Yamba Squash Championships approach

The match of the night in the Monday squash competition was between Roy Ellery and Bob Aitkin. It was like a weight for age match, best friends and fellow woodworkers but on the court it was all business. Roy was a lot more determined but with Bob reaching double figures every game Roy could not afford to give an inch. Roy eventually came out winner in 4. Gavin Varley is not short of energy and once he gets his back hand sorted out it will make such a difference to his game. Gavin lost in four to Lauren Mikkelsen. Dean Turner was a winner all round, having already won his match of the night in four he then went onto win his second match in 4 as well. The Dates team of Barry Serjeant and Jack Skippen in the Wednesday night competition proved the winning team over the Broccoli team of Helen Anderson and fill in player Paul Tarasenko. Kane Hancock continued on his winning way with only one loss all competition. Luke Woldseth pushed his opponent all the way in their four set match but alas Luke was did not come out winner. Division 1 saw Michael Davidson play Simon Birchall twice and managed to win both matches in three. Kash Robinson and Nick Gregor played the best of seven, as they had a catch up match, and instead of one player winning a straight four games they ended up playing the seven games and it was Kash’s brilliant boasts that won him the match. Names are being taken for the 2015 club championship to be played at the end of the competition. If any player from last year has not been contacted about playing please do not hesitate to ring the squash centre on 6646 2237. Names are also being taken for the winter competition which starts after the club championships. Monday and Wednesday nights are singles competition whereas Thursday night is for doubles. There is a grade for all levels of player so no need to worry whether you are good, ordinary or other everybody can play. With so many catch up matches to be played before the semis can start, Tuesday and Thursday nights are good nights for these matches. Call in at the Squash Centre for all your squash and tennis needs, it’s all there. Sue Pilley