Inspiring every athlete to achieve their full potential.
We aim to support our players so that they might flourish in the university environment and realise their full sporting and academic potential.
HOW DO WE DO THIS?
By creating and environment of excellence for both individuals and teams.
TEAM WARWICK PERFORMANCE TEAMS 2019/20:
Each year sports clubs at Warwick apply for Team Warwick Performance Status. The Squash Club have been part of the Performance programme for a number of years and along with Badminton are the first to receive 'Platinum' status under the new format.
AS A TEAM WARWICK PERFORMANCE PLATINUM MEMBER SQUASH RECEIVES
3 x weekly group sessions with ES High Performance Coach Steve Townsend
1 x weekly individual session with Steve Townsend
An individualised training programme developed jointly by The Head Coach, a UKSCA accredited S and C coach, and the player
2/3 x weekly strength and conditioning sessions
Full 12 Month programme, including pre-season and in-season training
Support with physiotherapy, psychology, and nutrition
Performance testing embedded in termly programmes
A chance to represent our PSL team
AN EXAMPLE OF OUR WEEKLY TRAINING SCHEDULE
PREMIER SQUASH LEAGUE TEAM
The PSL Team allows students to play alongside some of the world leading squash players including Sarah-Jane Perry and Ali Farag. The team itself is conducted in collaboration with Kenilworth Squash club which means that players from Kenilworth can be intergrated into the Performance training group sessions. This allows Team Warwick Performance athletes to train with a variety of people and become more experienced players.
The team itself was formed for the 2017/18 season and finished 3rd in the Northern Division.
Aim: to support elite level athletes to continue with their sporting careers whilst studying at Warwick.
Available to student athletes competing at the highest level of their sport – nationally or regionally, on an individual (not team) basis
Understanding your dual career - Support in place so athletes can fulfil their potential academically and in sport
Both financial and training support offered
NEW SPORT AND WELLNESS FACILITIES
The Hub is a state-of-the-art Sports and Wellness Centre, that provides a mix of indoor and outdoor sport facilities. It is located to the south west of the main campus, just west of Scarman Road.
It includes 6 glass-backed squash courts, with a strength and conditioning gym which is second to none in the HE sector.
“It’s a fantastically exciting time to be involved with Squash at Warwick. My new full time role will allow fantastic support for both the squash club and performance players. Our offering to players will be second to none in terms of level of support and quality of support, and our new £49 Million Sports Hub, including 6 glass back courts will be the envy of the higher education sector!”
- Steve Townsend (Head Coach)