Tamika Saxby is an Australian born professional Squash player making big moves in 2014.
After a very successful junior career both in Australia and internationally she is stepping onto the WSA(women’s squash association) World Tour. At just 20 years of age Tamika currently holds a world ranking of 63.
After dealing with set backs from injuries in the past 18months she has seen the new year and fresh beginning as a good opportunity to spread her wings. The 1st of January saw a brand new Blog on scene where she shares her interesting views about what life is like on the tour.
‘My mission with the blog is to offer insights into tour life and hopefully inspiring juniors, especially girls into sport and seeing it as a career opportunity. Promoting a healthy mind and body for the general population and those with the athlete’s edge’
We are very excited to have Tamika as a new athlete and sport!
More About Tamika:
Tamika began playing at the age of 5 with her first tournament at just 8 year old. Growing up in the sport and playing at all levels up to representing Australia at three World Junior Championships. As a junior player, other highlights included six Australian Junior Championships. A semi-finalist of British Junior Open and winning international titles in both Malaysia and Scotland.
Amongst the squash community in Australia, Tamika also received various sporting awards including Squash Australia Junior Athlete of the Year, the MC Hazel Award (highest sportsmanship award) and Australia Day Sports Award. These reflected her dedication and commitment to be selected as captain for her state side and co-captaining the Australian Team.
Recently relocating to base herself in Edinburgh, Scotland for training and professional circuit, Tamika is a member of the Australian Commonwealth Games Squad which is one of the pinnacle competitions for squash. Her sights are set on having a great 2014, seeing her ranking rise into the 40’s, participating in the British Open in April and win her first WSA Tour Tournament. Tamika is setting her sights long term on the Commonwealth Games in 2018 to be held at the Gold Coast, Australia.
More About Squash:
The popularity of Squash as an energizing sport is growing as it can be played in all weather conditions making it a great choice as a sport and it is now played in 185 countries worldwide.
It is a racquet & ball sport played inside a four walled court. Two players or Four (Doubles), take turns in striking the ball against the front wall. The aim is to out– position your opponent and hit it away from them. Stay tuned for more information about the sport of squash, the rules and how to play in future articles.
How to Find Out More:
Follow Tamika’s exciting new blog- myathletemind.wordpress.com
Find her on Twitter @tamikasaxby
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