11 POINTS WITH THE WILDCARD HOPEFULS
by ALAN THATCHER
Ben Coleman and Lyell Fuller are set to meet each other on the
Glass Court on finals night, with the winner of their
best-of-three shootout awarded the wildcard spot in the 2016
Canary Wharf Classic main draw.
We set the two contenders some questions - today, Lyell
11 POINTS WITH LYELL FULLER
1: Where do you do most of your training?
I have been based in Wimbledon for six months now and do lots of
my training all round London. But my main areas are Roehampton
and Wimbledon Rackets Club.
Who are your main training partners?
here are many people I train with in London but most recently I
have been getting on with big guys such as Tom Richards and Joe
Lee which is really helping me to develop my game .
3: Who is your main coach, and what are the main things
you are focusing on in mid-season?
My main coach since being in London is Robbie Temple and he is
helping me with the transition from juniors to seniors which is
a big step.
4: How are you finding the transition from junior
tournaments to senior? What's been the toughest aspect?
I'm really enjoying the process of moving into senior squash as
I'm always learning and doing what I love every day.
Who is your favourite squash player, and why?
My favourite player is James Willstrop because I love his
controlled type of play and his skills, but also because he's a
big fighter and has a great mentality.
6: Have you been to the Canary Wharf tournament before?
I have never been to Canary Wharf but have grown up watching it
on SquashTV every year, and it looks like a great event so I'm
looking forward to experiencing it.
7: What's the biggest crowd you've ever played in front of
Probably the British Nationals on the glass court, but not that
big compared to what East Wintergarden will be like .
8: Who will be coming along to cheer you on at Canary
I'm not sure yet, but hopefully Ill get some support as I'm a
Who are your main sponsors?
My main sponsor for equipment is Tecnifibre and I'm also
sponsored by JD Wetherspoons.
10: What's the best win of your career so far?
Probably the World Juniors in Poland where I was unseeded and
beat Ahmad Al Saraj, the 3/4 seed and British Junior Open winner
11: You lost to Ben in the final of the BSPA tournament at
Croydon in December. How are you going to turn that round on the
glass court at the East Wintergarden?
I can't give you my tactics. That's a secret, but I'm going to
try my hardest, keep to my processes and enjoy the experience.
Ben and Lyell set for Wild Card Shootout