Squash Coaching in Dublin… by Andrew
Whether it’s a beginners introductory lesson or performance squash coaching in Dublin, make sure you talk to Andrew.
He has over 30 years experience as a player and 10 years of qualified squash coaching experience to draw from, as well as being the current Leinster Squash junior administrator.
Andrew is currently running lessons in Dublin for mini squash-ers aged three and upwards, and coaching junior national, junior international and senior first team club and league players to enjoy and improve their game.
He has a reputation of being patient with squash beginners and a hard task master for those who want to be pushed!
Qualifications & Achievements
Andrew grew up in the UK and first picked up a squash racket when he was 9 years old, when he and a friend went to a taster session in the local sportcentre. Jahangir Khan had just won his second of 10 British Open titles.
Swimming, badminton, music and squash lessons followed, and while all the former eventually fell by the wayside, it was squash that became his lifelong sport. Weekly training was with coach Phil Harrison while match practice was in a corporate league against adults three, four or more times his age. He soon found himself slowly moving up the leagues until he eventually started beating his Dad (and Jahangir beat Jansher 3/1 in the British Open final).
For the next few years he enjoyed playing at various levels in his home county of Essex and eventually went on to represent his university in the BUCS league (while Jansher Khan wins his third British Open).
After a number of years hiatus (, Peter Nicol winning his only British Open title) and a move to Ireland, Andrew picked up his racket again and joined Sandycove Squash Club where he is still an active member.
After completing his IS Level 1 coaching qualification (Gaultier, Palmer, Matthew) he was one of the coaches that helped launch the junior section in Mount Pleasant Squash Club (Ramy Ashour) and can be found at the weekends helping children from the age of 4 start on the same journey he took.
In 2016 (Mohamed El Shorbagy) he completed his Level 2 coaching qualification with Ronny Vlasseks and the WSF in Brussels.
Andrew joined the Leinster Squash Council in 2011 (no competition held) and finally accepts that the ambition of that 9 year old boy of winning the British Open probably won’t happen.