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Update: 6th September 2013

I’m off to Malaysia for the first tournament of the season. Can’t wait to get back to playing tournaments now as it has been about three months since the last event.

I have had a good summers training of about 10 weeks. Have had quite a few squads in Manchester over this time as we have the Commonwealth Games next year so we are working out the pairings for the doubles. So a different summer, but a good one and can’t believe how quickly it has gone.

It’s a massive day on Sunday 8th as we hear if squash has got into the Olympics for 2020.

Huge Huge time for squash!! It would be the ultimate part of any squash players career to play in the Olympics so fingers crossed!

First round starts in Malaysia on Wednesday 11th September and I’m playing a qualifier first up.
Can’t wait to get started!! The season begins!!

Ali xx

‘A Word From Alison’ – 1st July 2013

Home now from a great 12 days in LA and Las Vegas.   Amazing time with highlights being going to the Grand Canyon and the Calvin Harris pool party at the MGM hotel in Vegas.  You couldn’t get two things further away from each other!!

It’s back to it now though and last week I had a good week getting back to training and getting the body ready for the summer training ahead. We haven’t got any tournaments until the start of September now so it’s a good time to get some really good hard training in and i have got a list of things to work on. We have quite a few squads in Manchester over the next few months with lots of doubles practice as we work out pairings for the Commonwealth Games next year in Glasgow.
So it’s going to be a busy summer but I’m really looking forward to it.

Ali xx

‘A Word From Alison’ 29th June 2013

A great day in Shrewsbury at a coaching workshop! I was put through my paces with some coaching, an exhibition match and 8 ‘play the pro’ games! Good fun and looking forward to the next one! Made it back in time to watch the killers at Wembley! Amazing!!!

 http://www.schoolsquash.co.uk/2013/06/24/coaching-workshop

‘A word from Alison’ – 30th May 2013

Last weekend I got to the semi-finals of the British open losing out to Nicol David 3-0. She played too well on the day and there isn’t much you can do when your opponent is playing like that. I can only think that next time I will do better and I will train hard to do this.

It was a great week in hull and the first time we have played on a football pitch so it was a different experience for everyone but a good one. Congratulations to Laura Massaro on winning, a great achievement.
 
I’m off to Glasgow for the weekend as we have a practice doubles competition in preparation for the commonwealth games next year. This will be a great chance for all of us to try out the new 13inch tin and to gain valuable experience at playing at the actual venue for where the CWG will be held.

Then it’s back home and its summer holidays. I’m off to Los Angeles and Las Vegas for 12 days and I can’t wait!!! Some much needed sun and maybe this could be the making of  ‘The Hangover 4’. Let the fun begin!!!

Ali xx

Back for the European Team Champs

Good week at the European champs and we brought home both the men’s and
women’s titles.

We beat the Irish 2-1 and the men beat the French team in a very tight final.
We all enjoyed the week and it is always nice to be away as a team and you
can’t beat playing for England.

Sarah Jane did a good initiation at the finals dinner which consisted of a Gangnam
style dance down the centre of the room ending up on stage strutting her moves.
Top marks! 

It was a big night for my premier league team Tuesday as it was the finals in
Nottingham vs Duffield. I unfortunately missed out on playing as I have been
suffering from an ear infection all week so was disappointed to not play. We
won though 3-2 so that was our 5th title and 4 in a row which i think is an
unbelievable achievement. Delighted for the team and manager Pete Smith as I
know it’s tough to organise the team throughout the year but as always he does
a fantastic job.

The British open is next in Hull and it’s the last tournament of the season

before the summer break. We start on the 21st May. Come and show your support.
It should be a great tournament. 

Ali  xx

Off to the European Team Championships

Heading off to the European Championships today in Amsterdam today.

We are number one seeds in both the Men’s and Women’s events. I’m really looking forward to the week ahead as I love the team events and playing for England. We start in a pool group of 4 teams with two matches on Wednesday and one Thursday. Our women’s team is Laura Massaro, me, Jenny Duncalf and a debut for Sarah Jane Perry. Looking forward to the initiation!!!!
 
It should be a great week and hopefully we can bring both the titles home.
 
Ali xx

Update – 3rd April

I am back from Malaysia now where I got to the final losing out to Laura Massaro. It was a good but tough week and there were certainly no easy matches. There are always things to work on and am now looking forward to a good 6 weeks of training getting ready for the British Open in Hull.
 
I ‘m having a few days rest now to let the body recover and to get over the jetlag. 8 hours is no fun!! Early mornings and early nights is the common theme.
 
We have a big match on Tuesday 9th when it’s the semi finals of the premier league. We are playing at home (Croydon) and are taking on Oxford. It should be a great night of squash so come down and support us.
 
The new April rankings are out and after getting to the final in Malaysia I’m back up to 4.

Ali xx

”I’m Supporting SOS Kit Aid!”

I am at Southgate Squash Club (North London) today donating some old kit for ‘Kit Aid’.

Please donate any old kit to your local club so that it can be forwarded onto
those in developing countries and to give them a chance to start playing squash.

For more information, please visit http://www.lvsoskitaid.com/

Ali xx


Latest News: 6 New ‘Questions & Answers’

I have added 6 new questions and answers to my ‘Q&A’ page.

Please click the following link   www.alisonwaters.co.uk/qa

Ali xx

Latest News: Update to my ‘Profile’ page


I have updated my ‘Profile’ page with some new information.

Ali xx

 

Name: Alison Claire Waters

Date of Birth:  19th March 1984

Born: London

Lives: Oakwood, London

Height: 5’7

Racket Hand: Right

…………….….. please click here to view the full profile www.alisonwaters.co.uk/profile