Junior Squash Success in July

4 July 2022

Last weekend saw three well attended junior events at Club Towers. On Saturday our growing “Minis” group of under 8’s entertained coach Ryan with fun games, ranging from keepy-uppies, balls in the bucket and hitting targets. This was followed by our Beginners group of 8 to 11 year olds with more advanced skill challenges. All went home with medals for their impressive work rate and great effort. It is really pleasing to see these youngsters developing their skills so quickly on court.

On Sunday we hosted the Junior Club Championship for our Age 11+ juniors. A nice round number of 10 juniors were split into 2 groups of five and round-robin matches were played in each group. Two went through from each group to the semis. The first semi-final was contested between brothers Dan and Miles Evans, won by the older and more experienced Dan, despite a great effort from Miles! I am sure this won’t be the last time these two brothers battle it out! The other semi-final was a closely contested affair between Ed Walsh and Toby Wileman. Ed got off to a flying start, while Toby clung on with his “never-say-die” attitude. Ed took the first game narrowly and took an early lead in the second game, only for Toby to increase his work rate. One game all … it was written in the script that this would go right to the wire. Once again Ed took an early lead, only for Toby to peg him back, willing himself on to close out the match 11 – 9. A great match and so close!

And so to the final, and by now Toby’s huge effort in the semi-final had depleted his energy reserves – Dan taking the first game with ease. The second game almost swung back to Toby, but Dan, the fresher player, took an early lead and closed it out at 11-9. Dan triumphed and was crowned the 2022 Junior Club Champion. Congratulations to Dan and to all of our juniors (3 girls and 7 boys) who took part. Each gave 100% and we saw lots of great skills on display from all the players – a brilliant effort!

If you would like your children to take up this fantastic sport we have excellent value and progressive coaching classes available to book every term, starting with a free taster session in the first week of each term and some additional sessions this Summer. We have rackets too to get them started. Please contact our Racquets Operations Manager Steve Adams at [email protected] to find out more and get your child booked in.