a community interest company
Off The Wall Squash CIC was formed in 2014 by a group of enthusiastic and dedicated people with vast experience in organising, coaching and playing squash.
We have built a thriving Academy in Colchester, but we will also work in a variety of areas including; Coach Education and mentoring, direct relationships with National Governing Bodies for squash development, teacher training, school squash, tournaments and exhibitions, player support and resource development.
The Corporal Budd VC Gymnasium is an amazing 6 court complex in Colchester and is the home for the hive of activity that our OTWS team rolls out 6 days out of 7.
We have a very strong Junior section with over 130 members and we are building our adult section to provide training sessions and activities for a whole spectrum of ages and abilities.
We believe the coaching, facilities and environment we provide our players, who travel from all corners of Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, are some of the best in the Country.
We have an incredible team, totalling in excess of 140 years combined experience in the squash and sport industry.
In addition to the squash specific experience, we also have team members who bring in their own expertise from the design, marketing, PR and administrative industries. Our coaching team are considered as some of the UK’s most experienced and respected coaches and we are lucky to have Daryl Selby, one of the country’s most successful Professionals, training and coaching at the Garrison too.
You can find out more about us below.
Administrator of all background activity at Off The Wall Squash and first port of call for all enquiries.
Karen is a Sports Consultant, former Physical Activity Manager at Active Essex & former Regional Manager at England Squash.
Director of Media
Lee has over 30 years’ experience within the national press and is a founding partner of squashmad.com. Lee was also the author behind essexjuniorsquash.com and a Level 2 coach.
Director of Coaching
Paul is a highly experienced Level 4 coach, who has coached at all levels of the sport for over 25 years, producing National Champions. He is also an England Squash tutor, mentor & coach educator.
Emily is a Level 3 coach, Suffolk County Head Junior Coach & former professional player. She has developed a strong squash academy at Ipswich Sports Club and leads the Primary School Programme within Suffolk and is the current England Aspire East Regional Coach.
Director of Coaching
Lauren is a Level 3 coach and leads our Primary School Programme. She is the current England Junior Development Coach and was previously appointed Head Norwegian National Coach for Juniors & Seniors in 2015. Lauren was also a former professional player with a BSc in Sports Science from Loughborough.
Daryl is an ex-Professional Squash player, with over 100 months in the world top 20 ranked players and gained a highest world ranking of 9. He is a Level 3 coach and Director of sports management company Dynamic7Sport.
Director of Design & Marketing
Lucie has a First Class Honours degree in Design and is responsible for the design of our website, developing our brand and the design and production of all resources.
Lucie also manages our social media platforms and is a Level 2 coach.
Elliot is the current Assistant Tour Director at the Professional Squash Association. He’s a previous squash professional on the World Tour and is top 20 in the UK for Padel.
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OTWS Academy in Colchester, one of the largest squash academies in the country. We’re also participation drivers & developers of worldclass resources.