SQUASHSKILLS TRAINING CLUB
Join our brand new SquashSkills training initiative, and receive fresh training sessions each week with daily feedback and motivation from our elite SquashSkills coaching team.
With the current situation presenting huge challenges to squash players all over the world, we’re excited to introduce you to the new SquashSkills Training Club.
Over the last few months, we've perfected the different programmes available to match everyone's individual goals despite of space/equipment constraints.
The aim is simple, to create a virtual training environment that offers support, advice and motivation for players who are either returning to court after the lockdown or who want to maintain and improve their fitness, whilst not being able to access a squash court.
We want to build a tightly knit community of squash players by providing direct access to the SquashSkills coaches. We have created multiple 6-week training programmes that use a combination of live consultation calls, how-to videos, PDFs and online training diaries to guarantee results. This will all be supported with the creation of a WhatsApp group offering real-time chat. Groups are capped at 15 people, creating a great community spirit ensuring everyone receives quality time and attention from the coaches.
TRAIN & IMPROVE ANYWHERE AS A TEAM
IT'S NOT WHERE YOU TRAIN. IT'S HOW YOU TRAIN!
THE SQUASHSKILLS TRAINING CLUB INCLUDES
Daily feedback and motivation from our world-class coaches via WhatsApp
A 6-week multi-element training plan
Advice and guidance on how to best organise and structure your training schedule
Comprehensive database to log all of your workout results, progressions and testing results
The support and accountability of a group of like-minded players to share your goals, progress and combined experience
5 consultation Zoom group calls with the coaches
JOIN THE TRAINING CLUB TODAY FOR £49
Whatever level you play at, our training system has the opportunity to facilitate big developments in your game, for less than the cost of 2 lessons at typical UK coaching rates!
Spaces on each 6-week programme are strictly limited to ensure we provide everyone with a personal and in-depth experience.
Places cost £49 and all the groups have sold out fast so secure your place by signing up now!
There are 2 different 6-week programmes you can choose from:
RETURN TO COURT
This course is designed specially for players who are able to access a court to begin a RETURN TO COURT training block.
The course will be focussed mainly on quality solo hitting and squash specific movement. Each week the challenges and sessions will vary in intensity and variability to keep a high level of stimulation and to get players feeling the game once again. There will be some bonus sessions for pairs that may be able to play social distancing squash also built into this course.
It’s exciting to know that some places are back on court now and this is a perfect opportunity to join the first SS Training Club for the return to court!
MORE DATES COMING SOON!
IMPROVE YOUR SQUASH-SPECIFIC
This course is a 6-week multi-element training programme, adapted from the same schedules as used by elite PSA professional players to develop all-round squash-specific conditioning.
Every week you'll receive a fresh selection of sessions focusing on different fitness elements, including speed, power, strength, and stamina. The workouts are all designed for you to be able to complete off-court, without need for any special equipment or facilities.
The programme is suitable for all levels, with modifications available to cater for any physical limitations or other individual circumstances.
ALL-ROUND FITNESS AT HOME
MORE DATES COMING SOON!
MEET THE COACHES
WHAT THE PARTICIPANTS SAY
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
"This programme is terrific. Targeted, effective, intense, yet fantastic camaraderie among the group participants. The squash-specificity of the drills and sessions really shines. And can be adapted to indoors or outdoors, smaller/larger spaces. I’d recommend this to everyone!"
- Juliet Lamont, STC participant
"My highest recommendation goes to the SquashSkills 6 week Training Club, which I just completed last week. A definite rating of 10/10 from me.
Gary Nisbet has injected the programme full to the brim, with such a wide variety of squash specific exercises, resulting in a programme that was 100% motivating, novel, challenging and always interesting. The movement of some of the exercises were such, that I could almost imagine being back on the court!
Each workout could be completed in our own time, and readily adapted to any indoor and/or outdoor space, that we each had, in our own unique lockdown situations.
The SS team were available daily to encourage, give guidance and respond to any queries we each had. There was no shortage of support.
It was an added bonus that I got to train with such a great bunch of squash enthusiasts from all over the world, sharing mutual positive motivation.
My eyes were completely opened to the variety of skills and exercises that underlie squash, stemming well beyond cardio/endurance, to include stability/balance, power/strength and mobility, allowing me to discover my own individual pattern of strengths and weaknesses. The SS programme quickly identified for me some key areas to target in my ongoing training.
Since I finished my SS programme, I have continued with the workouts and could easily continue in my training independently as I am now familiar with the kind of exercises that are of value. However to keep the challenge and motivation going, I have opted to book again to participate in yet another SS programme, and this time bringing a few squash mates with me for the ride!
I cannot rate this training highly enough for any eager squash player."
- Lisa, Galway Ireland , Masters Squash Player
"Perhaps the biggest endorsement I can give for the SquashSkills training sessions is that after years of ghosting, court sprints, and running, it made me realize how little I knew about training smart. Gary patiently showed us that squash training is not about doing crazy amounts of court sprints. It's a sport that requires a balance of endurance, speed, agility, and strength. The program covers all of those areas and allows you to target weaknesses in particular ones so your overall training becomes so much more effective. Another thing the programme taught me was that this approach is not just for advanced players. My 11-year old son loved the sessions as well as my wife who does not play squash. Thanks to Gary for putting together not only an awesome set of routines but for introducing us to an infinitely better way of training!"
- Jim Marino, STC participant
Check out SquashSkills Training Club regular, Scott Richardson's blog, and get the inside scoop on what to expect and why he keeps coming back for more.
"These weeks have been much more than just following drills laid out by Gary. The Training Club has also been about uncovering strengths and weaknesses, supporting each other, and learning how to become optimally fit for squash."⠀
Check out Teresa's blog, covering her experience of the STC and get the inside scoop on what to expect!⠀
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the time commitment like with this program?
The program consists of 4 sessions per week + 1 bonus session. Each session is around 30-45 minutes long. You can finish the weekly sessions around your availability, there are no specific days for the sessions.
What level is this course suitable for? I'm worried I can't keep up.
The course is suitable for all levels from beginners to pros. The coaches will make sure you'll receive training suitable for your level and recommend any adjustments where needed.
Is this suitable for juniors?
The course is suitable for all ages, including juniors. As the main communication channel with the coach and the rest of the team is WhatsApp then it is either the junior or the parent or both in the WhatsApp group to keep an eye on any notes, activities etc, depending on how the family decides.
With further questions please contact Sandra (firstname.lastname@example.org)!