Newcastle University Squash
The Squash club has four men’s teams and three ladies teams competing in BUCS and three teams competing in local leagues.
The teams train throughout the week in a structured and periodised program and have enjoyed success at all levels. The men’s team has won the local league premiership title twice in the past five years and the BUCS Tier 1 division this season while the ladies team won the BUCS Tier 1 division two years ago and are now premiership regulars.
Newcastle University has developed a partnership with the Northumberland Club resulting in an academy set-up for local junior players and a PSL team allowing our students to play alongside some of the best players in the world.
Training has been further enhanced with the appointment of England Squash Level 3 coach Liam Gutcher as Head of Racket Sports and four brand new glass back squash courts as part of the new sport centre on campus.
FACILITIES USED BY THE CLUB
Arriving in October 2017 Liam is an England Squash Level 3 Coach and Coaching Tutor. In the full-time position as Head of Racket Sports at Newcastle University he splits his time between leading the squash program and managing the other racket sports. Formerly a County Champion and a touring PSA player he still plays competitively for the University's Northumbria League teams and for the senior county team.
Ross is a UKSCA accredited coach, has completed a MSc in Strength & Conditioning and has over 5 years of experience. He leads the strength and conditioning program for the squash teams. Outside of the University he has worked in various roles, notably for the RFUW as North Divisional S&C coach, and in professional sport coaching Sunderland Ladies FC (Development and 1st team squads). He is currently the lead multi-sport S&C coach for the English Institute of Sport, North-East region
The University's Centre for Physical Recreation and Sports combines various indoor and outdoor facilities across Newcastle for our students and staff. The main centre is located on the main campus in the heart of Newcastle and is where our players access strength and conditioning, sports massage and fitness classes.
A £30 million redevelopment and extension is currently underway and due to be completed in September 2020. The new extension has already opened featuring an eight court sports hall, gym, Sport and Exercise Science labs, spin studio and most importantly four brand new glass back squash courts.
The squash club trains, plays it's home matches and accesses strength and conditioning support at the sport centre. Group training is on a Monday evening with most BUCS matches taking place on Wednesday afternoons. Local league team matches take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and individual coaching/strength and conditioning is based around each player's availability through the week