Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She started at the age of nine.
|Why this sport?
||She had a very successful junior career having played representative squash 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 turned to a professional career.
|Club / Team
||Stamford Squash Club: Stamford, ENG
|Name of coach
||Paul Carter, David Pearson
||Playing golf. (taniabailey.net, 09 Sep 2010)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Being crowned World Junior Champion in 1997. (worldsquash.org, 20 Nov 2001)
||She withdrew from the 2001 National Championships due to injuries received in a car accident on the way to training. She suffered whiplash, injuring her shoulder and pulling muscles in her spine. The car she was driving was a write-off. (taniabailey.net, 09 Sep 2010)
|Awards and honours
||She led England to success in the World Junior Teams Championships. (squashtalk.com, May 2000)
||She was a county athlete and netball player before focusing on squash. (worldsquash.org, 20 Nov 2001)
In February 2006, Bailey clinched the greatest prize of her career so far by winning the British National Championships in Manchester. She defeated the No.1 seed and previous champion Linda Elriani 3-1 in a hotly contested 76 minute final. (taniabailey.net, 17 Aug 2010)