Backyard Birdies recently conducted an interview with PSA player and BB Ambassador Jenny Duncalf.
Q: You were recently in the U.K. training with the England Squash Team in preparation for the Commonwealth Games. Can you tell us a bit about it?
Yes I spent the summer in England for a series of National Squads that were held in Manchester to practice doubles and figure out partnerships in preparation for the GoldCoast next year. It was a productive couple of months, not only in the doubles training but also summer training in general and preparation for the season as a whole.
Q: You played in the World Doubles partnering with Alison Waters and won silver. A result like that must be great for your confidence, with the Commonwealth Games Just around the corner?
Yes of course. It was great that Alison and I were selected to play together after performing well on the summer squads as we have always felt we have a lot to give as a doubles team but never quite got the chance. We had some tough matches and had match balls to take Gold in the final but ultimately we were happy with our performances throughout the week and thrilled to get Silver.
Q: You’ve now been accepted as a permanent resident of Australia. Are you enjoying what Australia has to offer?
I've actually not yet been accepted! I have applied but it takes a long time.. I love living in Brisbane and the squash scene has been extremely welcoming to me since I arrived. I'd like to thank Stafford Squash Centre for playing a huge part in this. Aside from squash, the Aussie weather and active, social, outdoor lifestyle is perfect for me. Although I do miss the English countryside at times ;)
Q: What’s your PSA schedule look like in the coming months?
I'm currently in Philadelphia at The US Open, followed by the Queensland Open, Hong Kong Open, Saudi Arabia Open, Monte Carlo Classic and The World Championships in Manchester just before Christmas.