COACHES

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Coaches

LIZ MACKENZIE – Level 2

Liz’s love for coaching comes from an early age, having completed her first coaching qualification while still at school. Liz competed in a number of Jarvis/Kaplan Cup Inter Provincial Tournaments representing Northern Transvaal and Natal. After completing a BA Phys Ed degree from the Univ of Pretoria and a Higher Diploma in Education from the Univ of Natal, she spent a couple of years gaining coaching and playing experience in Israel, Switzerland and the USA. Although a serious car accident ended her competitive days, Liz continued being involved with squash coaching and administration.

In 2017 Liz was qualified by the WSF as a Level 1 Tutor and in 2019 will take up the position with the Africa Squash Federation as the continent’s. Liz will be presenting the Level 1 coaching course in Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Malawi as a starting point to this position with the World Squash Federation

Liz is Head Coach at both TuksSquash and Menlopark Muurbal Akademie (MMA).

WESLEY DANIELS – LEVEL 1

Wesley is a product of the Tuks coaching program and reached the top of the junior ranks (SA Top 3) He represented Gauteng as a school boy and was a proud member of the Parktown Boys High 1st team. Wesley comes from a squash family, having grown up at the Kempton Park Squash Centre, which is owned by his grand parents.  As a qualified teacher, Wesley has a love for children and for educating them, and this can be seen in his patient coaching method. Wesley represents Northerns at the IPT’s often having to face his own juniors at the event.

Although part time on the WOS program, Wesley is on hand full time when we need him for Camps and clinics

ALEX VERHAGE – LEVEL 1 and mini-SQUASH SPECIALIST

Alex has been involved in squash as a player, coach and administrator most of her life. Moving over from tennis at high school, she represented Northerns at a junior level and until recently still actively played in the NSA Womens league. Once her sons started enjoying the game, Alex got involved in coaching again. She has done exceptionally well with start up programs and can motivate beginners to start playing the game, help them to reach a reasonable standard where they can start competing on the Provincial circuit

Alex is also the backbone to the administration involved in World of Squash and is the office keeper when World of Squash is running Camps and National Academies

RAY DLAMINI – LEVEL 1 

Ray will be joining the team as a full time member in 2019 and has a solid track record as an EgoliSquash coach. The experience built up there, dealing with large numbers of players and keeping players going using creative means will be a valuable asset to the WOS team. Ray was a member of the Jeppe Boys High 1st team and represented Gauteng juniors at the IPT. He has dedicated his time to full time coaching and will be developing juniors to represent their Provinces at the junior and senior IPT’s. Ray was  manager of the Gauteng Rising Stars team at the 2018 GrowthPoint IPT (Jarvis Cup)