Joanne Elgood

I started playing squash as a child and since then the fast-paced, intensive racket sport has been a big part of my life.

My mother represented Scotland and played competitive squash in Scotland and England during the 1970s and 80s. She then worked as a qualified squash coach for 10 years. During my childhood, I spent hours watching and playing squash.

As a Junior I represented my county, Gloucestershire in the UK, and was also part of the South of England training squad. At 23 years of age, I moved to Sydney, Australia and continued to play competitive squash. I played in the New South Wales Ladies Premier League during my 8 years in Australia.

In November 2008, my Swedish husband and I moved to Sweden. Due to the lack of squash courts in Helsingborg and now a mother to 3 young children, my squash rackets were put aside and sadly unused for 5 years.

And then it was perfect timing, Helsingborgs Racketklubb was built on my doorstep and there I met another racket sports enthusiast, Anders Mattsson. Thanks to Anders, I was given the opportunity and trust to start coaching and run training courses at the club. Squash coaching came so naturally to me and I realized that I had a lot of experience and knowledge of the sport to offer to others. Now I successfully run Junior Groups, Ladies Training Courses, Beginners Courses, introductory/try-out lessons, Men’s Training Clinics and private lessons.

Squash Achievements:

  • Ranked Number 1 in Sweden (Ladies) as at November 2016
  • Ranked Number 3 in Europe Women’s 35+ age group as at November 2016
  • Won Elitserien 2014-2015 playing for Malmö SRC with Sofia Örneberg
  • Represented Sweden in the European Championships (EM) in April/May 2015. Played number 1 in the Swedish Ladies Team.

För mer information, kontakta Joanne direkt.
Epost: joanne@playsquash
Telefon: 0703-290 062

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