Not long before Christmas, Sedgefield Squash Club held a very successful junior team handicap competition. 28 players completed 42 matches, playing 84 games and scoring a total of 1,507 points (well done to volunteer markers who had to count all of those points!) The handicap also provided a very keenly fought competition, resulting in a three-way tie for the number of games won, so the final result was determined on count-back, with the number of points scored deciding the overall winner. The victors edged out the runners-up by a mere six points (out of those 1,507). Players in that team were Roan Lee (capt), Matteo Rutherford, Harry Siddall, Jake Bunting, Amelia Martin, George Nott and Josh Bunting.
In the Individual Club Handicap event, Ben Wilberforce defeated Simon Hill in a marathon encounter. Starting on -32 to Ben’s +5, Simon had to win a lot of points to reach 15 in each game of a best of three match. Eventually, the exertions were too great, and Ben came out on top, 15-8, 6-15, 15-11. The club is grateful to all members who took part in both well supported competitions.
Sedgefield Squash Club’s new coaching term has now started and will run until Saturday 28th March (there will not be a break for the February half-term).
For all coaching contacts, membership and general information, visit the club’s website at www.sedgefieldsquashclub.co.uk.