There’s no rest for squash players during lockdown …

* Head Professional Julianne Courtice (above left) launched her weekly online court fitness sessions for senior team players last Sunday 3rd: “It went really well,” she said. “Everyone worked really hard – including me!”

For confirmation of further sessions watch the WhatsApp groups.

 * Coming soon: Head Coach Anna Vaughan Hawkins (above centre) is preparing an online version of the junior programme and Performance Coach Annette Pilling (above right) has already sent out sets of work to the performance players.

“We want to ensure junior players are ready to return to the court once restrictions begin to be lifted and also give them the opportunity to participate in some skills sessions with their squash friends,” said Anna.

For more details contact Anna on headsquashcoach@thenorthern.co.uk

* Meanwhile, former World No 1 Laura Massaro joined the Northern’s coaching team for an online coach development workshop led by Kurt Lindley, (former lead for Coach Development at Sports Coach UK) https://www.bemorelnd.co.uk/ “Kurt was excellent – fun and thought-provoking,” said Anna. “Our part-time coaches don’t usually have time for their own personal development – but now they have!”

* Oh, and then there’s the Squash Familes Quiz every Saturday night – won last Saturday by Will and Lee Gregson.

“All in all, we’re a very busy section!” said Anna.