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US Squash mantains the following list of all squash clubs in Illinois. Search by State to find all the listings.

Yoni Ellous

University Club of Chicago (Private Club)
76 East Monroe Street, Chicago IL

Yoni trained under former PSA Professional Jan van der Velde (NED). He played the European Junior Circuit (Dutch Junior Open, German Junior Open, PioneerCup etc.) throughout all categories starting at age 12 to 18. After juniors Yoni competed in several PSA events in The Netherlands.

Yoni received his Bachelor's degree in Economics with a specialty Sport & Entertainment Marketing. He went on to complete his Master of Arts degree in Sports Management.

Lessons to non-members are limited to 4 times per year.

John Flanigan

University Club of Chicago (Private Club)
76 East Monroe Street, Chicago IL
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A USSRA Certified Level One Coach, John has spent numerous volunteer hours assisting the USSRA at many levels. He served as Chairman of the USSRA's Men's Committee from 1996-1999 and currently is a member of the Men's Committee and the USSRA Coaches Advisory Council.

John's enthusiasm for the game is apparent in his twelve years of coaching. In addition to earning the USSRA's Level One certification, he is a WPSA Level 3 and a USPTA Level 2 Coach.

John has been ranked has high as 3rd in the U.S. Amateur 35+ Division and was a Minnesota State Champion in 1996, 1997 and 1998. He achieved the ranking of 43rd in the 1997 PSA/NA Tour.

Lessons to non-members are limited to 4 times per year.

Imran Nasir

Lake Shore Sports and Fitness - Lincoln Park
Chicago, IL
1320 W Fullerton Ave, (312) 343 9100

Imran brings over fifteen years of coaching and pro level playing experience to Illinois. He played competitively in Pakistan and coached along side squash legend Hiddy Jahan. In 1991 he played in the English squash leagues and in 1993 he won the Pakistan Inter-university championships. Imran was also a member of the team that won the US national team championship.

Imran has built one of the better squash programs in the country at the Lakeshore Athletic clubs in Chicago. He regularly brings world champions for pro tournaments, exhibitions and clinics. Imran organizes several tournaments a year including the annual AON tournament which features an international pro draw.

Serena A. Carbonell

Lake Forest Recreation Center (Public Court)
400 Hastings Road
Lake Forest, IL
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Serena began her squash career as a 9 year old growing up on the East Coast. She competed as a top-ranked junior, captained and played #1 for Westminster School (CT), and while playing squash for Trinity College (CT), Serena was awarded Second Team All-American from 1994 - 1996. After graduating from Trinity, Serena became a Nationally Certified Licensed Massage Therapist and ran the Honolulu Marathon in 2002. Before moving to Illinois, Serena was the Assistant Squash Pro at the Westmoor Club on Nantucket Island during the 2006 summer season. She is an active member of US Squash, a US Squash Level 1 Certified Coach and Club Referee as well as being involved with the Illinois Squash Association (ISA) and a supporter of the METROsquash urban league. For the past two years, Serena has been the Head Squash Coach for Lake Forest Academy and will continue in doing so for the 2012 - 2013 season.

Franz Schwerer

Life Time Athletic
680 Woodlands Parkway, IL 60061
Vernon Hills, IL
224 829 1169
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Franz achieved a highest world ranking of 69 and was the German champion. His first coach was Karimullah Khan ( uncle of the legend Jahangir Khan ). He got the chance to practice for 3 month in Karachi ( Pakistan ) with Karimullah, Jahangir Khan and his father Roshan Khan. Franz played the PSA tour for four years together with Jahangir Khan until he was ranked 69. Franz also played 5 years for the German National Team. At this time he was ranked 2 in Germany. Franz also played together with Jahangir and Karimullah in premier leagues for Germany, Austria and Czech Republic.

During the last 10 years Franz won many German and International Championships with his Juniors. Three of Franz's Juniors won Gold at the European Team Championships U19 2009. Franz was also the personal coach of Sina Wall - WISPA ranked 42 in 2010 and currant German Champion. Franz coached different premier league teams in Germany together with Ashraf Hanafi ( National Coach - Egypt ) and won 3 German Team Championships.

For the past years. Franz is the Head Squash Coach at Life Time Fitness in Vernon Hills IL. He has 35 Juniors in his programs. Franz's elite juniors won two Illinois State Championships 2011, two Midwest Championships 2011 and the Doubles US-National Championship 2011.

Aidan Harrison

Onwentsia Club
300 North Green Bay Road
Lake Forest (Private Club)

Aidan (b. 1971) broke the PSA?s top 50 during his successful pro career. He was the World Junior Team Champion and assistant to English National Coach David Pearson. Since 1992, Aidan has captured three consecutive US 25+ Championships.

One of America?s preeminent coaches, Aidan recently lead the US Junior Men & Women to three gold and two silvers at the 2000 Pan Am Junior Games in Mexico City. He is the personal coach to Michelle Quibell (USA), the British Junior Open Champion 2001. He is also the current USA national junior womens coach.


  • USOC National Coach of the Year 2001-2002
  • Highest World Ranking 49
  • Ranked 1 in USA 25+ 1997-2000

    Craig LaSota

    Union League Club of Chicago (Private Club)
    65 West Jackson
    Chicago, IL

    Dave Negrete

    Schaumburg Tennis Plus
    1416 Payne Road Schaumburg,Illinois 60173
    847-884-0678 630-430-1478 cell 630-483-6543 fax
    negretz mindspring com (email)

    Dave is currently the commissioner of men's professional racquetball the IRT. www.irt-tour.com . He plans to run 4 events a year in conjunction with his racquetball events.

    Anil Gidwaney

    Northwestern University
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    Brad Flack

    Scott Davenport Family YMCA
    606 W. Second Street
    Davenport, , Iowa, 52807

    Mitch Joseph

    East Bank Club, Chicago
    500 N. Kingsbury
    Chicago, IL 60610
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    John Cashman

    Racquet Club of Chicago (Private Club)
    1365 N. Dearborn Parkway
    Chicago, IL


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