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Date Posted... Jun 11th 2019

Truro School to Host a Squash Masterclass


Truro School is excited to be hosting a squash masterclass with two of the worlds top female squash players and a leading top coach, Hadrian Stiff.

Alison Waters Highest World Ranking 3 and Sarah-Jane Perry Highest World Ranking 6 are England’s top two female players. They will be joining Truro School on Friday 28 June for a masterclass with all of the School’s squash players being encouraged to participate.

Alison Waters is often associated with the so-called “Golden Generation” of England Squash players. She is currently ranker the No2 English player and is as hungry as ever for further victories on the PSA World tour where she has been a top 10 performer for virtually a decade.

Alison was born into a squash playing family and had a natural ability to read and hit the ball. At age 9 she won the Under 12 National title and went on to make several British Junior Open Finals. After her A Levels, Alison decided to turn pro and within three years made the top 25 in the world and continued to seamlessly move into the elite top 10. Her progress in 2010 took her to another World Open Semi and a top 3 World ranking.

After taking a year off for injury, Alison rose back up to the No3 position in 2015 and has remained in the top ten ever since. Such is Alison’s consistency that she can claim two World Series Finals, 3 World Open Semis, 3 British Open Semis, 4 National titles and 10 PSA tour victories to her name. She also has no less than 2 World Team titles under her belt and a remarkable 9 European titles with team England and is the proud winner of both silver and bronze Commonwealth medals.

Joining Alison will be Sarah-Jane Perry. Sarah-Jane is currently England’s No1 player and sits at World No7 in the PSA rankings. Her story is one of overcoming adversity and accentuating the positives from all situations. She started playing squash at the age of 5, after rising through the junior ranks she became British and European Under 19 Champion. At 6ft tall there were a number of doubters as to whether her physique was ideal for professional squash, but Sarah-Jane proved to have superior reach and strength over her smaller opponents.

By 2013 she had been selected to play for Team England while enjoying a ranking inside the World’s top 20. 2015 can be considered to be her breakthrough season with 3 consecutive tournament semi final appearances in PSA events in the USA and also winning the British National Championships. Following that in 2016 Sarah-Jane had been given the enhanced confidence and self-belief to make the elite World top 10.

Sarah-Jane holds 4 European Team titles, a World Team title and a Commonwealth silver medal.

Truro School’s squash players will have the opportunity to take part in a masterclass with Alison and Sarah-Jane as well as Elite peripatetic coaching with Hadrian Stiff.

The day will also conclude with the final match of the exhibition which will be hosted at Truro Squash Club.

This is the latest in a series of exciting news for Truro School squash. Previous squash masterclasses have included visits from the hugely successful squash players, Mohamed Elshorbagy, Marwan Elshorbagy, James Willstrop and Daryl Selby.