Jesse Engelbrecht is the current Director of squash at the Surrey Sports Park, specializing in coaching, management and consultation on all matters and levels of squash. 

He is also the person behind the SquashMind app, a mental skills app and resource that is robust, easy to use, educational, enjoyable and affordable. SquashMind incorporates and links working on your sporting mind with your day-to-day mind. 

In this episode, Jesse talks about his coaching techniques and the importance of effort and mind power to be a successful squash player as well as how the SquashMind app can essentially assist the players to boost their mind power and performance.

If you want to know what it takes to be a successful player and notch up your performance in the sport, this episode is exactly what you need to hear!

Key Topics Discussed:

  • A little about himself and the SquashMind app
  • Jesse being a passionate educator and communicator
  • What it takes for him to be a successful squash player – effort and mind power
  • Jesse talks about the SquashMind app, its challenges and future development plans
  • Sharing on what to improve and what he loves about squash – professional, college, junior and growing the sport
  • He talks about his favorite documentaries
  • Jesse shares about the positive community in Zimbabwe 
  • Activities that gives him happiness
  • What he is curious about
  • What he recommends people to read 
  • How he sees himself 5 to 10 years from now

Book Recommendations

  • Make it Stick by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel –
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear –
  • Legacy by James Kerr –


  • SquashMind –

This episode of Squash Radio sponsored by ProSportLED – the most advanced lighting technology for sports.

Music for Squash Radio by Bensound.

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