Junior team

OUR BRISTOL PROGRAM HAS MORE THAN 50 JUNIORS FROM 3 YEARS OLD AND UPWARDS. GROUP LESSONS RUN 5 DAYS PER WEEK FOR ALL LEVELS.

Owen Hayes

Ranking: Welsh number 8
Age: 16
Born: Cardiff
Coach: Richard King
Goals: Make Welsh National team, Top in UK. Long term to turn professional and play PSA.
Interests: Squash, all sports, films and bog snorkling.

Tejus Ramadan

Ranking: County number 4
Age: 13
Born: Manchester
Coach: Richard King
Goals: County champion under 15
Achievements: 3rd Place county closed
Interests: Squash, football, PSA squash tv

Rose Rawson

Ranking: County number 2
Age: 13
Born: Bristol
Coach: Richard King
Goals: To reach top 50 in the under 15 National ranking by end of 2018
Achievements: Runner up Avon county closed 2018
Interests: Squash, sowing, singing and netball

Abe Forshaw

Ranking: Avon number 1
Age: 14
Born: Avon
Coach: Richard King
Goals: Top 30 under 15 2018
Achievements: Avon county champion
Interests: Squash, football, 17th century architecture

Hussein Diab

Age: 15
Born: Cairo, Egypt
Coach: John Welton
Goals: Top 30 under 17 for 2018
Interests: All sports, cross country skiing and aerobic darts

Bekki Heaslewood

Ranking: UK 29
Age: 13
Born: Taunton, Somerset
Coach: Hadrian Stiff & Martin Williams
Sponsor: Tecnifibre and Salming
Achievements: South West Regional Champion, representing Avon County and South West Region.
Interests: Squash, music, trampolining, swimming, tennis, cow tipping.

Will Cheek

Ranking: UK 85, Avon number 2.
Age: 13
Born: Bristol
Coach: Richard King
Sponsor: Pointfore
Goals: To reach the top 30 in UK be end of 2015/16 season
Achievements: Avon country runner up, South west regional closed 6th place under 15
Interests: Football, running, music and line dancing

Ahmed Diab

Ranking: UK 168
Age: 11
Born: Cairo Egypt
Coach: John Welton
Goals: To reach UK top 50 in U13 age group
Achievements: 3rd place Bournemouth junior open, 6th place solihull arden open
Interests: Music, video games, existential philosophy

Archie Harding

Ranking: UK 157 Avon number 1 U13
Age: 11
Born: Bristol, England
Coach: John Welton
Goals: To reach the top 100 in England by the end of 2015/16 season
Achievements: Avon Junior County Champion
Interests: Football, squash and backgammon for big money

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Where focus goes, energy flows

by Hadrian Stiff

As part of a personal development, I am part way though there is a section on ‘state’. The state being referred to is the combination of a physical and mental position which we hold ourselves. Many things will affect the state, from the posture of the body to the internal dialogue in the mind. For example,…

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The challenges of being coach and parent

by Hadrian Stiff

My 11 year old Son Elliott has just begun his junior tournament career and last weekend we travelled to London for the first event away from home. The main purpose of this event was to introduce the experiences of different courts, opponents and the pressure of this foreign environment and see how he responded and…

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Learning happens in the gaps.

by Hadrian Stiff

We have many different environments in which we can improve our squash. From lessons with a coach to solo practice, group training and matches there is always lots that can be learned from each. The key question for me as a coach is how best to help everyone to absorb and retain the most impactful…

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Another big thank you to Avon squash!

by John Welton

One of the hardest areas to maintain sustained growth in any country is in the junior programs. The pandemic has had a huge impact on our sport and particularly our junior programs. We have seen a really positive return to our junior squads but there has been a small drop in numbers. It is now…

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5 Tips For a Successful Return to Squash

by Steve Thompson

Solo practice, household play and individual coaching have been all that’s been allowed over the last 5 weeks, and players at all levels have been itching to get back to normal full court squash! That time has now arrived, and will now hopefully never be taken away. With a successful vaccination programme and a much-reduced…

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