Mike is the Head Professional at PSC as well as the Director of the SCH Squash Program.
Mike joined the Club in early 2002, taking the helm from Bryan Patterson in 2007. He came from Zimbabwe via Australia, where he earned the highly respected Senior Coaching Certificate from the Australian Institute of Sports, majoring in talent development. Prior to this Mike had trained junior squads for the World Championships from 1997-2000. He was also the Fitness Trainer and Nutritional Advisor to the Men’s teams.
Mike has coached at the USA Junior Squads, Universal Squash Camps in the UK and USA and been a guest coach at Princeton University and other camps. He has run Philadelphia Squash Club’s Elite and General Camps in Philadelphia and is the SCH Academy Varsity Coach and has won Titles in the Inter-Ac in 2005 and MASA in 2009; they have consistently placed in the top 5 teams in the U.S. National High Schools Team Championships.
Mike also has a BSc degree, Fitness, Nutrition, Business and Communication diplomas. He has been playing squash for over 35 years and was a Southern Africa first league men’s player, winning several local tournaments. Mike coached the Zimbabwe junior men’s teams for the 1998 and 2000 World Championships, the 1998, 1999 and 2000 Southern African Schools Championships (3 Gold medals) and was Zim men’s squash fitness and nutrition coach from 1999 to 2000.
Originally from London, England, Stuart “Stu” Hadden joined the Philadelphia Squash Club team in October, 2016 as a Touring Professional.
Currently ranked 181 in the world, Stuart continues to travel throughout North America and the world to compete on the PSA circuit. A passionate advocate and teacher of Squash, Stuart loves working with people of all ages and abilities.
A native of Williamstown, Massachusetts, Peter moved to Philadelphia in the Fall of 2016, and has since joined the team at PSC, received his Level I U.S. Squash Coaching Certificate, and coached the Boys Middle School and Upper School JV Squash teams at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.
Before moving to Philadelphia, Peter was educated at the University of Edinburgh and SOAS, University of London in the area of History. In London, Peter was captain of his university Squash team for two years, and the squad earn a Division 1 London University Squash League Championship.
Beth is the Assistant Pro focusing on Girls and Womens Squash Programs
Beth joined us in September 2013 from Wales where she represented Wales in their National Junior and Senior teams from the age of 11. She played in the 2003 World Junior Championships and several European Team Championships since 2001, making it into the top 15 of European women’s players and achieving 3rd in Wales.
Beth is a qualified Level UK CC2 Professional Squash Coach with extensive experience in coaching the Welsh Elite Junior teams as well as all levels of boys and girls from the age of 4 up. She ran the South Wales Ladies League and coached many adults to proficiency in her career. She also earned a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Sport Science and her UK Sports Massage Diploma.