How do you relax and fill in time between matches?
Briggs: Generally sleeping. Eating also plays a big
part of my down time. I also like to ponder and develop my
own alternative theory of relativity!
Selby: I'm actually terrible at sitting still and
relaxing! Apparently I like to talk ALOT...so I tend to just
bore other squash players with lots of irrelevant and boring
conversations. Before I play I do like to take myself out of
the squash environment, listen to some music or read a book
and then work out a cunning plan to win!
Any squash superstitions?
Briggs: I'm not particularly superstitious, but if I
win a couple of matches back to back, superstitious suddenly
becomes my middle name until I talk myself out of it.
Selby: No I'm not really a very superstitious person
and I don't believe in it particularly! I don't try and
wonder if I won certain matches because of something I'd
done beforehand. If I win it's because of what I did on the
Favorite book, film, music?
Favourite book: Too many to list.
Film: Most Kevin Spacey movies, and the obligatory girlie
movies, Dirty Dancing and Bridget Jones. Also like Tootsie,
Some Like It Hot and Dog Day Afternoon.
Favourite music: Folk, Country, Americana, Swing & Rock.
Selby: Owwww very difficult! Books....I love the
Camel Club by David Baldacci or A Thousand Splendid Suns. I
don't really get on well with films but if I had to pick one
I liked I would say The Green Mile. Music....well I'm a soul
girl through and through, my favourite song is called Your
Song by Donny Hathaway.
Any celebrity crushes or squash
for that matter ;)?
Briggs: Celebrity crushes..... probably Robert Downey
Jnr and Johnny Depp, Colin Firth wouldn't go amiss either.
As for Squash crushes ..... errrrmmmmmm ;-)
Selby: I've always loved Matt LeBlanc but I'm not
sure if thatís because I loved Joey from Friends! Is it
wrong to say I would marry Ricky Gervais?!!! Well I would!!
As for squash crushes ... as if I'd let people know that,
gossip flies in the squash world!!
Both proud Essex girls and do
the Only Way is Essex?
Briggs: I tend not to watch tv overly much, it
interrupts with my mental development of the alternative
theory of relativity.
Selby: Actually I was born in Hertfordshire, I've got
some sophistication about me didn't you know! There is no
way I'd watch that programme, I actually live in the town
where itís filmed (embarrassing!). I can't really say I'm
into the fake tan and war paint make-up!! I'm proud to live
in Essex, really I am!!
What non-squash skill do you
wish you had?
Briggs: I wish I was skilled in playing all musical
instruments, being able to sing and being able to speak at
least 3 languages. Being patient and more compassionate are
other skills I'd like to possess.
Selby: I'd love to be able to play the saxophone, use
chopsticks, speak another language and SWIM!!
If you had to describe yourself
in one word, what would it be?
If you could meet anyone in the
world, who would it be?
Briggs: Arthur Conan Doyle
Selby: Ricky Gervais or Mother Teresa when she was
What might you have done if you
didn't become a squash player?
Briggs: If not a squash player then hopefully a
marine biologist or zoologist. Or a current day Mother
Selby: Worked for the red cross as a samaritan