AussieNick Squash Camps
ALISTER WALKER FORMER WORLD #12 AT AUSSIENICK SUMMER CAMPS 2017
AUSSIENICK SQUASH INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY
My travel to Australia in 2015 has taught me many things about myself, my love for the game of squash and stretching my limits of comfort in order to learn what I can handle as a person. Overall, I have never been to a country more welcoming and exciting as Australia; the people are so kind and the places are life-changing. My favorite location was the city of Brisbane, because it is impossible to compare to any city back in the U.S. There is every store you could imagine, all within walking distance, a wonderful array of nature to balance the industrialization, and a wide range of entertainment for all ages within this tropical city. Even though I only spent a few days here, I felt like I had only touched the surface, and would gladly travel back if I had the opportunity. In Australia, I made the transition from being a good athlete to an elite athlete, with a greater respect for the game. Before the trip, I would merely practice my shots and do fitness, but I was not documenting my training, and I did not have a set in stone routine to follow. After traveling to Australia, being put into a vigorous training program for improvement, and training 2 times a day, I realized I wanted to take the next step in my game. Now, I have a documented training program involving technical, mental, physical, and dietary focal points so I can be completely prepared for the vigor of competition. Because I lacked the professional training that the top juniors in the states have, I needed the internal motivation to drive myself to creatively come up with ways to use the resources I have, and Australia gave me this. Since last year, my ranking has gone up about 10 spots, from around 35 to 24 currently, and I owe it all to Australia. I have received compliments at multiple tournaments about how I take the game much more seriously now, but I do not think I could have done it alone. I want to thank Connie Barnes, the Barnes family, and all who helped me train overseas in Australia, and I hope to return in the future!
With only having done one session I already felt like a more calmed, relaxed and smarter squash player on court. Within 3 months of that session as promised I played the best squash of my life. Not only did that half an hour session dramatically affect my squash I applied a lot of it into my everyday life.
AUSSIENICK SQUASH SPRING BREAK CAMPS