Level 1 Coach Education – Information Session

Coaching and coaches remain an integral part of the strategy to develop squash in Scotland and therefore, we're pleased to announce some developments in this area in the aim to continue to help educate and develop coaches. Traditionally, coach…
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Jenny McArtney BEM ‘humbled’ after receiving New Year’s honours award

Monifeith squash coach and player Jenny McArtney says she was 'humbled’ and ‘shocked' after being recognised in the 2021 New Year's Honours list. The Scottish Masters internationalist was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) by the…
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Coach of the Year – ‘early signs encouraging’ as players return to training

After six months away from court, award winning squash coach Martin Woods has been encouraged by the early signs from his charges during the return to training. Martin coaches players from all age groups at both Scotstoun Sports Campus and…
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Paul Bell on coaching life without squash: ‘It’s brought us all much closer together.’

When we speak to Director of Squash Paul Bell it’s six months to the day since the PSA World Tour was suspended due to COVID-19. We’re also on the eve of the tour restarting at the Manchester Open and it’s the middle of UK Coaching…

Get Involved in UK Coaching Week 2020

UK Coaching Week returns from 14-20 September and empowers athletes, coaches and the public to celebrate great coaching. This year’s campaign will centre on the need to ‘Support Your Coach’, kicking off with the #GreatCoachingPledge…
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Transition from IT specialist to squash coach ‘an easy decision’ – James Singh

Giffnock’s James Singh worked as an IT specialist but when the opportunity arose to switch career and become a full-time squash coach, he didn’t hesitate to make the transition. James was a junior player at Giffnock Tennis Squash &…
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Friend first, coach second – Jane Martin’s holistic approach to coaching

As a player Jane Martin was one of the best, reaching a career high world ranking of eight back in the 1990s. A born and bred Geordie with working class roots, Jane represented England at numerous levels competing at Commonwealth Games,…
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From Milan to Scotland via London: Simon Boughton’s coaching journey

When Simon Boughton went on an impromptu trip to Milan in the '90s, little did he know that it would sow the seeds for a squash coaching career which currently spans 28 years. Now based at Edinburgh Sports Club (ESC), Simon is a prominent…
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H//T SQUASH set for 2020 launch

Scottish Squash is gearing up for the launch of its ground breaking new programme H//T SQUASH, in association with Scottish Women in Sport (SWiS). The aim of H//T SQUASH is to reach a brand new audience of women and girls across Scotland…
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2018/19 Scottish Squash Annual Awards – winners

The Scottish Squash Annual Awards for 2018/19 were dished out recently at Oriam, Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre in Edinburgh. This year we had six categories with the squash community asked to nominate individuals and clubs for respective…
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Hamilton Squash Club kick-off landmark Going for Gold Programme

Hamilton Squash Club is the first member club to participate in Scottish Squash's landmark Going for Gold initiative, supported by housebuilders, Springfield Properties. The South Lanarkshire club were successful in a recent application process…
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Latest News Round-Up

In our latest newsletter and with the 2018/19 season at an end we caught up with Scottish Squash Performance Coach Kylie Lindsay who came on board last year. Away from the courts, former Scottish Squash President Jim Hay has been appointed…
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Coach Education Calendar 2019

Dates and locations have been confirmed for Scottish Squash level 1 and level 2 coach education courses for 2019 (August - December). Details of course dates and locations can be viewed below. Further course information and online applications…
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Jim Hay named Vice President of European Squash Federation

Former Scottish Squash President Jim Hay has been appointed a Vice-President of the European Squash Federation (ESF). Jim was elected on to the ESF board earlier this month at the 2019 European Squash AGM in Birmingham. His appointment…