Nick Matthew OBE

 

3 x Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist

3 x World Squash Champion

3 x British Open Champion

10 x British National Champion

33 x PSA World Tour Titles

19 months as World no.1

‘Nick Matthew is considered to be one of the greatest Squash players of all time having achieved all of the greatest honours in the game. Nick is a 3 time World Champion, a 3 time Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist and spent 19 months as World number 1. In 2006 Nick became the first English winner of the British Open, commonly known as the ‘Wimbledon of Squash’, for 67 years and went on to win the title on a further 2 occasions. Nick is nicknamed the Wolf in honour of his merciless reputation on court. Nick was renowned for his extraordinary athleticism, fitness & strength of character, which is apt having been born in the Steel City of Sheffield, UK.

In 2014 Nick was selected by his fellow athletes to carry the England flag at the Opening Ceremony for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow & in 2015 was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for Services to Squash by Her Majesty the Queen.

In 2018 Nick announced his retirement from Professional Squash after a 20 year career on the PSA World Tour. He now runs the Nick Matthew Squash Academy & is a Global Ambassador for the game of Squash, running Events, working in the Media and offering his Consultancy services worldwide.’

Nick Matthew

Statistics

PSA summary:

MATCHES PLAYED: 705

MATCHES WON: 518

WIN PERCENTAGE 73.5%

EVENTS PLAYED: 213

FINALS REACHED: 75

FINALS WON: 35

HWR: 1 (June 2020)

MONTHS AT No1: 19

 

England summary:

CAPS: 134

WORLD TEAMS matches: 31 (in 7 events)

(WIN PERCENTAGE): 83.9%

ETC matches: 46 (in 12 events)

(WIN PERCENTAGE): 89.1%

Nick Matthew

Coach

Nick founded the Nick Matthew Academy in 2015 to deliver highly developed squash coaching for children, club players and professionals. Nick works closely with a team of experts, all of whom have experience of elite level squash in maximising talent and unlocking potential.

Nick is a regular part of the England Squash coaching team and works with professional players including Marwan El Shorbagy, Greg & Donna Lobban and Declan James. Nick and his team run several Coaching Masterclasses throughout each year and visits many clubs as part of his ‘ Wolf on Tour’ series. The US base for the Nick Matthew Academy is Berkshire School in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. Residential summer camps and one off events are available under the supervision of Nick and his team of experts

Nick Matthew

Consultant

Nick is honoured to be an Global Ambassador for England Squash, Dunlop Sport, Berkshire School and Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club working with each of these brands to fulfil their potential and maximise their exposure worldwide. Nick also offers consultation, both in person & virtually to squash players, squash teams & coaches around the world.  Some of Nick’s virtual clients include Squash Skills, Malta Squash and the Glencoe Club in Calgary. Nick has developed a reputation in Squash which attracts players across all sports and helps protect our sporting heritage.

Nick Matthew

Broadcaster, Media Commentator

Alongside his career as a professional athlete, Nick has developed a successful career in the media.

Nick’s autobiography “Sweating Blood: My life in Squash” was published in 2013. With forewords by Jessica Ennis-Hill and Matthew Syed, it gives a unique insight in to the ups and downs in the life of a world class athlete.

In addition to being an author, Nick is an engaging public speaker and shares his own experiences of the pressures, challenges and lighter moments of life as a top level international sportsman. Nick’s signature talk on ‘Developing your own Super Strengths’ is a fascinating insight in to how lessons learnt through adversity in Sport can be applied to all areas of life including business and personal development.

Nick is a budding journalist and a regular contributor to publications such as the Sheffield Star newspaper, Squash Player Magazine and England Squash.  Nick is a confident presenter and commentator on his own sport but also keen to showcase his expertise on other sports as seen in his guest appearances on ‘A Question of Sport’. As part of ITV’s coverage before the 2018 Olympic Games, Nick interviewed the likes of Jessica Ennis-Hill, Nicola Adams and the Brownlee Brothers on their ‘Road to Rio’.

During lockdown in 2020, Nick created a podcast with fellow Squash player & former tour rival Daryl Selby entitled ‘Bobby & The Wolf’ where they interview famous names from around the Squash world in an informal manner. Guests include Ramy Ashour, James Willstrop & Gregory Gaultier. There are 8 episodes in series 1 which are available to watch through Nick’s YouTube channel or in Podcast form through your usual channels.

To discuss media opportunities contact jayne@nmsquash.co.uk

Nick Matthew

 

The Nick Matthew Academy hosts a number of events throughout the year including Coaching workshops, Schools Festivals & Squash Masterclasses for all levels where people from all around the world travel to work with Nick & his coaching team at Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club in Sheffield. Nick’s #WolfonTour visits clubs all around the world hosting bespoke events for each individual venue & it’s members followed by an exhibition match involving Nick & a local professional player or player from Nick’s own Academy. In 2018 Dunlop relaunched its ‘Dunlop Roadshow’ with Nick in the role as host, made famous by the legendary Jonah Barrington throughout the 1990’s. It was in these events that Nick’s love for the sport was originally discovered and it’s been a big honour to follow in Jonah’s footsteps by hosting these UK wide events.

If you would like to host an event featuring Nick at your club or would like further information about any of our events please contact jayne@nmsquash.co.uk.

Nick is also an Ambassador for Berkshire School in Massachusetts, USA & runs his US Summer Camps at Berkshire throughout the month of July. For more information on these US summer camps please visit www.futuresquashstars.com

 

Events

Masterclasses

Wolf on Tour – Exhibition and coaching events

NMA Summer Camps USA @ Berkshire School

TOC Squash- RAM Challenge

NMA Junior invites??

To discuss events contact: jayne@nmsquash.co.uk

Get in touch

For UK enquiries including Nick Matthew Academy UK please contact:
Jayne Bonner –
Jayne@nmsquash.co.uk

For US enquiries including Nick Matthew Academy US please contact:
Steve Hall – Future Squash Stars
stevehall@futuresquashstars.com
www.futuresquashstars.com

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