An afternoon and evening of quick fire squash saw 12 competitors take part in the annual squash handicap tournament played at Penrith Squash & Racketball on Saturday 13th January.

This competition pits lower league players and relative beginners with the more experienced highly ranked players who are heavily handicapped so everyone has a chance to win.

And so it proved the case with many very competitive, well contested matches that finally led to 2 well matched players playing in the final.

This featured Nicola Parker and Harry Ewbank, two players with very different styles which led to a very competitive match with Nicola coming out the eventual winner. 

All in all a very enjoyable competition featuring a number of players playing in the competition for the first time and a number of lady competitors coming from the increasingly popular ladies section.

John Scott, organiser of the event commented by saying 

‘It’s been most gratifying that there were many new members who decided to play in this year’s event particularly those from the ladies section. 

It certainly reflects the ever growing popularity of the sport in Penrith right across all ages.

It was a great competition – one which not only gave the opportunity for members to play those who they would not have normally played but also to socialise and watch some top players’.

Well done to everyone who took part and those who helped in the afternoon and evening’’. 

Penrith Squash & Racketball Club it proving to be as popular as ever with an ever increasing number of junior and lady members.

Whether you have played before or would like just to give it a go contact the club by emailing  or phone Richard Utting on 07711549257.

It was a great result and a great team effort!