Our debut Q&A guest is none other than pro squash player Lucy Beecroft! Lucy, 26, currently lives near Washington D.C in the US, but grew up in Seaton Sluice and played at Tynemouth Squash Club. Lucy moved to the US to complete her bachelors degree in psychology at Yale University, followed by her masters degree in Health Psychology at the University of Nottingham. Lucy is now a full-time pro player on the PSA World Tour and is currently ranked #46 in the world!
Q1. What is your biggest squash achievement?
“Reaching my highest ranking of #45 in the world was a big thing for me, breaking into the top 50 and starting to get into the bigger platinum events is a goal I’ve been wanting to achieve so I was proud of that.”
Q2. What is your go to hobby (outside of squash)?
“I really enjoy cooking and baking, and love watching all sports (especially the Toon)!”
Q3. Who is your favourite squash player (past or present) and why?
“I always loved the way Raneem El Welily played and I still watch a lot of her matches to try and draw some inspiration for my own game. She moved so effortlessly and her racket skills and touch were some of the best.”
Q4. What is one fact about you that not many people know?
“I love peanut butter!!”
Q5. How would you describe your style of squash?
“I’d definitely describe my style of squash as an attacking style. I love playing to the front of the court with soft drops and hard low kills, probably a bit too much sometimes! I’m trying to work on the more defensive side of my game and being more disciplined, while also still having the threat of my attacking style.”
A big thank you to Lucy for answering our questions and good luck to her in continuing rise up the PSA World Tour rankings! Follow her on Instagram @lucybeecroft to keep up with her squash journey!