The squash programme at UWE Bristol strives to provide an elite-level sporting experience for student-athletes, establishing a performance culture that has a clear focus on both sport and academics.

You’ll be joining a group of players that have performed consistently to a high level within the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) framework and in global squash events.

Team UWE Bristol Squash and the city of Bristol will provide you with the ultimate training environment. Bristol is often described as one of the best places to live in Britain.

Performance squash student posing with a racket.


This is a sample of the men’s and ladies' first team weekly schedule:

Tuesday Two-hour training session
Wednesday One-hour strength and conditioning
Two-hour training session 
Thursday  Two-hour training session

Selected performance athletes will receive additional one-to-one sessions with lead coach Hadrian Stiff and strength and conditioning individual workouts with Head of Strength and Conditioning, Adam Lancaster.

There are also weekly sessions for the other squash teams in the club.

University fixtures

Fixtures for the first team take place on the following dates:

  • Stage one South – October 2020
  • Second/third crossover – November 2020
  • Stage two and tier one playoffs February 2021

The first team also take part in the cup competition that begins in February 2021.

You could also be chosen to represent the University in the Premier Squash League.

Meet the coach

Coach Hadrian Stiff firmly believes in developing the athlete universally, integrating your on and off court experiences so that you can reach your potential. You will be challenged to face your deficiencies as a squash player so that you can build your resilience and robustness, and in the long term become a much stronger squash player.

The connection between body and mind in order to bring the best performances in practice and competition lies at the heart of how Hadrian teaches. All players feel at their best when this balance is achieved, but it takes practice and guidance to find consistently and Coach Stiff is an expert in helping players find this. That feeling will be taught, and trusting in the process of learning and competing is at the heart of reaching your best.

Find out more about Hadrian and Elite Squash.

Performance Sport overview

Read an overview of the Performance Sport programme

Get in touch

Want to know more? Email performancesport@uwe.ac.uk.

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