The Squash Australia High Performance Centre is based at Carrara Squash Centre.

Australia’s Winning Edge players train daily under the guidance of National coach Paul Price. Players that have hit Winning Edge criteria are invited to train full-time at our NTC. These players will also have the opportunity of added services which include medical, strength and conditioning, lifestyle/education, psychology, nutrition and testing.

The centre benefits from:

  • Daily training with National Coach 
  • Use of Gold Coast Suns Strength and Conditioning facilities 
  • Group as well as one on one sessions with the coach

Squash Australia knows that in order to produce world class athletes it takes more than just great squash skills which is why we have secured the services of excellent support staff:

Alex Hynes Strength & Conditioning

As an experienced S&C coach having worked with Tennis Australia in High Performance sector for the last 7 years, where he coached over 15 Australian National Junior Champions. Alex brings an enormous experience to Squash Australia. His primary role is to develop, guide and improve the physical capabilities of all athletes in the program. Some of Alex’s key focus areas include mobility, strength, body management, load management and injury prevention.

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Abraham Garfield Psychologist

Abra is a performance consultant, therapist, educator, writer and mental coach for professional and amateur athletes, performers, coaches and leaders. Abra works as a wellbeing consultant for the AFL Players Association, as a guest speaker, workshop facilitator, recourse developer and in private practice with individuals, teams and organisations (sport and corporate). Abra draws on his own personal experiences from competing at the international level in sport for over 10 years and performing live music. Abra recently won his second silver medal for Australia at the 2016 World Ultimate Frisbee Championships in London.

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Pindara Physiotherapy Physiotherapy

Pindara Physiotherapy and Sport Medicine is the most established practice on the Gold Coast opening in 1986 with its experienced and professional staff providing tailored treatment in a multidisciplinary clinic. On top of the Gold Coast Community, Pindara Physiotherapy and Sport Medicine has provided professional care to elite level organisations such ass the gold Coast Titans, Gold Coast Suns, Australian Baseball Team, Gold Coast Breakers and Gold Coast Blaze.

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Shane Lemke Medical Support

Shane is a APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist and a Director at QSMC. He completed both his Masters of Physiotherapy (Sports) and undergraduate physiotherapy degrees at the University of Queensland. Shane has been involved in a variety of elite sports, both professional and amateur, throughout his career.

Some of Shane’s career highlights include attending 2 Olympic games, 2 World Athletic Championships, and a Commonwealth Games as part of the Australian Track and Field team, and another Commonwealth Games as Physiotherapist and Team Manager of the Squash team. He worked for the Brisbane Lions football club for 12 years, of which 7 years he had the role of head Physio and Medical Coordinator. He is currently the head Physiotherapist of the Athletics program at the Qld Academy of Sport.

Shane has extensive experience in treating sporting populations and enjoys using the skills he has developed treating elite athletes and teams and applying them to all of his clients at QSMC. He enjoys treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, but has a particular interest in injuries from running based sports, and hip groin and hamstring injuries.

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Go to Winning Edge Criteria Athlete Support Services