ACE YOUR GAME
A Squash Coach For All Levels
GET TO KNOW ME
Hi, I'm Zoë Shardlow. Thanks for taking the time to drop in.
This is my site. I've been told I need to share with you a little about my story, even if it is still being written, so here goes.
I love music, laughter, new experiences and making a difference.
I spent my youth in squash and trained well, learning how to live life whilst achieving along the way. I was completely self motivated but supported and encouraged every step of the way in my squash by my wonderful parents.
Initially self-taught, I became a skillful shot-player, then was lucky to be coached by two of the best. With Graham Stevenson I became national junior champion, then was incredibly fortunate to be given the opportunity to go to Millfield school where Jonah Barrington guided me to national honours and a place in the England team that won the world juniors.
On the coaching side it would seem others saw that ability in me very early. Graham had me helping with the county under 12s when I was 15.
Though I'm playing at National and International masters level, and there are a few achievements there, these days I'm a committed coach, full-time in squash.
Amongst other things, I'm working with the Sussex county junior squads and teams with both boys and girls. With Graham we've picked up where we left off and we provide a philosophy and environment that works. The kids tell us and show us. Sussex has won six inter county junior titles in the past two seasons.
I have friends around the world in squash and am abreast of what's happening in the sport. In more recent times I've been working with some Australian coaches, unique in their approach, who have made a lifetime of difference in our sport, on an individual basis and with camps just producing results. I have my team.
I believe in honesty, environment, communication and resilience.
My coaching is holistic, focusing on the individual and including mental, technical, physical and tactical elements of player development.
Regardless of whether you are a parent of a junior just starting out; a club player who wants to move up a league, or an elite player with clear and specific goals, I can help, and I'd like to hear from you. Text, email or call me now and together lets write your story.
"Champions keep playing until they get it right."
Billie Jean King
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