Laughter and ecstatic energy kicked off this years’ 2017 Squash Championships over the weekend. The day was a great suc- cess with many spectators coming along to support the players, which seemed to increase the players’ effort making games highly contested. Most games were only separated by 1 point and one match even had a draw.
The athleticism and speed didn’t seem to tire the players too much, as many played up to four games on the court. This year the Sportsmanship Award went to the very deserving Oliver Wythes. Club Person of the year went to Mark Adams, who never tires from all things squash. Congratulations to Oliver and Mark and to the Open Cham- pionship winner Mick Flannery and Mark Adams who was Runner Up.
Ladies Championship for the 10th year straight went to Amber Meurs, and the B Grade winner was Will Wright. C Grade Champion went to Jimmy Davis and Andrew Pull was the D Grade winner. The Primary School Championship went to Amy Harrison over Lillian Harrison and the High School Champion was Will Wright with Lucas Ellis being Runner Up. The Women’s Masters went to Sue Johnson and the Men’s Masters went to Will John- son.
Most Improved Player on Thursdays was awarded to Fred Broughton, Laura Kem- mis and Kassie Wythes.
On Saturday night everyone enjoyed a dinner at the Royal Hotel to celebrate a great week. A big thank you to Swinging Bridge Wines – Mark and Tom Ward and Charles Curran for their sponsorship.
“Without the teamwork of our members and hard working committee this would not have been possible. A special thanks to Trevor Simpson who’s coaching of the juniors is making a huge difference to the Club. Congratulations and well done eve- ryone!” said Sandy McDonald.