Please see the latest poster from Coolhurst Squash Club with the coaching sessions they have running this Easter.
One of the ladies from the Finsbury Leisure Centre Saturday ladies group was recently nominated by England Squash to go up to Manchester to take part in a “Squashgirlscan” campaign.
Husniye Akgogan has been coming to the Ladies Squash Saturday sessions regularly, and was invited to the National Squash Centre in Manchester after visiting the England Squash Facebook page.
Husniye tells us: “The idea is to get more women and girls, of all abilities of course playing squash.
I entered and said I was a complete beginner, I explained that I only really play at Finsbury Leisure Centre on Saturday mornings at that the coaching session only cost £5.05, making it accessible to everyone. I also explained that it was a fun way to keep fit.
I'm not sure how many people entered but, they invited me to the centre in Manchester. I was one of 12, there were ladies of all ages/abilities/walks of life which made the day quite interesting and I suppose that England Squash was looking for that, to get a good mix of abilities.”
Husniye even got to play on the incredible glass court, used for National and International squash tournaments, continuing:
“The day consisted of an introduction at 11am, an ice breaker session on court, lots of coaching ...including squash 57 (Racketball) coaching. We then broke for lunch at 1pm, and returned back on the courts at 2pm and continued with the drills, similar to our Saturday sessions. We were then individually called to take part in a recorded interview to be used as part of the campaign. It didn't take very long, and I just explained that I get group coaching at Finsbury Leisure Centre and that it’s a great way of keeping fit and meeting new people!”
“At the end we were gifted #squashgirlscan hoodies and an England squash goody bag. We then wore our jumpers and took lots of group pictures which will soon be released.
The England squash photographers took a few motion shots of court too.
I guess the idea behind it all is to increase publicity and attract newcomers to the sport. Very much like the #thisgirlcan campaign which encourages fitness in women.
The event ended at 3pm and we were told that the campaign would start early March.”
Finsbury Leisure Ladies Squash sessions are every Saturday from 10am to 12pm, all levels welcome.
Middlesex Junior Margot Prow joined the Middlesex senior ladies 1st team at the stage 2 of the intercounty championships at Cambridge University on 25th to compete for a space in the premier division. The Middlesex 1st team was up against Cambridge, Hampshire and their friends […]
A record turn out of Middlesex Junior players for an open ES Bronze tournament out of county!! 20 Middlesex players entered the Wimbledon Junior Open this weekend (24/25th Feb) with 4 finalists across the categories. BU15s winner Eliot Heywood (Coolhurst) with runner up James Carman […]
With entries in every category but one in the London & SE Regionals Champs 2018, Middlesex Juniors had 3 finalists and now have 2 Regional Champs.
Girls U15 Regional Champion Ameerah Elgarhy from Middlesex and Hanworth Club. Ameerah only dropping 1 game throughout the tournament.
Girls U19s Regional Champion Margot Prow from Middlesex and Southgate Club and currently ranked 2 in England GU17s played up a category.
Eliot Heywood reached the finals of the BU15s competing against a very strong player. Eliot put up a great battle in each game, and was runner up.
Other Middlesex results were:
BU11s Damian Ducket of Coolhurst 13th
BU13s Toby Heywood of Coolhurst 9th
BU15s James Carman of Southgate 9th
BU17s Joe Dawson of Coolhurst 3rd
BU19s Oscar Khoo of Charing Cross/Harrow 3rd
GU13s Tamara Reviakin of Cumberland 3rd
GU17th Abbie Wilkinson of Southgate 5th
Well done to all the Middlesex Juniors that took part.
Delighted to have Highgate Primary School, London at our Haringey Sports Development Trust Squash Festival at Stormont Tennis & Squash Club. 8 pupils trying squash for the first time. #greatpotential🏆🎾🎾 Thanks to coaches Pál András and Vickie Prow