About the club
Leeds Beckett Squash club have three men’s teams and one woman’s team who compete in leagues in the British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions. We also offer social squash sessions - it doesn’t matter what experience you have; anyone is more than welcome to come along and play.
Kirsty McPhee - Head Coach
Kirsty is a UKCC qualified level 3 squash coach and is currently undergoing her High Performance Coach Award. She tutors other coaches to a level 2 qualification. She is also part of the Aspire coaching team with England Squash and currently leads on the North West Squads.
Kirsty still works alongside England squash assisting on under 19 trips away including the Worlds Junior and European Championships
Since being in post Kirsty works with the squash teams at the university. In 2014 went to the world student games in Chennai as the team GB coach and team manager.
For more information about playing squash at Leeds Beckett contact Kirsty by email K.M.Mcphee@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Trials and Tasters have concluded for this season, but there are still opportunities to get involved with the club. Social Squash takes place every Friday with the team from 5.20pm.
Team training usually takes place with Head Coach Kirsty Mcphee 4 times per week, with matches on Wednesday - first team players can also access individual lessons with Kirsty.
We also have an excellent range of training facilities available, including:
Tennis Centre located on our Headingley Campus, with:
- 4 indoor courts
- 4 outdoor all-weather court
- 4 clay courts
Headingley Campus facilities:
- New and improved gym
- Strength & conditioning suite
- Dedicated strength & conditioning coach
- Swimming pool
- Squash courts
- Dedicated sports halls and arena
- Athletics track
- Soccer pitches
- Rugby pitches
- 3G pitches
- All-weather pitches
- Les Mills Fitness Classes
- Fitness suite
- Fitness classes
Along with winning the BUCS cup 6 years in a row, and the league 5 times, the club has had several notable alumni, including former world number 50, Eddie Charlton; and world number 1, Vanessa Atkinson.
Currently, we have three squash scholars who all coach in local schools.
Racket Sport Scholarships are available to students who are seeking further experience in coaching in order to enhance employability opportunities.In order to apply, students must be at least a Level 1 Coach. A commitment of four hours per week to coaching on the junior and Recreational programmes is required. This scholarship offers financial benefits and a mentoring scheme to successful applicants.
For further information about our Scholarships.
Leeds Beckett University has a free Injury Clinic at our Headingley Campus - giving students the experience they need for massage and injury treatment under supervision from qualified staff (only available during term times)