, Music

Youssef Soliman

Cairo, Egypt

Ranking: World 54
Age: 20
Born: Cairo, Egypt
Coach: Hadrian Stiff, Haitham Ashoush,
Sponsor: Dunlop
Goals: World number 1 and world champion
Achievements: British open junior champion. PSA winner: North of Scotland open, Ipswich open, Jersey open, West of Ireland open, Madeira open, Medicine hat open 2018.
Interests: Football, music

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