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

Mohamed Elshorbagy

Alexandria, Egypt

Ranking: 2
Age: 27
Born: Alexandria, Egypt
Coach: Hadrian Stiff, Jonah Barrington
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: 2017 World open champion, 3 x British Open champion, World number 1 for 40 months
Interests: Tennis, cinema, great sporting personalities and sushi

Marwan Elshorbagy

Alexandria, Egypt

Ranking: World 11
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!

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 5
Coach: Hadrian Stiff
Sponsor: Head, Asics, Ashaway, Honda New Zealand
Achievements: Hong Kong open winner 2018, Winner Cleveland classic 2018, 8 x New Zealand National champion, Commonwealth games gold medal winner 2017
Interests: Interior design, heading to the beach and spending time with family

Joshana Chinappa

Chennai India

Age: 31
Born: Chennai India
Goals: To break into the top 10, win the Asian games
Ranking: World 12, 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

Eain Yow Ng


Ranking: World 37
Age: 21
Coach: Hadrian Stiff, Peter Genever
Sponsor: Dunlop
Goals: Top 20 in 2019/2020 season / World number 1 long term
Achievements: Quarter finals in Chicago, Detroit and Macau PSA 2019
Interests: Technology, comics and video games

Youssef Soliman

Cairo, Egypt

Ranking: World 32
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

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.

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

Emilia Korhonen

Espoo, Finland

Ranking: World 111
Age: 23
Born: Espoo, Finland
Coach: Hadrian Stiff
Sponsor: Karakal
Goals: To break to 75 during 2019/2020 season
Achievements: Runner up Finland National championships 2019, Winner challenger PSA Sweden 2019
Interests: Travelling, Movies

David Baillardgeon

Montreal, Canada

Ranking: World 115
Age: 22
Born: Montreal, Canada
Coach: Hadrian Stiff, Yvon Provencal
Sponsor: Harrow
Interests: Travelling, reading, nutrition.

Sean Conroy

Dublin, Ireland

Ranking: World 122
Age: 25
Born: Dublin, Ireland
Coach: Angus Kirkland, Hadrian Stiff and Ian Thomas
Sponsor: Karakal
Goals: Top 100 in 2019/2020 season
Achievements: Winner Bendingo international 5K PSA, Australia, Semi Final Falcon cup 5K PSA, Belarus
Interests: Cinema, watching and playing sports

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


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


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


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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