Northern has a number of coaches and has an extremely strong junior coaching programme. Junior coaching is run on Saturdays by Richard Vitty, with sessions for different age groups running throughout the day. There are also after school sessions that run on a Thursday. Contact Richard Vitty for information. General coaching can be done on an individual or group basis and can be booked with any of the coaches below. Please contact them directly for their rates and availability.


Northern Squash Club has four coaches, each specialising in particular coaching areas.

  • Richard Vitty

    Richard Vitty

    • England Squash Level 4 Qualified Coach
    • Current Northumbria County Coach
    • Former Senior County Player

  • Tom

    Tom Cornell

    • County player from u-11 to u-19 level
    • Northumbria Premier league standard player
    • Registered Level 2 England Squash Coach.
    • Current County racketball champion
    • 3 time club racketball champion

  • Megan Evans

    Megan Evans

    • England Squash Level 2 Qualified Coach
    • Represented Scotland at World Junior Squash Championships 2019
    • Former top 10 in England national rankings at u15s
    • Current u19 county champion
    • Member of the senior county ladies team

  • Thomas Moore

    Thomas Moore

    • I have been playing squash since I was 6 years old. Since then I have always had a love for the sport. I have, since, progressed to play at club and county level. In 2018 I completed the England squash level 2 squash coaching qualification and have been coaching since then.

  • Charlie Ponente

    Charlie Ponente

    • Registered Level 2 England Squash Coach
    • Playing for over 35 years
    • Northern league team player
    • Former Senior County Player
    • Level 1 football and Goalkeeping coach (not that that matters ;-) )
    • 2 kids coming through at county standard
    • love the game, love to coach

  • Alex Robertson

    Alex Robertson

    • Played squash for 14 years and have loved every bit of it!
    • Played at county, regional, and national level throughout juniors
    • 3rd place in Spanish Open U17s
    • 1 year experience coaching in Canada, including beginner to advanced level players, and the Laurier University squash team
    • Registered level 1 England Squash Coach, about to do my level 2

  • Andrew Shipley

    Andrew Shipley

    • I'm 17 years old and have been playing squash for the last 10 years and I have really enjoyed training, playing and improving over this time. In this time I have reached the top 10 in England at every prior age group and have represented my county at each age group up to senior level in addition I play in Northern's men's first team. As well as this I have played for the north east on multiple occasions and played in countless tournaments including internationally. I would like to use my experience in squash to continue to help younger players.