Coaches

Our team

Hadrian Stiff

Director and founder of elitesquash

Position: Director and founder of elitesquash
Age: 44
Born: Exeter, Devon
Coaching: Over 20 years coaching experience with a proven track record of producing top players including 3 x national junior champions and 12 x regional champions. Coach to some of the worlds best professionals including World #1 and World champion Mohamed El Shorbagy, World #4 Marwan El Shorbagy and World #7 Joelle King.
Goals: For elitesquash to provide the best possible coaching environment for all levels of player. On a personal level to continue to grow and improve as a coach helping each player realise their full potential.
Junior: Reached England under 19 number 1. British Open Junior runner up. Captained England to win the home internationals.
Senior: Winner: Italian open, Czech open, New York open. Barcelona open and Swiss open. Highest world ranking: 50 Highest U.K ranking: 15.

Tom Ford

Lead coach Bristol

Position: Lead coach Bristol
Age: 24
Born: Cheltenham
Coaching: 4 years coaching experience with all levels from Beginner juniors to Professional players. Tom is one of our lead coaches on the advanced junior camps and adult camps.
Junior: European Junior number 1, England junior number 1
Senior: Saskatoon international PSA Winner 2016, Kent open 2016 PSA winner, Goodlife open PSA winner 2015,

John Welton

Lead coach BATH

Position: Lead coach BATH
Age: 31
Born: Exeter, Devon
Coaching: John came through the elitesquash junior program many years ago and now flourishes as a coach. Over the last 5 years has taught adults of all levels individually, in groups and camps from beginners to advanced.
Junior: Devon county junior team under 17 and under 19 age groups
Senior: Avon County Captain; Avon county team - National club team

Filip Madaric

Lead Coach Torquay

Position: Lead Coach Torquay
Age: 29
Born: Croatia
Coaching: More than a decade of experience in leading coaching programs and creating best possible environments for players to grow. Filip coached some of the top junior and senior players in Croatia and Luxembourg.
Goals: Build Torquay squash program into the leading academy in the Devon region. Set up a thriving and progressive environment for all levels and abilities of players.
Junior: Croatia's top junior player
Senior: Croatian National Team 2008 - 2018; Winner of a number of International Open titles in Croatia, Belgium, France and Luxembourg
Venue: Array

Richard King

Junior and adult coach Bristol

Position: Junior and adult coach Bristol
Age: 26
Born: Winchester, Hampshire
Coaching: Coached international level juniors and world class professionals including Youssef Solimon, Joelle King and Todd Harity. Richard is head of the junior program and adult programs in Bristol. He is a lead coach on junior and adult camps. ESR qualified level 3. Pilates instructor.
Junior: Hampshire county team in all age groups. Reached top 20 in England in the under 17 and under 19 categories
Senior: Avon and Hampshire county player.

Clive Stiff

Junior and adult coach - all round guru Bristol

Position: Junior and adult coach - all round guru Bristol
Age: 72
Born: Westwood Ho
Coaching: Clive has been coaching for over 50 years and was (and still is) the inspiration and role model to Son Hadrian beginning squash. He has worked with all levels of players and continues to inspire and educate all members of the program. Clive can be seen coaching the 3 year old beginners on a Sunday morning and also telling the professionals how to practice properly - as well as smashing them at table tennis.
Junior: England number 1 under 23. Under 19 British Junior open finalist 1962.
Senior: One of the best players to emerge from the South West of England. Winner of numerous regional and national events and in later career winner of the British open masters in the over 55 age group.

Beth Bond

Strength and Conditioning Coach Bristol

Position: Strength and Conditioning Coach Bristol
Age: 25
Born: Windsor, UK
Coaching: Strength and Conditioning Coach to many of the worlds best squash players including World 52 Todd Harrity, Youssef Soliman and NZ top 5 Ellie Epke. Beth has a First Class Honours degree in 'Strength and Conditioning’ Bsc, Personal Training (level 3), GP Referral Diploma (level 4), Spin Instructor, Pre and Post Natal Exercise Specialist, and qualified in Kinesiology Taping.
Goals: To maximise athletic development through the use of sport specific performance training. Includes creating, coaching & monitoring individualised training programs that focus on enhancing movement efficiency, power and agility during competition. Also help to educate, screen and prevent sport specific injuries.

Seamus Singh

Mini squash coach Bristol

Position: Mini squash coach Bristol
Age: 58
Born: Cambridge, UK
Coaching: Level 1 ESR, 2 years experience leading mini squash program
Goals: Goals for the Sunday coaching program : My goals for the Sunday program is to to see loads of kids thoroughly enjoying themselves and feeding into mid week programmes. My biggest goal is to ultimately see children growing up enjoying squash to whatever level they can achieve and playing the game with members of their family for the rest of their lives.

Ed Cross

Assistant junior coach Bath

Position: Assistant junior coach Bath
Age: 25
Born: Reading
Coaching: Level 2 ESR qualified, 4 years experience coaching juniors, intermediate adults and university teams.
Senior: Premier A division player Avon league

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Young Indian star flourishes from the intensive Bristol experience

by hadrian

We recently hosted Tanishka Jain a top ranked junior from India and her mother for a month of intensive coaching and training in Bristol. Tanishka’s father joined for the last few days to witness the improvements. ‘Thank you Sir for briefing us about Tanishka’s daily schedule that needs to be followed on a day to basis….

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Technique development during summer camps

by Filip Madaric

We are only a few weeks away from our first ever Adult Summer Camp in Torquay. One of the major topics all players look for is technique and it’s progression. We will dive into the core of technique development across all levels. What makes our shots really stand out and how simplicity in delivering our…

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From Los Angeles to Bristol – a players experience

by Josh Goldstein

I work as an immigration lawyer in the U.S., helping athletes, including professional squash players and coaches get green cards and work visas. But I decided to get away from my desk onto the court to work my own squash game for a change. When I first decided to come to Bristol to train with…

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29 Hours in Bristol

by Hannes Schoeman

After a very cold winters morning drop-off at 04:45am in Cambridgeshire, about 30 minutes from Royston, I took the bus at 05:05am to Bristol via London. My stopover in London was cut short when I was luckily allowed to board an earlier bus than intended – score! Whilst travelling (collectively) for 5 hours I was…

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