Squash’s history in bite-sized chunks
By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, October 14th 2017, In celebration of World Squash Day, The East Coast Squash Academy is excited to release the most all- inclusive infographic of squash statistics representing the history of squash, its massive global appeal, fun facts and interesting trivia.
The Squash Statistics Infographic compresses 187 years of the sport’s history into exciting bite-size morsels of highlights outlining the benefits of squash, statistical and historical data from around the world, celebrating both male and female squash players.
“Squash is one of the world’s most misunderstood sports and our goal releasing this visually exciting infographic is to encourage more people to experience the fun, excitement and health benefits of the game,’ explains Aaron Frankcomb, The Academy’s founding director and head squash professional.
“Worldwide, squash is played by over 20 million people with Australia leading the world with nine gold medals making it the most successful squash nation in Commonwealth Games history. Squash welcomes people of all ages and social groups, it is not just for celebrities and high rollers,” Mr Frankcomb said.
“I don’t know of another sport that challenges your physical ability, technical skill and reflexes as well as combine strategic intent imagination and mental strength and toughness like squash doe.” declares Peak Performance Strategist and faculty member, Dr Marc Dussault.
The infographic was created for public distribution to expand the sport’s reach and exposure, please feel free to share it on social media with a backlink to the Academy’s website where more than 100 original references are listed.
To view or download the infographic click on this link
The East Coast Squash Academy
Founded in 2011 when Aaron Frankcomb retired from the Professional Squash Tour, the East Coast Squash Academy set out to create a business model to expand the presence of squash within local communities surrounding squash centres. The first installation was at Willoughby Squash Club where Frankcomb was the club’s resident squash pro until early 2017.
Since inception, the Academy has produced some stellar results including: Attracting a handful of junior players with aspirations of going on the professional (PSA) tour. Its junior program has the biggest contingent of players on the NSW Squash Junior ranking list, with players on the NSW junior state teams, Australian junior teams and Australian senior players. The Academy has developed NSW and Australian Junior Champions.
The Academy has been home base to two full time senior players that have reached careers highs of top 240 in the world on the Men’s PSA Tour. Its best female professional reached a top world ranking of 130.
The junior program has boasted (pun intended) over 500 children participating in weekly squads and training sessions. Memberships and participation in squads increased by 100% and 300% respectively and tournament registrations reached at an all-time high.
Aaron Frankcomb (right) was ranked in the top 100 professional squash players for eight years, four years in the top 50, winning three PSA titles.
He represented Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, was a Junior Champion in all age groups including 2 times in the Under 19 category and holder of scholarships in the Tasmanian and Australian Institutes Of Sport.
He now coaches professionally and remains Sydney’s top ranked squash player and is still considered within the top five players in Australia.
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Dr Marc Dussault is the Academy’s Peak Performance Strategist and an avid squash enthusiast (addict). In his mid 40s, he reached the top ranks of squash Masters within less than five years of competition using his signature techniques of deliberate practice.
When not on court coaching or doing high intensity drills and routines, Marc is the Exponential Growth Strategist mentoring business owners and entrepreneurs who seek to become champions in business.
Picture courtesy of East Coast Academy