OUR History

Alpha Squash Academy began in 2014 as an outreach program for girls in sport. Alpha Squash Academy was founded by former Senior and Junior national team High Performance squash coach Koketso Ntshebe.

We have evolved over the years as hundreds of athletes, youth and adults have utilized Alpha Squash Academy to prepare for competitive level sports, participate in recreational sports, or to simply maintain a healthy lifestyle.

From day one, we have always strived to meet the wellness needs of athletes, families and communities.

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Our Philosophy

 

We believe sports is one of the greatest “Training Grounds” for life. When the intrinsic values of sports are properly modeled and taught, kids will then have the groundwork needed to be successful in life.

This is why we train the total athlete by incorporating the best skill instruction with character, core values and leadership training.

With involvement in Alpha Squash Academy and,seeds will have been planted and cultivated to develop well rounded people.

Our Values

 

Most companies are identified by what they value. Values are what drive our decisions and set the directional course for our organization.

Here are some core values we deeply believe in at Alpha Squash Academy Leadership: We value the powerful leadership of a coach. Billy Graham stated, “A coach will influence more people in a year than most people do in a lifetime.” Coaches serve as a trusted mentor to help navigate people throughout the land mines of sports and life.

The impact of coaches and their influence on athletes will far transcend the boundaries of “playing sports.”

Our Vision

Our vision is to set the standard of excellence for sports by providing first class programs, professional instruction, and life skills.

These sports opportunities and programs will contribute in a unique way to their development as athletes and citizens for the future.

Our Mission

To use sports to serve and impact the lives of communities.

Excellence

We believe excellence attracts people and reflects God’s design for us. We teach athletes to pursue excellence with a passion and to push themselves and others to perform well in every aspect of their lives.

Hard Work

We value hard work. We believe a strong work ethic is the foundation that must be established in people’s lives in order for them to become their best and achieve their goals.

Competition

 Competition to us is not a three letter word spelled …WIN. We are not attracted to the distorted version that advocates win at any cost! We embrace competition in its truest and purest form.

We teach players to view it as a reflective mirror that reveals the strengths, weaknesses and true identity of players and teams.

We utilize competition as a valuable tool to motivate each athlete toward a life of personal excellence!

Teamwork

We value and believe in each individual and the lessons they teach us. For many athletes their team is their extended family and it is here that they learn the values of cooperation, care and sacrifice.

We believe a strong family is the cornerstone to a strong individual. Understanding teamwork helps players identify their role and improve the quality of their relationships within the family unit.

Faith

Personal faith is a key component of people’s lives. Alpha Squash Academy we believe in the importance of defining what you believe and making a life long journey to incorporate your faith into something dynamic, personal and authentic.

We hope to encourage athletes to live with spiritual excellence and moral integrity. *Alpha Squash Academy is not affiliated with any church or denomination.

Our programs are open to all faiths. We do not tolerate the discrimination of any denomination.

Positive Attitudes

We believe attitude shapes the way people live. Attitudes are shaped by the circumstances of life and how we respond to these difficult circumstances.

We teach athletes that a positive attitude is essential to overcoming the challenges of competition and life.

Our Coaching Team

Koketso Ntshebe
Director of Squash

Coaching: High Performance Junior and Senior coach , WSF Level 3 Coach , Former National Junior and Senior Coach. 

15 years experience in coaching both juniors and seniors under the national squash program for the Botswana Squash Rackets Association as Head of Coaching.

Juniors: National Junior Champion x 2 ;National Junior Champion Runner up x 1; All Africa Junior team member 1995 – 2005 ; Commonwealth Games Team Member 1998 Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia.

Senior: Men’s World Teams Squash Championship – Mulhouse , France 2013 , All Africa Men’s Senior Team Coach- Namibia ; Men’s Senior Team USA Touring Squad 2019/20

Kaone Siwona
Junior Coach

Coaching: 3 years coaching experience both Adults and Juniors WSF level 1 coach candidate 

Junior: Botswana Junior Rank 5 , 2016 IPT Team silver Medalists , 2015 All Africa National Team Member 

Senior: 2018 Ironman 4×4 PSA Grand Prix 9th ; 2019 PSA East London 12th ; Diamond in the Rough PSA 2019 16th ; 2020 The Grand Open Champion , New York Pro Amateurs Top 32.Senior Team Member Training Squad Tour to Baltimore USA.

Mickey Joseph
Junior Coach

Coaching: 3 Years coaching experience with both juniors and adult players.

Junior: Botswana Junior Rank 3 ; 2016 IPT Team Silver medalist , 2014 World Junior Squash Champs Team , 2012 All Africa National Junior Team Member , 2015 All Africa Junior Team , 2015 Central Gauteng  Open 8th.

Senior: 2019 Diamond in the Rough Top 8 , 2020 The Grand Open Championships New York Top 16 , Senior Team Member Training Squad Tour to Baltimore USA

 

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