GB squash player - Millie Tomlinson
Millie is a professional squash player of the Great Britain Squash team and England Academy. She competes in events, leagues, exhibitions and clinics all over the world and her current world ranking is 22.
How did you get involved in squash?
My Dad played Squash, and as soon as I tried it I loved it. I played a lot of different sports growing up, but Squash stood out.
Growing up, who was your all time inspirational athlete?
Cassie Jackman (previous World Champion Squash player) used to play for my local Squash team in Duffield. I grew up watching her play.
Best achievement in squash so far?
Representing Great Britain and making it into the top 25 in the world rankings this year
How do you balance training and competition life with life outside of the sport?
I think it’s important to have interests outside of your sport, so that you can take a mental break sometimes. I studied Politics at university, like reading, drawing, and love trying new sports. My boyfriend is a Rugby referee, so I’ve been busy trying to brush up on my Rugby knowledge recently.
Aspirations in squash?
This year my goal is to break into the top 20 in the world Squash rankings.
What motivates you to train and compete harder?
I want to make sure that I completely fulfill my potential. I feel so lucky to be able to compete all over the world, so I want to make sure that I make the most of it. There’s always more that you can get out of yourself, and continually improving and making the most of this opportunity inspires me.
If you could be a professional athlete in another sport, which sport and why?
Tennis. It’s a similar racket sport to Squash, but it also has the benefits of higher exposure and more financial opportunities. That being said, I like the faster pace of squash, the close-knit community, and the fact that there are so many different styles of play.
What are your top three sport nutrition tips?
1) Try to stay away from processed foods/ un-natural sugars
2) Don’t underestimate the importance of sleep
3) Eat enough Carbs. They give you energy to train harder, and maximise your sessions
How did you hear about Beet It Sport?
I use the beet it organic shots almost every morning, and am a confident advocate of them. A friend recommended beet-it shots to me, as an easy way to get more potassium into my diet. Potassium is important for athletes, as it helps stabilize blood sugar, combats fatigue, and helps the heart/brain/nervous system to function properly.
Why do you use Beet It Sport and how has it helped you?
I feel like they give me a steady boost of energy throughout the day and I have noticed a real difference since I started using them. One of the main differences is that I haven't cramped up during a tough session since I started drinking them.