Published: 08:00, 18 July 2014 |
Mote squash player James Evans is ready for the biggest month of his life.
He flies to Namibia on August 5 for the World Junior Championships where he will represent England in both the individual and team events.
He’ll be back home in Maidstone for two days before moving to America to start a four-year course at squash powerhouse Trinity College on August 25.
Evans, 18, believes a change in technique helped clinch his world call-up.
He said: “I’ve been on the fringes all year and knew I would be there or thereabouts when the squad was picked.
“I’ve had individual coaching with Fiona Geaves, the England junior coach and I’ve changed my technique to make my drop shots more effective."
Keen to combine squash with education, the former British under-15 champion made the decision to pursue college in America.
He visited three colleges with his mother before deciding on Trinity, in Connecticut.
He said: “I couldn’t combine university and squash in this country, so America was the best option."
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
Your No1 guide to getting married in Kent. From dresses to discos and venues to veils, we've got everything you could possibly need for your big day
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating!
PLUS, register for free!.
Read our pick of the best holiday destinations. Whether its a weekend break, or something a little bit longer, we have reviewed a wide range of holidays.