Houston’s only squash player competing on the PSA World Tour, Mission Squash Executive Director Nick Sutcliffe has a busy month ahead! After intense off-season’s training, this week he travels to London to compete for the prestigious British Amateur Championship, a tournament with a 104-year history. Nick has reached the final twice and has upped his preparation this year to be in with a chance at the title.
Before the tournament he’ll be training in Pontefract, Yorkshire with Malcolm Willstrop, coach and father of former World Number 1 James Willstrop, and at the English Institute of Sport with Mark Campbell, strength and conditioning coach to 3-time World Champion Nick Matthew.
After returning to Houston for more training he heads out to the British Virgin Islands to compete in PSA events in Tortola, a beautiful island that was recently hit hard by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, completing the triangle with the Bermuda $10k the following week.
Nick’s tournament winnings are donated to education projects for underserved students in Houston as part of the Mission Squash program.
Good luck Nick!
Pictured here with his strength and conditioning coach Chris Slocum and NFL players at the Memorial Hermann Ironman Clinic, Houston.