Welcome to the Squash Facilities Network! We are a team of experts who have been involved in the squash ecosystem for decades, dedicated to supporting and improving squash facilities and the sport itself. Our focus spans three main areas: effective Management of squash facilities, fostering Development and interest in squash, and Architecture of squash facilities that is both functional and financial substainable.
We welcome everyone who has implemented successful best practices for squash facilities to join our team. Our goal is to offer guidance and resources to those who manage squash courts and to all who love the game.
Join us in our journey to bring out the best in squash, for players and facilities alike.
Meet the Team
Markus has an extensive experience in the squash industry since 1979, including roles in PR, Bundesliga League Management, and organizing PSA tournaments. He has been pivotal in selling squash courts internationally, notably with ASB and later CourtTech. Markus's journey spans over three decades, selling nearly 3000 courts in 70 countries. He highlights the challenges and potential of squash, emphasizing the role of the Squash Facilities in promoting the sport's economic viability.
Mike writes our case studies and is a lifelong squash player and experienced sports journalist. He is Head of Content and Communications for the European Squash Federation and also writes for Squash Player magazine and Squash Mad. He was Squash Specialist for the media team at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. He is also editor of ThePadelPaper.com and Pickleball52.com and is Content and Communications Manager for the UK charity Panathlon.
Bradley has been Head Coach at the extraordinarily successful Daisy Hill Squash & Racquet club in Brisbane, Australia since 2018. As a player, he won seven PSA Tour titles and reached the top 60 in the world rankings.
As a coach, he has worked internationally in high-profile roles. He has been Australia National Junior Coach, Head Coach and player for Malta at three Commonwealth Games and worked in Russia, USA, Israel and around Europe.
Paul is Director of Coaching at Off the Wall Squash in Essex, England. In a coaching career spanning nearly 30 years, he has coached national junior and senior champions and world top 10 players (including his son Daryl). He has been a county coach, East of England Regional Coach, a coach educator in South Africa, player liaison and sponsorship scout for Head, coach mentor and tutor for England Squash and Assistant National Junior Coach in Norway.
Conny is co-founder of the highly successful Kaifu Lodge in Hamburg, where he was General Manager for 36 years. He holds degrees in Business Administration, Sports and German. He was German squash champion in 1979/80 and was Manager of the German junior and senior teams. Conny was author of the squash book, 'Training, Technique, Tactics' published by Rowohlt and translated into Dutch, which sold 75,000 copies.
Dr. Andreas Franke-Thiele
Andreas was introduced to squash as a student in a small, mono-sport facility in Hamburg-Bramfeld. Since then, this fascinating sport has accompanied him privately, as a sports teacher at the Kaifu-Lodge, and as a lecturer for racquet sports at the University of Hamburg. During his dissertation, he was interested in the sport-cultural development in Germany and worked in the doctoral group of Prof. Naul (Essen), While working at the European Media and Business Academy (EMBA), Andreas was an accredited university lecturer in the training area of fitness and event management. In coaching theory, he has been committed to coach training and currently works as a scientific advisory board and department head for athletics and fitness at the Academy for Sports, Health, and Nutrition (ASGE).