Squash World Champion Mohamed Elshorbagy at UWE Bristol

Performance sport - Squash


The UWE Squash Club is one of the University’s most successful clubs competing in the premier tier of BUCS. The club caters for squash players of all standards from recreational players to professionals.

UWE Bristol aims to be the strongest university in the world for squash providing its elite players with the highest level of individual tuition through a partnership with Elite Squash to help them reach their full potential. Throughout the year the elite players also have the opportunity to compete in the premier squash league through the UWE Elite Squash Bristol team.


The sports facilities and halls of residence on Frenchay Campus provide the perfect location for elite level squash players to balance student life with the pursuit of excellence in squash. The squash team regularly train on the four high quality glass back squash courts on Frenchay Campus.

Training and competition

Players receive regular coaching and training every week in partnership with Elite Squash and also take part in the BUCS league as part of the UWE squash team. The UWE squash club have four men’s teams and one women’s team who play in the BUCS league every Wednesday afternoon with UWE Men’s first team playing in the Premier South Division.

Monday – 18:00 – 20:00

Tuesday – 18:00 – 20:00

Wednesday - BUCS

Thursday – 18:00 – 20:00

Friday – 17:30 – 19:30


UWE's athlete centred program will enable students to get the best from their squash. Alongside the squad training we pride ourselves in our personal approach where players can access individual one to one lessons focused on their specific needs. This is done through assessing exactly where the best start point to begin improvement from a holistic approach.

Coaching team

The coaching team is a group of highly motivated and talented coaches who all share a common goal to produce excellence in coaching and ensure all players get the most from squash. All coaches work from the same philosophy and deliver the personal approach that lies at the heart of the UWE squash programme.

Hadrian Stiff - Head Coach

Hadrian grew up in Exeter and after a successful playing career representing England, becoming the U19 no.1 and gaining a senior world ranking in the top 50. Hadrian has over 20 years coaching experience with a proven track record of producing top players including 2 national junior champions and 12 regional champions. Coach to Mohamed and Marwan El Shorbagy and many other professional players.


Mohamed El Shorbagy
Ranking - World Number 3
Born - Alexandria, Egypt
Coach - Hadrian Stiff, Jonah Barrington
Achievements - Qatar Classic 2013 Winner, Sky Open 2013 Winner, World Open 2012 Runner Up, 2 x World Junior Champion, 2 x British Junior Open Champion

Marwan El Shorbagy
Ranking - World Number 21
Born - Alexandria, Egypt
Coach - Hadrian Stiff
Achievements - Northern Ontario Open 2013 Winner, Edmonton Open 2013 Winner, 2 x World Junior Champion and 2 x British Junior Open Champion

Lucas Serme
Ranking - World Number 67
Born - Creteil, France
Coach - Hadrian Stiff
Achievements - Austrian Open 2014 Winner, Swiss Open 2013 Winner, Rochester Pro-Am 2013 Winner, Swiss Open 2013 Winner

Mike Harris
Ranking - World Number 128
Born - Exeter, Devon
Coach - Hadrian Stiff
Achievements - NSC Series No3 2012 Semi-Final, Royal Jordanian Open 2012 Semi-Final, UCT Open 2013 Semi-Final

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