ALL AGES - ALL ABILITIES
For many years COACHING has been a major focus within the club. We want to give everyone the opportunity to maximise their potential and to meet their personal squash goals. In support of this we offer a wide range of programmes from kids FunSquash for absolute beginners through to high level one to one coaching for county and national standard players.
MEET THE TEAM
We are a dedicated group of qualified England Squash Coaches with a range of experience, playing standard and coaching experience.
We offer coaching at all levels depending on what members are looking for.
JUNIOR COACHING PROGRAMME
Junior coaching sessions run twice a week (Thursdays from 16:40 and Sundays from 10am). All our junior sessions follow good practice in safeguarding, with all coaches fully registered and up to date with their England Squash qualifications. The sessions are primarily designed to be fun with a focus on developing skills, confidence, competition and good sportsmanship. All juniors are encouraged to wear the club t-shirt for all coaching sessions, wear protective eyewear and bring a bottle to keep hydrated (there is a drinks fountain in the squash area).
ONE TO ONE COACHING
We also offer individual coaching sessions for anyone looking to develop their confidence or are looking to improve any aspect of their game. Get in touch with the coaching team to arrange a session or group of sessions.
Adult Coaching sessions are a great way to get in shape, understand the game better and to help players prepare for competitive squash.
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Level 2 coach
Ed started playing squash in Plymouth when he was just two years old. He was South West and Devon Junior Champion and reached a high of number 7 in the England Junior Rankings. He is 2 times York Open Champion, 3 times and current Dunnington Club Champion and 3 times University of York Champion. He also has considerable coaching experience, starting when he was 14.
Currently he coaches the University of York team and and is running sessions regularly at Dunnington. Prior to this he taught in Amsterdam. Ed is also a world ranked professional player and competes in competitions in the UK and Europe.
Outside of squash Ed enjoys playing tennis, golf, watching movies and reading books.
Level 3 coach
Derek Norris has worked as a level 3 squash and racketball coach since 2007. His recent work has focussed particularly on junior development and he is well known across the county for his work with the junior squads for the intercounty competitions and for running the junior development teams for the Northern Cup. Derek is also the squash coach at the University of York, and was awarded the York University 'Coach of the Year 2020' in a field which included 65 other sports.
Derek has achieved notable success developing juniors from grass-roots level with school partnerships through to county level. He is available for coaching teams and players of all standards, from beginners through to county level.
Level 2 coach
Hugh has been a club squash player for over 25 years and enjoys playing team squash in the York and District leagues. Hugh has a long career background in higher education as a senior lecturer working with young people in sport. Hugh supports the coaching programme through involvement with the juniors and helping the very young to learn the game through fun, play and enjoyment. Hugh is committed to supporting the coaching team to be the best it can be through responsible coaching practices, aligning the programme with England Squash recommendations and to be the leading coaching programme in Yorkshire.
Level 1 coach
Fraser is a long-standing squash player who joined the Dunnington club 5 years ago after a 20 year break from playing squash. His coaching is focused mainly on adult beginners, typically new members joining the club and wanting some help. Fraser is also responsible for memberships and marketing on the club committee.
Level 2 coach
Matt is one of our home-grown stars. He has made a significant personal commitment to the game and has represented England in the Vets national team. Matt now shares his knowledge and experience with club members. Matt is also a committee member and active in the management of the club.
individual - one to one
If you want to fast-track your game then this is the option for you. Based on your needs and standard we will allocate the best suited coach. Rates per 40 minute session range from £20 to £25 including court fees.
group session coaching
Most of our coaching takes place in groups. This includes sessions for juniors and seniors and and while some of these sessions are FREE most are charged at a rate of: £5 per person including court fees