Feature – A week in squash with Emily Ison

This week we will be following our very own club squash coach, Emily, learning about her work in schools, her 1-1 coaching and other parts of her working week…

About Emily:

Emily organises & runs the Schools & Junior Programme.  She has a wealth of experience in sports development & is also the Norwegian Assistant National Coach and a leading coach with Suffolk Squash.

Emily is a former Club Ladies’ Champion and has competed on the WSA and BSPA tours. Emily is currently one of the Suffolk Coaches working with the Junior team and has been instrumental in increasing the number of girls playing the game.

Introducing Squash Coach Will Southworth

Will started squash when he was 10 years old whilst attending Ardleigh Hall.   His playing interests eventually led him to consider going into coaching so that he could combine his love of squash whilst making it a professional career.

He is a Level 3 coach with 8 years of coaching experience now behind him.

It clear to all around him that he enjoys helping people get what ever they want out of the sport, whether its taking it seriously/competitively or just having a go and having fun.

Will bases himself at the Club on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Saturdays for racketball and the junior club program. 

Since he now spends more time here at the Club he is starting to get quite busy with lessons, however he is keen to reach out to any members who are looking to improve their game or simply try the sport.  Will can be contacted on 07932 086928

Executive Member Ali Livingstone on Will:

’We are incredibly lucky to have a coach of Will’s experience and ability working at the club.  He has a wealth of coaching experience and also plays a very high standard. I can’t recommend him highly enough to anyone looking to improve their game, irrespective of their current standard.’

Club Juniors @ the Essex Junior Open this weekend

Good luck to all the ISC juniors taking part at the Essex Junior Open this weekend. Some great matches played already and more to come tomorrow #watchthisspace

Meet Club Squash Coach – Conor

Meet Club Squash Coach – Conor

I have played squash since the age of 8 and has been playing competitively for 10 years. With a passion for playing the game I naturally fell into teaching and I have been involved in club coaching for the past 4 years.

I joined Ipswich Sports Club 12 months ago and I just love the feel of the club and I have enjoyed getting to know the many members coming along to our squash programme.

I enjoy keeping healthy and my coaching has kept my love of squash going – this has now become my chosen career.
The rewarding part of my job is I get to see the improvements players make in whichever goals they are focusing on.

I am a Level 2 certified coach who is always keen to learn new things – I am currently taking my level 3 qualification which I hope to complete later this year.

I am also a keen footballer and enjoy music.

Whilst I am pleased to report I am very busy with all of my work at the club, I am keen to get as many people playing squash as possible. I am always available for a chat or a little advice on Friday’s during club night – since taking this over I am please to report a upturn in numbers and hopefully enjoyment for those attending.

General Manager Andy Yorke on Conor:
‘Conor is a pleasure to work with, he is extremely respectful, mild mannered and profession in everything he does. He embodies everything a club coach should be, a true credit to the team here at the club’.

Ipswich Squash Team News

ISC’s two Division 1 teams (A and B) are once-again contenders for the Suffolk Squash Winter League title. After a shaky start to the season they’ve picked up performances – and points – which ultimately keep both teams in the hunt for the championship win. ISC A currently sit 3rd on 60 points (4 points off 2nd place), and Team B are 4th on 57 points. With a number of matches still to be played, including the all-important all-Ipswich, A v B fixture, there’s plenty to play for in the second half of the season.

Division 1 match nights are on a Thursday from 7:30pm. Spectators are always welcome.

Names of players are:
1st Team (L to R)
Elliott Selby
Adrian Meredith
Tom Ison
Anna Kimberley
Kris Day
Ash Burton
Stu Lipscombe (c)
(Missing: Matt Bolt and Conor Adams)

Squash court refurbishment continues

Squash court 6 works are nearly complete the next court scheduled is court 5.

Squash stars of the future…

The U13 Suffolk county squash team finished 4th at this weekends nationals. The team compromised of Emma Logan Nancy Akyol and Bonnie Elvin all Club members that began their squash careers through our fantastic schools programme. Well done to the girls and the coaching team…

Friday club night is back with coach Connor…

Squash Club night is back with coach Connor. A great turnout (24) tonight and some great games. Keep up the good work Connor…

Were back

Great to be back running our award winning sports programmes starting this week. Visit our new website to see what’s on today, our new tennis and studio programmes are bookable through the club reception.

Club Squash Stars at Junior British Open

Good luck to @ipswichsports Club members Emma Logan, Zoe Tanner, Harry Griffith & Bonnie Elvin who are playing in the @BJOsquash from today 🍀👍