29th June - 5th July 2009
For my first three blogs ive chosen to give you some tips..... hope they help. The next are about Damian Burges and the coaching of Orange Squash.....
4th July today, Independents Day for the Americans. Today i have been coaching in Newport Squash club, actually been coaching there most of the week. Started Monday with sessions at Newbridge from 2pm. A few one to one sessions to start then the school session with Newbridge Comp, followed by the small juniors at 4pm, the older juniors were then on at 4.30. With it being the end of the month i had to finish my ladder matches at Newbridge, i done so with max points...... I then finished with a one to one with up and coming young star Joel Gould, he did well considaring he had sunburn and spent all day running i the sun in his sportsday.
A busy way to start the week, Tuesday and Thursday i was at Newport coaching all ages. The numbers are somewhat low, its summer and wimbledon is on so its all good. Some of the elite boys and girls were leaving for Germany and the Pionner Open this weekend, good luck to all of them. I took Dan Bergin onto court before he left for Germany. If he sticks at his squash he should be fine.
Friday was the penultimate week for the school children of Malpas Church down at Newport Squash Club, lots of fun all day. Thanks to all the kids who turned up, what a great few weeks we've had. Some of the kids have started to come to the Saturday sessions and done really well because of it.
Now to Saturday, the day started at 11 am with the open group at Newport, a massive 16 jids turned up. WOW!!! We all had loads of fun and can't wait to see if they come back next week. The second session we only had james turn up but had a good 5 for the last group. One of the boys who did turn up was Jack Timothy, he is coming on very well and is in the squad to face Saudi Arabia on the 15th July. good luck jack! A good day and a good week of coaching..... more next week.