The Extravaganza saw Paul Coll, Joelle King, Donna Urquhart, Cameron Pilley, Zac Alexander, Aaron Frankcomb and Rex Hedrick participate in front of more than 70 people at the Elanora Squash Centre.
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Events like this combine social interaction with physical exertion and in the case of the professional players, the physical prowess and mental tenacity that we can all aspire to acquire.
"I'd like to thank all those involved in the event, especially the East Coast Squash Academy’s Dr Marc Dussault and founder Aaron Frankcomb for MC’ing the squash matches and donating their speaker and appearances fees respectively. Also, I want to mention that an event of this size could not have been successful without Tim Wyres and Katherine Moore’s amazing support and allow us to host the event at the Elanora Squash Centre, one of Sydney’s premier sport venues.” Jake Cohen said.
Founded in 2013 when Aaron Frankcomb retired from the Professional Squash Tour, the East Coast Squash Academy set out to create a business model to expand the presence of squash within local communities surrounding squash centres.
The Academy’s first location was at Willoughby Squash Club where Aaron Frankcomb was hired as the club’s resident squash pro. The Academy produced some stellar results including: Attracting a handful of junior players with aspirations of going on the professional (PSA) tour. Its junior program had the biggest contingent of players on the NSW Squash Junior ranking list, with players on the NSW junior state teams, Australian junior teams and Australian senior players. The Academy has developed NSW and Australian Junior Champions. At its peak, the junior squash program boasted (pun intended!) over 500 children participating in weekly squads and training sessions. Memberships and participation in squads increased by 100% and 300% respectively and tournament registrations reached at an all-time high.
The Academy has been the home base to two full time senior players that reached careers highs of top 240 in the world on the Men’s PSA Tour. Its best female professional reached a top world ranking of 106.
The Bondi Waverley Squash Club was the Academy’s second location, with over 30 hours of coaching services per week were provided to increase court utilization and grow profits by leveraging unused off-peak times.
In 2016, The Academy expanded its reach with the following locations: Energize Health and Fitness, North’s Fitness, Sydney CBD Squash Club, Elanora Squash Club and Manly Squash Club.
Contact details: Tel: 0424 474 001
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Aaron Frankcomb was ranked in the top 100 professional squash players for 8 years, and for 4 of those years he was in the top 50, winning 4 PSA titles. He represented Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, was a Junior Champion in all age groups including 2 times in the Under 19 category and holder of scholarships in the Tasmanian and Australian Institutes Of Sport. He now coaches professionally and remains Sydney’s top ranked squash player and is still considered within the top 5 players in Australia.
Contact details: Tel: 0424 474 001
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