The Edmonton Squash Club is a not-for-profit society which was formed to counter recent squash club closures in Edmonton. Our mission is primarily to increase the squash court count in Edmonton and to provide a facility where squash players interests come first.
Coaches and Club Pros
Executive Director and Head Pro
Jeff Williams is the Executive Director and Head Squash Professional for the Edmonton Squash Club. Jeff has played the game of squash since he was 9 years old at the Glencoe Club in Calgary. What started as an after school activity quickly grew into a lifelong passion and a career that has spanned the last 20 years. Jeff’s early success in squash includes winning a gold medal in the 1992 Alberta Winter Games with his team from Calgary.
Upon graduation from high school Jeff continued to pursue his passion for squash by obtaining certification as a squash professional and also obtained a Sports Administration Diploma from Mount Royal College in Calgary. He is currently NCCP Level 3 certified and is working towards Level 4. In 1998 Jeff moved to Edmonton to become the Head Squash Professional at the Harley Club. He remained in that position until 2001 when he moved to the Royal Glenora Club as Associate Squash Professional under Ian Paton. He became Head Squash professional at the RGC in 2008 and continued in that role until 2013. In the last few years Jeff has maintained a busy coaching schedule at the Riverbend Athletic Club while staying at home during the day with his two children Gabriel and Amelie.
Jeff has always been passionate about bringing new players into the sport while also focusing on helping players of all calibre reach the next level. Growing junior squash at each club he has coached and it's always been a focus for Jeff. Over the last 18 years this has helped produce some of Edmonton’s top junior athletes who have completed in National and International competitions. Over the last two decades Jeff has been fortunate to coach a sport and game he loves dearly and looks forward to continuing to grow the Edmonton squash community through the Edmonton Squash Club.
Jeff lives in Edmonton with his wife Nicole and their children Gabriel and Amelie.
Ibrahim was born in Egypt where he achieved a career peak ranking of 25th in the country. Since moving to Canada in 2012, he managed the Riverbend Athletic Club while playing competitive squash including side events at the Net Suite Open in San Fransisco, and the TOC open in New York. Currently he is ranked 25th in Alberta.
Since coming to Canada, Ibrahim has organized and promoted an Exhibition with Mohammed El Shorbagy and Ramy Ashour in 2013, and then another on with Gregory Gaultier, Amr Shabana and Tarek Momen in 2014. He has also arranged group training sessions sessions featuring eight time Canadian National Champion Shahier Razik and current PSA player Martin Knight.
Ibrahim lives in Edmonton with his wife and two children.
Julie brings a wealth of coaching experience to the Edmonton Squash Club, having coached sports for over 30 years. She is a Level 3 NCCP Coach in both Squash and Field Hockey, is certified as a Level 1 Course Conductor in both Squash and Field Hockey, and is a Learning Facilitator in Squash.
Julie was introduced to squash as a teenager in Australia, and she became fully immersed in the game at University where she earned her Bachelor of Education in Physical & Health Education. She then taught and coached high-school aged athletes for 6 years before moving to Canada in 1991.
Julie has worked as a professional coach in a number of capacities. She was Provincial Coach & Technical Director for Field Hockey Saskatchewan from 1992-1996, Head Squash Professional at the Centre Club, Edmonton from1997-2000, and part-time Assistant Squash Coach at the Royal Glenora Club, Edmonton from 2009-2015.
Her coaching career has focused on developing players of all ages, with several opportunities to coach teams at high level competitions including Western Canada Summer Games (Field Hockey 1995), Canada Summer Games (Field Hockey 1993), Canada Winter Games (Squash 1999) and Pan American Junior Squash Championships in El Salvador (2010).
As a competitive squash player, Julie has represented both Alberta & Saskatchewan at inter-provincial team competitions. She won 2 National age-group titles in 2004 & 2014 and placed 2nd at the World Masters Games in 2005. As a new convert to the doubles game, she won 2 provincial doubles titles in 2012 & 2014.
Julie currently works full-time as an administrator. Her goal as a part-time coach at the Edmonton Squash Club is to focus primarily on the development of female players in singles and to grow the game of doubles squash.
Julie can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org should you need to book a lesson, or have any questions about programming.