BAILEY Tania < Back  
Sport Squash
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 02 Oct 1979
Height1.71 m
Weight 67 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Stamford, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
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
General Interest
Hobbies Playing golf. (taniabailey.net, 09 Sep 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Being crowned World Junior Champion in 1997. (worldsquash.org, 20 Nov 2001)

Injuries 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)
Other sports She was a county athlete and netball player before focusing on squash. (worldsquash.org, 20 Nov 2001)
Other information GREATEST PRIZE
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)