PSA Coaches

PSA EXPERIENCED COACHES

Our players only train with the best coaches. Our network of players & coaches includes Princeton and Stanford alumni, Drs., Lawyers, Consultants for the IMF, & Govt. leaders. Our players are regularly in attendance at elite tournaments and accepted to premier squash programs at top colleges.

Whether you are new to the game, or a regular on the courts - you’re in good
GREAT hands

Directors

At Play Squash Academy, we are proud to have a team of dedicated and experienced squash program directors who are passionate about the sport and committed to nurturing talent. Our program directors are vital in designing and implementing our comprehensive squash training programs, ensuring each player receives the highest quality coaching and support. Allow us to introduce our esteemed squash program directors:

Nouran El Torky

Nouran is a respected squash community figure known for her exceptional coaching abilities and a keen eye for talent. Her approach to coaching combines technical precision with innovative training methods, ensuring that players continually challenge themselves and progress in their skills. Nouran’s emphasis on physical conditioning, mental toughness, and match strategy equips our players with the tools they need to excel on the court.

Kaleem Khan

With over 15 years of coaching experience, Kaleem Khan brings knowledge and expertise to our academy. As a former professional squash player, Kaleem has competed at the highest levels of the sport. His deep understanding of the game and exceptional coaching skills enable him to tailor training programs focusing on technical proficiency, strategic thinking, and mental resilience. Kaleem’s dedication to helping players reach their full potential makes him a valuable asset to our academy.

MARK BROEKMAN

Mark is a highly accomplished squash coach and program director. Mark has played the sport professionally with a career spanning over two decades. His extensive experience includes coaching players of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to national champions. Mark’s coaching philosophy centers around developing strong fundamentals, cultivating a growth mindset, and fostering a love for the game. His ability to create a supportive and encouraging training environment has resulted in numerous success stories among his students.

Zeyad El Shorafy

Zeyad, our Junior Elite Squash Coach, brings a wealth of experience and dedication to Play Squash Academy. His passion for squash, coupled with a proven track record in nurturing young talent, sets him apart. Zeyad is committed to guiding junior athletes not only in refining their squash skills but also in fostering discipline and sportsmanship. With years of coaching experience, he has successfully mentored players to triumphs in regional and national tournaments. Zeyad’s training approach is characterised by its customisation to each player’s unique strengths and weaknesses, ensuring optimal skill development. We eagerly anticipate Zeyad’s impact on our junior players and the continued elevation of our academy’s reputation for excellence in squash coaching.
Together, our squash program directors at Play Squash Academy form a dynamic team committed to fostering a culture of excellence, growth, and passion for the sport. With their expertise and unwavering dedication, our players receive the best possible training and support to reach their squash goals and become well-rounded athletes.

Head Coaches

Play Squash Academy, our head coaches, are the driving force behind our comprehensive training programs and the development of our players. They possess a wealth of experience, expertise, and a deep passion for squash. Our head coaches are committed to providing top-notch coaching, guidance, and mentorship to help our players excel on and off the court. Here are our esteemed head coaches:

HUNT RICHARDSON

Hunt is the Head Coach of our McLean location. He is a highly respected figure in squash coaching. With over 20 years of experience, Coach Hunt has a proven track record of nurturing talent and producing successful players. His coaching philosophy focuses on developing a solid technical foundation, tactical awareness, and mental resilience. With his keen eye for detail and ability to inspire players to reach their full potential, Coach Hunt plays a pivotal role in shaping the future stars of squash.

VICTOR GARCIA

Victor is a highly experienced Head coach of our Tysons location, with a deep understanding of the game and a strong focus on technical development. With his patient and encouraging coaching style, Victor excels in working with players of all ages and skill levels. His attention to detail and ability to break down complex techniques into manageable steps makes him a valuable asset to our coaching team.

Fawad Khalil

At Play Squash Academy Bethesda, we are proud to introduce Fawad Khalil as our Head Squash Coach. With a rich background in squash and a passion for coaching, Fawad brings expertise, enthusiasm, and a commitment to excellence in our squash programs.

Experience & Achievements:

  • Over 5 years of experience in coaching squash players of all ages and skill levels.
  • Former Top University Player in Pakistan.
  • A certified squash coach with a track record of mentoring successful junior and adult squash players.
  • Known for developing innovative training methods tailored to individual player needs.

Coaching Philosophy: Fawad believes in fostering a positive and challenging environment where players can grow both in skill and sportsmanship. Their approach combines technical instruction, strategic gameplay, and mental conditioning, ensuring holistic development for every athlete.

Personal Touch: Apart from squash, Fawad enjoys competing in Professional tournaments. This blend of professional expertise and personal passion makes him a well-rounded coach and a mentor who connects deeply with players.

Vision for Play Squash Academy: As the Head Coach at our Bethesda location, Fawad is dedicated to nurturing talent, promoting healthy competition, and building a community of squash enthusiasts. He looks forward to leading our players to new heights and celebrating every milestone along the way.

Join us at Play Squash Academy Bethesda to learn from the best and unlock your potential under the guidance of Fawad Khalil!

Contact Details:
Mobile : 240-234-4595
Email: fawad@playsquashacademy.com 

OMAR ELKATTAN

Omar ElKattan, a coaching luminary from Cairo, Egypt, has made a significant impact on the squash world. His expertise and PSA ranking in the top 120 worldwide brings a wealth of experience to our academy, guiding players to triumphs in various championships. Omar ElKattan, a true architect of champions, continues to shape the future of squash with his expertise and dedication. His keen eye for detail and adaptability make him an invaluable resource, providing comprehensive guidance to players of all levels in our academy.

Our head coaches at Play Squash Academy are highly knowledgeable and skilled in their craft and exceptional leaders and mentors. They strive to create a positive and inclusive atmosphere where players can develop their skills, build confidence, and foster a lifelong love for squash. Our players are well-equipped to succeed on the court and in life with their guidance.

Assistant Coaches

At Play Squash Academy, we have a team of talented assistant coaches who work closely with our program directors to deliver exceptional training and support to our players. Our assistant coaches bring their passion for squash and a wealth of knowledge to help players develop their skills and achieve their goals. Here are some of our esteemed assistant coaches:

NADINDHI UDANGAWA

Nadindhi is a dedicated assistant coach passionate about helping players enhance their mental and emotional resilience on the squash court. She specializes in sports psychology and works closely with players to develop effective strategies for handling pressure, maintaining focus, and building confidence. Nadindhi’s empathetic approach and strong communication skills make her an invaluable resource for our athletes.

ABDUL QADIR

Abdul is an enthusiastic and energetic assistant coach who brings a wealth of experience in strength and conditioning to our academy. He designs comprehensive fitness programs tailored to the specific needs of squash players, focusing on agility, speed, endurance, and injury prevention. Abdul’s commitment to physical development and his ability to motivate players make him an essential part of our coaching staff.

SHIRAZ AKBAR

Shiraz is a skilled assistant coach specializing in junior player development. With his extensive experience working with young athletes, Shiraz creates engaging and age-appropriate training sessions that foster a love for the game while building a solid foundation of skills. His ability to connect with young players and instill a sense of discipline and teamwork makes him an invaluable asset to our junior program at Columbia.

WALEED KHALIL

Waleed is a versatile assistant coach with a broad range of expertise across different aspects of the game. From technique refinement to match strategy Waleed provides comprehensive guidance to players of all levels. His keen eye for detail and ability to adapt his coaching style to each player’s needs make him an invaluable resource on our coaching team.

WALEED KHALIL

Waleed is a versatile assistant coach with a broad range of expertise across different aspects of the game. From technique refinement to match strategy Waleed provides comprehensive guidance to players of all levels. His keen eye for detail and ability to adapt his coaching style to each player’s needs make him an invaluable resource on our coaching team.

WALEED KHALIL

Waleed is a versatile assistant coach with a broad range of expertise across different aspects of the game. From technique refinement to match strategy Waleed provides comprehensive guidance to players of all levels. His keen eye for detail and ability to adapt his coaching style to each player’s needs make him an invaluable resource on our coaching team.

WALEED KHALIL

Waleed is a versatile assistant coach with a broad range of expertise across different aspects of the game. From technique refinement to match strategy Waleed provides comprehensive guidance to players of all levels. His keen eye for detail and ability to adapt his coaching style to each player’s needs make him an invaluable resource on our coaching team.

SAMER AL-ANI

Samer is a dedicated coach with a deep understanding of squash at all levels. He brings an Egyptian style to his coaching. His coaching style focuses on technical precision, tactical awareness, and mental strength. He is committed to creating a challenging yet supportive environment where players can thrive and achieve their goals.
Our assistant coaches work closely with our program directors to ensure that our players receive personalized attention and the highest quality training. Together, they create a supportive and challenging environment where players can thrive and reach their full potential. At Play Squash Academy, we are proud to have a dedicated and talented coaching staff to guide our players’ squash journey.