- Vivo Gym and Sports Club, run by Elite Squash, Hadrian Stiff (current coach of the ElShorbagy brothers and Joelle King, amongst others)
- Hallamshire Squash Club, Neil Guirey (coach of Nick Matthew)
- Edgbaston Priory Club, Mike Harris (former Head of Education and Coaching in Finland and former England High Performance Coach)
Jake was lucky enough to be able to go over to England to see the squash environments, which was organised by Academy director, Aaron Frankcomb. Through Aaron's vast and detailed contacts through his playing experience, this allowed Jake inside KNOWLEDGE of what occurs in some of the top clubs in world squash. This is a rare occurrence, especially in the lead up to the World Championships. The Academy thanks all the venues for opening their doors for Jake.
The experiences of each Club differed greatly from each other. The Elite Squash environment has a dual focus of the pro players and the club level player. When Jake visited, 6th December, the World Championship preparations were well underway for many of the pro's who use the club's services. Players who Jake was lucky enough to see at the club were:-
- Mohamed ElShorbagy (World number 1 for 28 months, 21 PSA titles, 2 time British Open winner and current world number 2, World Champion 2017)
- Cesar and Arturo Salazar (current world rankings of 20 and 45 respectively)
- Youssef Soliman (Current world ranking of 58, 2016 U19 British Open Champion, 5 PSA titles)
- Nada Abbas (Current world ranking of 38, 2 titles in 2016, 4th place in 2017 U19 British Open)
- Joshua Masters (Current world ranking of 55 and 2 PSA titles in 2016)
Jake was lucky enough to see Nick Matthew train for the final time before he departed for his final World Champs push in Manchester. Nick had a great session with his coach, Neil Guirey, where they worked on fine tuning Nick's game to give him the BEST OPPORTUNITY TO WIN his fourth World Championships men's title, to go with his 3 British Open titles, 3 Commonwealth Games gold medals and 33 PSA tour titles.