Mark Andrew Burke is a former PSA squash professional. He has more than 20 years squash experience, and has been coaching for the last 15 years.
Having based himself in Europe during his time as a full-time player, Mark subsequently settled in Belgium, and has coached in various clubs. Currently in Oudenaarde (Recrean). He now plays only in Belgium*, leading the Electro Carbone Recrean Eredivisie team (last 3 years Belgian National Champions) and playing local and National level tournaments.
*Selected as a member of the National Selection, Mark has also represented Belgium the last 4 years at the European Team Championships.
Mark has already had great success in coaching at a Junior level in Belgium, with many of the players under his guidance being selected for National and Flemish Selection Squads. Jan van den Herrewegen (current) and Tom Demulder (past) are two examples. Future promising players include Florian Bierkens, Dries Verhaegen & Kevin De Maesschalck (all 12 years).
See below for a brief summary of Mark’s Coaching and Playing achievements:
2007: Appointed Provincial Coach for Oost-Vlaanderen (East Flanders) for 2007-2008
2006-2007: Head Coach at both Bateas Sportcentrum, Gent and Recrean Sportcentrum, Oudenaarde, voted ‘Squash Club of the Year’ by the Vlaamse Squash Federation (VSF)
2000-2002: Head Coach at De Diepput, The Hague, The Netherlands
1998-1999: Squash Co-ordinator, The Friends School, Hobart, Australia
1998: Junior State Coach, Tasmania, Australia
Masters in Applied Science – Sports Coaching, University of Queensland, Human Movement Campus, Brisbane Australia
NCAS Level 2 General Coaching Principles
NCAS (National Coaching Accreditation Scheme – Australia) Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coaches Certificate
RLSSA (Royal Life Saving Society of Australia) Pool Lifeguard Certificate
RLSSA Bronze Medallion Certificate
NCAS Level 1 Squash Coaching Certificate