Coaching Team

Paul

Paul Carter

Middlesex Junior Squash Head Coach & High Performance Team Leader
Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Squash Coaching, Level 4 England Squash & Squash 57 Coach. 

Paul will combine this role with his role as Consultant High Performance and National Coach for England.  He brings a wealth of world class high performance experience to Middlesex, which will be deployed for the development of our juniors.  Paul will also focus on building, developing and mentoring the entire county coaching team.

Paul is a passionate, former national champion, who has represented England 25 times. Paul thrives on adding value and achieving success, working with beginners as well as international squash players in a holistic manner, having also coached 5 players into the top 10 PSA World Rankings and has coached players at 2 Commonwealth Games and many Senior and Junior World Championships.

 

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Stephen Thompson

Deputy Head Coach, High Performance Coach and ES Level 3 Coach

Steve is the Middlesex Junior Squash Deputy Head Coach and will cover for Paul’s absence. Steve will also continue to be part of the High Performance team and Junior Emerging Talent programme.

Stephen is a Level 3 certified Squash Coach. Having graduated from Loughborough University with a joint honours degree in Mathematics & Sports Science, Stephen appreciates what is involved from the grassroots all the way up to what’s required to play at the top level. As a qualified Personal Trainer as well, he will certainly put you through your paces on court.

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Lucas Cannistraci

Middlesex Junior Squash Lead Talent Acceleration (TAP) and ES Level 3 Coach

Lucas has responsibility for running one of the largest programmes for the county, which is the Technical Acceleration Programme, which will take our most promising juniors to the next level as high performance juniors.  Lucas is also a core member of the High Performance Coaching Team.

Lucas has training experience in both Argentina and the UK, including developing programmes for junior players He has vast experience coaching adults at all levels. As a player, Lucas competes in national and international tournaments and reached a top 10 ranking in Latin America.

 

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Ivy Dieltiens

Junior Emerging Talent (JET) and Middlesex Junior Girls Coach.  ES Level 2 Coach

Ivy started playing squash in South Africa when she picked up a racket and introduced herself to the game, quickly falling in love with the pace and challenge of the sport. An avid club member, she aims to bring squash to more girls and ladies at every level, as she believes the game can be enjoyed by everyone. From captaining county ladies through to delivering school programs, Ivy’s enthusiasm has brought many people onto the court and enabled them to attain a better understanding of the game.

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Guido

Guido Cannistraci

Middlesex Junior Squash Coach and ES Level 2 Coach

Guido is an England Squash certified Level 2 squash coach and has been coaching since 2012. He is also a qualified PE teacher.  Guido will play a key role in supporting our squash at the county training and intercounty competitions.

Guido has had a passion for the squash since being introduced to the at age of 8.

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Brendon

Brendon Mounter

Middlesex Junior Squash Coach and ES Level 2 Coach

Brendon Mounter aka Sizzla in the squash circle, is a teacher by profession and has 31 years’ experience as a squash player.  Brendon an active player in the Middlesex leagues at the club and county levels in the open, veteran and vintage categories.  Internationally, he has been an active representative for his native country, Guyana, year on year.  His greatest achievement was being crowned Men’s O40 Champion in the Cayman Islands in 2009 and Men’s O50 Champion in Guyana in 2013.  In his early years as a coach he took Waltham Forest team to the London Youth Games as coach/manager.  In 2015, he was awarded ‘Coach of the Year’ at the Waltham Forest Sports Personality Awards ceremony, held at the Town Hall.  Now a days, he is involved with coaching adults with a range of abilities and skills.

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Nat Hodge

Middlesex Junior Squash Coach and ES Level 2 Coach

Nat has recently joined the Middlesex coaching team and has been coaching for about 4 years.  Supporting club coaches and now has his own groups at Stormont.

Nat has a passion for the sport of squash since starting the game when 6 years old.   Nat has played for Middlesex in the Junior teams over the years and is now playing regularly for Stormont's 1st Team in the Middlesex Leagues

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Julian Prow

Middlesex Junior Squash Coach and ES Level 2 Coach

Julian has been playing squash 6 years old and gained a wealth of knowledge playing squash for Middlesex Juniors and Middlesex teams.  Julian is currently a squash coach at Southgate and coaches players when at university at Plymouth.  It is important for Julian to make squash fun and accessible to players of all ages.

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Middlesex Junior Squash – Support Coaching Team

 

Middlesex Junior Squash has a wealth of talent among our players and believes it is important to encourage our older players to share their knowledge and experience to inspire our younger players.

Margot Prow, Joe Dawson, Kai Bentick and Karim Elgarhy support the coaching team supporting squads at the training sessions.

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Kai Bentick – Level 1 Coach

Kai recently join the Middlesex Junior squad since moving to London from the Caribbean to study for his A levels.  Kai is a top player from St Vincent and has represented his county at number of international tournaments.

 

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Margot Prow – Level 1 Coach

Margot is currently probably our most experienced and international player.  Margot is current GU17s Champion, is on the England Development Program (EDP) and has represented England at number of junior championships.

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Joe Dawson – Level 1 Coach

Joe has been playing for Middlesex Juniors since the age of 10 and hold a number of junior titles for the county and his own club Coolhurst.

Joe currently supports the coaching team at Coolhurst

 

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Karim Elgarhy – Level 1 Coach

Karim has been playing squash since the age of 13 and almost immediately joined the Middlesex Junior Squad, showing his talent for the sport.  Karim is passionate about the squash and despite joining the sport relatively late has worked hard and show that commitment brings results.

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