Niinimaki brings over 20 years of coaching experience and was ranked 6th in Finland at the pinnacle of his playing career. His extensive coaching experience, knowledge of mental toughness, psychology, motor skills and muscular strength training will help strengthen and support the Academy’s coaching faculty.
Niinimaki has coached players at all levels, from juniors and adults to top ranked international players and national teams. Among the professionals Tomi has coached include: Simon Rösner (World #3), Raphael Kandra (World #13), Olli Tuominen (World #13), Mahesh Mangaonkar (World #44) and Sina Wall (World #41).
Teams and clubs Tomi has coached include: Finland men’s and women’s National Teams, Estonian National Team, Paderborner Squash Club, Finland Racketlon national, Finland National team & regional junior camps, Espoo Squash Rackets Club and Mäkelänrinne Sports High School.
Tomi’s other squash related accomplishments involve; being a panel member of the European Disciplinary Appeal Panel since 2021, a member of the coaching panel of the Finnish SRA 2015, a member of the group organising the European Team Championships 2011 and a member of the Finnish SRA board, 2009-2010.
Tomi has developed the material for Finland’s national Level 1 coaching course, organised a “Squash for school kids” campaign, organised and hosted exhibition matches, organised "Squash for everyone" events, organised national tournaments and events.
Tomi Niinimaki’s accomplishments as a squash player include:
- Finland National ranking career high No. 6.
- 7th in the National championships in 2011
- Squash doubles Finnish national champion in 2008 and 2009
- Finland national club championship gold 2009, bronze 2010 and 2011
- Quarterfinals in Finnish national championships 2005
- Five gold medals in the Nordic junior team championships 1994-1998
- U16 and U19 national team 1993-1998
- Several medals in national championships as a junior
- Several international tournaments
The Academy has been an innovator within the Australian squash community, facilitating corporate team building events and workshops to improve teamwork in organisations to enhance health, wellness and wellbeing in the workforce through squash.
While Tomi is in Sydney, he will be available for one-on-one and group coaching for players of all ages and abilities. Make the most of his skills and expertise while he is here!
Contact details: Tel: 0405 018 561