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James Powley

James has over 20 years of Squash coaching experience worldwide in Qatar, South Africa and in the UK, and he is currently an England Squash Level III Elite coach and Tutor. He is also the England Squash & Racketball Aspire Coach.

Before coming to the University Sports Centre James was the Head Squash Coach at Hunts County Squash Club for 9 years.  During this time he has built up the club and its Coaching Programme and has developed juniors and adults from beginners to professional level.  James has competed on the PSA circuit (Highest world ranking #176, 2002 – 2004) and became the O40 National Racketball Champion in 2012.

He is been working as the Head Squash Coach at the University of Cambridge Sports Centre since January 2015 and in this time has integrated and helped develop both the Cambridge Squash Club and the Cambridge University Squash Rackets Club at the Sports Centre plus developing the Fives.  The Squash section within the Sports Centre has a very active internal leagues both evening and lunchtime with 28 leagues and 132 players, a junior Squash club on Saturday mornings from 10:30am, Club nights Friday and Sunday evenings plus 10 teams competing in the Cambridgeshire leagues.  The Fives section is also growing with various try it sessions and Schools Coaching during the day.  James only started playing/getting involved with Fives since joining the Sports Centre and says that if you are looking for a new challenge or sport to get involved in then look no further than Fives     

If you would like to know more about the Squash and Fives activities please contact James…    

About James Powley

Job Title

  • Head Squash Coach

Where Do I Work?

Sports Centre