India’s Renowned Youth Squash Players Arrive at Scarborough Squash Academy For Elite Training

Scarborough Squash Academy Prithvi and Ekam Singh

Two of India’s most highly-ranked squash players have arrived in Scarborough. And they’re here undergo some intense training in the seaside town

Prithvi and Ekam Singh (unrelated) arrived in the UK last week.  And they are here to train at Scarborough Squash Academy under internationally-recognised head coach, Lew Marsden.

The elite pair narrowly missed out on the National Indian squad this year due to having to complete their education. Having now done so, they have enlisted the help of Lew to hone their skills so that they can improve their National and PSA rankings. They also harbour ambitions to represent their country and further their careers in professional squash.

Having worked with Prithvi and Ekam as juniors in India, Lew was excited to bring them to Scarborough. He was keen to showcase the fantastic new facilities the Academy has to offer.

The Academy was opened in late 2018 by former squash world champion, Nick Matthew. It was funded and developed by The Scarborough Group Foundation, the charitable arm of Scarborough Group International. The new facilities feature four glass-backed courts, seating areas for spectators and an extensive gym.

“Elite players”

Lew, who took over as head coach at Scarborough Squash Academy in October 2021, commented:

“I’ve said from the very beginning that my long-term aim is for Scarborough Squash Academy to become a global centre of excellence. There aren’t many places that can boast about the exceptional facilities we have thanks to The Scarborough Group Foundation.

“By securing elite players from across the world to come and train here, as we have done with Prithvi and Ekam, we’re already well on our way to achieving that goal. We hope this sends a strong message to our new and existing players that we will provide them with the best possible facilities and coaching opportunities to develop their skills.”

Scott McCabe is Trustee of The Scarborough Group Foundation and Director of Scarborough Group International. He said: “I had the pleasure of meeting Prithvi and Ekam earlier this week. And I was blown away by their ability and enthusiasm.

“On behalf of The Foundation, we’re extremely proud to welcome them to Scarborough. Not only does their presence put the Academy on the map, it’s also a fantastic coup for the town and the local community. The more people that get to experience these fantastic facilities, the more it will encourage people to take up this amazing sport. Either recreationally or competitively.”

Prithvi and Ekam will be on court at the Scarborough Squash Academy most weekdays throughout July. Spectators can come along and meet the players and even participate in some training. Or, if they prefer they can just watch two top players engage in a very tough and rigorous training program.

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