Tania Bailey Profile
Born 2 October 1979
Home Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Height 5′ 7″
Coach Paul Carter
Although Tania only started to play when she was aged nine, she had a very successful junior career having played representatively 22 times and won the European and British Junior titles.
She had planned to go to university, but a trip to Rio de Janeiro in 1997 led to her returning home as World Junior Champion and her thoughts moved to a professional career.
She has played consistently well to climb up the rankings into the top 10. Cassie Jackman was the player she had looked up to, but now has joined her as part of the top flight.
The girl who had been a county athlete and netball player now has ambitions to be the best player in the world.
As she has already become an established international she is making great progress towards her goals.
Squash Talk have done 2 profiles on Tania:
FAVOURITE SHOT: Volley kill
FAVOURITE MATCH: Beating Leilani Joyce in Munich Open (April 2000)
FAVOURITE TOURNAMENT: Las Vegas
DESCRIPTION OF MYSELF: Honest, easygoing and determined
BEST MEMORY: Winning the World Junior Championship in Brazil, 1997
SUPERSTITION: Wearing squash racquet necklace when playing
AWAY FROM SQUASH: Golf and reading