The British Open has for decades retained its prestige as the “Wimbledon of squash”, and during the 2019 event in Hull in late May, Sedgefield Squash Club members Chris Gillespie and Gordon Peden entered their age group competitions, which are run alongside the main professional event.
There are few sports where club membership entitles players to mix it with the best in this way. Gordon made the final 32 where his tournament ended, while Chris produced some excellent results to be narrowly beaten at the semi-final stages. Well done to both.
Back at home, the focus is now on an internal summer team competition, a new idea to encourage players of all standards to enjoy competitive squash against members of a similar standard, plus the après squash socialising! There is an entry sheet on the club noticeboard for those who haven’t joined in yet.
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