The Annual Forbes Shire Council Squash Open was held over the weekend of the 15th and 16th March 2014.
It was once again an extremely fun and very social weekend of squash. Everyone had the opportunity to watch the open and state player’s games and to also meet Australian Women’s Squash Champion Great Heather McKay which was very inspirational.
The organisers of the event did a wonderful job and it was a credit to all involved.
Mark Adams and Amber Meurs from Canowindra Squash Club travelled over to Forbes and took part in this event.
Mark played in the Men’s B-Grade, which meant he had some very tough competition over the weekend. Mark’s first game was against an opponent from Boorowa. Mark gave it his all but unfortunately he was defeated in this game. Mark’s second two games were against players from Forbes and with a lot of precise line drives and front wall drop shots Mark won both of these games. Having won two of his three games, Mark earned himself a spot in the Men’s B-Grade Consolation Plate final against Forbes local Mark Webb.
The game started out in Mark Adams’ favour with him jumping to an early lead. Mark then sustained an injury part way through the match, but in a true fighting spirit Mark soldiered on and after a gruelling 30 minutes of squash and a lot of hobbling around the court he had a very deserving win.
Amber played in the Ladies B-Grade and her opponents were from Queanbeyan, Forbes, and Grenfell. Amber convincingly won her first three matches which earned her a place in the Ladies B-Grade Final. In the final Amber played Tracey Taylor from Grenfell.
This was Amber’s toughest match of the weekend as Tracey had incredibly hard to return serves and played an all-round great game of squash. The game was neck and neck all the way and the leader changed several times during the match. Amber’s determination and ability to return some very tricky shots out of the back corners along with her strong backhand volley shots and boasts off the side walls saw her victorious against Tracey in the final.
Congratulations to both Mark and Amber for their successful weekend of squash.