Coaches at PSC

Mike Jefferys 


Mike is the Head Professional at PSC as well as the Director of the SCH Squash Program.

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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.


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Stuart Hadden picOriginally from London, England, Stuart “Stu” Hadden joined the Philadelphia Squash Club team in October, 2016 as a Touring Professional.

While in the United Kingdom, Stuart was among the top juniors, having won the Irish National Junior Championship in 2011. As a student at the University of Bristol, Stuart studied for a business degree while competing for the university Squash team as captain, leading Bristol to the British University Championship title.

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.
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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 2 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 helped the squad earn it’s first Division 1 London University Squash League title in 2015.