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Manu Yam is a Level 2 certified squash coach, recognised once again in 2019 as Auckland Coach of the Year. He was also New Zealand Performance Coach of the Year 2018. Manu offers squash lessons in Auckland to adults and juniors.
Manu has been playing competitive squash for the past 33 years, taking part in international tournaments, and was Philippines National Champion for 10 years. He has been awarded Coach of the Year by Squash New Zealand in 2015 & 2009, as well as 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015 & 2008 Auckland Coach of the Year and 2015 New Zealand School Coach of the Year.
Manu enjoys developing young players, allowing them to successfully compete on a national level. He has extensive coaching experience of players at all levels and runs a successful programme at Belmont Park Racquets Club and has been assisting Squash Auckland in some of their junior, ladies and school programmes. He has also been working closely with Squash New Zealand running several high performance camps.
Manu has formed a team of young coaches, mostly his former and current students all of whom are now properly qualifed. All of them are very familiar to his style of coaching and follow his coaching philosophy. All strictly implement his club and team culture and all are very experienced with helping Manu run his different programmes across all levels and ages of players. They are part of the MySquashCoach team of coaches. They are now running several programmes in other clubs namely Devonport Squash Club, Silverdale Squash Club and the National Squash Center in Unitec.