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Columbia Squash Coaching Staff Welcomes Alister Walker

Alister Walker

NEW YORK - Columbia Squash Head Coach Jacques Swanepoel has announced that Alister Walker has joined the men and women’s squash staff as an assistant coach this season. Walker comes to Columbia with a wealth of knowledge from his experience playing professional squash since 2002.

"We are really excited to have Alister onboard," said Swanepoel. "It will be great to have another coach with some fresh ideas, different perspectives, and a ton of experience at practice every day. “Alister's reputation as a player will be very helpful in making waves with recruiting moving forward.”

Walker has captured 11 PSA World titles en route to his highest world ranking of 12. He also competed internationally representing both England and his birthplace of Botswana. In 2013, Walker made history by winning the country’s first gold medal in an international squash event, beating Zambian Kelvin Ndhlovu for the Men’s Individual All-Africa Title.

Walker’s coaching acumen began at his alma mater, Wycliffe College in the UK. He currently holds the England Squash level 3 coaching certificate. While attending Wycliffe he coached in the Wycliffe club junior program, which help develop young players and encourage participation.

Released by: Columbia University Athletics on 02/02/2016

 

Walker Scores Hong Kong FC Success

Grasshoper Cup 2013Top seed Alister Walker overcame second-seeded Dutchman Laurens Jan Anjema in the final of the Hong Kong Football Club PSA International 25 in straight games to win the PSA International 25 event in its second year at the Hong Kong Football Club in Hong Kong...

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HKFC International 2013

Grasshoper Cup 2013After five days of intense competition, a capacity crowd gathered expectantly at the HKFC's show court for the final between Alistair Walker and Laurens Jan Anjema...

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Grasshopper Cup 2013

Grasshoper Cup 2013Botswana's Alister Walker became the new Grasshopper Cup champion as the fourth seed, who overcame top seeded Borja Golan in a two-hour-plus semifinal, beat defending champion Daryl Selby - ranked 14 in the world compared to Walker's 13 -in a four-game final in front of a packed crowd at the Grasshopper Club in Zurich...

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Botswana Claim Historic All Africa Championship Gold

Botswana Claim Historic All Africa Championship GoldBotswana claimed a historic first title success in an international squash event when Alister Walker beat Zambian Kelvin Ndhlovu in the Men's Individual final of the All Africa Championships at the Wanderers Club in the Namibia capital Windhoek...

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