Squash Professionals

Pete Goodings | Squash Manager/Head Squash Professional | pete.goodings@royalglenora.com

  • Ex-England O-35’s International

  • UK Royal Air Force (RAF) 4-time National Squash Champion

  • Ex-UK RAF Physical Training Instructor (Staff Instructor)

  • Level 3 Coach

“For me Squash is the epitome of both a physical and mental battle in sport. There’s nowhere to hide on a squash court and it’s unique compared to many other racquet sports as there’s no net to separate you from your opponent. Every time I step on court I feel like I learn something new about the game and I never stop wanting to pass this learning on to others. I also like to have as much fun out there as I can and often try to achieve ‘impossible’ shots!”

Check out one of Pete's favourite TV sketches from "The Two Ronnies" on BBC!

Adrian De Vries | Assistant Squash Professional | squash@royalglenora.com

  • Multi-time Alberta Junior Squash Champion

  • Represented Alberta at the 2011 Canada Games

  • Top 8 Junior Nationals

  • Highest Alberta Senior Ranking – 5

  • Certified Level 1 Coach

  • In-training for Levels 2 and 3

"I've grown up around the courts and learned to love each facet of the game. Having caught the bug early on, squash morphed from just another sport to play into a full-on lifestyle. My main focus now is on the technical side, striving for efficiency with my swing and movement. Whether it be coaching or playing I try to push a smooth, stylish, and always fun form of squash."

Kensy Balch | Associate Squash Professional

  • 2008 Canadian Girls U17 3rd Place

  • 2010 Canadian Girls U19 3rd Place

  • Top 5 for the final overall National Junior Girls Rankings in 2010

  • Played 4 years of NCAA Division 1 Varsity Women's Squash for Dartmouth Ivy League College

  • Certified Level 1 NCCP Coach through Squash Canada (in pursuit of Level 2)

"I really identify with squash being a sport for life. I started playing at 11 years old and have never looked back. It's taken me across North America and back again and I have met some of my closest friends through the sport too. No matter what's going on in your life you can always find your way back to the unique mental and physical challenge of the game that keeps us all coming back for more!"