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Graham Stevenson

Panel Cottage, Church Street,
Amberley,West Sussex. BN18 9ND.
Tel. 01798 831428 07941 52 20 10

25th April 1952, Norwich, England.

City of Norwich School (1963-70).
Loughborough University (1970-74), graduating in Physical Education and Biology : Bacheleor of Education (Upper Second Class Honours).

Physical Education Teacher.
England Squash Level 4 Coach (1980).
England Squash Panel Tutor for all levels (1992).

1968-70 - Captain of Norfolk Junior Tennis Teams.
1969 - Competed for Norfolk at National Schools Athletic Championships.
1970-74 - Represented Loughborough Colleges at Squash, Tennis, Athletics, and Badminton. Captain of Tennis 1971 &1972.
1973-74 - Selected for England U.A.U. Tennis Team versus Sciottish Universities, and The All England Club.
1979 - Selected for Sussex Men’s Squash Team.
1994 - Invited to play for The Jesters Squash Team.

- Freelance Professional Squash Coach since 1980.

- Author of Collins Guide ‘How to Coach Squash’.

- Coach to the England National Junior Squads from 1980 to 1996.
- England Junior Selector - 1982 onwards.
- London & Southeast Regional Coach from 1981 to 1999.

- Recipient of England Squash Lifetime Achievement Award 2011.
- England Squash Consultant 2013 – invited to work with the
Performance Coaches.

- Coach to numerous players of National Squad status, England Junior
International selection, a British Junior Open Champion, and several National Junior Champions – 1980 to present.

- Sussex Junior County Coach from 1979 to present, encompassing Team
and Squad Administration – overseeing a period of recent Sussex Junior success, with County Teams earning a string of National Championship Titles: Girls - U-11, U-19.
Boys – U-11, U-13, U-17, U-19.
- 2016 - Appointed to a Development & Mentoring role with newly
qualified coaches.
- 2018 – Responsible for introducing and implementing a Sussex S.R.A.
Coaching Initiative Scheme for Club Liaison.

- Coach to Lancing College from 1981 to present – National Champions in
1990 – a continuing role in maintaining the College’s proud tradition of Squash pre-eminence.
- Coach to the Bluecoats Juniors 2009 to present.
- Director of ‘G.S. Squash Holidays’ 1990-2001 – attracting players from
some 14 countries.
- Director of many ‘G.S. Squash Adult Courses’ from 1993 to present.

- 2008 to present – Director of the Annual G.S. Squash Under-11 Inter-
County Festival, providing many of the youngest players with early
experience of county matchplay.

- Career Invitations accepted to coach in: U.S.A., South Africa, Denmark,
Italy, Guernsey.
- Invitation accepted to tutor Professional Coaches in Argentina - 1992.
- Invitation accepted to give the keynote speech at the inaugural England
Squash & Racketball Coaches Conference 2010 – ‘Squash Wisdom’.

Described as:
“One of the best Junior Coaches in the world” (former Guernsey National Coach).
“Probably the best teacher of anything I have come across” (adult pupil & professional musician).
“A steadying hand for Sussex Squash.
Asked by Squash legend Peter Nicol:
“How is it so many of your players are so skilful with the racket?” – What a complement!

I believe the Game is in a most exciting era at present, with an array of talented professional players playing a dynamic, adventurous, and entertaining brand of Squash, which should be an inspiration to all those aspiring to emulate them, but which demands the highest level of racket-skill to achieve. Exactly the sort of skill which I have always sought to develop as a coach, and will continue to do so. Are YOU next?

I may be getting older and slower, but I am certainly wiser for all my years as a coach, and I really hope that my ability to help and enthuse players of all ages and experience, to improve / realise their full potential remains undiminished. However, they may have to hurry – if I were to stop enjoying it all, I may just have to retire!

Graham Stevenson
May 2019.

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