ESF Masters

The ESF board has taken the very difficult decision to cancel all 2021 Championship events.

The key factors in reaching this decision include all the uncertainties caused by the Covid pandemic around universal access to indoor sporting facilities, uncontrolled variables such as travel within Europe and the significant costs of trying to create a safe indoor environment for players, coaches and officials.

So, while we wait for our Masters circuit to restart, ESF would like to provide you all with an opportunity to train ‘together’ virtually. 
Derek Ryan, official physiotherapist for the PSA and former world no. 7, will lead these online sessions: 
  ESF in partnership with Derek Ryan – Virtual Training Sessions  
Strength and Conditioning sessions: Tuesday evenings from 20th April-8th June 2021
Tuesdays 19:00 for 8 weeks starting 20th April 2021 until 8th June 2021.
Sessions can be individual or block booked. It is not necessary to register for all sessions.   
What is Masters Squash FIT?
It’s a moderate to high intensity strength & conditioning total body workout combining functional movements and resistance training using body weight, weights and bands. This Physiotherapist led, squash specific circuit based class will develop your strength, power, stability, mobility and endurance.
Derek Ryan
The classes will be delivered by Derek Ryan, former World Number 7 and World Masters Champion. Derek is the current Lead Physiotherapist for the PSA World Tour and Strength & Conditioning Consultant to some of the World’s leading players.Registration Weblink
All players need to register online. Online Zoom invitations will be sent before the sessions by email to each registered player.
The classes are free!

Competitive weekend event: 7th-9th May 2021

In addition, Derek will host a weekend ‘event’ 7-9th May which consists of 4 training sessions (Friday evening, Saturday morning & afternoon, Sunday morning) which will mimic the pattern of physical activity we remember from playing squash tournaments!

There is a competitive element to the event also using a points-based system and includes answering some fun squash questions. 
Each player will represent their country and the team with the highest score wins!
The cost of ‘competing’ in this event will also be covered by the ESF. All you have to do is sign up and represent your country!
Competitive weekend event: 7th-9th May 2021
4 training sessions (Friday 18:00, Saturday 11:00, Saturday 18:00 and Sunday 11:00. Any player entering will represent their country and the team with the most points wins! Emulates a weekend tournament.Suitability
The May weekend event is physically demanding, emulating four games of competitive squash. By registering for any of the events, you are declaring you have the appropriate level of fitness to participate and agree the disclaimer.

Deadline for registrations
Online registrations close on Friday 30th April.

Players need to be over 35 years of age and affiliated with a European Member Nation.  Please click on the weblink to register

A light weight or own body weight can be used. Players will also need a racket, court shoes, and 3 metres to move backwards and forwards.

The sessions are live and will take place via Zoom, video on or off. It is necessary for everyone to be online and ready with a stable internet connection and a suitable device by the start time for each session. 

Enjoy both the classes and the weekend event on May 7th – 9th.