On a wonderful sunny Sunday in April, The Connaught Club held a successful ladies only Court Challenge Series.
The ladies of Essex Squash turned out in force to raise money for the Essex Junior Fund, to get more girls into squash at a young age.
Played as a handicapped round robin, 20 ladies took part in the event that catered to all standards.
In a novel twist, the ladies enjoyed cakes, tea and sandwiches as the finals were played.
The ladies managed to raise £120 for the Essex Junior fund, which has been used to provide a free ‘Try It’ squash session at the Connaught Club during this half term. Juniors from local schools and clubs were invited to come down for the day, learn what squash is about and get some coaching. For those girls already playing it provided them with a chance to play some more matches.
Pentony O’Hagan, the tournament organiser, said: “I would like to say a special thanks to Carey Adams for co-organising the tournament with me, Brandon for his fantastic marking, to Val Bryant, Fran Frasdilla and Jo Stroud for the wonderful food and refreshments and finally to Philip Wright at England Squash & Racketball and Dave Webster for donating the t-shirts and prizes on the day. I hope to see you all next year!”
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