About Off The Wall Squash
We have chosen to register Off The Wall Squash as a ‘CIC’ – Community Interest Company, this means that any profits made will be used for the development of squash. CIC’s are a relatively new Government initiative that allow companies to be formed and registered with Companies House and operate to benefit the community without the strict rules that are applied to charities.
Aside from our Academy in Colchester 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.
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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 is 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.
Director of Coaching
Lauren is a Level 3 coach and leads our Primary School Programme. Appointed Head Norwegian National Coach for Juniors & Seniors in 2015, she is also a former professional player with a BSc in Sports Science from Loughborough.
Daryl is a current 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 1 coach.
The expertise within the OTWS team provides a diverse skill set that can be utilised to provide the best solutions with the highest quality to meet your squash business needs.
Our skills and experience include:
Establishing and delivering national and local participation programmes developing squash and racketball. Working with targeted groups i.e. young people, women and girls, complete beginners, creating programmes of activity, resourcing equipment, managing the delivery of activity, training and mentoring of coaches.
Managing squash facilities and finances from red to black, increasing participation, delivering a programme of club activity and services that moved the facility to a financially sound footing.
Team members have coaching success including coaching a National Champion and World top 10 players, coaching National teams, Regional and County squads, presenting at WSF (World Squash Federation) conferences, working both in the UK and overseas.
Media experience includes negotiating the deal that secured the Canary Wharf Classic at Canary Wharf. Our contacts with national and local sports journalists is extensive and our ability to drive social media campaigns has a track record of propelling online traffic to our players, events and resources.
funding & bid applications
Written bids and secured funds in excess of £500k for squash via Small Grants Funding, Inspired Facilities Funding, Sportivate, Sports Premium, health funding and sponsorship from racket manufacturers and other local sponsors.
training & mentoring
Delivering coach education and mentoring for a range of organisations including: England Squash, Squash Wales, Squash South Africa and many others.
Responsible for formatting and implementing a national grading programme (similar to a golfer’s handicap). Securing funding and recruitment of activators for delivery of a Multi Sports/Multi Agency youth project in areas of deprivation.
Delivered in excess of 100 National, Regional and County tournaments and events.
working with partners
Worked with a range of National Governing Bodies of Sport to improve access and participation for disabled people, including delivery of a multi-agency conference which received national recognition.
Extensive voluntary experience at international, national, county and local levels.