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

  • Josie Barker

    Josie Barker

    • England Squash Level 2 Qualified Coach
    • Played for the county at every age group alongside the ladies senior team
    • Represented the region and was ranked no. 4 in England at U17 and have been consistently inside the top 10 in England since around the age of 15

  • Derek Collins

    Derek Collins

    • England Squash Level 2 Qualified Coach
    • Former Combined Services Champion. Represented English Armed Services
    • Former Club Champion
    • Current Premier League 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