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Based at the Solihull Arden Club near to Birmingham in England, the Ryder Squash Academy offers elite juniors and professional players opportunities to improve and practice their game under the guidance of Head Coach Chris Ryder.
The Ryder Squash Academy comprises highly nationally ranked players who are committed to regular tournaments, lessons, camps, and fitness work. Technique and attitude are paramount. To have a technique that allows more options means our players can outplay their opponents, dictate play and to put their opponent on the back foot. An attitude aiming for continuous growth will allow them to maximise their potential and enjoy the learning process.
Chris Ryder is a former Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour player who achieved a career-high PSA World Ranking of 33 and won six PSA World Tour titles as well as winning a World University Champion Gold Medal for Great Britain.
Alongside his role as Head Coach of the Ryder Squash Academy, Chris is a National Junior Coach and North of England Potential Coach for England Squash.
The Ryder Squash Academy work with the philosophy of creating players with a skill set that will withstand the pressures of the senior game, potentially at PSA World Tour level.
“What truly underpins my coaching philosophy is that I hope players will find a love for the game of squash that I found in my teenage years and still have now,” explains Chris when explaining the philosophy of his The Ryder Squash Academy. “Like the game itself, my appreciation of squash is multi-faceted: the intense gladiatorial nature; the high level of technical skill required; the tactical planning and problem solving that each opponent brings; the combination of movement and fitness; improvement through dedication and hard work.
“One of the great things about squash is it really doesn’t matter what standard you play at, you can work on these things at any level, making it an addictive and captivating sport.”