International Squad Developments
Original date 22nd April 2015. This document has been updated as at 27th June 2018 by Alison Jones
This squad is intended to provide the pool of players from which those selected for GB teams and International Singles events are likely to be drawn. Participation in the Squad and its activities are entirely voluntary and is not a condition for selection.
The squad will be selected automatically at the end of each season from the following season in accordance with parameters determined from time to time by the Selection Committee. Squad members should expect to participate in occasional top level and International events.
Responsibility for the squad lies with the International Committee but on a day to day basis will be managed by the Squad Coordinator and the Squad Coach.
A managed e-mail discussion group will allow squad members (current and past members) to discuss matters of interest.
Coaching and other events will be arranged as considered appropriate. In particular the squad will attempt to integrate those joining from the Development Squad and provide their further development needs and generally encourage and facilitate the progression of members into the Elite Squad (members of the Elite Squad will remain members of the GB squad).
Members will be encouraged to make themselves available for International fixtures.
The CA will provide full funding for the cost of lawn hire for any Squad activities, and will also pay the standard UK travel expenses of anybody running a masterclass or coaching session. CA bursaries may also be available to pay travel expenses of other Squad members for Squad activities.
GB Squad Selection Criteria
The GB Squad will consist of 20 players, the selection will be announced before the end of January each year. Any criteria in relation to DG and rankings will be taken into account as at 31st December for the previous 12 months.
GB Squad (Maximum of 20 Players)
Players will be offered a place on the GB Squad who have the following credentials:
- Max DG achieved of over 2350 and played at least 25 ranking games during the last 12 months
- Remaining places to be awarded to players who a considered likely to achieve a DG of 2350 or higher within the next 12 months
- Entering one Championship event within the following 12 months
- Be a premium member of the CA
- Eligible to play for GB
Alison Jones, International Performance Director
James Hopgood, GB Squad Coordinator
Samir Patel, England Team Captain
Ian Lines, Chairman CA AC Selection Committee
27th June 2018